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GDT: Buffalo at Tampa 10-26-13 7:00 PM


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#1 Tankalicious

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 12:19 AM

So will the Sabres make it two in a row with a sweep of the Sunshine State?

I do think that they will win this one. It's the start of another mediocre year for a mediocre pick during a failed rebuild.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 12:50 AM

Nice start.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 01:29 AM

View PostJJFIVEOH, on 26 October 2013 - 12:50 AM, said:

Nice start.

In my experience, this is about how they all start. At least recently.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 05:14 AM

I'd like to see Enroth get the call tonight. I know he faced a ton of shots last night, I want to see how the kid responds in a tough back to back situation.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 05:59 AM

I want to see players that are thankful to be in the NHL and work there ###### off.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 07:46 AM

View Postdeluca67, on 26 October 2013 - 05:14 AM, said:

I'd like to see Enroth get the call tonight. I know he faced a ton of shots last night, I want to see how the kid responds in a tough back to back situation.

Most goaltenders respond poorly. The average drop in SV% on a back to back is something like .12.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 08:15 AM

View Postneverenough, on 26 October 2013 - 05:59 AM, said:

I want to see players that are thankful to be in the NHL and work there ###### off.

I'm excited to see Z again tonight, too.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 08:46 AM

View Postdeluca67, on 26 October 2013 - 05:14 AM, said:

I'd like to see Enroth get the call tonight. I know he faced a ton of shots last night, I want to see how the kid responds in a tough back to back situation.

Interesting.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 09:11 AM

View Postdeluca67, on 26 October 2013 - 05:14 AM, said:

I'd like to see Enroth get the call tonight. I know he faced a ton of shots last night, I want to see how the kid responds in a tough back to back situation.

Me too. He's the future in goal. Let's find out. Make Miller a little nervous? Tough.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 10:52 AM

Weber is out long term with a thumb injury.

Leino back in.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 11:07 AM

View Postnobody, on 26 October 2013 - 10:52 AM, said:

Leino back in.
At least we don't have to worry about him worsening their draft position.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 11:08 AM

View Postinkman, on 26 October 2013 - 11:07 AM, said:

At least we don't have to worry about him worsening their draft position.

Incoming hat trick.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 11:10 AM

To help the recently returned players get their game shape back I'd go with a Leino, McCormick, Stafford 4th line that plays 5 minutes.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 11:12 AM

View Postnobody, on 26 October 2013 - 11:10 AM, said:

To help the recently returned players get their game shape back I'd go with a Leino, McCormick, Stafford 4th line that plays 5 minutes.
I was under the impression that McCormick played well last night.  I know he's just a 4th line player but anything they can do to ensure Grigs doesn't play on a line with him is good for me.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 11:26 AM

I thought McCormick played well too. Leave Stafford on the 4th line, start Enroth, give Grigs ample time on a scoring line. The more Rolston keeps the floaters away from the game, the better.

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


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 11:38 AM

Hey anyone know if that bruin had his head up when scott steam-rolled him?

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 11:42 AM

I think Tampa is a much better team than Florida is, and we still gave up like 45 shots to win by one lucky deflection.

Then again our last back to back on the road was against the Isles and was our only other win.

Could we be too fatigued from throwing so many hits last night? Its certainly possible. I think its gonna be a tough out tonight and we run outta gas 3-1 Tampa with a few bright spots from the young ones...... Ennis with the loan goal for buffalo.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 11:52 AM

I wonder which Drew Stifford shows up tonight. Probably the invisible one.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 12:04 PM

Let's hope the Buffalo Bullies show up again tonight

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 01:00 PM

View Postwyldnwoody44, on 26 October 2013 - 11:42 AM, said:

I think Tampa is a much better team than Florida is, and we still gave up like 45 shots to win by one lucky deflection.

Then again our last back to back on the road was against the Isles and was our only other win.

Could we be too fatigued from throwing so many hits last night? Its certainly possible. I think its gonna be a tough out tonight and we run outta gas 3-1 Tampa with a few bright spots from the young ones...... Ennis with the loan goal for buffalo.

I thought Brad May had a different take on hits — too many hits is not a good thing because it means you don't have the puck enough.

View PostFreeezo, on 26 October 2013 - 11:38 AM, said:

Hey anyone know if that bruin had his head up when scott steam-rolled him?

Keep your head up/he had his head down is a load of crap. Scott hit him in the head. Period.

