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#1 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:37 AM

TBL (1-1-0) at BUF (0-3-0) – TUE OCT 8 – 7:30PM ET – NBCSN, TSN2 – WGR-AM

Sabres PR Game Preview: http://sabresdigital...3-vs-tampa-bay/

NHL.com Game Preview: http://www.nhl.com/g...w?id=2013020041

10/07 – Buffalo's Ron Rolston speaks with the media following practice on Monday.

10/07 – Buffalo's Mike Weber speaks with the media following practice on Monday.

10/07 – Buffalo's Marcus Foligno speaks with the media following practice on Monday.

10/07 – Buffalo's Jhonas Enroth speaks with the media following practice on Monday.

10/07 – Buffalo's Kevin Porter speaks with the media following practice on Monday.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:38 AM

NBC sports network. Driiiiiivve!!


Let's go buffalo!

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:54 AM

This may be the Sabres best chance for a victory over the next couple of weeks. It would be no surprise if the Sabres ended the month of October with no victories over non-Florida based teams.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 06:39 AM

I was excited about gameday until I heard about NBCSN.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 06:46 AM

View PostPASabreFan, on 08 October 2013 - 06:39 AM, said:

I was excited about gameday until I heard about NBCSN.

I might be one of the few on here that doesn't mind Doc.  I don't get exercised by the studio staff either.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 06:52 AM

View Postwjag, on 08 October 2013 - 06:46 AM, said:

I might be one of the few on here that doesn't mind Doc.  I don't get exercised by the studio staff either.

It's the whole Doc-Eddie-Pierre dynamic. But… maybe they're not doing this game. Dave Shrader is OK.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 07:46 AM

"You don’t want groin stuff to pop up."

If EVER there was a cry for help from Miller, this was it. Noureen must be flown in for the conjugal ASAP. Can't have this lingering for any length of time.

GO SABRES!!!

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 07:55 AM

View PostPASabreFan, on 08 October 2013 - 06:52 AM, said:

It's the whole Doc-Eddie-Pierre dynamic. But… maybe they're not doing this game. Dave Shrader is OK.
Exactly.  Doc is tolerable.  Pierre is nauseating.  Mute button.

Looking forward to Foligno's energy.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:02 AM

Please tell me Foligno immediately replaces Stafford on the top line. Please.

GO SABRES!!!

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:12 AM

View PostK-9, on 08 October 2013 - 08:02 AM, said:

Please tell me Foligno immediately replaces Stafford on the top line. Please.

GO SABRES!!!

Until this so called NHL team actually learns how to pass (which I am pretty sure you need to do in this league), everything else is meaningless.....

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:14 AM

Sulzer over McBain, please ...

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:55 AM

Gots to say it. Hats on backwards. Shoelaces double knotted. Yesterdays underwear :sick: . GO SABRES !

Edited by bunomatic, 08 October 2013 - 08:55 AM.


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 09:10 AM

View PostCallawaySabres, on 08 October 2013 - 08:12 AM, said:

Until this so called NHL team actually learns how to pass (which I am pretty sure you need to do in this league), everything else is meaningless.....
I've seen some pretty dang good passing between Hodgson and Vanek.  With Foligno opening up some space for them we could see a lot more goals.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 09:13 AM

View Postqwksndmonster, on 08 October 2013 - 09:10 AM, said:

I've seen some pretty dang good passing between Hodgson and Vanek.  With Foligno opening up some space for them we could see a lot more goals.

It will be good to have him back on the top line over the Big Cheesy.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 09:30 AM

RR spoke, in his presser from yesterday that the OP linked to, about missing Foligno and Vanek and the "straight line" forechecking that each of them brings.

I would not be surprised if Stafford starts getting healthy-scratched again once those 2 and Leino return.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 09:35 AM

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#Sabres just beginning morning skate. Miller and Hodgson both on the ice.

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Early lines have Ott with Vanek and Hodgson and 82-63-21 reunited. Also 28-25-65 and 32-12-36. #Sabres

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Looks like Enroth in goal. Miller backs up

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 08 October 2013 - 09:53 AM.


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 09:58 AM

So RR is taking his turn at trying to re-capture lightning in a bottle with Foligno-Ennis-Stafford. Good luck to him, them, and us.

