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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:08 AM

Sabres PR Twitter says there's an 11:30 press conference today in the FNC atrium.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:09 AM

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The Buffalo Sabres will hold a press conference today at 11:30 a.m. in the atrium at First Niagara Center.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:20 AM

So Tim Murray must have finally made it into town.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:30 AM

Or they're introducing new 4ths; they're just like the 3rds but in grayscale.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:35 AM

to introduce Cunneyworth?

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:37 AM

View Postdudacek, on 09 January 2014 - 09:35 AM, said:

to introduce Cunneyworth?

Ted Nolan has been relieved of his duties.  :P

Edited by Derrico, 09 January 2014 - 09:38 AM.


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:38 AM

View PostDerrico, on 09 January 2014 - 09:37 AM, said:

Ted Nolan has been releaved of his duties.  :P

Where's that English thread?  :nana:

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:40 AM

Please don't even joke about that

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:42 AM

Murray is GM.  Thoughts?

I like it.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:44 AM

View PostMILFHUNTER#518, on 09 January 2014 - 09:40 AM, said:

Please don't even joke about that
About what? Nolan? If Murray is named GM he needs to be able to pick his coach if he chooses.

View PostSpndnchz, on 09 January 2014 - 09:42 AM, said:

Murray is GM.  Thoughts?

I like it.
Not that it matters but I do too.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:47 AM

View PostSpndnchz, on 09 January 2014 - 09:42 AM, said:

Murray is GM.  Thoughts?

I'm waiting on the Grumpy Dwarf memes.

Not because he's short. But because he's apparently famously grumpy.

Vogl got a quote to that effect, and Google yielded this Sens blog from the 2011 draft:

http://www.blackaces...first-line.html

But no, what fascinated me was the strange behaviour of Senators assistant GM Tim Murray, who looked like the pressure of draft week had finally snapped something crucial in his mind.

Not normally a pleasant fellow, Murray strode the stage for the first pick and without any pleasantries that is the norm for these things, went right ahead and picked Zibanejad in as few syllables possible. No congratulating Boston. No thanking the fans in Ottawa or Minnesota. No smiling.

Fair enough. Murray is all business all the time and as Dean Brown said on the Team 1200 the other day, he doesn't feed reporters crap and he doesn't take any either. God bless him. We can all appreciate a man like that, because they're so completely rare as to seem like aliens.

Then he was back at the microphone to pick Noesen but he could barely bring himself to spit out the words before pulling away from the microphone and scowling all the way back over to the line of scouts waiting for the kid to make his way from the stands.It was a bravura performance, borderline disrespectful, and completely dismissive of the demands of television. I've been watching NHL drafts since at least 1992 and I've never seen someone so pissed off and curmudgeonly, and I've watched the all-time greats likeBobby Clarke and Harry Sinden mumble their way through many a pick, mangling names and grinding their teeth.

Somebody must have talked to Tim before the Senators third pick, maybe his media savvy uncle, because when he went to the microphone to pick Puempel, he was like Mr. Rogers all of a sudden, thanking everybody in sight, smiling and generally acting likeAlan Thicke at a banquet.

I will say this: Tim Murray is a hell of a hockey department guy. He's just as responsible as his uncle for rebuilding the Senators farm team and watching them win an AHL championship. But you can see why he's going to have some limitations if he wants to be a GM in the NHL. There's just no Hollywood in him.

You have to wonder why the Senators would send him out to represent the team on television. It's a bit like being the Gambino crime family but instead of the "Dapper Don" John Gotti meeting the press, you send out Sammy "The Bull" Gravanoand inevitably a cameraman gets tossed to the pavemen

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:49 AM

View PostMILFHUNTER#518, on 09 January 2014 - 09:40 AM, said:

Please don't even joke about that

Even if Ted is replaced I'd bet he has a job in the organization somewhere.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:49 AM

View PostThat Aud Smell, on 09 January 2014 - 09:47 AM, said:

I'm waiting on the Grumpy Dwarf memes.

Not because he's short. But because he's apparently famously grumpy.

Vogl got a quote to that effect, and Google yielded this Sens blog from the 2011 draft:

http://www.blackaces...first-line.html

But no, what fascinated me was the strange behaviour of Senators assistant GM Tim Murray, who looked like the pressure of draft week had finally snapped something crucial in his mind.

