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#1 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:10 AM

BUF (2-13-1) at SJS (10-1-3) – NOV 5 – 10:30PM ET – MSG-B, BELL TVWGR-AM

Sharks hope to re-discover winning ways

SABRES SHAKE OFF JET LAG

Ron Rolston Interview (11/4/13)

Ryan Miller Interview (11/4/13)

Matt Moulson Interview (11/4/13)

Christian Ehrhoff Interview (11/4/13)

Sabres In :90 (11/4/13)


Sabres Foligno may find himself sitting out

Sabres Digital Pressbox Game Preview: 11/5/13 at San Jose

GAME NOTES PDF

Sharks head coach Todd McLellan spoke with the media prior to the game vs Buffalo

SHARKS PROVIDE BIG CHALLENGE FOR SABRES

Dunleavy Sabres-Sharks Preview (11/5/13)

Ron Rolston Interview (11/5/13)

Steve Ott Interview (11/5/13)

Henrik Tallinder Interview (11/5/13)

Marcus Foligno Interview (11/5/13)

BUFFALO SABRES

Projected Lineup
(pending morning skate)

26 Matt Moulson – 19 Cody Hodgson – 63 Tyler Ennis
9 Steve Ott ("C") – 25 Mikhail Grigorenko – 78 Corey Tropp
28 Zemgus Girgensons – 22 Johan Larsson – 65 Brian Flynn
23 Ville Leino – 8 Cody McCormick – 21 Drew Stafford

X: 32 John Scott, 82 Marcus Foligno

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

SAN JOSE SHARKS

Projected Lineup
(pending morning skate)

48 Tomas Hertl – 19 Joe Thornton ("C") – 81 Tyler Kennedy
12 Patrick Marleau ("A") – 39 Logan Couture – 9 Martin Havlat
83 Matthew Nieto – 8 Joe Pavelski – 57 Tommy Wingels
43 John McCarthy – 10 Andrew Desjardins – 15 James Sheppard

X: 18 Mike Brown, 88 Brent Burns

7 Brad Stuart – 22 Dan Boyle ("A")
44 Marc-Edouard Vlasic – 61 Justin Braun
27 Scott Hannan – 5 Jason Demers

X: 52 Matt Irwin

31 Antti Niemi
32 Alex Stalock

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 05 November 2013 - 08:12 PM.


#2 d4rksabre

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:32 AM

Can't we just put Zadorov in for McBain and stop pussyfooting around?

Edited by d4rksabre, 05 November 2013 - 12:32 AM.


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Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:41 AM

Ron's trying to instill a bit of grit into Grigorenko. His battle's been improving so I hope Ott gets him going. It's good for Grigorenko to learn the way hockey needs to be played if you're going to win in the playoffs. I hope Grigo gets another point and keeps building his confidence.

Scratching Zadorov for McBain? Ugh. I wish we traded Andrej for the pick straight up.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:50 AM

This really should be an absolutely ugly beatdown... but I have a feeling we're going to steal a point out of this game. Just because.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 01:17 AM

This really should be an absolutely ugly beatdown... but I have a feeling we're going to steal a point out of this game. Just because.



PSHHHHHHH

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 01:43 AM

Hmm why is Foligno scratched? Is he injured? I missed that somehow.

When i look on our lineup it should not be outperformed like they were and propably will be.

I think we have the tools to be a hard working middle of the pack nhl team.

Of course it is better to tank because of the draft, but for the fans this is nuts.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 02:36 AM

pffft scratch stafford and play foligno already.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:33 AM

pffft scratch stafford and play foligno already.


Playing Stafford is essential to securing the best possibly odds for the no. 1 pick lottery.

Edited by Kristian, 05 November 2013 - 03:34 AM.


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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:39 AM

Are we supposed to say go sabres or go sharks. Mr. Black?

#10 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 06:19 AM

Hmm why is Foligno scratched? Is he injured? I missed that somehow.

When i look on our lineup it should not be outperformed like they were and propably will be.

I think we have the tools to be a hard working middle of the pack nhl team.

Of course it is better to tank because of the draft, but for the fans this is nuts.

pffft scratch stafford and play foligno already.


This from Paul Hamilton: Sabres Foligno may find himself sitting out

Marcus Foligno had done a nice job with shutting down Steven Stamkos of the Lightning not once, but twice. Against Anaheim on Saturday Foligno was very soft on coverage twice that turned into Ducks goals.

#11 North Buffalo

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 06:36 AM

Hmm why is Foligno scratched? Is he injured? I missed that somehow.

When i look on our lineup it should not be outperformed like they were and propably will be.

I think we have the tools to be a hard working middle of the pack nhl team.

Of course it is better to tank because of the draft, but for the fans this is nuts.


Foligno had a horrible game last time out. Not sure if he is hurt... could be.

The over and under for goals by the Sharks be at least 6.

Edited by North Buffalo, 05 November 2013 - 06:37 AM.


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Posted 05 November 2013 - 06:57 AM

Sons of Anarchy gets the nod tonight, and it's not even close.........

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 07:06 AM

If having a bad game is the grounds for sitting out then we would be lucky to dress one line. My biggest (of many) problems with RR is he has no balls. Sit Stafford, Myers, or any veteran once in awhile you wimp.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 07:46 AM

Whew. I was up at 4 a.m. and just finished a seven-mile run. Today, I'll be working with the Amish to raise a barn, well, two barns. And tonight for dinner we're having turkey and all the fixins, with warm milk and pecan pie for dessert. What time does the game start? Gee, I hope I have something left in the tank.

