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#1 Robviously

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 09:42 AM

My first GDT of all time.  OF ALL TIME.

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SABRES (6-21-2) at CANADIENS (18-9-3)

TV: CBC, RDS, MSG-B

Last 10: Buffalo 3-6-1; Montreal 8-1-1

Season series: The Montreal Canadiens won their first game against the Buffalo Sabres, 3-1 on Nov. 27. After Saturday, they won't meet again for three months before facing off twice in a week in March.

Big story: These longtime rivals enter the game looking at each other from different ends of the Atlantic Division. Montreal beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Thursday to overtake them in the division standings, although Boston holds two games in hand. Buffalo is last in the overall standings with 14 points after a 3-1 loss to the New York Rangers on Thursday. The Sabres have one win in their past eight games.

NHL.com preview: http://www.nhl.com/g...w?id=2013020439

ESPN.com preview: http://scores.espn.g...ameId=400484682

We're still completely iced in in Dallas so this game may have to be my entertainment for the day.  Uh oh.

Edited by Robviously, 07 December 2013 - 10:18 AM.


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Posted 07 December 2013 - 10:06 AM

I'll be watching. Be nice to see them compete like they did against the Sharks.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 10:10 AM

Doctor how does it look? Will the sabres win the game? "It's not looking good I'm afraid"

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 10:21 AM

View Postwjag, on 07 December 2013 - 10:06 AM, said:

I'll be watching. Be nice to see them compete like they did against the Sharks.
At the start of the season I took solace in the fact the Habs got off to a bad start too.  What a difference a month makes, they're probably the hottest team in the league now.  I'll watch too, but I'm afraid this one could get ugly early...

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 11:05 AM

In the Bell Centre against one of the hottest teams in the league? Better restock the shelves if I'm gonna watch this one :beer:

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 11:44 AM

Habs will lay out a big ol beatdown I'm afraid. They are the antithesis of what the Sabres represent. They're playing with confidence and pride and they have talent. They're also playing in the Bell Centre which is always good for a couple phantom calls for the home team. Nationally broadcast in Canada so the embarrassment factor amongst my friends with their post game jabs on social media will be high but I'm a long suffering Sabres fan so I deserve what I got coming. As others have said this could get fugly. In any event, as always...

GO SABRES !

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 12:03 PM

I've got a good feeling about this game, 3-1 Sabres.

Enroth in net.

Stafford and Ehrhoff not at practice.

Stafford and Ehrhoff are fine, they just skippped an optional skate.

Edited by JJFIVEOH, 07 December 2013 - 12:08 PM.


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Posted 07 December 2013 - 12:43 PM

Kinda odd that Ted is starting Jhonas seeing as Ryan has only played 1 game the past week, and the sabres don't play again until tuesday.  Hmmm this is an interesting decision IMO and could mean a number of different things.

Edited by BocceBall, 07 December 2013 - 12:44 PM.


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Posted 07 December 2013 - 12:55 PM

View PostBocceBall, on 07 December 2013 - 12:43 PM, said:

Kinda odd that Ted is starting Jhonas seeing as Ryan has only played 1 game the past week, and the sabres don't play again until tuesday.  Hmmm this is an interesting decision IMO and could mean a number of different things.

Well Enroth has complained lack of playing time was hurting his Olympic chances...

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 12:58 PM

Flew into raleigh today to visit my preggo lil sis.... So pretty sure I won't be watching the game.... Prolly check out some college games this evening... Check in on the score and see what people post... Btw, drew Stafford is my father

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 01:07 PM

View Postwjag, on 07 December 2013 - 12:55 PM, said:

Well Enroth has complained lack of playing time was hurting his Olympic chances...

Could be, it could be a number of things. Teds advocating to build around Ryan sure does make it a strange decision considering they only play 2 games in 10 days..

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 01:10 PM

View Postwyldnwoody44, on 07 December 2013 - 12:58 PM, said:

Flew into raleigh today to visit my preggo lil sis.... So pretty sure I won't be watching the game.... Prolly check out some college games this evening... Check in on the score and see what people post... Btw, drew Stafford is my father

That would make you Doogie Houser

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 01:29 PM

A thought of a couple of possibilities as well. Probably reading to

View PostBocceBall, on 07 December 2013 - 01:07 PM, said:

Could be, it could be a number of things. Teds advocating to build around Ryan sure does make it a strange decision considering they only play 2 games in 10 days..

Maybe they got a different message out of Miller with their talks.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 01:37 PM

View PostJJFIVEOH, on 07 December 2013 - 01:29 PM, said:

A thought of a couple of possibilities as well. Probably reading to


Maybe they got a different message out of Miller with their talks.

That could be too. Don't really know what kind of talks they had or how in depth they were but there have not been any rumblings one way or the other. Maybe RM is just feeling a bit under the weather, who knows.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 01:40 PM

View PostBocceBall, on 07 December 2013 - 01:37 PM, said:

That could be too. Don't really know what kind of talks they had or how in depth they were but there have not been any rumblings one way or the other. Maybe RM is just feeling a bit under the weather, who knows.

Could be. We're probably reading too much into it.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 01:53 PM

Too much money on the Habs not to think the Sabres are going to win this one.

2-1 in a SO.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 01:57 PM

View PostJJFIVEOH, on 07 December 2013 - 12:03 PM, said:

I've got a good feeling about this game, 3-1 Sabres.

Enroth in net.

