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Poll: Job Performance Poll: General Manager Darcy Regier

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On a scale from 1 to 10, rate the CURRENT AND PAST PERFORMANCE of Darcy Regier as the General Manager of the Buffalo Sabres:

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On a scale from 1 to 10, rate the EXPECTED FUTURE PERFORMANCE of Darcy Regier as the General Manager of the Buffalo Sabres:

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On a scale from 1 to 10, rate the RESPONSIBILITY of Darcy Regier as the General Manager of the Buffalo Sabres FOR THE CURRENT WIN/LOSS RECORD OF THE TEAM:

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#1 IKnowPhysics

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 02:55 PM

See poll.

Keep it civil.

Change your votes as often as you like, by "deleting vote" and voting again.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 08:35 PM

for the last one i voted totally responsible........... they haven't even won a game yet and the season starts TOMORROWWWWWWWW

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 11:00 PM

Me and bunomatic are like brothers in this poll.  SOLIDARITY!

#4 bunomatic

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 11:25 PM

View Postsizzlemeister, on 30 September 2013 - 11:00 PM, said:

Me and bunomatic are like brothers in this poll.  SOLIDARITY!

I love that avatar. Good job

Edited by bunomatic, 30 September 2013 - 11:35 PM.


#5 d4rksabre

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 10:15 AM

Deleted my votes so I could re-vote and now it wont let me make any selections. Lame.

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 02:00 PM

3,3, and 8.  And that appears to be what most of the rest of the forum thinks, too. Regier holds almost total responsibility for whether the Sabres perform well or poorly - this is the team HE built.   It was insane to fire Lindy Ruff first, before Regier, when the poor product we saw on the ice last year was 3/4ths the responsibility of Regier's personnel decisions.   If a coach has mediocre players to coach, he can't make a silk purse from the proverbial sow's ear.

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 03:14 PM

3....2....10

He has done extremely poor at his job when looked at across it's entirety.
There have been moments of luck combined with timing (i.e. bringing in Drury/Briere at the right moment during the rule changes).

Overall, the General Manager of an NHL franchise is solely and singularly responsible for the product presented to the public.

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 03:19 PM

I will lower my favorability ranking every month that Drew Stafford is still on the team.

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 03:53 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 04 October 2013 - 03:19 PM, said:

I will lower my favorability ranking every month that Drew Stafford is still on the team.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:21 PM

There's rebuilding.

And then there is what we are watching.

Darcy has got to go. And anyone who says,"but look who he has drafted recently", just,… shut up.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:40 PM

View PostSwampD, on 14 October 2013 - 09:21 PM, said:

There's rebuilding.

And then there is what we are watching.

Darcy has got to go. And anyone who says,"but look who he has drafted recently", just,… shut up.

But, but, Girg's is looking like a 41 point guy in a season where we could actually see 82 goals total by the Sabres in an 82 game season :rolleyes: :doh: :blink: :cry: :bag: :death:

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:41 PM

To be fair to Darcy, he is delivering on exactly what he promised us.  #suffering

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 12:34 AM

View PostRobviously, on 14 October 2013 - 09:41 PM, said:

To be fair to Darcy, he is delivering on exactly what he promised us.  #suffering

Year 1 of the two year plan to land McDavid is going perfectly! :P

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 01:01 AM

View PostTrueBluePhD, on 15 October 2013 - 12:34 AM, said:



Year 1 of the two year plan to land McDavid is going perfectly! :P

If they actually blow that long, and get this guy (McDavid), and then he winds up a bust, I'll never let you live it down...ever.  I will send you hologram mail of me dressed as Princess Leia in my '70s saying " help us McDavid, you're our only hope..."

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 01:04 AM

View Postsizzlemeister, on 15 October 2013 - 01:01 AM, said:

If they actually blow that long, and get this guy (McDavid), and then he winds up a bust, I'll never let you live it down...ever.  I will send you hologram mail of me dressed as Princess Leia in my '70s saying " help us McDavid, you're our only hope..."

I am simultaneously cracking up and horrified.

