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#1 Spndnchz

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 03:19 PM

Starts tomorrow.

Roster is up.

36 Offense and 18 Defense with 6 goalies.

Attached File  2013 Training Camp Roster.pdf   29.7K   45 downloads

Starting Thursday, camps are open to the public.

Schedule for first week of camp: (all times are subject to change)
Thursday, Sept. 12
Session One: 8:45-9:45
Session Two: 10-10:45
Scrimmage: 11:15-12:00
Session Three: 12:15-1:00
Friday, Sept. 13
Session One: 7:45-8:45
Scrimmage: 9:15-10:30
Saturday, Sept. 14
Session One: 8:45-9:45
Session Two: 10-10:45
Scrimmage: 11:15-12:00
Session Three: 12:15-1:00

Sunday, Sept. 15
Pre-game skate: 10:30 a.m. (First Niagara Center)
Game at Montreal Canadiens: 7 p.m.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 03:18 PM

Here's a link to the training camp roster.

http://sabres.nhl.co..._source=Twitter

And here's a link to the schedule.

http://sabres.nhl.co..._source=Twitter

While Nathan Gerbe isn't listed as a Center on the training camp roster (ha), Steve Ott is.

:huh:


Edited by That Aud Smell, 10 September 2013 - 03:18 PM.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 03:20 PM

First merge of the season WOoHOoo!

HOCKEY'S BACK!!!!

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 03:28 PM

Colton Gilies? Missed that signing.
Or is he on a tryout?

And I see Boland and Trainor's Taverse City tryout will be extended.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 03:37 PM

View Postdudacek, on 10 September 2013 - 03:28 PM, said:

Colton Gilies? Missed that signing.
Or is he on a tryout?

Must be a tryout.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:32 PM


11 Points to Ponder as Buffalo Sabres Start Training Camp: http://www.wgrz.com/...t-Training-Camp


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:35 PM

I think it is interesting ppl assume Ristolainen will not start the year in Buffalo.  I think the opposite and I think we will be surprised t how poised he is for being so young. Risto is my wildcard to make the team this season and I have full confidence.

Other players I find interesting are Tropp and Flynn... those 2 are responsible for anchoring a right side that is somewhat lacking in both skill and stability.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:38 PM

View PostLGR4GM, on 10 September 2013 - 05:35 PM, said:

I think it is interesting ppl assume Ristolainen will not start the year in Buffalo.  I think the opposite and I think we will be surprised t how poised he is for being so young. Risto is my wildcard to make the team this season and I have full confidence.

Other players I find interesting are Tropp and Flynn... those 2 are responsible for anchoring a right side that is somewhat lacking in both skill and stability.

I think there will only be room for one of Tropp and Flynn.  I expect the right side to have Armia, Stafford, and Kaleta when the season opens.  My money is on Flynn.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:57 PM

No way Armia beats Flynn.
Armia will spend most of the year with the Amerks and that's a good thing.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:03 PM

I'm hoping Zemgus sticks and Porter goes back to the AHL where he belongs.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:04 PM

Wait is Hodgson going to be there?

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:08 PM

View PostLGR4GM, on 10 September 2013 - 05:35 PM, said:

I think it is interesting ppl assume Ristolainen will not start the year in Buffalo.  I think the opposite and I think we will be surprised t how poised he is for being so young. Risto is my wildcard to make the team this season and I have full confidence.

Other players I find interesting are Tropp and Flynn... those 2 are responsible for anchoring a right side that is somewhat lacking in both skill and stability.

I really want to see either Risto or McNabb being good enough to skate with Ehrhoff this year.
Fingers crossed on Hank and big Tyler rekindling the magic.
And Pysyk and Weber is intriguing.

That line-up has a decent mix of size, skill and skating.

I want Sulzer and McBain strictly as depth at 7/8, although I have some curiosity about McBain.
Like most of this board, I have written him off more or less as another Gragnani.
But he was a touted prospect at one point and is still young enough to rebound.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:17 PM

About Colton Gillies:

http://prohockeytalk...#comment-225032

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:33 PM

View PostBullwinkle III, on 10 September 2013 - 06:17 PM, said:


Another bottom 6 guy.  And a LW to boot.  As if we don't have enough of bottom 6 LW's.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:49 PM

View Postweave, on 10 September 2013 - 06:33 PM, said:

Another bottom 6 guy.  And a LW to boot.  As if we don't have enough of bottom 6 LW's.
I'm guessing they are hoping he's more than that, although the track record isn't good.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 07:01 PM

View Postinkman, on 10 September 2013 - 06:49 PM, said:

I'm guessing they are hoping he's more than that, although the track record isn't good.

he didn't really show high end scoring in juniors.  I can't imagine why anyone would hope he is anything but an energy line player at the NHL level.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 07:36 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 10 September 2013 - 06:04 PM, said:

Wait is Hodgson going to be there?
Didn't you hear? He hates the team or something and is using his leverage as our #1 center to get a 100mil X forever deal but Darcy is scared and is going to end up trading him for a box of goldfish crackers.