Not normally a pleasant fellow, Murray strode the stage for the first pick and without any pleasantries that is the norm for these things, went right ahead and picked Zibanejad in as few syllables possible. No congratulating Boston. No thanking the fans in Ottawa or Minnesota. No smiling.

Fair enough. Murray is all business all the time and as Dean Brown said on the Team 1200 the other day, he doesn't feed reporters crap and he doesn't take any either. God bless him. We can all appreciate a man like that, because they're so completely rare as to seem like aliens.

Then he was back at the microphone to pick Noesen but he could barely bring himself to spit out the words before pulling away from the microphone and scowling all the way back over to the line of scouts waiting for the kid to make his way from the stands.It was a bravura performance, borderline disrespectful, and completely dismissive of the demands of television. I've been watching NHL drafts since at least 1992 and I've never seen someone so pissed off and curmudgeonly, and I've watched the all-time greats likeBobby Clarke and Harry Sinden mumble their way through many a pick, mangling names and grinding their teeth.

Somebody must have talked to Tim before the Senators third pick, maybe his media savvy uncle, because when he went to the microphone to pick Puempel, he was like Mr. Rogers all of a sudden, thanking everybody in sight, smiling and generally acting likeAlan Thicke at a banquet.

I will say this: Tim Murray is a hell of a hockey department guy. He's just as responsible as his uncle for rebuilding the Senators farm team and watching them win an AHL championship. But you can see why he's going to have some limitations if he wants to be a GM in the NHL. There's just no Hollywood in him.

You have to wonder why the Senators would send him out to represent the team on television. It's a bit like being the Gambino crime family but instead of the "Dapper Don" John Gotti meeting the press, you send out Sammy "The Bull" Gravanoand inevitably a cameraman gets tossed to the pavemen
So he has a little Bill Polian in him. Not a bad thing

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:49 AM

also: i sorta love how super canadian he sounds.

Edited by That Aud Smell, 09 January 2014 - 09:50 AM.


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:50 AM

View PostSpndnchz, on 09 January 2014 - 09:42 AM, said:

Murray is GM.  Thoughts?
I like it.

I'm optimistic. I like what I've been hearing and reading about him but I have no access.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:52 AM

View Postnucci, on 09 January 2014 - 09:49 AM, said:

So he has a little Bill Polian in him. Not a bad thing

agreed.

his success will dictate whether or not that personality tendency will play well in buffalo.

i will say this: he's coming from a market where the media and locals presumably provided serious scrutiny to the front office's machinations.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:52 AM

View PostSpndnchz, on 09 January 2014 - 09:42 AM, said:

Murray is GM.  Thoughts?

I like it.

The guy has payed his dues and seems more than qualified to to a good job for the Sabres.  Excellent Choice. :thumbsup:

Much work to do!

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:53 AM

View Postnucci, on 09 January 2014 - 09:49 AM, said:

So he has a little Bill Polian in him. Not a bad thing

I think he's more of a quiet, serious guy than a bombastic one like Polian.  Now if he ends up calling TPegs daughter the C word.....

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:54 AM

View PostThat Aud Smell, on 09 January 2014 - 09:49 AM, said:

also: i sorta love how super canadian he sounds.

:lol:

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:54 AM

So maybe he'll tell Bucky to ###### off.  Haha.

It'll be streaming on Sabres.com at 11:30

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:54 AM

I like the choice but I wonder how he's going to get along with Nolan if he's really a grumpy, borderline-crazy person. Sounds like two very strong personalities.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:56 AM

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Further to Tim Murray's hire as GM in Buffalo, told that Sabres interviewed 10 candidates in total for the job...

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:57 AM

Golisano bought the team again, and brings back Larry the Moron? :w00t:

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:58 AM

View PostThat Aud Smell, on 09 January 2014 - 09:52 AM, said:

i will say this: he's coming from a market where the media and locals presumably provided serious scrutiny to the front office's machinations.

One of the interesting things that I kept reading on the Sens HF thread was that he'd be going from a job with more scrutiny to one with less in Buffalo.  I'm not so sure that will be the case.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:59 AM

View PostSpndnchz, on 09 January 2014 - 09:54 AM, said:

So maybe he'll tell Bucky to ###### off.  Haha.

