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#1 Tankalicious

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:31 AM

Buffalo Sabres @BuffaloSabres

TRADE ALERT: The #Sabres acquire defenseman Josh Gorges from @CanadiensMTL in exchange for a 2nd round pick in 2016 (acquired from @mnwild).


#2 dEnnis the Menace

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:31 AM

View PostTankalicious, on 01 July 2014 - 11:31 AM, said:

Buffalo Sabres @BuffaloSabres

TRADE ALERT: The #Sabres acquire defenseman Josh Gorges from @CanadiensMTL in exchange for a 2nd round pick in 2016 (acquired from @mnwild).

Well that is interesting!  Who just said they wanted Gorges? was that Weave or 11?

Edited by dEnnis the Menace, 01 July 2014 - 11:32 AM.


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:32 AM

Gorges has a $3.9M cap hit from now until 2017-18.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:33 AM

It was me. Loving this trade.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:33 AM

Hey!! A new #26 is in town! Good move!

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:33 AM

View Postdudacek, on 01 July 2014 - 11:33 AM, said:

It was me. Loving this trade.

close haha.  Nice call though!

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:33 AM

View Postdudacek, on 01 July 2014 - 11:33 AM, said:

It was me. Loving this trade.

Me too!  And so much for my pessimism about him waiving to come to Buffalo :lol:

Edited by TrueBluePhD, 01 July 2014 - 11:33 AM.


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:33 AM

One precious pick gone. Interesting.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:34 AM

He's a gritty leader and a shot-blocker.
He can play a jay McKee role.

Good contract for us too. And good value for a 2nd rounder.

Edited by dudacek, 01 July 2014 - 11:39 AM.


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:34 AM

Lets all send a big "Haw Haw" Toronto's way.Posted Image

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:35 AM

View Postsabills, on 01 July 2014 - 11:34 AM, said:

Lets all send a big "Haw Haw" Toronto's way.Posted Image

That's hilarious...

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:35 AM

This guy is the very definition of a "heart and soul" player.  Dives in front of shots, takes an absolute beating, team first all the way.  It is pretty clear at this point that Murray wants to fill the team with character guys and let the young skill guys develop around them.  Great move.  I was wondering who the other veteran defensemen might be this year... guess we now know!

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:35 AM

Wow.  He'll be 30 this summer and is 6'1", 200 lbs, under contract for 4 more years at $3.9MM per year, has played over 20 min per game for the Habs for SIX years in a row and doesn't score, fight or take penalties.  So a stay-home veteran defenseman with a ton of experience -- which is definitely something this D group needs -- at a pretty low price.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:36 AM

View PostPASabreFan, on 01 July 2014 - 11:33 AM, said:

One precious pick gone. Interesting.

Tank is over. Gionta coming next?

Edited by beerme1, 01 July 2014 - 11:37 AM.


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:36 AM

View PostTankalicious, on 01 July 2014 - 11:31 AM, said:

Buffalo Sabres @BuffaloSabres

TRADE ALERT: The #Sabres acquire defenseman Josh Gorges from @CanadiensMTL in exchange for a 2nd round pick in 2016 (acquired from @mnwild).


Decent shutdown guy. He block shots. Good Character.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:36 AM

View PostPASabreFan, on 01 July 2014 - 11:33 AM, said:

One precious pick gone. Interesting.
A likely late 2nd for him. I'll take it in a heartbeat.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:37 AM

Hey Freeman! Pin the thread man!

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:38 AM

View PostPASabreFan, on 01 July 2014 - 11:33 AM, said:

One precious pick gone. Interesting.

Exactly what i was thinking.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:39 AM

View PostSpndnchz, on 01 July 2014 - 11:37 AM, said:

Hey Freeman! Pin the thread man!

Mod Wars!

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:39 AM

View PostClaude_Verret, on 01 July 2014 - 11:39 AM, said:

Mod Wars!

Pop the cherry!

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:40 AM

nfreeman is looking through his desk drawer — not a pin to be found. Now he's crying.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:41 AM

If we end up signing Gionta we'd be acquiring Montreal's captain and one of their assistant captains (Gorges).   ;)

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:42 AM

Another guy to hopefully fix Myers?

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:42 AM

Thread pinned, and yes, I'm weeping.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:42 AM

For a lower level 2nd rounder in '16 draft?  Why not.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:42 AM

Good pickup.  Would be looking at least 4 years out before that pick is worth what Georges will bring now.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:42 AM

View Postnfreeman, on 01 July 2014 - 11:35 AM, said:

Wow.  He'll be 30 this summer and is 6'1", 200 lbs, under contract for 4 more years at $3.9MM per year, has played over 20 min per game for the Habs for SIX years in a row and doesn't score, fight or take penalties.  So a stay-home veteran defenseman with a ton of experience -- which is definitely something this D group needs -- at a pretty low price.

One thing about Gorges is I've never seen him take a bad penalty. He's smart. Bad news for webber though.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:43 AM

View Postnfreeman, on 01 July 2014 - 11:42 AM, said:

Thread pinned, and yes, I'm weeping.

Put some cream on it and get back in the game!

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:43 AM

View Postnfreeman, on 01 July 2014 - 11:42 AM, said:

Thread pinned, and yes, I'm weeping.



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:43 AM

Ryan Kennedy@THNRyanKennedy  36s
Gorges will be a great leader in Buffalo for young D like Pysyk, Ristolainen and Zadorov #Sabres

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:44 AM

View PostPASabreFan, on 01 July 2014 - 11:33 AM, said:

One precious pick gone. Interesting.

And miles to go before he sleeps. Seriously. He has too many.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:44 AM

View PostSpndnchz, on 01 July 2014 - 11:43 AM, said:



Put some cream on it and get back in the game!

Yeah. Tape an aspirin to it.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:45 AM

View PostX. Benedict, on 01 July 2014 - 11:42 AM, said:



One thing about Gorges is I've never seen him take a bad penalty. He's smart. Bad news for webber though.
He is everything we hoped Mike would be.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:45 AM

ehrhoff out, gorges in

tank on

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:47 AM

2016 2nd rounder is a cheap price. I like the pick up

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:47 AM

View PostSpndnchz, on 01 July 2014 - 11:43 AM, said:

Put some cream on it and get back in the game!

TWSS.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:49 AM

He's on NHL network now

http://video.nhl.com...=627289&lang=en

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:49 AM

View PostX. Benedict, on 01 July 2014 - 11:42 AM, said:

One thing about Gorges is I've never seen him take a bad penalty. He's smart. Bad news for webber though.

Still plenty of room for Webby in the top 6 or 7, innit?

Myers-Gorges
Pysyk-?
Weber-?

?

I suppose all 3 slots could be taken by Risto, Nikita and Rudy, but I think that is pretty unlikely.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:51 AM

View Postdudacek, on 01 July 2014 - 11:45 AM, said:

He is everything we hoped Mike would be.

This.  Gorges is a better Weber.  Montreal fans are pissed.  Was listening to NHL radio yesterday and they were interviewing a guy who has covered the Habs for the past 8 years (can't remember the reporters name)... he gushed about Gorges.

We'll sign another defenseman, but hard to predict who that might be.  Probably someone more offensive-minded (?).

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:52 AM

View Postnfreeman, on 01 July 2014 - 11:49 AM, said:

Still plenty of room for Webby in the top 6 or 7, innit?

Myers-Gorges
Pysyk-?
Weber-?

?

I suppose all 3 slots could be taken by Risto, Nikita and Rudy, but I think that is pretty unlikely.

Is McCabe ready?