Edited by LGR4GM, 10 September 2013 - 07:36 PM.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 09:34 PM

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Didn't you hear? He hates the team or something and is using his leverage as our #1 center to get a 100mil X forever deal but Darcy is scared and is going to end up trading him for a box of goldfish crackers.
i thought it was cheez-its

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 09:43 PM

I have preseason tix for the leafs game and I'm excited to see what the lines look like on the 21st, it's gonna be nice to see some of these rookies in action. It's fall and hockey is in the air!!!

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 10:51 PM

I always find the numbers game interesting... a few notes:

Hank will be #20 (his international 7 is retired and Ehrhoff took 10).
Armia is wearing 33 (he wears 20 internationally but Hank stole that and Ehrhoff has 10).
McNabb going from 81 to Sekera's old 44.
Pysyk switching from 53 to 3 which was expected.
Foligno has given up on getting 17 as he said he would wear last season but never did.
Zemgus sticking with 28.
Zadorov likely to be the first 61 since Max.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 11:17 PM

What's up with defensemen and 44?  Is it because many amateur rosters stick the D with low numbers, like 4, and then when they go pro, that number's taken, so they switch long term to 44?

Also, Zemgus is the new Goose?  Alright.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 11:52 PM

View PostIKnowPhysics, on 10 September 2013 - 11:17 PM, said:

What's up with defensemen and 44?  Is it because many amateur rosters stick the D with low numbers, like 4, and then when they go pro, that number's taken, so they switch long term to 44?

Also, Zemgus is the new Goose?  Alright.

That is pretty much exactly the reason.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:44 AM

This is going to a very interesting camp. The Sabres have more bodies than space at both the NHL and AHL levels.

Miller and Enroth are set in goal. Vanek, Hodgson, Stafford, Ennis, Leino and Ott have contracts and pedigrees that guarantee them NHL jobs up front. The same goes for Ehrhoff, Myers and Weber on the blueline.

That leaves twelve openings with 20 players legitimately in the hunt.
Kaleta, Scott, Porter, McCormick, Ellis, Tropp, Adam, Tallinder, Sulzer and McBain are veterans who will have to clear waivers.
Foligno, Flynn, Girgorenko and Pysyk are prospects who can be sent down, but appear to have spots based on last year
Armia, Girgensons, Larsson, Ristolainen, Ruhwedel and McNabb are rookies who might be ready for the next step.

Are the Sabres legitimately ready to embrace youth at the NHL level? Or will Darcy protect assets by not exposing players to waivers - letting the kids simmer in the AHL until he creates space by trading some of his veterans off?

I'd bet big bucks on plan B.
I'd also bet big bucks that he will be trying his damnedest to trade someone from the clear waivers group before the season starts.
It's no wonder Gerbe got dumped. Poor Gillies should have picked another team to jump start his career with.

Edited by dudacek, 11 September 2013 - 09:05 AM.


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 06:37 AM

It would be nice if Darcy could turn some of this upcoming talent into high draft pics 2 years from now or prospects that are still eligible for juniors.  Next year's draft is looking light according to the experts.  I wish Darcy wouldn't ###### foot if he is in full on rebuild... bite the bullet and go whole hog.... play the young guys and dump the non-performers.  Start with Stafford... effort and Leino... injuries.  Miller... age and Vanek... value.

Common Darcy go for it.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 08:00 AM

Will they be airing any of the pre season games on tv?

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 08:04 AM

View Postdrnkirishone, on 10 September 2013 - 09:34 PM, said:

i thought it was cheez-its
With all the rumors floating around out there who can be sure!

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 09:18 AM

Headshots and bloodwork.  Yay!

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:19 AM

As I do every September, I'm looking forward to the games beginning.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:30 AM

Some stuff from interviews today:

Rolston says there are many positions up for grabs this year.  Tallinder will be paired with Pysyk not Myers.  Myers will be paired with Ehrhoff.

Teppo will be behind the bench coaching the defense and PP.  The new guy from Harvard, Forton, will be upstairs.

Darcy says Hodgson should be signed today.

Ott says he's talking extension with the Sabres.  He wants to stay.

