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#1 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 03:09 AM

MIN (2-1-2) at BUF (0-5-1) – MON OCT 14 – 7:30PM ET – NBCSN, TSN2 – WGR-AM

NHL.com Preview: Sabres host Wild and ex-captain Pominville

Sabres PR: Game Preview: 10/14/13 vs Minnesota

Sabres Daily PDF: Press Clips: 10/14/13 vs Minnesota

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#2 RambosKnife

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 03:18 AM

You know the population of Pominville is going up tonight.  I wonder if RJ will still make the signature call.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 05:07 AM

I just hope I see a system out there tonight. So far I am not mad about the losses I am mad about the way they played. They are running around chasing the puck without thinking about it. This is what the coach should be able to fix. As well as play the damn rookies already. Pysyk and Ristolainen got a bunch of icetime and I have no problem with them making mistakes so continue to play them that much. But on offense... please change the lines. What do you expect from Grigorenko if you put him out there with Stafford. Although he scored against Chicago...

Foligno-Hodgson-Vanek
Girgensons-Grigorenko-Flynn
Ott-Larrson-Ennis
Scott-McCormick-Stafford

Ehrhoff-Sulzer
Myers-Pysyk
Ristolainen-Weber

One can only hope.

So far I think Flynn has been the best Sabres forward overall. I know Hodgson and Vanek are putting up more points, but Flynn looked so calm with the puck. It's so obvious that he is not going into panic mode when he gets the puck. Even in his own zone, he waits a second longer and makes a good play instead of shooting it somewhere hoping for his teammate to get it. Really liked his play so far this year.

Would love to see Grigo, Girgs and Larsson get 18-20 minutes.

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#4 kishoph

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 05:36 AM

If they can play at least 2 periods the way they played the 3rd the other night, it should be our 1st regulation win.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 06:28 AM

View PostRambosKnife, on 14 October 2013 - 03:18 AM, said:

You know the population of Pominville is going up tonight.  I wonder if RJ will still make the signature call.

I dont see why he wouldn't. They need to build off what they did in the 3rd period vs the Blackhawks and prove it wasn't just Chicago running out of gas.

#6 PASabreFan

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 06:52 AM

"One more time, for old time's sake… LaLaLaLaLaLa LaFontaine!"

#7 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 07:14 AM

View PostRambosKnife, on 14 October 2013 - 03:18 AM, said:

You know the population of Pominville is going up tonight.  I wonder if RJ will still make the signature call.

You'll have to tune in to WGR to find out because the game is on NBCSN tonight.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 07:40 AM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 14 October 2013 - 07:14 AM, said:

You'll have to tune in to WGR to find out because the game is on NBCSN tonight.

that sucks

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 07:42 AM

Don't see Buffalo winning at all but maybe just maybe they score more than 1 goal tonight.

#10 PASabreFan

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 07:45 AM

Getting some NBC games out of the way early, that's good. But I'm afraid, for me anyway, the new "NBC game" is going to be "Dunleavy game." Wow, is that guy dull. Almost as dull as Ted was, and even more Canadian. Sorry, Darlings and Canada. I know you can't have another Jeanneret. But this fan base is used to a certain amount of energy in the booth. Probably being too harsh, but he's done enough games now for me to start forming conclusions.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 08:28 AM

The Sabres should get their first win tonight against Captain Creampuff and Crew.

#12 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 08:54 AM

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From #PHT: NHL on NBCSN: Wild's Pominville returns to Buffalo amid Sabres' descent http://tw.nbcsports.com/dl8

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 08:55 AM

Not even sure if I'll be watching the game tonight. bah.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:02 AM

Just realized I can't watch most of the 2nd period because I dvr to much stuff on monday's o well.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:08 AM

View PostLGR4GM, on 14 October 2013 - 09:02 AM, said:

Just realized I can't watch most of the 2nd period because I dvr to much stuff on monday's o well.

Look to see if the other programs are on at a later time to record, having Time Warner, I'm forced to try to do this often because you can only record 2 programs at a time.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:09 AM

No way Buffalo beats Minny. Another step closer to the 1st over all pick.

#17 LGR4GM

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:23 AM

Girgensons is the first player on the ice this morning... I feel something good coming.
https://twitter.com/...1716992/photo/1

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:25 AM

View PostLGR4GM, on 14 October 2013 - 09:23 AM, said:

Girgensons is the first player on the ice this morning... I feel something good coming.
https://twitter.com/...1716992/photo/1

I just dropped him in one of my fantasy leagues so he'll score a hattrick tonight for sure and Pominville will be a -4 just to piss me off.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:33 AM

@BuffaloSabres
#Sabres lines at morning skate: Vanek-Hodgson-Ott. Foligno-Ennis-Stafford. Girgensons-Grigorenko-Flynn. Porter-Larsson-McCormick.

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#Sabres D pairings at morning skate: Ehrhoff-Pysyk. Tallinder-Myers. Sulzer-Ristolainen. Weber-McBain. #GameDay

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 14 October 2013 - 09:34 AM.


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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:37 AM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 14 October 2013 - 09:33 AM, said:

@BuffaloSabres
#Sabres lines at morning skate: Vanek-Hodgson-Ott. Foligno-Ennis-Stafford. Girgensons-Grigorenko-Flynn. Porter-Larsson-McCormick.

