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GDT: Buffalo at Florida 10-25-13 at 7:30 PM

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#1 dudacek

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 11:48 PM

My first game-day thread ever. Don't want to step on Corner's toes, but we need to change the luck.

If I read the plan right, this game is a must-lose.

Edited by dudacek, 24 October 2013 - 11:52 PM.


#2 JJFIVEOH

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 12:19 AM

Key to win, come out fast and furious. Thomas is out, Markstrom is in. Markstrom is an excellent goaltender but he always gets off to a slow start. Notorious for allowing very early goals.

Edited by JJFIVEOH, 25 October 2013 - 01:50 AM.


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Posted 25 October 2013 - 12:20 AM

Drew Stafford gets to work on a tan.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 01:14 AM

Nikita score goal

Mikhail avails the juggle

Nikita score thrice

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 02:05 AM

Hopefully another lose keep the good times rolling! Let them lose every game until Terry grows a pair and decides he needs a better guy at the top rather than Darcy!

#6 Heimdall

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 02:12 AM

Hope Grigs finally gets off that 4th line, its really pissing me off and i want a coaching change

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 04:57 AM

The pattern of this team is becoming pretty apparent

Period 1 -- Ice a team that looks like the first day of practice by a JV team. No flow, no passing, no clue and give up a goal or two. End the period down by 1 or 2 but within shot. Badly outshot usually by 2-1

Period 2 -- Come out and play hockey for the first time during the game. All of a sudden passes are connecting. Guys are driving the net and score a goal or two. Problem is, you let in a goal or two as the other team continues to skate. Shots are about even.

Period 3 -- Within striking distance after period 2, but still behind. Other team goes into Jersey mode where they keep everything in front of them. They push their chances when they get them and get a goal. Meanwhile, Buffalo throws as much as they can muster (which isn't a lot most nights, but definitely more than the first) at the net. The goalie gets pulled at the 1:20 mark and they fail to get a goal. Buffalo gets more shots on goal than their opponent in the third to make the final tally look kind of even.

#8 neverenough

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 05:01 AM

Ice the puck, throw out your goons and lets lose. Go Sabres

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 05:05 AM

View Postdudacek, on 24 October 2013 - 11:48 PM, said:

My first game-day thread ever. Don't want to step on Corner's toes, but we need to change the luck.

If I read the plan right, this game is a must-lose.

This is antithetical to the all out Tank Plan. :lol:

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 08:12 AM

I think we can pull out a W here.  why not? looking forward to seeing some new line combinations out there.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 08:49 AM

I used to love days when I would log on to SS and see a GDT.


Now I dread it. I really do.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 09:08 AM

I believe.
I believe we can win this race for the bottom.
We already have the national media of Canada ( unfortunately T.O. ) railing against our ineptitude and unabashed thuggery. I'm really not sure how bad it is Stateside as far as that goes. There is Milbury. I'll watch the game if for no other reason than to see what new and unusual lowpoint this franchise can hit during the game. Anyways as always because I love and adore them however dreadful they be , GO SABRES !

And to Damian Cox , bugger off eh.

#13 CallawaySabres

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 09:32 AM

I think the only games I really will be wanting this team to win are 1 - Boston, 2 - Toronto, 3- Montreal. I feel bad for wanting the loss tonight but I think a good drubbing by Florida could be EXACTLY what fast forwards some change. I just have a feeling that if this game goes realllyyy badly, we hear something SOON. Beating Florida, I can think of nothing less satisfying and counter productive.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 10:48 AM

View PostCallawaySabres, on 25 October 2013 - 09:32 AM, said:

I think the only games I really will be wanting this team to win are 1 - Boston, 2 - Toronto, 3- Montreal. I feel bad for wanting the loss tonight but I think a good drubbing by Florida could be EXACTLY what fast forwards some change. I just have a feeling that if this game goes realllyyy badly, we hear something SOON. Beating Florida, I can think of nothing less satisfying and counter productive.
Every time I watch a game I want to win.  I want to watch Zemgus, Rasmus, Nikita, Mikhail, Mark, Marcus, and Johan grow and have success.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 10:49 AM

A blow out lose to Florida would hopefully be the start of change!

A blow out lose to Florida would hopefully be the start of change!

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 10:57 AM

View Postqwksndmonster, on 25 October 2013 - 10:48 AM, said:

Every time I watch a game I want to win.  I want to watch Zemgus, Rasmus, Nikita, Mikhail, Mark, Marcus, and Johan grow and have success.

The problem, I believe, is that current management is stunting this growth of the future core. Certain veterans on this team NEED to go yesterday....

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 11:08 AM

View PostCallawaySabres, on 25 October 2013 - 10:57 AM, said:

The problem, I believe, is that current management is stunting this growth of the future core. Certain veterans on this team NEED to go yesterday....
I agree, but does that really cause you to root against the team?  I mean your heartbeat quickens a little bit and you cheer when we score the odd goal right?

I still haven't gone through the last GDT.  Our roof is getting redone by some Amish guys who didn't think twice about starting on the roof under the satellite dish even though it was so easily avoidable.  So I listened to rick while I was at work.  A slow night compared to the late faceoff time allowed me to catch some of the game with my sister, dad, and brother.  Although I missed Hodgson's goal in the dead spot on the back of the hill on the way home from work :censored:  But I saw Nikita's goal, and that was the loudest I cheered all season.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 11:30 AM

I don't think we have much to worry finishing last. I watched Rangers/Flyers last night and they both looked like they were no threat to our high hopes.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 11:39 AM

View Postqwksndmonster, on 25 October 2013 - 10:48 AM, said:

Every time I watch a game I want to win.  I want to watch Zemgus, Rasmus, Nikita, Mikhail, Mark, Marcus, and Johan grow and have success.

