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#1 Spndnchz

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:32 AM

Major news conference at 10:30 today.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:33 AM

View PostSpndnchz, on 13 November 2013 - 09:32 AM, said:

Major news conference at 10:30 today.

If this is about the waterfront.........someone is getting hurt.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:36 AM

I legitimately have no idea what's going to be announced, but it better be "major" since that's apparently what Gilbert said it would be.

https://twitter.com/...630682029789185

Sorry, here's the team's Tweet.

The Buffalo Sabres will have a major news conference today at 10:30 a.m. in the First Niagara Center Pavilion.

https://twitter.com/...630383584083968

This ought not to be a Harbor Center thing, since that is a separate entity. This is apparently a major news conference about the Sabres. It better live up to its billing.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:34 AM

View PostPatty16, on 13 November 2013 - 09:33 AM, said:

If this is about the waterfront.........someone is getting hurt.

Ditto... it(the App alert) woke me up!

Edited by MidwestSabresFan, 13 November 2013 - 09:36 AM.


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:35 AM

The #Sabres will have a major news conference today at 10:30 a.m. at First Niagara Center.

Watch live on http://Sabres.com/.


Seems weird to start a thread for this but it also seems weird to have this announcement on social media... Does one of the Sabres insiders know anything?

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:36 AM

@JSportsnet
Sounds like Buffalo will announce the creation of a new position in the org. today, President of Hockey Operations.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:37 AM

Was just about to start this.  Probably going to be much ado about nothing as most pressers are.  Would like to hear something major team related tho.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:37 AM

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:37 AM

Oh PLEASE be about firing Darcy!!!    My Guess is Miller has been traded

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:37 AM

One more tidbit:        

Report on #Sabres MT @JSportsnet: Sounds like Buffalo will announce creation of new position - President of Hockey Operations

Edited by That Aud Smell, 13 November 2013 - 09:38 AM.


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:37 AM

The Sabres are trading for Martin Erat?

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:37 AM

We are talking about the Sabres though.  I'm going with they decided to wear the new 3rd jersey next game.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:38 AM

In this climate it's a bad choice of words using "major" if it doesn't involve a coaching or GM change.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:38 AM

View PostThat Aud Smell, on 13 November 2013 - 09:37 AM, said:

One more tidbit:

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Report on #Sabres MT @JSportsnet: Sounds like Buffalo will announce creation of new position - President of Hockey Operations


Yawn, why is that major?

And way for them to scoop all the whiny local "pro" reporters.

Edited by Patty16, 13 November 2013 - 09:39 AM.


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:38 AM

Just posted this question in the trade idea thread. What up ? Trade related or ? Generally with a major trade the news comes out before a news conference. So...?

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:38 AM

View Postbcardona, on 13 November 2013 - 09:37 AM, said:

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Fra-gee-lay!  Must be Italian!

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:39 AM

Who's that Penn State fella? Maybe he's taking over as the officer who oversees DR, taking over for TB in that regard?

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:39 AM

View PostThat Aud Smell, on 13 November 2013 - 09:37 AM, said:

One more tidbit:

Report on #Sabres MT @JSportsnet: Sounds like Buffalo will announce creation of new position - President of Hockey Operations

Hmmmmm, who could it be?

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:39 AM

View PostThat Aud Smell, on 13 November 2013 - 09:37 AM, said:

One more tidbit:

Report on #Sabres MT @JSportsnet: Sounds like Buffalo will announce creation of new position - President of Hockey Operations
Isnt that Ted Blacks job. Yeah we need more layers of management unless its a promotion for Darcy to bring in a real GM

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:40 AM

But holy smokes: Imagine if they'd wooed Lafontaine back into the fold to serve as President of Hockey Ops?

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:40 AM

View Postbcardona, on 13 November 2013 - 09:37 AM, said:

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:w00t:   That is great.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:40 AM

Funny.

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The Sabres, up to now, haven’t had hockey operations. Just been skating around saying “Why do we have these sticks?”

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:40 AM

View Postbills_fan_in_raleigh, on 13 November 2013 - 09:39 AM, said:

Isnt that Ted Blacks job.

Well, it was.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:41 AM

View Postnobody, on 13 November 2013 - 09:40 AM, said:

Funny.

Jesse Spector@jessespector
The Sabres, up to now, haven’t had hockey operations. Just been skating around saying “Why do we have these sticks?”
And unfortunately true.  :(

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:44 AM

Ted black has always been in charge of the business side - not the hockey side.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:44 AM

This wasn't Ted Black's job. He's team president. Completely different. That's like saying "but I thought Obama was the president of Walmart?"

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:44 AM

I will guess...

Sabres are moving Darcy to head of Hockey Operations and someone is becoming the new GM... or at least this is my dream/hope/prayer

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:44 AM

Reporter: Darcy, what will this new position be responsible for?

Darcy: Nothing really but we won last night so figured we should have a presser and call it "major" news and pat each other on the back.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:44 AM

Who's that guy that set up Penn State hockey?  I say him.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:46 AM

I've been saying they should bring it Pat LaFontaine for this position for a while now. I'd be ecstatic.

If they announce the position but haven't hired anyone yet then I give up.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:47 AM

View PostThat Aud Smell, on 13 November 2013 - 09:40 AM, said:

But holy smokes: Imagine if they'd wooed Lafontaine back into the fold to serve as President of Hockey Ops?

I'd love to see LaFontaine back with the Sabres, but not as long as DR is here to mess things up either way.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:48 AM

View PostDStebb, on 13 November 2013 - 09:46 AM, said:

I've been saying they should bring it Pat LaFontaine for this position for a while now. I'd be ecstatic.

If they announce the position but haven't hired anyone yet then I give up.
What qualifies LaFontaine as President of Hockey Operations?

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:49 AM

http://www.pennlive....0/post_378.html

Joe Battista

“I will be responsible for hockey development and strategic initiatives across the entire spectrum of the Pegula’s hockey organizations,” Battista’s statement explained. “I will work in collaboration with Buffalo Sabres President Ted Black, General Manager Darcy Reiger, and Chief Development Officer Cliff Benson, as well as HarborCenter CEO John Koelmel to maximize communication and to coordinate, implement, and optimize all our hockey related business."

Edited by nobody, 13 November 2013 - 09:50 AM.


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:50 AM

View Postnucci, on 13 November 2013 - 09:48 AM, said:

What qualifies LaFontaine as President of Hockey Operations?

what disqualifies him ?

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:50 AM

And the suffering continues......

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:51 AM

View Postbunomatic, on 13 November 2013 - 09:50 AM, said:

what disqualifies him ?
I don't know. That's why I'm asking. Has he ever run a hockey operation before, been a scout, GM....?

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:52 AM

View Postnucci, on 13 November 2013 - 09:48 AM, said:

What qualifies LaFontaine as President of Hockey Operations?

People on this board have heard of him.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:52 AM

Unless it's about Rolston, Regier or Miller this shouldn't be called major.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:55 AM

View Postnucci, on 13 November 2013 - 09:52 AM, said:

Unless it's about Rolston, Regier or Miller this shouldn't be called major.

Agreed.   A new position without a blockbuster name ............ isnt major.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:56 AM

Pretty sad that the Battista news is two weeks old and now it might be the major news.