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#1 Tankalicious

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 01:10 PM

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Waivers: Corey Tropp (BUF)



What a terrible move. D'Agostini brought in so we can waive a player that might actually have a future with this team. If he gets claimed this team will regret it.

Edited by DStebb, 27 November 2013 - 01:10 PM.


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 01:11 PM

Well now there's a genuine surprise.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 01:12 PM

I would be surprised if Tropp isn't claimed. I'd rather have Tropp in my bottom 6

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 01:14 PM

Don't like it, but on a team this bad anyone is fair game, especially depth guys like Tropp.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 01:14 PM

View Postwjag, on 27 November 2013 - 01:11 PM, said:

Well now there's a genuine surprise.

And it's not in a good way. It's not one of those surprises where you're like "they're clearing out the old garbage" and bringing in some fresh faces." Unfortunately, it's a young player who could've had a future in this league. They'll be lucky if he isn't claimed.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 01:15 PM

View PostThirtyEight, on 27 November 2013 - 01:12 PM, said:

I would be surprised if Tropp isn't claimed. I'd rather have Tropp in my bottom 6
That's a very interesting move. I guess Nolan and Patty didn't like what they saw and heard from him. I wouldn't lose sleep over him going. He's a bottom six player.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 01:16 PM

There is a pall hanging over this franchise.  That lockerroom has got to be very unsettled.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 01:18 PM

View PostClaude_Verret, on 27 November 2013 - 01:14 PM, said:

Don't like it, but on a team this bad anyone is fair game, especially depth guys like Tropp.

If you're talking trades and older guys then definitely. But just letting young players walk so you can claim a one-year stop gap makes no sense.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 01:19 PM

View Postwjag, on 27 November 2013 - 01:16 PM, said:

There is a pall hanging over this franchise.  That lockerroom has got to be very unsettled.

I'm thinking it might be some stuff that happened in the locker room. It's not like he didn't give 100% effort.

View PostDStebb, on 27 November 2013 - 01:18 PM, said:

If you're talking trades and older guys then definitely. But just letting young players walk so you can claim a one-year stop gap makes no sense.

I can agree with this but I don't see much upside in Troop either.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 01:20 PM

I think it makes sense to merge this with the D'Agostini thread, by the way.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 01:21 PM

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I know Nolan was not happy with two goals Tropp was on the ice for in Phil. In nine games he minus eight.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 01:23 PM

My issue with this is:

The new regime does it and it's "nobody is off limits" and that he wasn't very good.

The old regime does this and it's "Tropp is one of the few guys who gives effort every night and D'Agostini is a worse Drew Stafford."

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 01:26 PM

Fine with me.

He tries hard, but came back early from a blown knee, has multiple concussions, and was a marginal player before these issues. I think it's more a case of long term damaged goods versus potential offensive production.

I actually doubt he gets claimed.



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 01:28 PM

View PostGhost of Dwight Drane, on 27 November 2013 - 01:26 PM, said:

Fine with me.

He tries hard, but came back early from a blown knee, has multiple concussions, and was a marginal player before these issues. I think it's more a case of long term damaged goods versus potential offensive production.

I actually doubt he gets claimed.

I'm not gonna lose sleep if another team picks him up. Big deal he isn't a player that's gonna do anything big anyways.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 01:32 PM

View PostSabresBillsFan, on 27 November 2013 - 01:28 PM, said:



I'm not gonna lose sleep if another team picks him up. Big deal he isn't a player that's gonna do anything big anyways.

He looked like a potential 3rd line grinder who could chip in 12-15 goals over time....but he looks toasted to me.

I appreciate his effort and you hate to see it not work out....but yeah, might as well keep auditioning guys.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 01:36 PM

View PostDStebb, on 27 November 2013 - 01:10 PM, said:

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Waivers: Corey Tropp (BUF)



What a terrible move. D'Agostini brought in so we can waive a player that might actually have a future with this team. If he gets claimed this team will regret it.
According to your signature you don't care if we lose every game for a couple of more years. Why would waiving an average player bother you? I don't think we'll be yelling, I wish Tropp was still here anytime soon.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 01:41 PM

I figured this was a way to get him down to the farm and let him work his way back from there. Personally, I think he got a raw deal being stuck on the fourth line with the likes of John Scott. Most likely not in the ling term plans anyways.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 01:44 PM

Doesn't make any sense with Sulzer still on the roster

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 01:46 PM

I think we might see a few more of these types of moves before too long.  Nolan's going to judge whether players are the right for the high-effort roster, especially players in positions that are low skill and extra intensity.  He'll happily slaughter the sheep.

