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#1 JJFIVEOH

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 02:25 AM

Sabres played pretty well against Dallas, finally showed some heart. Rangers won their last game 3-2 against the Islanders. Rangers have yet to win consecutive games this year, but are finally getting some home games after starting off with nine straight on the road.

Let's see if the Sabres can dress up like winners for Halloween!

I do have a question about the broadcast. It says on the schedule the game is on NHLNET-CA. I have AT&T U-Verse so I don't get NHL Network. I watch all my games on NHL Game Center. However, they don't air NHL Network games. I have never seen NHLNET-CA on a schedule before, only NHLNET. I would assume that means Canadian NHL Network but I wasn't aware there was such a thing. Am I correct in thinking that this game is only on in Canada so I should be getting the usual MSG broadcast on Game Center?

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 05:39 AM

Must lose game ..........

I hope it's entertaining at least.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 06:19 AM

View PostJJFIVEOH, on 31 October 2013 - 02:25 AM, said:

Sabres played pretty well against Dallas, finally showed some heart. Rangers won their last game 3-2 against the Islanders. Rangers have yet to win consecutive games this year, but are finally getting some home games after starting off with nine straight on the road.

Let's see if the Sabres can dress up like winners for Halloween!

I do have a question about the broadcast. It says on the schedule the game is on NHLNET-CA. I have AT&T U-Verse so I don't get NHL Network. I watch all my games on NHL Game Center. However, they don't air NHL Network games. I have never seen NHLNET-CA on a schedule before, only NHLNET. I would assume that means Canadian NHL Network but I wasn't aware there was such a thing. Am I correct in thinking that this game is only on in Canada so I should be getting the usual MSG broadcast on Game Center?

If I remember correctly, they previewed this game as an NHL Network game for Canadian viewers. My guess would be Game Center for you.

Gonna miss the first half of this one, gotta take the little one out for some candy. Not sure if I want to DVR the game and start from the beginning when I get back or just tune in when we're done.

Also, I'd love a hat trick from Larsson. I've been secretly begging for more offensive production out of him, though his game has certainly been on the incline of late.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 07:17 AM

BUF (2-11-1) at NYR (4-7-0) – OCT 31 – 7:00PM ET – MSG-B, BELL TVWGR-AM

Game Preview: 10/31/13 at NY Rangers

Rangers get homestand started against Sabres

BUF's Ron Rolston addresses the media following Wednesday's practice

BUF's Marcus Foligno speaks with the media following Wednesday's practice


BUFFALO SABRES

Projected Lineup


26 Matt Moulson – 19 Cody Hodgson – 63 Tyler Ennis
9 Steve Ott ("C") – 82 Marcus Foligno – 23 Ville Leino
28 Zemgus Girgensons – 25 Mikhail Grigorenko – 65 Brian Flynn
8 Cody McCormick – 22 Johan Larsson – 21 Drew Stafford
X: 32 John Scott, 36 Patrick Kaleta

10 Christian Ehrhoff ("A") – 3 Mark Pysyk
20 Henrik Tallinder – 57 Tyler Myers
4 Jamie McBain – 55 Rasmus Ristolainen
X: 61 Nikita Zadorov

30 Ryan Miller
1 Jhonas Enroth


Power Play

First Unit
Moulson – Hodgson – Ennis
McBain – Ehrhoff

Second Unit
Leino/Grigorenko – Ott – Foligno
Myers – Pysyk/Ristolainen


NEW YORK RANGERS

Projected Lineup


20 Chris Kreider – 21 Derek Stepan – 36 Mats Zuccarello
62 Carl Hagelin – 19 Brad Richards ("A") – 67 Benoit Pouliot
22 Brian Boyle – 16 Derick Brassard – 10 J.T. Miller
14 Taylor Pyatt – 28 Dominic Moore – 15 Derek Dorsett
X: 40 Brandon Mashinter

27 Ryan McDonagh – 5 Dan Girardi ("A")
18 Marc Staal ("A") – 6 Anton Stralman
17 John Moore – 4 Michael Del Zotto
X: 44 Justin Falk

30 Henrik Lundqvist
33 Cam Talbot


Posted Image Enjoy and be safe everybody

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 31 October 2013 - 07:41 AM.


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Posted 31 October 2013 - 07:22 AM

Thanks 26CB.

That roster listing has me wondering, has RR indicated if he will name another "A"?

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 07:25 AM

View PostSabres Fan In NS, on 31 October 2013 - 07:22 AM, said:

Thanks 26CB.

That roster listing has me wondering, has RR indicated if he will name another "A"?

You're quite welcome.   He said in his presser yesterday that he was staying with Ott as C and Ehrhoff as the only A for now.  He's waiting to see who else might emerge as a leader.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 07:57 AM

I echo SFINS' thanks, 26CB.

Here's a question:  where is the info regarding Nikita being healthy-scratched coming from?