Stafford and Ehrhoff not at practice.

Stafford and Ehrhoff are fine, they just skippped an optional skate.

2 games in 10 days, worse team in hockey, and two of your veterans skip the"optional" skate. We are what we are.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 02:23 PM

View Postsicknfla, on 07 December 2013 - 01:57 PM, said:

2 games in 10 days, worse team in hockey, and two of your veterans skip the"optional" skate. We are what we are.
My sentiments exactly.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 02:27 PM

View Postsicknfla, on 07 December 2013 - 01:57 PM, said:

2 games in 10 days, worse team in hockey, and two of your veterans skip the"optional" skate. We are what we are.

Old regime, new regime, tomato, tomatoe

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 03:01 PM

View Postwjag, on 07 December 2013 - 02:27 PM, said:

Old regime, new regime, tomato, tomatoe

I still blame the man who put this clusterf*** of a roster together in the first place.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 03:09 PM

View Postsicknfla, on 07 December 2013 - 01:57 PM, said:

2 games in 10 days, worse team in hockey, and two of your veterans skip the"optional" skate. We are what we are.

We don't know whatcs going on no more than we know why Miller is sitting again. They could both be under the weather. They could have taken the day off because after 3 days of practice there's nothing to cover. Who knows? Ehrhoff is probably the last Sabre I would label lazy, he's a professional and the last person that would cut corners.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 03:09 PM

View PostKristian, on 07 December 2013 - 03:01 PM, said:



I still blame the man who put this clusterf*** of a roster together in the first place.

Sometimes when a person leaves the public eye they just fade away. I don't think Regier is going to enjoy this luxury. As more and more of his mistakes are exposed and corrected, his stock is likely to fall even farther. Darcy Regier may ultimately wind up being more hated in the future than he was on the day he was fired.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 03:13 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 07 December 2013 - 03:09 PM, said:

Sometimes when a person leaves the public eye they just fade away. I don't think Regier is going to enjoy this luxury. As more and more of his mistakes are exposed and corrected, his stock is likely to fall even farther. Darcy Regier may ultimately wind up being more hated in the future than he was on the day he was fired.

I'm still pissed at Bowman, and it's been thirty years since he dismantled a good team.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 03:22 PM

View PostEleven, on 07 December 2013 - 03:13 PM, said:

I'm still pissed at Bowman, and it's been thirty years since he dismantled a good team.

Me too.

The greatest coach ever was a lousy GM.  Correct me if I am wrong, but I don't think Scotty was GM any place else.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 03:27 PM

View Postwjag, on 07 December 2013 - 01:10 PM, said:



That would make you Doogie Houser
Funny you say that, I look a lot like Neil Patrick Harris and hear that all too often lol, if only I had his bankroll tho, 1400 bucks a month in student loans is a bit(h!!!!

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 06:24 PM

Koziol has quite the man-crush on Miller, doesn't he?

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 06:26 PM

View PostEleven, on 07 December 2013 - 03:13 PM, said:

I'm still pissed at Bowman, and it's been thirty years since he dismantled a good team.
Ding! Ding! Ding!

We have a winner!

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 06:27 PM

View PostTaro T, on 07 December 2013 - 06:26 PM, said:

Ding! Ding! Ding!

We have a winner!

He ruined my childhood.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 06:28 PM

I wonder what I can do tonight that isn't watching this game....

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 06:36 PM

View PostEleven, on 07 December 2013 - 06:27 PM, said:

He ruined my childhood.
Bummer.

I'd like to say the Molsons knew what they were doing when they bypsssed Scotty when Sam retired, but they gave the job to Irving Grundman. :doh:

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 06:58 PM

I feel like the Sabres are going to win tonight just because there's no reason at all to think they're going to win tonight.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 07:00 PM

View PostRobviously, on 07 December 2013 - 06:58 PM, said:

I feel like the Sabres are going to win tonight just because there's no reason at all to think they're going to win tonight.

Add Enroth (kills the Habs) to that, and I'm right there with you.  Game on in a few!

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 07:10 PM

Also, the longer they take to drop the puck, the more I'm drawn into the Mizzou-Auburn game.  Get with it, NHL.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 07:12 PM

This is what killed the Sabres the last time they faced Montreal:
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Special teams a key tonight. Montreal is 5th in @NHL on PP (22.9%), 3rd overall on PK (86.3%). #Sabres #Canadiens

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 07:16 PM

I'd like to see a game in Montreal some day.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 07:17 PM

View PostEleven, on 07 December 2013 - 07:00 PM, said:

Add Enroth (kills the Habs) to that, and I'm right there with you.  Game on in a few!

As long as the Habs don't get the opportunity to shoot high on him all day.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 07:22 PM

Ennis, Adam, Girgensons with a great shift there.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 07:22 PM

View PostEleven, on 07 December 2013 - 07:10 PM, said:

Also, the longer they take to drop the puck, the more I'm drawn into the Mizzou-Auburn game.  Get with it, NHL.
Man can auburn run the ball or what!!!! Pretty insane..... Much more exciting than sabres hockey right now

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 07:24 PM

Sabres let Montreal off the hook there.

Edited by wjag, 07 December 2013 - 07:28 PM.


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Posted 07 December 2013 - 07:27 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 07 December 2013 - 07:22 PM, said:

Ennis, Adam, Girgensons with a great shift there.

Also, that pass from Marshall for a first down was clutch.





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