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#1 inkman

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:53 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 30 June 2013 - 02:51 PM, said:

I want Ristolainen
Boom!

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:53 PM

Good pick!  Risto is exactly what the Sabres are missing in their pipeline.  #16 has to be a forward now.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:53 PM

I'm done

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:53 PM

What a ###### joke. All the talk about a need for a big forward and we pull this ######. What a joke. And to make it worse my satellite just went out before the pick was announced.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:53 PM

Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:53 PM

WTF! The Sabres don't need another offensive defenseman. I hate Regier.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:53 PM

Ristolainen



http://www.elitepros...hp?player=43497



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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:54 PM

Risto looks serious and mean

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:54 PM

Still need centers who can skate... Another year of boring low scoring hockey.  Gotta get rid of Darcy...

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:54 PM

Wow.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:54 PM

I really really like the pick

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:54 PM

Ristolainen and Fucale?

Why have no proper trades happened?

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:54 PM

Here is the scouting deal with Risto. He likes to style his game like pronger and he has played with Armia (from what I gather).
http://lastwordonspo...pect-profile-9/

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:54 PM

lol

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:55 PM

###### terrible

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:55 PM

Eh, ###### it, I'm in.  Let's see what he can do.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:55 PM

Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!

Who needs elite offensive talent, anyway?  Bleh :sick:

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:56 PM

Sabres chickened out.

I can't believe Darcy Regier didn't do something bold.  LOLOLOLOL

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:57 PM

View PostRobviously, on 30 June 2013 - 02:56 PM, said:

Sabres chickened out.

I can't believe Darcy Regier didn't do something bold.  LOLOLOLOL

Why spoil the fun?

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:58 PM

I hoped for Nichushkin, now we drafted a defender.

I am not happy.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 03:00 PM

Hockey Prospectus nailed us in their mock draft.  http://www.hockeypro...?articleid=1549

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 03:00 PM

The broadcast is funny.  After each of the first 7 picks, they had a ton of tweets at the bottom of the screen for each about how awesome they all were.  

They didn't really have any for us.  Maybe they couldn't find any.

EDIT: And now, while waiting for pick #9, they're back to tweets about how great Edmonton and Calgary's picks were.

Edited by Robviously, 30 June 2013 - 03:01 PM.


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 03:01 PM

Loved Terry pushing Ted out of the way to get in the photo. There has to be a pecking order for accountants, lawyers and oil and gas men.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 03:02 PM

View PostRobviously, on 30 June 2013 - 02:56 PM, said:

Sabres chickened out.

I can't believe Darcy Regier didn't do something bold.  LOLOLOLOL
Hey man just have fun.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 03:02 PM

From Hockey Prospectus:

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8. Rasmus Ristolainen, Defense, TPS (SM-Liiga)

Ristolainen had a quality season in Finland, where he often logged tough, heavy minutes for TPS. That is an impressive role for an 18-year-old defenseman in that league. He is not a flashy player, but he does everything well. He best skill is his hockey sense. He thinks the game at a level well beyond his years, and he does not make many mistakes on the ice. He is an aware, effective defenseman who can close gaps with his body or with his stick. With the puck, he shows calmness, but he can process the game quickly when the situation calls for it. He can man the point on the power play. He is a solid to above-average skater (I have heard an NHL scout classify him as high end in that area). His puck handling is at a similar level; he can flash significant offensive ability, but the bulk of value will come from his work in his own zone. To that point, he will lay the body, and he can provide quality hits. He could fast track to the NHL quicker than a typical defense prospect.



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Posted 30 June 2013 - 03:02 PM

View PostPASabreFan, on 30 June 2013 - 03:01 PM, said:

Loved Terry pushing Ted out of the way to get in the photo. There has to be a pecking order for accountants, lawyers and oil and gas men.
My apologies, my outburst was not mature or necessary.

Edited by LGR4GM, 30 June 2013 - 03:19 PM.


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 03:04 PM

Would have rather had Horvat > Risto.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 03:05 PM

View PostLGR4GM, on 30 June 2013 - 03:02 PM, said:

Shut the ###### up. Seriously shut the ###### up. We don't need every ###### thread devolving into your personal hate thread so take it somewhere else and SHUT THE ###### UP

You need a quaalude man.  seriously.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 03:06 PM

View Postinkman, on 30 June 2013 - 03:02 PM, said:

Hey man just have fun.
If you're still bewildered why the fans like to talk about dream trades, this is why.  Because it's as close to exciting as the Sabres will ever be.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 03:07 PM

View PostLGR4GM, on 30 June 2013 - 03:02 PM, said:


Shut the ###### up. Seriously shut the ###### up. We don't need every ###### thread devolving into your personal hate thread so take it somewhere else and SHUT THE ###### UP
just learn to not read his posts like i do cause he will never stop cross posting his messages

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 03:13 PM

Sabres desperately needed a physical D man.  Not as much as they desperately need elite forward talent, but it still filled a need, I guess.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 03:14 PM

Risto's NHL.com Profile: http://www.nhl.com/i...3&cmpid=nhl-twt

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 03:14 PM

Dangles



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Posted 30 June 2013 - 03:14 PM

View Postweave, on 30 June 2013 - 03:02 PM, said:

He is an aware, effective defenseman who can close gaps with his body or with his stick. With the puck, he shows calmness,... the bulk of value will come from his work in his own zone.

I enjoy this.  We need that.

Teppo Jr plus physicality?

Edited by IKnowPhysics, 30 June 2013 - 03:15 PM.


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 03:15 PM

It's hilarious that I didn't even expect Darcy to do the right thing and it still stings.

http://sabresoftomor...ospect-profile/


Here's my post on Risto from the 23rd.

Edited by DStebb, 30 June 2013 - 03:15 PM.


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 03:15 PM

Boom!



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Posted 30 June 2013 - 03:16 PM

View PostIKnowPhysics, on 30 June 2013 - 03:14 PM, said:

I enjoy this.  We need that.

Teppo Jr plus physicality?

More physical than Teppo.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 03:18 PM

Hilarious.  Kevin Sylvester just took a caller who wanted to complain about the pick so that he could criticize the caller (before the caller could explain what his problem with the pick was) for criticizing "a guy who hasn't even played yet."

Sabres State Run Radio.  I love that they took the call just to tell the fans to shut up.  Super defensive about the pick/management.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 03:19 PM

Sorry for my outburst that was very immature and unnecessary