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#1 wyldnwoody44

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 11:43 AM

Sorry, I just couldn't resist

This needed to be done /merge or delete if need be.... Or just have fun with it

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 11:50 AM

Great now we're stuck with him. Good job.

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 11:51 AM

View Postd4rksabre, on 26 January 2014 - 11:50 AM, said:

Great now we're stuck with him. Good job.
It was my plan all along... I'm. Secretly a closet Leino lover

And by that logic, I did tank nation a huggggggee favor next year ;)

Edited by wyldnwoody44, 26 January 2014 - 11:52 AM.


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 11:54 AM

I am actually starting to feel bad for the guy, it almost looks like he is literally trying so hard he is failing

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 11:57 AM

Tank Commander should stay for now. He contributes to the tank and eats up salary cap floor.

In the future, maybe after next season, we can reevaluate him.  Maybe he'll find it again during that time, and make it worth it to keep him, but probably not.  Not with this roster.

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 12:07 PM

IKnowPhysics is correct. We keep the Tank Commander for cap floor reasons. I will say when we do jettison him I'm personally hoping he signs with another team, even for a year or 2 just so I can listen to another fan base bitch about him :D

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 12:55 PM

When and if the "Usual Suspects", are traded, amnesty him.  One could argue who has more to offer John Scott or Leino and his bloated salary.

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 01:12 PM

View PostMILFHUNTER#518, on 26 January 2014 - 11:54 AM, said:

I am actually starting to feel bad for the guy, it almost looks like he is literally trying so hard he is failing

I'll never feel sorry for someone making so much money while doing so very little.

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 01:39 PM

So, how many days till the "Hodgson needs to go!" thread?

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 01:39 PM

Is "Tank Commander" the most ironically bad-ass nickname for a guy on this team?

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 01:57 PM

View Postdeluca67, on 26 January 2014 - 01:39 PM, said:

So, how many days till the "Hodgson needs to go!" thread?

NEVER!

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 02:01 PM

Lets see who gets to close his thread first.

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 02:35 PM

Hmm the Stafford needs to go thread has 1239 more post, but in my opinion Leino needs to go first.

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 02:40 PM

View PostEleven, on 26 January 2014 - 02:01 PM, said:

Lets see who gets to close his thread first.
I'll go down biting and scratching ;)

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 02:59 PM

Leino a go go?

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 03:19 PM

hahahahaha,  I LOVE this topic.  

BTW, any word on the status after the injury last night?  Amazing how much he gets hurt for a guy who tries to stay out of the thick of things,  and is mostly irrelevant in every game.

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 03:28 PM

This thread is as useless as the player.

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 03:45 PM

I think the player is useless by at least 7 more

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 07:27 PM

Leino was credited with an assist the other night.... his first point in a very long time.   As far as an 'assist', apparently it was by falling flat on his face in front of the opponent's goal,  I called it a 'sympathy point' when I saw it.  :)

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 07:39 PM

View PostJsixspd, on 26 January 2014 - 07:27 PM, said:

Leino was credited with an assist the other night.... his first point in a very long time.   As far as an 'assist', apparently it was by falling flat on his face in front of the opponent's goal,  I called it a 'sympathy point' when I saw it.

Some of the assist that are given out seem to be given for "sympathy points", or some other lame reason, other than an earned assist. Omark was given an assist the other night after he lost the puck at the blue line to Florida player, who in return lost it to Stafford, who passed it to Ott and Ott passed it back to Stafford for the goal. That was 2 players that had the puck after Omark, how that adds up to an assist for Omark is confusing to me.

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 08:06 PM

Tank Commander. My God who came up with that one? Ingenious! :worthy:

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 08:25 PM

Maybe they can change his jersey name to "Lame-O"

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 08:33 AM

View PostIKnowPhysics, on 26 January 2014 - 11:57 AM, said:

Tank Commander should stay for now. He contributes to the tank and eats up salary cap floor.

In the future, maybe after next season, we can reevaluate him.  Maybe he'll find it again during that time, and make it worth it to keep him, but probably not.  Not with this roster.

View PostHopefulFuture, on 26 January 2014 - 12:07 PM, said:

IKnowPhysics is correct. We keep the Tank Commander for cap floor reasons. I will say when we do jettison him I'm personally hoping he signs with another team, even for a year or 2 just so I can listen to another fan base bitch about him :D

See here's the issue: compliance/amnesty buyouts, unless I'm mistaken, can only be used at the end of this year. After that in order to jettison Leino the Sabres either have to find a trade partner or normal-buyout which cuts into the cap. I don't know who is going to trade for him, and I'd hate if a few years down the road that cap penalty would be killing the team from bringing a good trade or UFA.

Buy Leino out with one of the two compliance boyouts, and give some scrub a 1-year $6M contract (John Scott!) each year until we need the space for a UFA worth that money.

Edited by MattPie, 27 January 2014 - 08:34 AM.


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 09:08 AM

The next Sabres sick puppy? Oh such fun!  Fans have to hate. lol . Is he the next in a long line of  Sabre sick puppies who have left and become sucessfull NHLers elsewhere?

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 09:09 AM

Someone should make him captain, he'll be gone so fast :P

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 09:14 AM

View PostLaLaLaFontaine, on 26 January 2014 - 02:35 PM, said:

Hmm the Stafford needs to go thread has 1239 more post, but in my opinion Leino needs to go first.

