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#1 LGR4GM

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 06:07 PM

nice

I love that we took this kid at this pick as I think he has a lot of upside and the Buffalo connection is awesome

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 06:09 PM

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 06:10 PM

http://lastwordonspo...yer-profile-41/
Here is the draft report on Bailey.  Hard to project where he will end up in the end but he is a good guy to have in the system.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 06:11 PM

His dad, Carlton Bailey, played Linebacker for the Bills in the 90s.

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Here's my profile of Justin Bailey from Saturday ... http://www.buffaloho...tant-support/ …

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 06:13 PM

This one should pacify the masses a bit.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 06:14 PM

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BUF selects Bailey. A NY kid. Really toolsy forward. Risk/reward pick. Skill, shot and size is desirable. Raw guy with wonky stride.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 06:15 PM

View Postdudacek, on 30 June 2013 - 06:13 PM, said:

This one should pacify the masses a bit.

Without the Buffalo bias, it's really just a solid pick. Good value at this point. All three of our second rounders are likely at least two years away.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 06:15 PM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 30 June 2013 - 06:14 PM, said:

@coreypronman
BUF selects Bailey. A NY kid. Really toolsy forward. Risk/reward pick. Skill, shot and size is desirable. Raw guy with wonky stride.

Toolsy and wonky..  What could possibly go wrong?

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 06:21 PM

NHL.com Profile: http://www.nhl.com/i....htm?dpid=81822

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#Sabres Justin Bailey: "I couldn’t have picked a better team. ... I honestly couldn’t be happier right now. I’m at a loss for words."

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 30 June 2013 - 06:33 PM.


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 08:15 PM

View Postdudacek, on 30 June 2013 - 06:13 PM, said:

This one should pacify the masses a bit.

This "pacifies" nothing.

What am I, as a fan, supposes to say?
"Oh thank you Darcy for picking a local boy with high 3rd line, """potentially""" low 2nd line potential..................................?

Just another wasted pick from a potential package that would have made a true impact in my mind.

And mind you, I'm not stating that Bailey isn't worth the position, I'm stating the GM totally blows when it comes to attempting to build a championship steam.
I'm not happy this pick even still exists with our absence of "FRANCHISE" players abundantly clear for all to see, especially their competition..........think on that for a moment

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 08:19 PM

View PostHopefulFuture, on 30 June 2013 - 08:15 PM, said:

This "pacifies" nothing.

What am I, as a fan, supposes to say?
"Oh thank you Darcy for picking a local boy with high 3rd line, """potentially""" low 2nd line potential..................................?

Just another wasted pick from a potential package that would have made a true impact in my mind.

And mind you, I'm not stating that Bailey isn't worth the position, I'm stating the GM totally blows when it comes to attempting to build a championship steam.
I'm not happy this pick even still exists with our absence of "FRANCHISE" players abundantly clear for all to see, especially their competition..........think on that for a moment

Are you no longer Hopeful about the Future? :unsure:

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 08:26 PM

View PostHopefulFuture, on 30 June 2013 - 08:15 PM, said:

This "pacifies" nothing.

What am I, as a fan, supposes to say?
"Oh thank you Darcy for picking a local boy with high 3rd line, """potentially""" low 2nd line potential..................................?

Just another wasted pick from a potential package that would have made a true impact in my mind.

And mind you, I'm not stating that Bailey isn't worth the position, I'm stating the GM totally blows when it comes to attempting to build a championship steam.
I'm not happy this pick even still exists with our absence of "FRANCHISE" players abundantly clear for all to see, especially their competition..........think on that for a moment

Every pick at that spot is the same in terms of potential.  Might as well grab the local kid.  And from personal knowledge, he's a kid with character.  If he makes the team someday, great; he's not going to be a Chippewa hanger.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 08:33 PM

View PostHopefulFuture, on 30 June 2013 - 08:15 PM, said:

This "pacifies" nothing.

What am I, as a fan, supposes to say?
"Oh thank you Darcy for picking a local boy with high 3rd line, """potentially""" low 2nd line potential..................................?

Just another wasted pick from a potential package that would have made a true impact in my mind.