I want the same thing...

but then there's this:

View PostCallawaySabres, on 25 October 2013 - 09:32 AM, said:

I think the only games I really will be wanting this team to win are 1 - Boston, 2 - Toronto, 3- Montreal. I feel bad for wanting the loss tonight but I think a good drubbing by Florida could be EXACTLY what fast forwards some change. I just have a feeling that if this game goes realllyyy badly, we hear something SOON. Beating Florida, I can think of nothing less satisfying and counter productive.

It's tough to root for your team to win and lose at the same time :blink:

#20 Tankalicious

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 11:45 AM

While I would rather just lose at this point (unless we're playing Boston, Philly and a few others), we will probably win this game. I think this will be the team's first big win. 4-2. Grigorenko scores a goal.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 11:54 AM

View PostdEnnis the Menace, on 25 October 2013 - 11:39 AM, said:

I want the same thing...It's tough to root for your team to win and lose at the same time :blink:
Darcy will get fired and we'll all get to have our day in the sun.  I want to be entertained by hockey right now though.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 12:01 PM

Currently sitting 1.5 hours from Sabres game.  No chance I'm moving an inch to see tonight's game.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 12:05 PM

Sabres in their first 11 games averaged a meager 1.4 goals per game.   If you throw out the high (4) and one of the lows(0) for greater statistical accuracy,  and divide by 9 in stead of 11, their average goals per game drops to a paltry 1.2 goals per game.

Regier - look at the numbers and FIX THE DAMN TEAM!  That's your job - stop making excuses.  The team's performance and your job performance are unacceptably poor.

Edited by Jsixspd, 25 October 2013 - 12:06 PM.


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Posted 25 October 2013 - 12:06 PM

View Postqwksndmonster, on 25 October 2013 - 11:54 AM, said:

Darcy will get fired and we'll all get to have our day in the sun.  I want to be entertained by hockey right now though.

I don't think I will have experienced a happier moment in the last few years in terms of sports joy (other than the Bills beating the Pats) if Darcy were to be fired.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 12:23 PM

Maybe the Sabres do have a chance to win this game.  :)

But of course Flynn replaces Stafford on the Vanek line.  Why not Foligno?


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Posted 25 October 2013 - 12:37 PM

View Postqwksndmonster, on 25 October 2013 - 11:08 AM, said:

I agree, but does that really cause you to root against the team?  I mean your heartbeat quickens a little bit and you cheer when we score the odd goal right?

I still haven't gone through the last GDT.  Our roof is getting redone by some Amish guys who didn't think twice about starting on the roof under the satellite dish even though it was so easily avoidable.  So I listened to rick while I was at work.  A slow night compared to the late faceoff time allowed me to catch some of the game with my sister, dad, and brother.  Although I missed Hodgson's goal in the dead spot on the back of the hill on the way home from work :censored:  But I saw Nikita's goal, and that was the loudest I cheered all season.

I was at the game and yes, the loudest I have cheered in a while was when they announced Zadarov scoring the goal, not when he scored it.

#27 d4rksabre

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 12:53 PM

View Postnobody, on 25 October 2013 - 12:23 PM, said:

Maybe the Sabres do have a chance to win this game.  :)

But of course Flynn replaces Stafford on the Vanek line.  Why not Foligno?


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The #Sabres will play with 11 forwards and 7 D tonight. Tallinder scratched. 4th line is just Stafford and McCormick.

Stafford on the fourth line where he belongs.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 01:29 PM

Things to do instead of watching the game tonight....

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 01:48 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 25 October 2013 - 12:53 PM, said:

Stafford on the fourth line where he belongs.

It's a start, but I'd be happier if he was playing for the other team tonight.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 01:49 PM

Florida bound we go

To get zero of six points

Tank like the army

#31 Heimdall

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 02:13 PM

View Postqwksndmonster, on 25 October 2013 - 11:54 AM, said:

Darcy will get fired and we'll all get to have our day in the sun.  I want to be entertained by hockey right now though.

Going to play this all day when he gets fired



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 02:25 PM

We all need to wish for 0 wins in November so our delusional owner will put a different pair of glasses on.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 02:26 PM

I think I read somewhere that Kevin Porter got waived?  He'll go back to Rochester where he belongs, I take it?

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 02:27 PM

If Darcy loves Stafford so do I because this road to hell is getting better by the day.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 02:28 PM

Yeah porter got waived thank god.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 02:34 PM

View PostHeimdall, on 25 October 2013 - 02:28 PM, said:

Yeah porter got waived thank god.

Porter had zero points and was a -6 in 9 games (12:22 of ice time).  What jumps out to me is the dude only took 3 shots in those 9 games.  How can a center getting significant minutes only average one shot every three games?!

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 02:45 PM

View PostPotato, on 25 October 2013 - 02:26 PM, said:

I think I read somewhere that Kevin Porter got waived?  He'll go back to Rochester where he belongs, I take it?

Yep - he has cleared.  But don't worry - Rolston will bring him up as soon as a few more injuries happen.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 03:25 PM

Stafford gets to play on the 4th line, wow; I never thought I would see the day considering RR is a big performance guy.

I hope Buffalo comes out with a big effort despite all of the drama, and I can't wait to see how Big Z does tonight.

Despite all of the let downs, I still want to see the young guys compete.

Let's Go Buffalo!

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 04:04 PM

5:03 pm on game day and the GDT is not pinned.

No surer sign that fan apathy has set in.

Darcy must go.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 04:12 PM

View Postnfreeman, on 25 October 2013 - 04:04 PM, said:

5:03 pm on game day and the GDT is not pinned.

No surer sign that fan apathy has set in.

Darcy must go.

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