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#1 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 06:17 AM

BUF (0-4-1) at CHI (2-1-1) – SAT OCT 12 – 8:00PM ET – NHLN-US, MSG-BWGR-AM

NHL.com - Blackhawks try to keep Sabres winless

Sabres PR – Game Preview: 10/12/13 at Chicago

Sabres.com – Kaleta faces disciplinary hearing

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 12 October 2013 - 06:21 AM.


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Posted 12 October 2013 - 06:30 AM

This could get ugly fast.   Earlier this year I was contemplating a road trip to Chicago to see some friends and go to this game.   With this team, I'm glad I passed.

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 06:54 AM

Well, I have only watched 3 out of the 5 games by choice and that says a lot for me. It's more the depressing side of things than anger that won't allow me to get fully involved this year. I As a season ticket holder, that really puts me in between a rock and a hard place.

Having said that, I really hope this team can get a win to point them in the right direction and if there was ever time to get that win, tonight is it. Oh yea, wish list to get me back to my happy place:

Fire Darcy
Trade Miller and Vanek
1st overall pick (doesn'mean we can't see improvement this year)
New coach next year
Royal blue jerseys

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 08:28 AM

I watch all Sabre games (on TV) since retiring,  but the expertise of veteran posters on this board is beyond belief. I will read and learn  :worthy:  thank you all !

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 08:38 AM

There's already a thread for Amerks games, we might as well merge this one into it. :bag:

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 08:42 AM

View PostMattPie, on 12 October 2013 - 08:38 AM, said:

There's already a thread for Amerks games, we might as well merge this one into it. :bag:
:lol: Can we get the IceHogs as tonight's opponent to increase the chance of a W?

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 08:43 AM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 12 October 2013 - 08:42 AM, said:


:lol: Can we get the IceHogs as tonight's opponent to increase the chance of a W?

Increase? :P

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 08:44 AM

To be honest we need another young  top 6 forward, i say trade Myers for one.

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 08:59 AM

View PostHeimdall, on 12 October 2013 - 08:44 AM, said:

To be honest we need another young  top 6 forward, i say trade Myers for one.
  I would do that but Myers salary is too high right now for that . Hope he developes as a real defensive player.

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 09:03 AM

National TV?  For this?

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 09:18 AM

View PostEleven, on 12 October 2013 - 09:03 AM, said:

National TV?  For this?
Think it's more about the 'hawks than us.

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 09:21 AM

View PostCallawaySabres, on 12 October 2013 - 06:54 AM, said:

Well, I have only watched 3 out of the 5 games by choice and that says a lot for me. It's more the depressing side of things than anger that won't allow me to get fully involved this year. I As a season ticket holder, that really puts me in between a rock and a hard place.

Having said that, I really hope this team can get a win to point them in the right direction and if there was ever time to get that win, tonight is it. Oh yea, wish list to get me back to my happy place:

Fire Darcy
Trade Miller and Vanek
1st overall pick (doesn'mean we can't see improvement this year)
New coach next year
Royal blue jerseys



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 09:24 AM

View Postnucci, on 12 October 2013 - 09:18 AM, said:

Think it's more about the 'hawks than us.

Broncos/Jags isn't getting national coverage...

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 09:31 AM

View PostHeimdall, on 12 October 2013 - 08:44 AM, said:

To be honest we need another young  top 6 forward, i say trade Myers for one.

Let us sincerely hope that Armia is exactly that.  If not........ :unsure: for the immediate future.

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 09:31 AM

View PostEleven, on 12 October 2013 - 09:24 AM, said:

Broncos/Jags isn't getting national coverage...

The NHL promotes rape. It's part of the code.

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 09:31 AM

View Postd4rksabre, on 12 October 2013 - 08:43 AM, said:

Increase? :P
:doh: Me!

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 09:33 AM

View PostHeimdall, on 12 October 2013 - 08:44 AM, said:

To be honest we need another young  top 6 forward, i say trade Myers for one.
"another" would indicate that the Sabres currently have a "young top 6 forward."

An effort like the other night and fantasy teams loaded with Blackhawks are going to have a spectacular night.

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 09:40 AM

We are the worst team in hockey hands down. We make fla and phoenix look competent

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 10:18 AM

View PostHeimdall, on 12 October 2013 - 08:44 AM, said:

To be honest we need another young  top 6 forward, i say trade Myers for one.

I think more specifically we need a top-6 center.  We are the weakest team down the middle in the league.

Have a huge street festival going on in my neighborhood today (Germantown festival) and I'll be working the beer tent all day... so if I watch this one I'll be too drunk to care!