If the league would tighten up the charging rule and aggressively enforce it, it would help.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 01:01 PM

View PostPASabreFan, on 26 October 2013 - 01:00 PM, said:

I thought Brad May had a different take on hits — too many hits is not a good thing because it means you don't have the puck enough.

Brad May is correct. It's the same thing with blocked shots.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 02:19 PM

View PostPASabreFan, on 26 October 2013 - 01:00 PM, said:

I thought Brad May had a different take on hits — too many hits is not a good thing because it means you don't have the puck enough.


That's exactly why the Bruins had so few hits against us the other night, they held the puck the majority of the game and you don't check your own players.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 02:36 PM

Looking back at total hits over the last couple of years, there really is no definite correlation either way.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 02:46 PM

Ill be there tonight...was also at the last sabres game in Tampa last year and it was one of the worst I've ever been to. Hope this one is a little better

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 02:52 PM

I know we'd all like the 1st pick overall, and there is plenty of hockey left to achieve that, but I'd love it if the Sabres pull out another victory here. If for nothing else I want the kids to get a little confidence and I always like sticking it to Florida teams :)

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 03:39 PM

View PostHopefulFuture, on 26 October 2013 - 02:52 PM, said:

I know we'd all like the 1st pick overall, and there is plenty of hockey left to achieve that, but I'd love it if the Sabres pull out another victory here. If for nothing else I want the kids to get a little confidence and I always like sticking it to Florida teams :)

Exactly. If the kids were still in juniors or Rochester, fine. But if Darcy/Rolston are trying to get them to learn the ropes right away I want to see them win. Every game.

I have to admit, it sure is fun to rub last night's game in the faces of local Panthers fans.

Edited by JJFIVEOH, 26 October 2013 - 03:39 PM.


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 04:13 PM

View Post716, on 26 October 2013 - 11:52 AM, said:

I wonder which Drew Stifford shows up tonight. Probably the invisible one.
Didn't know there was more than one? He's always invisible.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 04:47 PM

View Postnucci, on 26 October 2013 - 04:13 PM, said:

Didn't know there was more than one? He's always invisible.

Not true, he'll show up for 3-4 games every season and play like his hair is on fire.

You know, just to remind us all that he actually *can* play hockey, and that he just chooses not to, 95% of the time.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 05:40 PM

View PostKristian, on 26 October 2013 - 04:47 PM, said:

Not true, he'll show up for 3-4 games every season and play like his hair is on fire.

You know, just to remind us all that he actually *can* play hockey, and that he just chooses not to, 95% of the time.
That is what is so infuriating about this clown.  He actually has talent, yet why couldn't he have tanked at the end of last year so the Sabres could have gotten a number 1 center.  Though, I am luving the two D they got.  I guess Grigs has become a practice dummy.  Who is Leino replacing?  One of the D and when is Kaleta due back?

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 06:06 PM

I'm sure glad we don't have to listen to Milbury; let's not forget Milburys' assault on a 12 yr old at a pee wee hockey game.

Let's Go Buffalo!

Edited by hockeyhound, 26 October 2013 - 06:09 PM.


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 06:09 PM

#30 starting.  Wrong move in my opinion.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 06:16 PM

They actually look better tonight.  Still no SOGs though

Edited by wjag, 26 October 2013 - 06:17 PM.


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 06:23 PM

View Postwjag, on 26 October 2013 - 06:16 PM, said:

They actually look better tonight.  Still no SOGs though

Grigorenko had a good shift with Ott and Foligno.

Myers paired with Zadorov. Interesting.

McCormick with Leino and Stafford on the fourth line?

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 06:25 PM

Haven't seen too many Sabres breakaways this year.,

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 06:26 PM

Even our breakaways are dull.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 06:27 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 26 October 2013 - 06:23 PM, said:

Grigorenko had a good shift with Ott and Foligno.

Myers paired with Zadorov. Interesting.

McCormick with Leino and Stafford on the fourth line?

:thumbsup:

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 06:29 PM

As an aside, I lived in Tampa and went to see the Sabres play there many times.  As you watch the game today, look at the difference between the Tampa "game experience" and the Buffalo "game experience."  They remodeled their forum so a huge organ is at the 300 level behind a net, they have all kinds of diversions during the TV time outs, kids games between periods, etc.  They have essentially made Tampa a viable hockey town.  Also, since they fired the previous guy and Yzerman came in as GM, their product has been greatly improving since their Cup in '04...they went through some lean years from about 08-11.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 06:29 PM

Myers looks better w Zad.

Wow Tallinder looked old there.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 06:30 PM

Great play by Tallinder to save that goal.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 06:32 PM

Ouch