And mind you, I'm not stating that Bailey isn't worth the position, I'm stating the GM totally blows when it comes to attempting to build a championship steam.
I'm not happy this pick even still exists with our absence of "FRANCHISE" players abundantly clear for all to see, especially their competition..........think on that for a moment

View PostEleven, on 30 June 2013 - 08:26 PM, said:

Every pick at that spot is the same in terms of potential.  Might as well grab the local kid.  And from personal knowledge, he's a kid with character.  If he makes the team someday, great; he's not going to be a Chippewa hanger.
@ 52 we probably took the best player available.  Justin Bailey can be a solid top 6 player.  I think he has a lot of character an a lot of class. Being selected by the sabres should only drive this kid harder.  I think he does become our #2 RW down the road.  If not, not much of a better player available outside of maybe Artturi Lehkonen

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 09:13 PM

Glad the Sabres picked him.  He was ranked in the 2nd round so not a reach.  Nice Sabres/Buffalo connections.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 09:40 PM

Nice pickup

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 10:07 PM

FC Profile on Bailey:

JUSTIN BAILEY
POSITION: Right Wing
SHOOTS: Right
TEAM: Kitchener (OHL)
BORN: July 1, 1995
VITALS: 6’-3” / 185 Lbs
STATS: 57 GP 17 G 19 A 36 PTS 34 PIM

SCOUTING REPORT: Bailey is an athletic specimen with real NHL upside. He skates well with powerful stride that produces good amounts of speed, impressive first step acceleration and
outstanding directional mobility. His speed helps him close in on opponents in a real hurry on the forecheck as well as getting to loose pucks. He generates chances off the rush and is able to stickhandle through traffic.

He’s also able to surprise goaltenders with a quick shot, as he has a very good release and velocity on his wrister. Bailey displays good vision and makes accurate passes of varying distances, uses his strong frame and long reach in his puck protection as he glides to the net. He has his moments, but for the most part does not play with much physical consistency.

He has a bad tendency to watch the puck on his stick as he moves through the neutral zone which can be devastating if defenders step up on him. Despite his frame, Bailey
can be easily knocked of the puck as he is still a little spindly in the legs. This will undoubtedly improve with added strength and muscle mass. Simply put, Bailey is a player with some very impressive tool but will need time to put it all together.

NHL POTENTIAL: Top 9 Power Forward

#17 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 11:01 PM

http://nhl.si.com/20...ade-more-notes/

• Buffalo grabbing local boy Bailey has a nice ring to it. The kid is big (6-4, 185), has sweet hands in tight and shows bright flashes of intensity. Unfortunately, those are surrounded by episodes of “where did he go?” No doubt he’s a project (probably four-five years), but Bailey could be a big part of the Sabres’ future.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 11:16 PM

For SB XXVI, the seat cushions came w/ a little roll book of Bailey's INT of Elway to seal the AFC Championship.  How sweet would it be if Bailey snagged an attempted pass from Stastny in Game 7 in '17 and buried it for the GWG and then when the banner went up on opening night in October the Sabres gave out a similar booklet?

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 11:53 PM

http://www.mynhldraf...s/Justin-Bailey

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 11:57 PM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 30 June 2013 - 11:53 PM, said:


Dude we get it, thanks.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 12:03 AM

View PostSpndnchz, on 30 June 2013 - 11:57 PM, said:

Dude we get it, thanks.

Some people might want additional info...Is that against the rules?

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 12:09 AM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 01 July 2013 - 12:03 AM, said:



Some people might want additional info...Is that against the rules?

I appreciate the links.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 12:10 AM

View PostAndrew Amerk, on 01 July 2013 - 12:09 AM, said:

I appreciate the links.
Figured somebody would since we're not all Hockey "Insiders" :rolleyes:

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 12:13 AM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 01 July 2013 - 12:03 AM, said:

Some people might want additional info...Is that against the rules?