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 10:35 AM

View Postwonderbread, on 12 October 2013 - 09:40 AM, said:

We are the worst team in hockey hands down. We make fla and phoenix look competent

We have the worst management in hockey hands down. Regier and ownership have effectively scuttled this ship casting the players adrift while saying " Thats o.k. boys dogpaddle awhile. We'll send re-enforcements in about 3-4 years. "

GO SABRES ! do the best you can. :wallbash:

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 10:41 AM

View PostCallawaySabres, on 12 October 2013 - 06:54 AM, said:

Well, I have only watched 3 out of the 5 games by choice and that says a lot for me. It's more the depressing side of things than anger that won't allow me to get fully involved this year. I As a season ticket holder, that really puts me in between a rock and a hard place.

Having said that, I really hope this team can get a win to point them in the right direction and if there was ever time to get that win, tonight is it. Oh yea, wish list to get me back to my happy place:

Fire Darcy
Trade Miller and Vanek
1st overall pick (doesn'mean we can't see improvement this year)
New coach next year
Royal blue jerseys

Like the wish list. Would like to add a couple of things to it.....
1st overall pick 2015
Top 3 pick 2016

View Postbunomatic, on 12 October 2013 - 10:35 AM, said:

We have the worst management in hockey hands down. Regier and ownership have effectively scuttled this ship casting the players adrift while saying " Thats o.k. boys dogpaddle awhile. We'll send re-enforcements in about 3-4 years. "

GO SABRES ! do the best you can. :wallbash:

Agree with the worst management in hockey hands down statement. I don't put Pegula in there however.
As for the dog paddle analogy, it was necessary, it must be done to build a contender.

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 10:44 AM

It was nice to see the Amerks win last night; all the losing lately was making me a little anemic.

http://www.wgr550.co...st-Win/17510291

Good job Amerks, I hope the Sabres can follow in their foot steps and get their first win.

Let's Go Buffalo!

By the way, Luke Adam actually was playing like his career depended upon it. Good job Luke, maybe he can turn it around.

Does Kaleta get credit for time served?

Edited by hockeyhound, 12 October 2013 - 10:53 AM.


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Posted 12 October 2013 - 10:45 AM

View PostHopefulFuture, on 12 October 2013 - 10:41 AM, said:

Like the wish list. Would like to add a couple of things to it.....
1st overall pick 2015
Top 3 pick 2016



Agree with the worst management in hockey hands down statement. I don't put Pegula in there however.
As for the dog paddle analogy, it was necessary, it must be done to build a contender.

How is Pagula not directly responsible for this mess ? Its his inaction and in some cases ineptitude as an owner that got us to this place. He's the head dude. I agree that a certain amount of suckitude is necessary but not that Regier nor the people he's surrounded himself with should be anywhere near this rebuild. They need to be put in a lifeboat and cast aside.

GO SABRES !

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 11:10 AM

View Postbunomatic, on 12 October 2013 - 10:45 AM, said:

How is Pagula not directly responsible for this mess ? Its his inaction and in some cases ineptitude as an owner that got us to this place. He's the head dude. I agree that a certain amount of suckitude is necessary but not that Regier nor the people he's surrounded himself with should be anywhere near this rebuild. They need to be put in a lifeboat and cast aside.

GO SABRES !

Well, you make my case for me with regards to Pegula. You simply can't put an owner in the life boat with the rest and cast him aside, he owns the ship.
And although he decided to retain Regier, I would hope you took into consideration the input given by those around him, such as Ken, Ted and several others.
Last but not least, there is little talked about it, but have you checked just how ingrained Regier is at the NHL operations level? Since 2004 he has steadily risen up the ranks of committees and is considered far and wide by the 30 member board of governers of the NHL as one of the top 3 hockey minds currently in the NHL organization. You don't think an undisputed thumbs up from BOG chairman Jeremy Jacobs (a WNY product in his own right) has anything to do with Regier's tenure here in Buffalo?
I fully suspect Regier's time here in Buffalo and position have less to do with Pegula and much more to do with just how wooven into the NHL fabric he is. If, and it's a big if, but if he is let go by Pegula, Regier assuredly has a top level NHL home office job waiting for him, and it wouldn't surprise me if NHL commissioner is potentially within his grasp. There is much more going on here then meets the average fans eyes, that much should be obvious.

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 11:17 AM

Wow, Bleacher Report article calling for Coach Rolstons head after 5 games.

http://bleacherrepor...nt-needs-to-end

Talk about knee jerk.

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 11:27 AM

View Posthockeyhound, on 12 October 2013 - 11:17 AM, said:

Wow, Bleacher Report article calling for Coach Rolstons head after 5 games.

http://bleacherrepor...nt-needs-to-end

Talk about knee jerk.

He's a DR guy, and DR should have been let go a long time ago.

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 11:44 AM

View PostHopefulFuture, on 12 October 2013 - 10:41 AM, said:

Like the wish list. Would like to add a couple of things to it.....
1st overall pick 2015
Top 3 pick 2016



Agree with the worst management in hockey hands down statement. I don't put Pegula in there however.
As for the dog paddle analogy, it was necessary, it must be done to build a contender.

and the 2015 and 2016 top picks will make this team compeitive in??????????????????? 2025? Maybe!  lol

Edited by waldo, 12 October 2013 - 11:55 AM.