Oh, and Ott on the first line. Love the road captain, but yeesh.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:06 AM

View Postnfreeman, on 08 October 2013 - 09:30 AM, said:

RR spoke, in his presser from yesterday that the OP linked to, about missing Foligno and Vanek and the "straight line" forechecking that each of them brings.

I would not be surprised if Stafford starts getting healthy-scratched again once those 2 and Leino return.

Please, please let it be so.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:09 AM

McBain with Risto :unsure:
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#Sabres D pairings this morning: Ehrhoff-Pysyk. Weber-Myers. McBain-Ristolainen.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:12 AM

I like those pairings.  Give Pysyk the big minutes with Ehrhoff to further his development.  Give Myers and McBain both stay at home guys.  And maybe Weber can teach Myers how to be a 16th as manly as his beard.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:12 AM

The only saving grace is that I walk away from my TV during intermission so I will never hear that dolt Milbury speak.  The guy belongs nowhere near a production studio.  He's best left out on the back porch of some wayward retirement home left to his own musings.

As far as announcing?  It's national TV so I always expect the announcers to play to the populace and those story lines.  It will be the same over the top drivel and superficial insight into anything that is really happening.

Go Sabres.  All hockey is good hockey.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:15 AM

Great to hear the news:
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Marcus Foligno says he feels 100% and ready to go tonight. #Sabres #GameDay pic.twitter.com/UgOgsbHr2p

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 08 October 2013 - 10:15 AM.


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:15 AM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 08 October 2013 - 09:35 AM, said:

@BNHarrington
#Sabres just beginning morning skate. Miller and Hodgson both on the ice.

@BNHarrington
Early lines have Ott with Vanek and Hodgson and 82-63-21 reunited. Also 28-25-65 and 32-12-36. #Sabres

@pham1717
Looks like Enroth in goal. Miller backs up

View PostThat Aud Smell, on 08 October 2013 - 09:58 AM, said:

So RR is taking his turn at trying to re-capture lightning in a bottle with Foligno-Ennis-Stafford. Good luck to him, them, and us.

Oh, and Ott on the first line. Love the road captain, but yeesh.

I would've preferred Foligno with Hodgy and Vanek, and Ott with Ennis and Stafford, but at least we're now getting a bit of edge on each of the top 2 lines.  Hodgson-Vanek-Stafford could've played the entire season together and not created a single sustained forecheck.

Frankly, by the end of this game, I'm hoping to see the 2nd line morph into Porter-Ennis-Ott, with Stafford dropped to the 4th line.

I like Griggy-Girgy-Flynn as the #3 line.

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 08 October 2013 - 10:09 AM, said:

McBain with Risto :unsure:
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#Sabres D pairings this morning: Ehrhoff-Pysyk. Weber-Myers. McBain-Ristolainen.

If McBain doesn't improve tonight I suspect we'll see Sulzer next game.

Any word on Tallinder?

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:44 AM

View Postnfreeman, on 08 October 2013 - 10:15 AM, said:

I would've preferred Foligno with Hodgy and Vanek, and Ott with Ennis and Stafford, but at least we're now getting a bit of edge on each of the top 2 lines.  Hodgson-Vanek-Stafford could've played the entire season together and not created a single sustained forecheck.

Frankly, by the end of this game, I'm hoping to see the 2nd line morph into Porter-Ennis-Ott, with Stafford dropped to the 4th line.

I like Griggy-Girgy-Flynn as the #3 line.



If McBain doesn't improve tonight I suspect we'll see Sulzer next game.

Any word on Tallinder?
Unfortunately, RR likes Girgensons - Porter - Flynn.  I doubt the other line lasts beyond the 1st.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:46 AM

View PostTaro T, on 08 October 2013 - 10:44 AM, said:

Unfortunately, RR likes Girgensons - Porter - Flynn.  I doubt the other line lasts beyond the 1st.

Porter is the new Hecht, minus the offensive ability (aka 34 year old Hecht rather than 28 year old Hecht).  We've all accepted this by now, right?

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:47 AM

550am should sync their  game call  with the video on the nbc broadcast..

Edited by waldo, 08 October 2013 - 10:52 AM.