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 08:02 AM

View Postnfreeman, on 31 October 2013 - 07:57 AM, said:

I echo SFINS' thanks, 26CB.Here's a question:  where is the info regarding Nikita being healthy-scratched coming from?


You're very welcome. :thumbsup:  From here: http://sabres.nhl.co...vid=DL|BUF|home

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 08:10 AM

All I can think about is the parking lot at 9am on Sunday. Hopefully kids improve each week in hockey and GO BILLS!

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 08:12 AM

So Zadorov is sitting... not sure I will be watching tonight then.  Really wanted to see Zadorov for about 15-20mins in all situations.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 08:34 AM

Perhaps the Sabres are showcasing a D man for a trade?

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 08:37 AM

View Postd4rksabre, on 31 October 2013 - 08:34 AM, said:

Perhaps the Sabres are showcasing a D man for a trade?

That is most likely

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 08:39 AM

View Postd4rksabre, on 31 October 2013 - 08:34 AM, said:

Perhaps the Sabres are showcasing a D man for a trade?

Both Rob Scuderi (Pittsburgh) and Mark Giordano (Calgary) are out for 6-8 weeks with broken ankles.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 08:56 AM

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:08 AM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 31 October 2013 - 08:39 AM, said:

Both Rob Scuderi (Pittsburgh) and Mark Giordano (Calgary) are out for 6-8 weeks with broken ankles.

It's hard to see Calgary making a desperation trade for a defenseman.  Pittsburgh is a possibility though.

However, I think it's more likely that RR didn't like Nikita's last couple of games and/or practices as much as the posters here did.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:11 AM

View Postnfreeman, on 31 October 2013 - 09:08 AM, said:

It's hard to see Calgary making a desperation trade for a defenseman.  Pittsburgh is a possibility though.

However, I think it's more likely that RR didn't like Nikita's last couple of games and/or practices as much as the posters here did.

Ron also did this with Ristolainen and Grigorenko, so it's probably a part of the rookie immersion process as well.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:14 AM

Boy, Rags forward lineup look sjust as iffy as ours.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:15 AM

View Postd4rksabre, on 31 October 2013 - 09:11 AM, said:

Ron also did this with Ristolainen and Grigorenko, so it's probably a part of the rookie immersion process as well.

This is likely the case as RR has spoken glowingly about Baby Z in the last couple of days.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:17 AM

there are two players in the rags forward line up I'd want, stepan + brassard

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:17 AM

View Postweave, on 31 October 2013 - 09:14 AM, said:

Boy, Rags forward lineup look sjust as iffy as ours.

Sssshhhhh don't tell Drane ;)

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:21 AM

View Postweave, on 31 October 2013 - 09:14 AM, said:

Boy, Rags forward lineup look sjust as iffy as ours.

I watched them play the Isles.  They're every bit as bad as Buffalo.  This could be a 2-0 type game where the second goal is an empty netter.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:22 AM

View PostHeimdall, on 31 October 2013 - 09:17 AM, said:

there are two players in the rags forward line up I'd want, stepan + brassard
Why Brassard?  Just out of curiosity.  He has never struck me as a very good player.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:31 AM

View PostLGR4GM, on 31 October 2013 - 08:12 AM, said:

So Zadorov is sitting... not sure I will be watching tonight then.  Really wanted to see Zadorov for about 15-20mins in all situations.

Also CHZ! PIN!

You watch the games just to watch the development of one single player??  Your better than that Liger.  So if he were to get sent down as you want you wouldn't watch at all?

Obviously this team has been a train wreck but I've liked their last three games.  Maybe they're starting to slowly turn things around?  Man how undervalued is Pysyk on this team?  I'm just as guilty as everyone and never thought he'd be this good.  He's rarely talked about as he's overshadowed by our two first round rookies from last year but this kid is still technically a rookie and man he's smooth.  He doesn't throw the big hit and isn't overly flashy (which is why I guess he's rarely discussed) but boy he generally makes the smart decision and is a beautiful skater who can move the puck up ice.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:40 AM

View PostDerrico, on 31 October 2013 - 09:31 AM, said:

You watch the games just to watch the development of one single player??  Your better than that Liger.  So if he were to get sent down as you want you wouldn't watch at all?

Obviously this team has been a train wreck but I've liked their last three games.  Maybe they're starting to slowly turn things around?  Man how undervalued is Pysyk on this team?  I'm just as guilty as everyone and never thought he'd be this good.  He's rarely talked about as he's overshadowed by our two first round rookies from last year but this kid is still technically a rookie and man he's smooth.  He doesn't throw the big hit and isn't overly flashy (which is why I guess he's rarely discussed) but boy he generally makes the smart decision and is a beautiful skater who can move the puck up ice.

I like Pysyk as well. He's very Teppo like on the ice.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:46 AM

I think in this mess of a season Pysyk has been pretty much universally admired.
It's just that we have too many other interesting ((in the Chinese curse sense) things to talk about.