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 07:55 AM

I voted 2,4,8 respectfully.With that said, In Darcy's defense, the Buffalo Sabres ownership, have Notoriously been  "CHEAP". They were only willing to bring in and sign players, that would play here for CHEAP. As a result, the sabres, never had a truly star studded Offense, or Defense, and relied totally on an above average Goal Tender, to keep them competitive. Case in point, without Dominik Hasek, the Sabres would have never went to the cup finals with Dallas. Now, Terry Pegula comes in and loosens the purse strings, and Darcy signs Ville Leino to a huge long term contract, (YUCK), and although he was rookie of the year, and showed plenty of promise, he signed Tyler Myers, to a huge long term contract, that turned out to be another YUCK. Now we shop Miller and Vanek, to make room in Salary cap, and bring in value players in return, and pay Myers and Leino, like they are the Crosby and Melkin of the Sabres. Question, who the hell wants to come here for that. The talk is Vanek going to re-unite with Pommenville in Minnesota. Can you imagine the horror, in Minnesota's current roster, wondering who might be going as part of a package deal to Buffalo for Vanek. Nobody there wants to come here, lets get real here. What kind of attitudes will Buffalo have to deal with when, whoever gets here from there, or whoever, and where ever they come from, will be upset about having to come here. This is not just Darcy, in my opinion, Its the whole franchise management, that's  responsible for cultivating whats going on, and it always has been. Until the Ownership and Management are as serious about WINNING as they are about maximizing profits, nothing will change.

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 07:57 AM

We are not shopping Vanek or Miller to make salary cap room <_<


Darcy Regier is the Joker:
"Nobody panics when things go "according to plan." Even if the plan is horrifying!... because it's all "part of the plan"."

of course the catch is:
"Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I'm a dog chasing cars. I wouldn't know what to do with one if I caught it! You know, I just... *do* things."

Edited by LGR4GM, 15 October 2013 - 08:54 AM.


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 08:31 AM

View PostSwampD, on 14 October 2013 - 09:21 PM, said:

There's rebuilding.

And then there is what we are watching.

Darcy has got to go. And anyone who says,"but look who he has drafted recently", just,… shut up.

this +1000

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 07:53 PM

On the Sportsnet 2nd intermission of Canucks vs Flyers they said Darcy is on the hot seat.

Here's the video: HC: Regier on hot seat in Buffalo

Possible replacements mentioned: Tom Fitzgerald, Jason Botterill, and Rick Dudley.

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 15 October 2013 - 08:41 PM.


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 08:25 PM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 15 October 2013 - 07:53 PM, said:

Sportsnet intermission of Canucks vs Flyers  they're saying Darcy is on the hotseat.

Here's the video: HC: Regier on hot seat in Buffalo

That just made my day

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 08:36 PM

Oh happy day.

God bless you Nick Kypreos (sic).

Darcy's a nice man. He can go be nice somewhere other than in the Sabres front office.

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 08:47 PM


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Sportsnet folks, led by @RealKyper, say #Sabres may soon dump Darcy Regier. 3 names mentioned: Jason Botterill, Tom Fitzgerald, Rick Dudley.


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Jason Botterill (former #Amerk/ #Sabre) and Tom Fitzgerald both assistants to Penguins GM Ray Shero. Pens ties deep in #Sabres front office.


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 08:51 PM

There was speculation that they may wait until Christmas, will Christmas come early this year??

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 08:56 PM

Rochester reporter positing that Darcy might stay on, take an advisory post, and be involved in the hiring process.

Ew.

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 09:27 PM

View PostLorenzo Von Matterhorn, on 15 October 2013 - 08:47 PM, said:

@kevinoDandC6m
Sportsnet folks, led by @RealKyper, say #Sabres may soon dump Darcy Regier. 3 names mentioned: Jason Botterill, Tom Fitzgerald, Rick Dudley.

@kevinoDandC5m
Jason Botterill (former #Amerk/ #Sabre) and Tom Fitzgerald both assistants to Penguins GM Ray Shero. Pens ties deep in #Sabres front office.

http://buffalorising...t/#!prettyPhoto

Can it be, Can Sabres fans finally rejoice in celebration in the streets.....

Free at last, Free at last, break loose the bonds of Marcy Regier as we will be free at last............

Edited by HopefulFuture, 15 October 2013 - 09:31 PM.


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 09:49 PM

I would think that Tom Fitzgerald would be the choice if Darcy has a say since I believe they are connected from back during the Islander days.