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 11:08 AM

View PostTrueBluePhD, on 08 October 2013 - 10:46 AM, said:

Porter is the new Hecht, minus the offensive ability (aka 34 year old Hecht rather than 28 year old Hecht).  We've all accepted this by now, right?
Not really.  Hecht never had set linemates after he was long in the tooth.  Porter & Flynn are like Laverne & Shirley or Beavis & Butthead - virtually inseperable.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 11:15 AM

View PostTaro T, on 08 October 2013 - 11:08 AM, said:

Not really.  Hecht never had set linemates after he was long in the tooth.  Porter & Flynn are like Laverne & Shirley or Beavis & Butthead - virtually inseperable.

I was thinking more along the lines of how Hecht was Ruff's favorite and could do no wrong, and now Porter is Rolston's favorite.  But that works too :lol:

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 11:37 AM

View PostTrueBluePhD, on 08 October 2013 - 10:46 AM, said:

Porter is the new Hecht, minus the offensive ability (aka 34 year old Hecht rather than 28 year old Hecht).  We've all accepted this by now, right?

I haven't accepted this.  He had good scoring #s at a major college hockey program and in the AHL, plus a 14-goal NHL season.  I think his offensive potential is at least as good as Hecht's was (which wasn't particularly good).

Now, I would much rather the Sabres had enough legit offensive talent to keep Porter on the 4th line (or in the AHL), but that ain't the case this year.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 11:44 AM

Is there any reason why Scott is in the lineup over Larsson?  I can't come up with any justification.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 11:54 AM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 08 October 2013 - 11:44 AM, said:

Is there any reason why Scott is in the lineup over Larsson?  I can't come up with any justification.

I'm beginning to wonder if there's some "riff" with Larsson we're not aware of. It's weird.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 12:01 PM

I'm glad Foligno is back for this game.  Really need a win here tonight.  Buffalo sports have got me down!

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 12:01 PM

They'd better win this game, or at least get a point.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 12:03 PM

@BuffaloSabres
WATCH: Pre-game comments from @OtterN9ne. "We need more compete." http://goo.gl/zM045B

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WATCH: Pre-game comments from Marcus Foligno. "I'm ready to go." http://goo.gl/sYFvOV
#Sabres #GameDay

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 08 October 2013 - 12:08 PM.


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 12:05 PM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 08 October 2013 - 11:44 AM, said:

Is there any reason why Scott is in the lineup over Larsson? I can't come up with any justification.

that tampa has a heavyweight in labrie?

View Postbillsrcursed, on 08 October 2013 - 11:54 AM, said:

I'm beginning to wonder if there's some "riff" with Larsson we're not aware of. It's weird.

he's a left-handed center (and therefore a LW if not centering) who's supposed to be centering that 3rd line where grigorenko's being sheltered. i'm not sure there's anything weird about him not dressing.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 12:39 PM

View Postbillsrcursed, on 08 October 2013 - 11:54 AM, said:

I'm beginning to wonder if there's some "riff" with Larsson we're not aware of. It's weird.
There is. We didn't draft him.  Outside of that there is absolutely no reason Larsson should ever be taken out of the lineup in favor of Porter or Scott

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 12:58 PM

Once again, there are a lot of people here making a lot of assumptions about how good/ready Larsson is without the sine qua non of actually having seen him play.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 12:59 PM

View Postnfreeman, on 08 October 2013 - 12:58 PM, said:

Once again, there are a lot of people here making a lot of assumptions about how good/ready Larsson is without the sine qua non of actually having seen him play.
I have seen him play in 3 games.  He is better than John Scott and tougher to play against and better than Porter.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 01:02 PM

A multi-goal game sure would be dandy.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 01:09 PM

the larsson:scott/porter thing is, i think, a bit of an apples:oranges analysis.

certainly when it comes to scott:larsson, there's no basis for comparing the two of them. rolston is dressing scott for one reason. if there's a hope or a thought on RR's part about dressing scott because he's a serviceable NHL player, then fook it, we're all done here.

the porter:larsson thing is a bit more interesting, a closer question. it just strikes me that the organization sees larsson as higher up the food chain than porter, but perhaps not as suited to current 4th line duty as porter.

and that's fair.

it was telling to me that, when larsson's number was called, they put him on the second line and moved ennis to wing.

and, yeah, porter wound up on that second line as the game went on (and larsson went down to the 4th line), but that's not the way the planned it.

i'm waiting to see larsson get sent to the A, where he can play 20+ minutes a game. he'll be back up in 2013, to be sure.





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