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Posted 12 October 2013 - 11:54 AM

View Postwaldo, on 12 October 2013 - 11:44 AM, said:

and the 2015 and 2016 top picks will make this team compeitive in??????????????????? 2020-25? Maybe!  lol

It is what it is I'm afraid. A day late and a dollar short, but at least, it's finally here. I'm still young enough where I may see a Cup hoisted by the team in my life time.

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 11:59 AM

View Postfreester, on 12 October 2013 - 06:30 AM, said:

This could get ugly fast.   Earlier this year I was contemplating a road trip to Chicago to see some friends and go to this game.   With this team, I'm glad I passed.

I don't blame u. I was planning to go to Los Angeles and Anaheim since it's only a 4 hour drive but I'm not gonna waste my time and money watching them live when I know there not gonna even have a chance to win.

View PostHopefulFuture, on 12 October 2013 - 11:54 AM, said:



It is what it is I'm afraid. A day late and a dollar short, but at least, it's finally here. I'm still young enough where I may see a Cup hoisted by the team in my life time.

This is what I've been saying especially when Vanek and Miller are gone this is going to be a long rebuild possibly worse than Edmonton at least Edmonton had other players who could put the puck in the net. Buffalo only has Vanek!

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 12:02 PM

View Posthockeyhound, on 12 October 2013 - 11:17 AM, said:

Wow, Bleacher Report article calling for Coach Rolstons head after 5 games.

http://bleacherrepor...nt-needs-to-end

Talk about knee jerk.

That guy's a hack.

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The problem? There are no systems.

That's nonsense.  The systems are there, the author just doesn't recognize them. The issue is that for the execution of some of those systems, the players have had a lack of talent, effort, and/or confidence.  It's up to the coach and the players to find ways to win.

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 12:08 PM

Nah the 2015 1st overall pick is like the Golden Ticket in Willie Wonka, the Golden Idol in Indiana Jones, or the Golden Snitch in Harry Potter. It is the most precious thing out there and will be the quickest way to turn this franchise around and honestly I'm willing to suffer these next 2 seasons so we have the best shot at it. However knowing us, we'll get screwed by the lottery and end up with #2.

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 12:21 PM

I'll be at a wedding all day, I'll record this one in case of a miracle.

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 12:22 PM

View Postskaught, on 12 October 2013 - 12:21 PM, said:

I'll be at a wedding all day, I'll record this one in case of a miracle.
The wedding or the game?

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 12:26 PM

View PostLorenzo Von Matterhorn, on 12 October 2013 - 12:08 PM, said:

Nah the 2015 1st overall pick is like the Golden Ticket in Willie Wonka, the Golden Idol in Indiana Jones, or the Golden Snitch in Harry Potter. It is the most precious thing out there and will be the quickest way to turn this franchise around and honestly I'm willing to suffer these next 2 seasons so we have the best shot at it. However knowing us, we'll get screwed by the lottery and end up with #2.
The Sabres won't be screwed by the lottery.  Instead, they'll mix in one of their trademark late-season win streaks that arrives long after they've been eliminated from contention.  

Being a Sabres fan was a miserable experience last season and that only got us to a 8th overall pick.

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 12:27 PM

View Postdeluca67, on 12 October 2013 - 12:22 PM, said:

The wedding or the game?

Ha, both!

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 12:29 PM

View Postskaught, on 12 October 2013 - 12:21 PM, said:

I'll be at a wedding all day, I'll record this one in case of a miracle.
I'd rather attend the Red Wedding than watch the Sabres at this point.

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 12:46 PM

OUT- Kaleta & Porter

IN- Grigorenko & Scott

Also,

OUT- Weber

IN- Sulzer

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 12:49 PM

This next draft and trades are critical or Darcy ,maybe RR is gone. We do need more scouting help for the draft ( its a big world )

Weber -8 is trying too hard. He needs better coaching.

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 12:57 PM

View PostRobviously, on 12 October 2013 - 12:29 PM, said:

I'd rather attend the Red Wedding than watch the Sabres at this point.

:lol:

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 12:58 PM

View PostRobviously, on 12 October 2013 - 12:26 PM, said:

The Sabres won't be screwed by the lottery.  Instead, they'll mix in one of their trademark late-season win streaks that arrives long after they've been eliminated from contention.  

Being a Sabres fan was a miserable experience last season and that only got us to a 8th overall pick.

Yeah that was awfuk from my eyes I think we were the worst team in the league last season and these late season win streaks need to end because it is KILLING us I mean it's nice to wins but not nearly as nice as it would have been seeing say a Monahan in blue and gold.