@BuffaloSabres
#Sabres D pairings at morning skate: Ehrhoff-Pysyk. Tallinder-Myers. Sulzer-Ristolainen. Weber-McBain. #GameDay
Yuck

#21 LGR4GM

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:43 AM

I thought McBain was playing well for us but I guess Rolston disagrees.  Instead we get Sulzer who brings... umm... what exactly is the point of Sulzer on this team again?

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:48 AM

View PostLGR4GM, on 14 October 2013 - 09:43 AM, said:

I thought McBain was playing well for us but I guess Rolston disagrees.  Instead we get Sulzer who brings... umm... what exactly is the point of Sulzer on this team again?

McBain has been bad so far... They released the stat a few days ago with him on the ice the sabres gave up so many shots. No other DMen out there allowed more shots than him. I dunno about Sulzer and Ristolainen though... Pair Sulzer with Ehrhoff and there is nothing to worry. Pysyk with Myers and Tallinder with Ristolainen.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 10:06 AM

They do have an analytics person, so we may be seeing weird decisions based on advanced stats.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 10:06 AM

I expect lots of fans to go to the game dressed up like empty seats.

#25 Peppy22

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 10:27 AM

Wow apparently the scratches are Ristolainen and Sulzer

Edited by Peppy22, 14 October 2013 - 10:28 AM.


#26 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 10:29 AM

View PostPeppy22, on 14 October 2013 - 10:27 AM, said:

Wow apparently the scratches are Ristolainen and Sulzer

Yep, Enroth in goal
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Enroth first goalie off the ice at morning skate. #Sabres #GameDay

#27 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 11:00 AM

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Pominville will get his own presser in #Sabres media room. #mnwild backdrop ready to go. pic.twitter.com/k0e8qnIgrx

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 11:14 AM

View PostPeppy22, on 14 October 2013 - 10:27 AM, said:

Wow apparently the scratches are Ristolainen and Sulzer

wow. that's kind of surprising.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 11:23 AM

View PostdEnnis the Menace, on 14 October 2013 - 11:14 AM, said:

wow. that's kind of surprising.

I suppose it makes sense if McBain's playing well and Tallinder is healthy.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 11:27 AM

I'm tired of versus games already. Not being able to watch the encore replay sucks.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 11:30 AM

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GAME NOTES: #Sabres vs. @mnwild, 7:30pm on @NBCSN. Buffalo is 7-5-0 all-time against the Wild. http://goo.gl/rJ1ixc

#GameDay

View Postd4rksabre, on 14 October 2013 - 11:27 AM, said:

I'm tired of versus games already. Not being able to watch the encore replay sucks.

Next you'll be posting about OLN. :)

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 14 October 2013 - 11:28 AM.


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Posted 14 October 2013 - 11:32 AM

So who goes down to make room for Tallinder..Sulzer or Risto? Gotta believe it's Sulzer but I just can't get completely convince myself it won't be Risto and I will be pissed if that happens.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 11:34 AM

View PostLorenzo Von Matterhorn, on 14 October 2013 - 11:32 AM, said:

So who goes down to make room for Tallinder..Sulzer or Risto? Gotta believe it's Sulzer but I just can't get completely convince myself it won't be Risto and I will be pissed if that happens.

Sounds like both, if both McBain and Tallinder are playing.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 11:37 AM

View PostIKnowPhysics, on 14 October 2013 - 11:23 AM, said:

I suppose it makes sense if McBain's playing well and Tallinder is healthy.

Except that he isn't.  Sooooooo

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 11:38 AM

View PostIKnowPhysics, on 14 October 2013 - 11:34 AM, said:

Sounds like both, if both McBain and Tallinder are playing.

Only one of Risto or Sulzer needs to be sent to Roch with Hank coming off IR. Hope it's Sulzer.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 11:39 AM

View PostIKnowPhysics, on 14 October 2013 - 11:23 AM, said:

I suppose it makes sense if McBain's playing well and Tallinder is healthy.

I think McBain is in there for power play purposes.  He and The Hoff are the only two d-men we have who make decent power play point men.  Getting the power play going could solve a lot of problems for this team.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 11:43 AM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 14 October 2013 - 11:38 AM, said:

Only one of Risto or Sulzer needs to be sent to Roch with Hank coming off IR. Hope it's Sulzer.

Ah, I thought we were talking about "sitting," not being "sent down."

I would think it'd be Sulzer.

Edited by IKnowPhysics, 14 October 2013 - 11:43 AM.


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Posted 14 October 2013 - 11:43 AM

View PostPotato, on 14 October 2013 - 11:39 AM, said:



I think McBain is in there for power play purposes.  He and The Hoff are the only two d-men we have who make decent power play point men.  Getting the power play going could solve a lot of problems for this team.

If McBain is here for the PP then he isnt doing his job. Again so far he is in the Myers area when it comes to good or bad games.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 12:12 PM

The Sabres may win tonight, if Enroth SCORES a goal and only lets in 1. It can happen.

View PostRambosKnife, on 14 October 2013 - 03:18 AM, said:

You know the population of Pominville is going up tonight.  I wonder if RJ will still make the signature call.

I'd imagine that RJ would do it much like his line when Lafontaine scored against us. Something along the lines of "one more time for old time's sake" .......

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 12:13 PM

Only four points out of eighth