Millsie is renting a place.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 11:08 AM

View PostSpndnchz, on 11 September 2013 - 10:30 AM, said:

Some stuff from interviews today:

Rolston says there are many positions up for grabs this year.  Tallinder will be paired with Pysyk not Myers.  Myers will be paired with Ehrhoff.

Teppo will be behind the bench coaching the defense and PP.  The new guy from Harvard, Forton, will be upstairs.

Darcy says Hodgson should be signed today.

Ott says he's talking extension with the Sabres.  He wants to stay.

Millsie is renting a place.

All good stuff.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 11:13 AM

View PostSpndnchz, on 11 September 2013 - 09:18 AM, said:

Headshots and bloodwork.  Yay!
Auditions for something questionable?

View PostSpndnchz, on 11 September 2013 - 10:30 AM, said:

Some stuff from interviews today:

Rolston says there are many positions up for grabs this year.  Tallinder will be paired with Pysyk not Myers.  Myers will be paired with Ehrhoff.

Teppo will be behind the bench coaching the defense and PP.  The new guy from Harvard, Forton, will be upstairs.

Darcy says Hodgson should be signed today.

Ott says he's talking extension with the Sabres.  He wants to stay.

Millsie is renting a place.
Wow that all actually makes a lot of sense.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 11:27 AM

Rolston says Ennis and Girgensons will start camp on the wing.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 11:28 AM

View PostSpndnchz, on 11 September 2013 - 11:27 AM, said:

Rolston says Ennis and Girgensons will start camp on the wing.
So who is our 2nd line center and good.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 11:58 AM

View PostLGR4GM, on 11 September 2013 - 11:28 AM, said:

So who is our 2nd line center
Grigorenko gets first crack at it?

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:03 PM

View PostLGR4GM, on 11 September 2013 - 11:28 AM, said:

So who is our 2nd line center and good.

View PostLanny, on 11 September 2013 - 11:58 AM, said:

Grigorenko gets first crack at it?

It's just training camp.  I think Rolston wants to get a look at some of the younger centers.

Grigorenko is definitely a center.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:19 PM

View PostSpndnchz, on 11 September 2013 - 11:27 AM, said:

Rolston says Ennis and Girgensons will start camp on the wing.

oh, praise be.

i am very, very much looking forward to the return of ennis's greasy (ruff's term) and creative game. center was too much for the guy, at least at this point in time.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:26 PM

Miller on the home sale:

“I’m renting this year. The sale of the place played out a little differently than I thought it would. People are either going to believe this or they’re not, I’ve watched a lot of guys in this town sit on their residence after they’ve left town for a couple of years. After I got married I decided at a certain point, that house wasn’t going to be good enough for a family. I identified a time when I wanted to sell it and it was going to be in the last year of my deal, so I didn’t get stuck with it and the way it worked out it does look like, ‘OK, I’m out of here’.”

"People are going to believe it or they’re not going to believe it, but I thought it was a smart business decision to at least have it on the market in the last year of my deal so I didn’t get low balled. The way it played out I just had to laugh to myself and say this is not going to be looking good to the people of Buffalo. I’m not racing out of town, but I understand how it looks.”

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:27 PM

View PostThat Aud Smell, on 11 September 2013 - 12:19 PM, said:



oh, praise be.

i am very, very much looking forward to the return of ennis's greasy (ruff's term) and creative game. center was too much for the guy, at least at this point in time.

Amen brother. This is great news. In my mind he either makes it as a 25 goal scoring winger or he is out of here

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:36 PM

View PostSpndnchz, on 11 September 2013 - 10:30 AM, said:

Some stuff from interviews today:

Rolston says there are many positions up for grabs this year.  Tallinder will be paired with Pysyk not Myers.  Myers will be paired with Ehrhoff.

Teppo will be behind the bench coaching the defense and PP.  The new guy from Harvard, Forton, will be upstairs.

Darcy says Hodgson should be signed today.

Ott says he's talking extension with the Sabres.  He wants to stay.

Millsie is renting a place.

I get it, we want our two best D playing big minutes together on that top pairing.  However, if Myers struggles early I hope they quickly move Tallinder back with Myers.  Will it work?  It may or may not.  I don't love the fact that Tallinder is on this team period.  The only value I see is if he can help fix Myers.

Having said all that, I have high hopes for Myers this year.  From all I've read he's been in town working out with the Sabres most of the summer so if we can get his conditioning right immidiately then it should be easier to fix some of the other problems.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:42 PM

View PostSpndnchz, on 11 September 2013 - 12:26 PM, said:

Miller on the home sale:


say what you will about miller, but he's honest and articulate -- sometimes to a fault.