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#1 sabresfan36

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 11:55 AM

https://mobile.twitt...655626727612416

Randy Cunneyworth hired as pro scout. Are we just grooming RR's replacement for a few weeks/months?

Edited by sabresfan36, 02 November 2013 - 04:00 PM.


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Posted 02 November 2013 - 12:00 PM

I hope he does become the new coach at some point.

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 12:09 PM

I thought this was official when Kevin O and the D&C reported it a few days ago: http://forums.sabres...post__p__519976

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 02 November 2013 - 12:09 PM.


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Posted 02 November 2013 - 12:28 PM

not trying to argue when it become official or when it was first reported. just commenting that maybe Rolston should be feeling some pressure from within that his replacement could have easily just been hired

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 12:32 PM

View Postsabresfan36, on 02 November 2013 - 12:28 PM, said:

not trying to argue when it become official or when it was first reported. just commenting that maybe Rolston should be feeling some pressure from within that his replacement could have easily just been hired

Got it, that's the same thing we were discussing in the RR poll thread.

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 01:11 PM

I think he is a fallback plan if Rolston cannot dig this team out of the hole... It is always good to have options

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 01:54 PM

Good hire, nice to have a coach in waiting

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 01:54 PM

If he is being kept in the wings as a potential RR replacement, why? Just do it. Rolston clearly is in way over his head here and from what I have read was also in Roch.

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 02:12 PM

View Postsabresfan36, on 02 November 2013 - 11:55 AM, said:

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Randy Cunneyworth hired as pro scout. Are we just grooming RR's replacement for a few weeks/month?

I alway feared tha Saco was their backup plan, good to know that we have other options now.

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 09:31 PM

View Postsabresfan36, on 02 November 2013 - 12:28 PM, said:

not trying to argue when it become official or when it was first reported. just commenting that maybe Rolston should be feeling some pressure from within that his replacement could have easily just been hired

Somehow, I don't think RR cares.

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 10:09 PM

View PostAndrew Amerk, on 02 November 2013 - 09:31 PM, said:

Somehow, I don't think RR cares.

Just look at the way he dresses...dude don't care.

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 11:33 PM

Cunneyworth over Sacco please, but only as a placeholder until the news GM gets to hire his guy.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 03:09 PM

I'm confused.  We could start a thread for the newer news.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 04:55 PM

So what is a Cunney Worth?

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 05:29 PM

CUNNEYWORTH PROMOTED TO SPECIAL ASSISTANT ROLE

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (January 8, 2014) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced that Randy Cunneyworth has been promoted to be a special assistant and player development coach for the Rochester Americans, the team’s American Hockey League affiliate club. In his new role, Cunneyworth will work to develop players in Rochester and serve as a liaison to the Sabres. Cunneyworth re-joined the Sabres/Amerks organization in November as a pro scout.

“This is an exciting opportunity to fully utilize all of Randy’s expertise as a hockey coach and mentor,” said Pat LaFontaine, the Sabres’ president of hockey operations. “Randy will work to ensure that the link between the Sabres and Amerks grows even stronger. Our goal is to make sure that the Amerks continue to thrive in developing and harnessing talent at the AHL level to be a reliable pipeline of NHL-ready players for the Sabres’ roster in the future.”


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 08:38 PM

This is a Murray move. Probably part of the discussion during the interview process. Immediately making a link to the minor league club.

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 08:45 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 08 January 2014 - 08:38 PM, said:

This is a Murray move. Probably part of the discussion during the interview process. Immediately making a link to the minor league club.

Yep that's my first thought too.  Glad he looks to be instituting his vision very early.

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 08:45 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 08 January 2014 - 08:38 PM, said:

This is a Murray move. Probably part of the discussion during the interview process. Immediately making a link to the minor league club.

You may be right, but I've never seen a team announce the lower-level shifting ahead of the big GM announcement.  In any sport.

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 08:47 PM

View PostEleven, on 08 January 2014 - 08:45 PM, said:



You may be right, but I've never seen a team announce the lower-level shifting ahead of the big GM announcement.  In any sport.

Gotta figure why wait? Maybe it was an idea Murray had and Pat said let's do it anyway.

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 08:51 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 08 January 2014 - 08:47 PM, said:

Gotta figure why wait? Maybe it was an idea Murray had and Pat said let's do it anyway.

Or not.  Where's your usually-present sense of logic on this one?  It may ultimately be correct, but why tonight?

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 08:53 PM

Excellent move...there is definitely a place for Randy Cunneyworth within this organization.

I wouldn't mind bringing back Kevin Dineen, either...in some kind of role. If I recall correctly, he developed 2 AHL Rookie of the Year players, in Portland...with Gerbe and Ennis. I think he would be a great coach in Rochester.

Edited by DJshnooks, 08 January 2014 - 08:56 PM.


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 10:04 PM

I think its pretty clear PLF hasn't been sitting still with the rest of the hockey department while wining and dining wannabe GMs.
Murray may have had some influence, but it still isn't clear exactly what calls will be his and which ones will be Patty's.

Either way, good move.

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 10:05 PM

View PostEleven, on 08 January 2014 - 08:51 PM, said:



Or not.  Where's your usually-present sense of logic on this one?  It may ultimately be correct, but why tonight?

Why not tonight?

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 03:44 AM

View Postd4rksabre, on 08 January 2014 - 10:05 PM, said:



Why not tonight?

Why not Zoidberg?

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 07:58 AM

View PostAndrew Amerk, on 09 January 2014 - 03:44 AM, said:

Why not Zoidberg?
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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:46 AM

View Postd4rksabre, on 08 January 2014 - 08:47 PM, said:

Gotta figure why wait? Maybe it was an idea Murray had and Pat said let's do it anyway.

Or possibly an idea they got from the rest of the candidate pool.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:06 AM

View PostAssquatch, on 09 January 2014 - 09:46 AM, said:



Or possibly an idea they got from the rest of the candidate pool.

Could be. Either way I think it's a move that Murray advocated.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:10 AM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 08 January 2014 - 05:29 PM, said:

Can't see Cassidy being thrilled w/ that move.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:14 AM

View PostTaro T, on 09 January 2014 - 10:10 AM, said:

Can't see Cassidy being thrilled w/ that move.

I hope he's not. I've never been too impressed with Chad.

In fact I've never been impressed with anyone I've ever met named Chad.