Stafford at least has something limited to offer.  Leino would only be of interest to a team coming off a buyout or as a buy low UFA.  He's been completely worthless.  I just think he's lost all his motivation and is going through the motions.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 09:28 AM

View Postkishoph, on 26 January 2014 - 07:39 PM, said:

Some of the assist that are given out seem to be given for "sympathy points", or some other lame reason, other than an earned assist. Omark was given an assist the other night after he lost the puck at the blue line to Florida player, who in return lost it to Stafford, who passed it to Ott and Ott passed it back to Stafford for the goal. That was 2 players that had the puck after Omark, how that adds up to an assist for Omark is confusing to me.

Maybe Leino's fall was sufficient distraction to the other team to allow the goal hence the assist?  Maybe Leino could try clutching at his own throat and pretend his choking down in front of the other team's goal?   Might make enough distraction to allow Buffalo to sneak it in?  LOL

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 09:34 AM

View Postwaldo, on 27 January 2014 - 09:08 AM, said:

The next Sabres sick puppy? Oh such fun!  Fans have to hate. lol . Is he the next in a long line of  Sabre sick puppies who have left and become sucessfull NHLers elsewhere?

I can think of more Sabres that fizzled elsewhere than succeeded.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 10:00 AM

View PostDoohickie, on 27 January 2014 - 09:34 AM, said:

I can think of more Sabres that fizzled elsewhere than succeeded.

Roy, Vanek, Tropp, Gerbe, Leopold, Pom, Lydman, Tallinder, Regehr, Paille, Zubrus, Cambell,

Seems like a few made out ok and played or continue to play well after they left. We have a talent for getting rid of guys that can play too.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 10:48 AM

View PostMattPie, on 27 January 2014 - 08:33 AM, said:

See here's the issue: compliance/amnesty buyouts, unless I'm mistaken, can only be used at the end of this year. After that in order to jettison Leino the Sabres either have to find a trade partner or normal-buyout which cuts into the cap. I don't know who is going to trade for him, and I'd hate if a few years down the road that cap penalty would be killing the team from bringing a good trade or UFA.

Buy Leino out with one of the two compliance boyouts, and give some scrub a 1-year $6M contract (John Scott!) each year until we need the space for a UFA worth that money.

We can only hope the second coming of the glass princess, Connolly, I mean Leino doesnt get "hurt" at the end of the season so we cannot buy him out.

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 02:02 PM

Is it true that Ott said he fed Leino the puck once last night because he was trying to help him get a goal?  Someone told me this at lunch today - but I didn't hear it first-hand.    

That's kind of sad if true - sort of like a father hooking a fish and then handing the rod to his small child so they can 'reel it in'.  :rolleyes:

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 02:22 PM

View PostJsixspd, on 31 January 2014 - 02:02 PM, said:

Is it true that Ott said he fed Leino the puck once last night because he was trying to help him get a goal?  Someone told me this at lunch today - but I didn't hear it first-hand.

That's kind of sad if true - sort of like a father hooking a fish and then handing the rod to his small child so they can 'reel it in'.  :rolleyes:

Pretty sure it was said on the broadcast after Ott threw the puck to Leino on a 3 on 1.

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 06:03 PM

And the result of the said play???
Guessing it wasn't a goal lol

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 07:16 PM

The play speaks well for Ott as a teammate. I hope he never does that again with that void of life Leino.

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 07:16 PM

View Postwyldnwoody44, on 31 January 2014 - 06:03 PM, said:

And the result of the said play???
Guessing it wasn't a goal lol
defender tipped it well over leinos stick outta reach. Not sayin keep lame-o but he is developing some chemistry with Ott and Hodgson last couple games as well as getting into good spots on both sides of the ice. Again, this is not an endorsement, just a simple observation. Very simple.

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 08:21 PM

View PostBills12Sabres11, on 31 January 2014 - 07:16 PM, said:

defender tipped it well over leinos stick outta reach. Not sayin keep lame-o but he is developing some chemistry with Ott and Hodgson last couple games as well as getting into good spots on both sides of the ice. Again, this is not an endorsement, just a simple observation. Very simple.
I was at the Washington game and I saw zero from Leino except he drew a penalty that led to the 2nd Hodgson goal.... I missed a few of the last games other than that one, when he first got here it appeared he was stronger on the puck, especially in the corners, but something happened to him and he is as easy to take off the puck as a newborn these days.... He's not scoring which is a big deal, but when other aspects of game, forechecking, passing, physicality aren't there it just makes it 100 times worse

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 08:29 PM

View PostJsixspd, on 31 January 2014 - 02:02 PM, said:

Is it true that Ott said he fed Leino the puck once last night because he was trying to help him get a goal?  Someone told me this at lunch today - but I didn't hear it first-hand.

That's kind of sad if true - sort of like a father hooking a fish and then handing the rod to his small child so they can 'reel it in'.  :rolleyes:

On Ott's goal, Leino had an open net with the goalie out of position and partially fanned on the shot and it squirted over to Ott, who put it in. Maybe Ott was just trying to pay Leino back for that great assist.

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 08:53 PM

His play really does suck, I liked the guy but it is just not working.  Even Teddy cant get him going.  Ott should just kick his ass.

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 09:05 PM

View PostRuffMuff, on 31 January 2014 - 08:53 PM, said:

His play really does suck, I liked the guy but it is just not working.  Even Teddy cant get him going.  Ott should just kick his ass.


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 12:41 AM

I think teddy said something along the lines of, he's not producing, he's being demoted to the 4th line and next step is a healthy scratch.... My old man told me that's what he heard so I'm not sure how accurate that is, but he really shouldn't be out there on the PP or 1st
/2nd line right now.... He has not earned it