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 01 July 2013 - 12:10 AM, said:

Figured somebody would since we're not all Hockey "Insiders" :rolleyes:

No.  Why the hate man?  Just surprised it wasn't in the form of a tweet. /jab

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 12:14 AM

View PostSpndnchz, on 01 July 2013 - 12:13 AM, said:

No.  Why the hate man?  Just surprised it wasn't in the form of a tweet. /jab

Not everyone can be a trusted inside source like you.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 12:15 AM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 01 July 2013 - 12:14 AM, said:

Not everyone can be a trusted inside source like you.

Trust is gained my friend.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 12:16 AM

View PostSpndnchz, on 01 July 2013 - 12:15 AM, said:

Trust is gained my friend.

Well then that settles it....I have to link and you don't....We're done here.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 12:19 AM

Happy birthday Justin Bailey.  I hope you end up like Patrice Bergeron (best 2nd rounder I could think of).

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 12:25 AM

View Postqwksndmonster, on 01 July 2013 - 12:19 AM, said:

Happy birthday Justin Bailey.  I hope you end up like Patrice Bergeron (best 2nd rounder I could think of).

Kid must be flying high...drafted in the 2nd round by his hometown team on his B-day weekend. :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 01:20 AM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 01 July 2013 - 12:10 AM, said:


Figured somebody would since we're not all Hockey "Insiders" :rolleyes:

Here, we are all hockey insiders.

Edited by Andrew Amerk, 01 July 2013 - 01:20 AM.


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 01:23 AM

View PostAndrew Amerk, on 01 July 2013 - 01:20 AM, said:

Here, we are all hockey insiders.

Been watching Hockey for 40+ years and I'm still not one.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 01:26 AM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 01 July 2013 - 01:23 AM, said:



Been watching Hockey for 40+ years and I'm still not one.

I'd bet the farm that you know more than Pierre Mcguire

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 10:00 AM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 01 July 2013 - 12:25 AM, said:

Kid must be flying high...drafted in the 2nd round by his hometown team on his B-day weekend. :thumbsup:

And he's not even close to being old enough to have a few to celebrate! Well, legally speaking.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 10:03 AM

View Postthanes16, on 01 July 2013 - 10:00 AM, said:

And he's not even close to being old enough to have a few to celebrate! Well, legally speaking.

He's old enough to own a gun or fight for his country - he has other ways to celebrate :P

Who was the other Buffalo-born guy in this draft?

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 10:06 AM

View PostThirtyEight, on 01 July 2013 - 10:03 AM, said:

He's old enough to own a gun or fight for his country - he has other ways to celebrate :P

Who was the other Buffalo-born guy in this draft?
Sean Malone from West Seneca.  He's Harvard bound.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 10:07 AM

View Postthanes16, on 01 July 2013 - 10:00 AM, said:

And he's not even close to being old enough to have a few to celebrate! Well, legally speaking.

He can go to Quebec as of today.

View PostThirtyEight, on 01 July 2013 - 10:03 AM, said:

He's old enough to own a gun or fight for his country - he has other ways to celebrate :P

Who was the other Buffalo-born guy in this draft?

Malone out of West Seneca.  Headed to Harvard in the fall.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:41 AM

Like it.  Sounds like there's room to develop some physicality into a very good power forward, perhaps a shade of Foligno, with the risk being a Stafford clone.  Hopefully playing for his hometown team will turn him into a warrior.

Nice highlights.


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:52 AM

I like how Bailey appears to know how to be able to position himself to have chances at scoring in front of the net.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:58 AM

View PostHopefulFuture, on 30 June 2013 - 08:15 PM, said:

This "pacifies" nothing.

What am I, as a fan, supposes to say?
"Oh thank you Darcy for picking a local boy with high 3rd line, """potentially""" low 2nd line potential..................................?

Just another wasted pick from a potential package that would have made a true impact in my mind.

And mind you, I'm not stating that Bailey isn't worth the position, I'm stating the GM totally blows when it comes to attempting to build a championship steam.
I'm not happy this pick even still exists with our absence of "FRANCHISE" players abundantly clear for all to see, especially their competition..........think on that for a moment

Do you think Bailey won't play in the NHL? That's what you are hoping to find in the 2nd ....an NHL player.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 12:01 PM

From NHL.com, Justin Bailey thrilled to land with hometown Sabres: http://www.nhl.com/i...s.htm?id=676048