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 09:51 PM

So the win tonight was clearly the team playing for Darcy.

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 09:56 PM

How typical, not one phone call on WGR in the last month in support of keeping Darcy (yes I'm sure there might have been a few, but I never heard them)............ until there's a serious rumor that he might get fired. Now all of a sudden there's somebody bitching about not giving him enough time.

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 10:02 PM

If Regier were kept on in an advisory role to pick his replacement that would be another indication of how far into the mickey mouse zone this organization has fallen.

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 10:30 PM

View PostJJFIVEOH, on 15 October 2013 - 09:56 PM, said:

How typical, not one phone call on WGR in the last month in support of keeping Darcy (yes I'm sure there might have been a few, but I never heard them)............ until there's a serious rumor that he might get fired. Now all of a sudden there's somebody bitching about not giving him enough time.

That was Regier's nephew.

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 10:53 PM

View Postsizzlemeister, on 15 October 2013 - 10:30 PM, said:

That was Regier's nephew.

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 10:58 PM

According to Garth, both Botterill and Dudley were at the Sabres game last night vs. the Wild. Interesting.

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 04:47 AM

View PostVanek&#045;Man, on 15 October 2013 - 10:58 PM, said:

According to Garth, both Botterill and Dudley were at the Sabres game last night vs. the Wild. Interesting.

Duds in the motherfunkin' hizzouse.

Where's X?

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 05:49 AM

You have to give Darcy credit for making a lot of bold moves and big trades that seemed like clear winners on the day they were made. But at the end of the day, the teams he has assembled have accomplished nothing on the ice. That tells me there's something wrong with his overall vision of what makes a good hockey team.

He also held on to Lindy way too long; this may be a big reason why so many seemingly talented players never panned out in Buffalo. And not to beat a dead horse, but he should have been fired on July 2, 2007.

Edited by Skibum, 16 October 2013 - 05:50 AM.


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Posted 16 October 2013 - 12:58 PM

Darcy needs to go if only to change the air inside the FNC, but please knock it off with Darcy not being able to assemble a winning team.  He's done it several times.  And if you are pointing at the group of teenagers on the ice now and calling them Darcy's final product then you are just being silly.  But if a blood letting makes you feel better so be it.

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 01:33 PM

View PostPromoTheRobot, on 16 October 2013 - 12:58 PM, said:

Darcy needs to go if only to change the air inside the FNC, but please knock it off with Darcy not being able to assemble a winning team.  He's done it several times.  And if you are pointing at the group of teenagers on the ice now and calling them Darcy's final product then you are just being silly.  But if a blood letting makes you feel better so be it.

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Do we want a winning team or a contending team? Because he's only built a contending team once.

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 01:54 PM

3,3 ,9

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 01:58 PM

View PostPromoTheRobot, on 16 October 2013 - 12:58 PM, said:

Darcy needs to go if only to change the air inside the FNC, but please knock it off with Darcy not being able to assemble a winning team.  He's done it several times.  And if you are pointing at the group of teenagers on the ice now and calling them Darcy's final product then you are just being silly.  But if a blood letting makes you feel better so be it.

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How about this:  the team has gotten steadily worse each year for the past 4 years -- to the point where if they're not the worst team in the league they're definitely in the bottom 3.  Why in the world should he not be accountable for that?

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 01:59 PM

View PostPromoTheRobot, on 16 October 2013 - 12:58 PM, said:

Darcy needs to go if only to change the air inside the FNC, but please knock it off with Darcy not being able to assemble a winning team.  He's done it several times.  And if you are pointing at the group of teenagers on the ice now and calling them Darcy's final product then you are just being silly.  But if a blood letting makes you feel better so be it.

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 02:10 PM

View PostPromoTheRobot, on 16 October 2013 - 12:58 PM, said:

Darcy needs to go if only to change the air inside the FNC, but please knock it off with Darcy not being able to assemble a winning team.  He's done it several times.  And if you are pointing at the group of teenagers on the ice now and calling them Darcy's final product then you are just being silly.  But if a blood letting makes you feel better so be it.

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While, credit given where it's due, Darcy Regier has in fact build solid hockey teams. But, on the flip side of that argument, he has also build a hockey club that has 4 playoff appearances in the last 11 seasons, which includes not going further then the first round in the past 6 years.