I admire Corey Tropp's efforts, but there's nothing so special about his game, especially lately, as to keep him.  If no one else wants him, he gets to go to the A and keep working on his game.

Edited by IKnowPhysics, 27 November 2013 - 01:46 PM.


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 01:47 PM

He's a bottom line/healthy scratch player who hasn't been playing well on a terrible team, I highly doubt he gets claimed

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 01:47 PM

View PostBills12Sabres11, on 27 November 2013 - 01:41 PM, said:

I figured this was a way to get him down to the farm and let him work his way back from there. Personally, I think he got a raw deal being stuck on the fourth line with the likes of John Scott. Most likely not in the ling term plans anyways.

If he got a raw deal...it was from the Sabres medical staff. One of the craziest things I have seen was them rushing Roy back for a desperation 1st round playoff game when the guy obviously was nowhere near being ready to play. Everyone claimed Tropp was "well ahead of schedule" last year with his knee...then he had to abort. He hasn't looked nearly the same player to me this year as he did in the past. His heart was willing....

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 01:48 PM

View PostLorenzo Von Matterhorn, on 27 November 2013 - 01:44 PM, said:

Doesn't make any sense with Sulzer still on the roster
That's a good point though, unless they've determined that Tropp isn't an NHL player.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 01:52 PM

View PostLanny, on 27 November 2013 - 01:48 PM, said:

That's a good point though, unless they've determined that Tropp isn't an NHL player.
Well then they don't have an eye for talent because D'agostini isn't an NHL player

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 01:52 PM

View PostGhost of Dwight Drane, on 27 November 2013 - 01:32 PM, said:

He looked like a potential 3rd line grinder who could chip in 12-15 goals over time....but he looks toasted to me.

I appreciate his effort and you hate to see it not work out....but yeah, might as well keep auditioning guys.
Couldn't agree more.  Before the knee injury and concussion, I would have been slightly annoyed.  Now he's a shell of who he use to be and that wasn't all that great to begin with.  

Love the kid but he's not going to be missed.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 01:55 PM

Wouldn't be surprised if he got claimed, just for the same reason we got D'agostini

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 01:55 PM

Looks good to me. Kid is a constant injury risk with the style of game he plays.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 01:57 PM

Let's put a legit NHL top line together before we start worrying about whether or not Tropp should be here or not. They can do whatever the heck they want this year and I won't flinch.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 02:02 PM

View PostGhost of Dwight Drane, on 27 November 2013 - 01:26 PM, said:

Fine with me.

He tries hard, but came back early from a blown knee, has multiple concussions, and was a marginal player before these issues. I think it's more a case of long term damaged goods versus potential offensive production.

I actually doubt he gets claimed.

My guess is Patty isn't too crazy about players with a concussion history, and with good reason.

View PostGhost of Dwight Drane, on 27 November 2013 - 01:47 PM, said:

If he got a raw deal...it was from the Sabres medical staff. One of the craziest things I have seen was them rushing Roy back for a desperation 1st round playoff game when the guy obviously was nowhere near being ready to play. Everyone claimed Tropp was "well ahead of schedule" last year with his knee...then he had to abort. He hasn't looked nearly the same player to me this year as he did in the past. His heart was willing....

The same medical staff who let Connolly sit for entire season, before someone came up with the brilliant idea : "Hey, why not crack his neck once or twice, maybe that's the problem?".

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 02:03 PM

Too bad injuries derailed his career before it really even got going.  At one point he looked like he could turn into a nice energy 3rd line player.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 02:05 PM

View PostCallawaySabres, on 27 November 2013 - 01:57 PM, said:

Let's put a legit NHL top line together before we start worrying about whether or not Tropp should be here or not. They can do whatever the heck they want this year and I won't flinch.