Oooooooooooohhhhh.  Now I'm really interested.  A grumpy GM with no time for TBN hockey reporters' temper tantrums?  Must-see TV.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:00 AM

Tim Murray Presser Live Stream

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:04 AM

View Postnfreeman, on 09 January 2014 - 09:59 AM, said:



Oooooooooooohhhhh.  Now I'm really interested.  A grumpy GM with no time for TBN hockey reporters' temper tantrums?  Must-see TV.

This would be epic.

So if this is an 80s TV show, Murray is the no fun weapons expert, Pat is the guy with the funky plans, and Teddy is the affable wheelman. Now all we need is The Wild Card.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:09 AM


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I really thought they were waiting this long because they were having second thoughts. Sad face.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:11 AM

View PostClaude_Verret, on 09 January 2014 - 09:38 AM, said:

Where's that English thread?  :nana:

Hhahahha, I even changed it literally 2 minutes after but you had already caught me!

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:14 AM

View PostAssquatch, on 09 January 2014 - 10:09 AM, said:



:lol:
That's ####ing hilarious. :lol:

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:17 AM

View Postd4rksabre, on 09 January 2014 - 10:04 AM, said:



This would be epic.

So if this is an 80s TV show, Murray is the no fun weapons expert, Pat is the guy with the funky plans, and Teddy is the affable wheelman. Now all we need is The Wild Card.

Clearly Ted Nolan as the Wild Card.
Pegula as the commander on the videophone.
Teppo as the womanizer.

Edited by IKnowPhysics, 09 January 2014 - 10:17 AM.


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:17 AM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 09 January 2014 - 10:00 AM, said:


I know I speak for others as well when I ask someone to maybe summarize what is said during the presser.  I'm at work and noway to listen to it.  I'll watch it later but this is huge and I'm very impatient.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:21 AM

View Postd4rksabre, on 09 January 2014 - 10:04 AM, said:

This would be epic.

So if this is an 80s TV show, Murray is the no fun weapons expert, Pat is the guy with the funky plans, and Teddy is the affable wheelman. Now all we need is The Wild Card.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:23 AM

It is hard not to immediately like anyone not named Darcy as the choice.  Since (almost) all of us know very little about the candidates, I'll trust that LaFontaine and Pegula took their time and made the best possible choice with the information they had to work with.

Would love to see Murray make some bold moves right out of the gate, which would immediately put his stamp on the club.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:24 AM

View PostIKnowPhysics, on 09 January 2014 - 10:17 AM, said:

Clearly Ted Nolan as the Wild Card.
Pegula as the commander on the videophone.
Teppo as the womanizer.

Teppo is always the guy you go see when you gotta "get what you need". :lol:

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I'm sure some here will agree with you on Pegula as the Wild Card :flirt:

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:26 AM

Absolutely. As a new guy on the job his legacy will be in the guys he brings in;he'll get no credit for the guys that were already here. Sell what you can, accrue as much currency as possible and use your strength of talent evaluation (and hopefully teambuilding) to bring in guys to take you to your goals.

Go Sabres

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:29 AM

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:29 AM

View PostPotato, on 09 January 2014 - 10:23 AM, said:

It is hard not to immediately like anyone not named Darcy as the choice.  Since (almost) all of us know very little about the candidates, I'll trust that LaFontaine and Pegula took their time and made the best possible choice with the information they had to work with.

Would love to see Murray make some bold moves right out of the gate, which would immediately put his stamp on the club.

Except for the part about trusting Pegula, I'm with you on all this. The future is now, and it's exciting.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:33 AM

View PostPotato, on 09 January 2014 - 10:23 AM, said:

It is hard not to immediately like anyone not named Darcy as the choice.  Since (almost) all of us know very little about the candidates, I'll trust that LaFontaine and Pegula took their time and made the best possible choice with the information they had to work with.

Would love to see Murray make some bold moves right out of the gate, which would immediately put his stamp on the club.

I can't imagine any hire being as conservative as DR in regard to organizational assets.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:35 AM

I wonder if Murray does anything before the Olympics. Might take a bit for him to assess the situation.