#15 FolignosJock

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 07:51 AM

Whew. I was up at 4 a.m. and just finished a seven-mile run. Today, I'll be working with the Amish to raise a barn, well, two barns. And tonight for dinner we're having turkey and all the fixins, with warm milk and pecan pie for dessert. What time does the game start? Gee, I hope I have something left in the tank.


That is an incredibly interesting day. I would enjoy that

#16 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 08:13 AM

Whew. I was up at 4 a.m. and just finished a seven-mile run. Today, I'll be working with the Amish to raise a barn, well, two barns. And tonight for dinner we're having turkey and all the fixins, with warm milk and pecan pie for dessert. What time does the game start? Gee, I hope I have something left in the tank.


This game will be a real test for East Coast diehards....Will I make it through to the end of the game? Hmmm.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 08:31 AM

This game will be a real test for East Coast diehards....Will I make it through to the end of the game? Hmmm.


I won't make it to the start.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 08:36 AM

SJ has 7 players with 10 or more pts this season... Buffalo has 2 and 1 of them is Moulson.

So Zadorov is not playing 20minutes tonight in all situations? Sounds like Foligno is not as well? Good thing we have Drew Stafford and Jamie McBain. :death:

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:19 AM

For the life of me I just don't get it. Neither Stafford or McBain are here next year. If they are not part of the plan then why aren't you giving as much experience as possible to those that are in the plan? It has to be either play them or send them to Rochester our back to jr's. It can't be musical chairs in the press box.

I could deal with this loosing crap a hell of a lot better if it wasn't one stupid ass decision after another.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:38 AM

For the life of me I just don't get it. Neither Stafford or McBain are here next year. If they are not part of the plan then why aren't you giving as much experience as possible to those that are in the plan? It has to be either play them or send them to Rochester our back to jr's. It can't be musical chairs in the press box.

I could deal with this loosing crap a hell of a lot better if it wasn't one stupid ass decision after another.


You must be assuming that Stafford will be an offseason buyout. I hope you're right unless some team is willing to gamble on him in a deal with the Sabres so that Darcy gets something for him.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:43 AM

I'll probably watch the first period tonight but I'm not staying up to 1 or 130 and then dragging azz all day tomorrow if they are going to go with their usual effort level. We will see how the first goes I guess.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:46 AM

I'll probably watch the first period tonight but I'm not staying up to 1 or 130 and then dragging azz all day tomorrow if they are going to go with their usual effort level. We will see how the first goes I guess.


Set your alarm for the 3rd. Thats when the Sharks will take their foot off the gas and the Sabres will appear somewhat good but by then it'll be too late.

GO SABRES ! yeah, whateva !

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:16 AM

They dont want Zadorov to hit his 10 games too soon.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:25 AM

I won't make it to the start.


Same here, and not because the team is bad.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:30 AM

Same here, and not because the team is bad.


Me too. I'm coming very close to not giving a crap about these games.

I've also more or less decided not to spend a dime on this team until DR is gone.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:32 AM

They dont want Zadorov to hit his 10 games too soon.


this is driving me mad!

I don't think I'll watch more than the first tonight.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 11:21 AM

They dont want Zadorov to hit his 10 games too soon.

you know I can think of 1 easy way to make that happen. send him to the OHL... but ###### me right? that makes sense.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 11:22 AM

you know I can think of 1 easy way to make that happen. send him to the OHL... but ###### me right? that makes sense.


I'm expecting the Sabres to make room for him here. I think that is part of why we're seeing this.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 11:25 AM

I'll be watching the whole game. From the Central Time Zone, it's not that late really.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 11:29 AM

I'm expecting the Sabres to make room for him here. I think that is part of why we're seeing this.


I hope you are right and there is a method to this madness.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 11:30 AM

I hope you are right and there is a method to this madness.


I have zero faith that this is actually what is going on. But if I were keeping Zadorov around, that's why I would be doing it.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 11:37 AM

Sabres Digital Pressbox Game Preview: 11/5/13 at San Jose

GAME NOTES PDF

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 05 November 2013 - 11:55 AM.


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Posted 05 November 2013 - 11:55 AM

I'll be listening. It's great background noise when burning the midnight oil on stuff.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:16 PM

Game on at 11:30 PM Halifax time.

Oh yeah, I'll be staying up for this big steaming pile .........

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:22 PM

We're doomed... DOOMED, I TELL YA!

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 01:00 PM

I have not even watched a full period of non Sabres hockey this year. I can't imagine I will watch a full Sabres game from start to finish on tv until next year. It really is amazing how little interest I have in hockey right now.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 01:20 PM

I'll be listening. It's great background noise when burning the midnight oil on stuff.

I love west coast games.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 01:32 PM

For the life of me I just don't get it. Neither Stafford or McBain are here next year. If they are not part of the plan then why aren't you giving as much experience as possible to those that are in the plan? It has to be either play them or send them to Rochester our back to jr's. It can't be musical chairs in the press box.

I could deal with this loosing crap a hell of a lot better if it wasn't one stupid ass decision after another.


Man, me and you are on the same wavelength.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 01:37 PM

Discussion going on in the "fantasy" gambling thread....

San Jose is a -550 favorite tonight at one place, and averaging -450.

That translates to Buffalo only having a 17% chance to win the game tonight.

Only once in a blue moon do you see stuff like this in hockey. It opened at -330, and everyone and their Aunt Bessy have brought their piggy banks in on the Sharks.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 01:39 PM

Discussion going on in the "fantasy" gambling thread....

San Jose is a -550 favorite tonight at one place, and averaging -450.

That translates to Buffalo only having a 17% chance to win the game tonight.

Only once in a blue moon do you see stuff like this in hockey. It opened at -330, and everyone and their Aunt Bessy have brought their piggy banks in on the Sharks.


That percentage seems awfully high to me. :P