As for for Z sitting, coach's decision is likely.
But if he and Risto are going to stick around, we are going to have to eventually trade a Dman.
I'll be watching to see how much ice time McBain gets.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:47 AM

I wanna see Girgs and Grigs and that third line.  I also want to see the chemistry develop between the MEH line.  Gonna be interesting game.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:49 AM

View PostDerrico, on 31 October 2013 - 09:31 AM, said:

You watch the games just to watch the development of one single player??  Your better than that Liger.  So if he were to get sent down as you want you wouldn't watch at all?

Obviously this team has been a train wreck but I've liked their last three games.  Maybe they're starting to slowly turn things around?  Man how undervalued is Pysyk on this team?  I'm just as guilty as everyone and never thought he'd be this good.  He's rarely talked about as he's overshadowed by our two first round rookies from last year but this kid is still technically a rookie and man he's smooth.  He doesn't throw the big hit and isn't overly flashy (which is why I guess he's rarely discussed) but boy he generally makes the smart decision and is a beautiful skater who can move the puck up ice.
Actually I have stuff going on and wasn't sure if I was going to watch.  I wanted to specifically see Z so I was rearranging plans accordingly.  I am not sure that is worth it but since I had already set the ball rolling I think I will be indeed watching.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:59 AM

View PostdEnnis the Menace, on 31 October 2013 - 09:47 AM, said:

I wanna see Girgs and Grigs and that third line.  I also want to see the chemistry develop between the MEH line.  Gonna be interesting game.

Now that is a brilliant nickname.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 10:06 AM

View Postnfreeman, on 31 October 2013 - 09:59 AM, said:

Now that is a brilliant nickname.

"HEM line" works too

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 10:07 AM

View Postnfreeman, on 31 October 2013 - 09:59 AM, said:

Now that is a brilliant nickname.

That's what I called them in the Stars game. :thumbsup:

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 10:08 AM

View Postbillsrcursed, on 31 October 2013 - 06:19 AM, said:

If I remember correctly, they previewed this game as an NHL Network game for Canadian viewers. My guess would be Game Center for you.

Gonna miss the first half of this one, gotta take the little one out for some candy. Not sure if I want to DVR the game and start from the beginning when I get back or just tune in when we're done.

Also, I'd love a hat trick from Larsson. I've been secretly begging for more offensive production out of him, though his game has certainly been on the incline of late.

Great, thanks! If I remember correctly there are two other NHLNET-CA games this year.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 10:09 AM

View Postd4rksabre, on 31 October 2013 - 09:11 AM, said:

Ron also did this with Ristolainen and Grigorenko, so it's probably a part of the rookie immersion process as well.

Yeah, I think he is just rotating defensemen with the exception of the top pair (Pysyk + The Hoff) who always dress.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 10:11 AM

View Postnfreeman, on 31 October 2013 - 09:59 AM, said:

Now that is a brilliant nickname.

I can't take full credit, as I saw the below nickname first and turned it around

View Postskaught, on 31 October 2013 - 10:06 AM, said:

"HEM line" works too


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Posted 31 October 2013 - 10:49 AM

Hmmm:
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Posted 31 October 2013 - 11:07 AM

Line work is over rated.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 11:18 AM

View PostDGW54321, on 31 October 2013 - 11:07 AM, said:

Line work is over rated.

Moulson must agree with you since the Sabres did none of it in the morning skate before the Stars game.

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Miller in goal, Zadorov out

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 11:20 AM

View Postbillsrcursed, on 31 October 2013 - 06:19 AM, said:

Gonna miss the first half of this one, gotta take the little one out for some candy. Not sure if I want to DVR the game and start from the beginning when I get back or just tune in when we're done.

In this case, I used to ask my girlfriend to look at the score and tell me if I wanted to watch (without telling me what the score is). These days, I usually just watch from the beginning.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 11:53 AM

View Postd4rksabre, on 31 October 2013 - 09:11 AM, said:

Ron also did this with Ristolainen and Grigorenko, so it's probably a part of the rookie immersion process as well.
Yup.  Watch from the press box.  No biggie.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:14 PM

View PostMattPie, on 31 October 2013 - 11:20 AM, said:

In this case, I used to ask my girlfriend to look at the score and tell me if I wanted to watch (without telling me what the score is). These days, I usually just watch from the beginning.

Huh, that's a good idea, thanks!

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:09 PM

Benched Zadorov 'needs to get some perspective,' Sabres' Rolston says

Sabres coach Ron Rolston doesn't want his players getting too comfortable, he said today, and as a result Nikita Zadorov will watch the game against the Rangers from the press box.

Zadorov will be the healthy scratch on defense tonight when the Sabres play in refurbished Madison Square Garden. The rookie is on a nine-game tryout, but Game Six will have to wait until at least Saturday.

"He needs to be better," Rolston said after the morning skate. "A lot of aspects, just a lot of his details right now, practice and game situations. He needs to get some perspective, you know? With all our players, especially our young guys, we don’t want guys getting comfortable."





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