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#1 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 11:03 PM

COL (6-1-0) at BUF (1-7-1) – OCT 19 – 7:00PM ET – MSG-BWGR-AM

Associated Press: Avalanche-Sabres Preview

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Sabres PR: Game Preview: 10/19/13 vs Colorado

Ron Rolston addresses the media following Friday's practice

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 12:47 AM

Fire Ted Black and Darcy, thanks.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 12:52 AM

1) Play Zadorov over Mcbain
2) Put Grigs on the second line with Ennis and Stafford, give him PP time (second unit)
3) Put Foligno on the first line over Ott
4) Girgs,Larsson, Ott = Third line, I think this would be a perfect third line, great energy and chances
5) HELP RYAN MILLER. Honestly this is just sad to watch at this point. The guy has done everything in his power to win here, and in a contract year, and an olympic tryout year for him, we're just shitting on him amid trade rumors, poor bastard

Edited by WildCard, 19 October 2013 - 12:54 AM.


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Posted 19 October 2013 - 01:13 AM

Buffalo with NHL's worst 1.11 goals per game against Colorado and the NHL's best 1.43 goals per game. If the Canucks game was hard to watch you might want to avoid watching this one. This has 4-0 or 5-0 written all over it.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 06:44 AM

Roy versus Rolston.Posted Image

Will we even score one goal? Posted Image

This could get ugly.  Posted Image

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 07:48 AM

Should be a hoot.  Gonna miss it though.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 08:09 AM

View PostWildCard, on 19 October 2013 - 12:52 AM, said:

1) Play Zadorov over Mcbain
2) Put Grigs on the second line with Ennis and Stafford, give him PP time (second unit)
3) Put Foligno on the first line over Ott
4) Girgs,Larsson, Ott = Third line, I think this would be a perfect third line, great energy and chances
5) HELP RYAN MILLER. Honestly this is just sad to watch at this point. The guy has done everything in his power to win here, and in a contract year, and an olympic tryout year for him, we're just shitting on him amid trade rumors, poor bastard

Is Zadorov healthy enough to play?

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 08:17 AM

View PostRico7, on 19 October 2013 - 08:09 AM, said:

Is Zadorov healthy enough to play?
Supposedly tonight's the night.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 08:38 AM

View PostRico7, on 19 October 2013 - 08:09 AM, said:

Is Zadorov healthy enough to play?

The question is whether everyone else is healthy enough to play against Zadorov.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 08:45 AM

I haven't seen Colorado play yet but it'll be interesting to see how animated Roy gets behind the bench as compared to our Mannequin RR. Also, it'll be interesting to see if Colorado is ' playing the game right ' as RR likes to say.

GO SABRES !

Edited by bunomatic, 19 October 2013 - 08:46 AM.


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Posted 19 October 2013 - 08:47 AM

View PostRobviously, on 19 October 2013 - 08:17 AM, said:

Supposedly tonight's the night.

Cool. I loved the kids game in the preseason.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 08:50 AM

View Postd4rksabre, on 19 October 2013 - 08:38 AM, said:

The question is whether everyone else is healthy enough to play against Zadorov.

In Soviet Russia injury heals you.


I am looking forward to using this until everyone hates me for it.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 08:53 AM

Looking forward to seeing MacKinnon, a snapshot of what might have been.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 09:09 AM

View Postweave, on 19 October 2013 - 08:50 AM, said:

In Soviet Russia injury heals you.


I am looking forward to using this until everyone hates me for it.
It's going to be a while.

In Soviet Russia, joke laughs at you.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 09:16 AM

View PostRobviously, on 19 October 2013 - 09:09 AM, said:


It's going to be a while.

In Soviet Russia, joke laughs at you.
In soviet Russia ruff fires you

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 10:40 AM

@pham1717
Zadorov will play his first NHL game. Girgensons in for injured McCormick. Ristolainen out. McBain likely in for 6. Must make roster move.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 10:54 AM

View PostTrueBluePhD, on 19 October 2013 - 08:53 AM, said:

Looking forward to seeing MacKinnon, a snapshot of what might have been.
Yeah, like seeing the girl of your dreams with some other guy.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 11:04 AM

10-19 RR Presser after morning skate

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 11:52 AM

Tonight is the last night of the NHL CenterIce free preview.  I've ordered CenterIce every year for over a decade... but this year I'm not going to bother since this team is unwatchable... Thanks, Darcy.  Thanks, Terry.  :angry:

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 12:02 PM

View PostPotato, on 19 October 2013 - 11:52 AM, said:

Tonight is the last night of the NHL CenterIce free preview.  I've ordered CenterIce every year for over a decade... but this year I'm not going to bother since this team is unwatchable... Thanks, Darcy.  Thanks, Terry.  :angry:
I'm on auto renew. Screwed this year but can also watch real hockey when I want.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 12:05 PM

View Postnucci, on 19 October 2013 - 12:02 PM, said:

I'm on auto renew. Screwed this year but can also watch real hockey when I want.

Yeah, that is definitely true.

BTW - I'm thinking of switching from cable to DirecTV... CenterIce works the same on both?  Same price?  Any differences?

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 12:20 PM

Patrick Roy surprised Sabres prospect Mikhail Grigorenko struggling at NHL level: http://www.buffaloho...g-at-nhl-level/

Roy said Grigorenko, the 12th overall pick in 2012, was “good” mentally when the Sabres returned him to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in March.
Then Roy mentioned Grigorenko’s compete level, almost sounding like Sabres coach Ron Rolston.