I agree. This year is wasted it's just about putting a little respect back into the organization by putting forth a solid effort on the ice. I'm not expecting much next year as well. And to be honest with you I would much rather lose the lottery this year and win it next year. The big prize is McDavid in 2015.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 02:10 PM

I had high hopes for Tropp in his NHL stint a couple years ago, but he's been pretty brutal this year.  A kid with injury issues playing the way he does wasn't likely to last long anyways.

Edited by qwksndmonster, 27 November 2013 - 02:13 PM.


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 02:17 PM

I would have waived Flynn first

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 02:20 PM

What!  I still have him as top 6 (and coincidentally he currently is on default NHL14 roster).  He looked great when they called him up the first time in 2012.  Then the lock out, then the dominant 1st game in stocked AHL last year until injury.  Then long slow rehab, then 4th line with John Scott. ugh.  Toughness, speed, finishing skill, work ethic.  The decision to fight that Maple Leaf wasn't too bright, so maybe that's the problem, smarts.  Regardless, bad move I say.

View Postinkman, on 27 November 2013 - 02:17 PM, said:

I would have waived Flynn first
Most definitely.  Or Scott.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 02:20 PM

Let's be honest, at this point the Sabres could swap out almost any 9 of their 12 forwards with Amerks and have the same (low) prospect of winning on any given night.  Godspeed Corey Tropp.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 02:25 PM

View Postinkman, on 27 November 2013 - 02:17 PM, said:

I would have waived Flynn first

Isn't he in playing for amerks for like two weeks now ?  But yeah i would have send down scott.

Edited by Heimdall, 27 November 2013 - 02:25 PM.


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 02:27 PM

View Postinkman, on 27 November 2013 - 02:17 PM, said:

I would have waived Flynn first

Wouldn't be shocked to see that soon. I think Teddy and Patty are doing triage right now. Giving a once over on the marginal guys, and for talent, heart, or age reasons....will be shuffling and auditioning.

The reason you will see Stafford, Myers, Ennis and Lieno get some time is that they have shown the ability to be top half NHL players in talent in the past. It's worth it to try some hugs and kicks in the ass before a final decision is made. Plus the new GM will want a say I'm sure.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 02:35 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 27 November 2013 - 01:55 PM, said:

Looks good to me. Kid is a constant injury risk with the style of game he plays.

That's been my impression as well.  I wish him luck, but, if we want the Sabres to win a Cup, we have to go along with the "difficult" decisions.


View Postnucci, on 27 November 2013 - 01:36 PM, said:


According to your signature you don't care if we lose every game for a couple of more years. Why would waiving an average player bother you? I don't think we'll be yelling, I wish Tropp was still here anytime soon.

Correct. What's worse, waiving Tropp, or tanking for several seasons?  Hmmm.  If we want the Sabres to win a Cup, we have to go along with the "difficult" decisions.  I think waiving Tropp isn't too hard to accept versus several seasons of "suffering".


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 02:38 PM

Hope he enjoyed his cup of coffee in the NHL.

Tropp worked hard but never impressed me as NHL talent.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 02:38 PM

View PostGhost of Dwight Drane, on 27 November 2013 - 02:27 PM, said:



Wouldn't be shocked to see that soon. I think Teddy and Patty are doing triage right now. Giving a once over on the marginal guys, and for talent, heart, or age reasons....will be shuffling and auditioning.

The reason you will see Stafford, Myers, Ennis and Lieno get some time is that they have shown the ability to be top half NHL players in talent in the past. It's worth it to try some hugs and kicks in the ass before a final decision is made. Plus the new GM will want a say I'm sure.

Nolan has all but gushed about Flynn's effort and intelligence in some pressers, and I would bet (if I were a betting man) others will/would be waived before Flynn is.



Edited by sizzlemeister, 27 November 2013 - 02:39 PM.


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 02:41 PM

I'll just echo others in that I really don't care. The Sabres waived a replacement level player. Whatever.

I also agree with Sizzle that others will be waived before Flynn. At the very least he's been a decent (for this team) possession player.