“The area we were trying to work hard with Grigo was the compete level,” Roy said. “In my opinion, he was losing too many battles. At times, Grigo thought he was working hard. But when you’re watching the clips he was not. Obviously, we were trying to break that down. But that’s all I can say.”

Roy effusive with praise of his team, guarded with talk of Grigorenko

View PostPotato, on 19 October 2013 - 12:05 PM, said:

Yeah, that is definitely true.

BTW - I'm thinking of switching from cable to DirecTV... CenterIce works the same on both?  Same price?  Any differences?

In most cases, DirecTV offers both the home and away feeds in HD.

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 19 October 2013 - 12:24 PM.


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Posted 19 October 2013 - 12:27 PM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 19 October 2013 - 12:20 PM, said:


In most cases, DirecTV offers both the home and away feeds in HD.

Thanks, I didn't know that.  Certainly tips the scale in favor of DirecTV.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 12:31 PM

Interesting comments from Roy. I wonder if playing against his old coach tonight will give him an emotional boost?

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 12:49 PM

Dan Dunleavy Game Preview

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 01:10 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 19 October 2013 - 12:31 PM, said:

Interesting comments from Roy. I wonder if playing against his old coach tonight will give him an emotional boost?

Since he's probably still on the 4th line it'll be a good test of the talent vs. effort argument from the other thread.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 01:47 PM

Vanek - Hodgon - foligno
Ennis - Grigorenko - Girgensons
Ott - Larrson - Flynn
Stafford - Porter - Cody

:P or bench stafford

Edited by Heimdall, 19 October 2013 - 01:47 PM.


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Posted 19 October 2013 - 01:57 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 19 October 2013 - 12:31 PM, said:

Interesting comments from Roy. I wonder if playing against his old coach tonight will give him an emotional boost?

Hopefully it provides him a spark

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 02:00 PM

Zemgus Pregame Interview

Grigs Pregame Interview

Pysyk Pregame Interview

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 02:20 PM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 18 October 2013 - 11:03 PM, said:


BTW, your yeoman's work in posting these links has been a bright spot in an already-terrible season.  Thanks.

Edited by nfreeman, 19 October 2013 - 02:21 PM.


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Posted 19 October 2013 - 02:35 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 19 October 2013 - 08:38 AM, said:

The question is whether everyone else is healthy enough to play against Zadorov.
:lol:

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 02:38 PM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 19 October 2013 - 12:20 PM, said:

Patrick Roy surprised Sabres prospect Mikhail Grigorenko struggling at NHL level: http://www.buffaloho...g-at-nhl-level/

Roy said Grigorenko, the 12th overall pick in 2012, was “good” mentally when the Sabres returned him to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in March.
Then Roy mentioned Grigorenko’s compete level, almost sounding like Sabres coach Ron Rolston.

“The area we were trying to work hard with Grigo was the compete level,” Roy said. “In my opinion, he was losing too many battles. At times, Grigo thought he was working hard. But when you’re watching the clips he was not. Obviously, we were trying to break that down. But that’s all I can say.”

Roy effusive with praise of his team, guarded with talk of Grigorenko



Sure, now he tells us.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 02:47 PM

View PostRobviously, on 19 October 2013 - 10:54 AM, said:

Yeah, like seeing the girl of your dreams with some other guy.
It's more like Neo losing out on Trinity to Mouse.  The Sabres were the "one" last year.  It wasn't close.  They were terrible.  Instead of accepting their fate and embracing their role as the one they took the blue pill and stayed in the matrix until this season.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 02:54 PM

View Postinkman, on 19 October 2013 - 02:47 PM, said:

It's more like Neo losing out on Trinity to Mouse.  The Sabres were the "one" last year.  It wasn't close.  They were terrible.  Instead of accepting their fate and embracing their role as the one they took the blue pill and stayed in the matrix until this season.
And Mouse didn't even need a girlfriend.  He created that "woman in red" program that everyone liked.  :(

Also, if the Sabres are Neo, I think Darcy is The Architect.
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Ergo.  Vis-a-vis.  Concordantly.

Edited by Robviously, 19 October 2013 - 02:57 PM.


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Posted 19 October 2013 - 03:07 PM

View Postnfreeman, on 19 October 2013 - 02:20 PM, said:

BTW, your yeoman's work in posting these links has been a bright spot in an already-terrible season.  Thanks.

You're welcome. Glad to do it.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 03:10 PM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 19 October 2013 - 03:07 PM, said:

You're welcome. Glad to do it.

I'll second freeman's accolades, you're doing a very nice job.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 03:23 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 19 October 2013 - 03:10 PM, said:

I'll second freeman's accolades, you're doing a very nice job.
You're welcome. I appreciate the acknowledgement.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 03:32 PM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 19 October 2013 - 10:40 AM, said:

@pham1717
Zadorov will play his first NHL game. Girgensons in for injured McCormick. Ristolainen out. McBain likely in for 6. Must make roster move.

why's Riston out?

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 03:35 PM

View PostWildCard, on 19 October 2013 - 03:32 PM, said:

why's Riston out?

Either a healthy scratch or sending to Amerks. TBD.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 03:48 PM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 19 October 2013 - 03:35 PM, said:

Either a healthy scratch or sending to Amerks. TBD.
Really? That's odd, he seemed like he was playing really well





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