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SIGNING: Marcus Foligno Re-signs with the Sabres


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#1 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:18 PM

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Marcus Foligno contract wrapped up. #Sabres. Friedman. http://www.nicholson...chols-notes-1 …

SABRES SIGN FOLIGNO TO TWO-YEAR CONTRACT

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 1, 2014) --- The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed forward Marcus Foligno to a two-year contract.

Foligno (6'3", 223 lbs., 8/10/91) has played parts of three seasons with the Sabres since being drafted in the fourth round (104th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. In 2013-14, Foligno played in 74 games, notching 19 points (7+12). During his three seasons as a pro, he has appeared in 135 career NHL games, recording 50 points (18+32).

A Buffalo native and son of Sabres Hall of Famer Mike Foligno, he had a standout rookie season for the Sabres, during which he earned Rookie of the Month honors in March 2012 and finished in the top 10 among NHL rookies with 108 hits (4th), 41 PIM (6th) and 13 assists (T-8th).

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 01 July 2014 - 01:32 PM.


#2 X. Benedict

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:19 PM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 01 July 2014 - 01:18 PM, said:

@NicholsOnHockey
Marcus Foligno contract wrapped up. #Sabres. Friedman. http://www.nicholson...chols-notes-1 …

Today?

Is he getting moved?

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:21 PM

Bataglia signed him. :devil:

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:21 PM

Nice easy show what you can do in the next two seasons deal.

Foligno re-signs in BUF -- 2 yrs, 1.5/2.25

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:21 PM

this day is certainly looking good :D

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:23 PM

This is the best draft/FA day since... Well, probably ever.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:27 PM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 01 July 2014 - 01:18 PM, said:

@NicholsOnHockey
Marcus Foligno contract wrapped up. #Sabres. Friedman. http://www.nicholson...chols-notes-1 …
So much for the TM can only focus on 1 thing at a time meme.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:29 PM

2 years? Interesting

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:31 PM

View Postbob_sauve28, on 01 July 2014 - 01:29 PM, said:

2 years? Interesting

That way he'll still be a RFA

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:31 PM

View PostMattPie, on 01 July 2014 - 01:21 PM, said:

Bataglia signed him. :devil:
Batitista?  I know all the pasta eaters are hard to keep straight.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:37 PM

View PostSpndnchz, on 01 July 2014 - 01:31 PM, said:

That way he'll still be a RFA
Oh cool!

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:40 PM

View Postinkman, on 01 July 2014 - 01:31 PM, said:

Batitista?  I know all the pasta eaters are hard to keep straight.

EPIC JOKE FAIL. :(

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:41 PM

This thread gets no love with all the FA signings.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 02:18 PM

I like the terms. They say exactly what I feel about Foligno. He's got potential but he hasn't earned the big contract yet.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 02:32 PM

As far as I am concerned Foligno gets 2 years to prove himself. Last year he was invisible for long stretches.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 02:39 PM

View PostLGR4GM, on 01 July 2014 - 02:32 PM, said:

As far as I am concerned Foligno gets 2 years to prove himself. Last year he was invisible for long stretches.
Hopefully it's attributable to the shoulder injury he sustained that required surgery.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 03:18 PM

Very nice.  Long enough to find out if he's the real deal.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 04:27 PM

View Postdudacek, on 01 July 2014 - 01:23 PM, said:

This is the best draft/FA day since... Well, probably ever.

The best draft day is when they selected Perreault.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 06:37 PM

View PostNeuvirths Glove, on 01 July 2014 - 04:27 PM, said:

The best draft day is when they selected Perreault.

Best draft day, yes, but there was no real free agency back then.

There have been other draft days that were full of optimism, but I don't think there's been another combined draft day/first day of free agency that has been this positive.  

Perhaps there'll be another one like it next year though.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 08:17 PM

Mmmmmmmm, I'm inclined to think they over-paid, and that Foligno is prospering from the Sabres need to insure they're over the floor. Like I've said many times, here's hoping Foligno proves me wrong.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 10:59 PM

Poor Foligno. A guy that we all love and are pulling for, but so far has always left more to be desired.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 07:21 AM

View PostAndrew Amerk, on 01 July 2014 - 10:59 PM, said:

Poor Foligno. A guy that we all love and are pulling for, but so far has always left more to be desired.
Shot: Sabres fans hate having a soft team.

Chaser: Sabres fans are unhappy with the forward who had 206 hits last year.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 07:24 AM

View PostRobviously, on 02 July 2014 - 07:21 AM, said:

Shot: Sabres fans hate having a soft team.

Chaser: Sabres fans are unhappy with the forward who had 206 hits last year.

It's 8:23 AM....pour another round, brother. I'll have one with you.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 07:24 AM

View PostRobviously, on 02 July 2014 - 07:21 AM, said:

Shot: Sabres fans hate having a soft team.

Chaser: Sabres fans are unhappy with the forward who had 206 hits last year.
I don't care about hits. I care about whether he can win board battles and get the puck to his center. I care about his forechecking and puck pursuit. So far he hasn't given me enough in those areas to be satisfied.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 07:51 AM

As others have noted, the 2-year term is a perfect fit for this guy. Who cares how much they gave him.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 08:51 PM

View PostRobviously, on 02 July 2014 - 07:21 AM, said:


Shot: Sabres fans hate having a soft team.

Chaser: Sabres fans are unhappy with the forward who had 206 hits last year.

1. He scored too often when he first came up to the Sabres, so I think that set too high of expectations for many fans.

2. He had a lot of registered hits last year, but someone no one ever noticed them.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 09:14 PM

View PostAndrew Amerk, on 02 July 2014 - 08:51 PM, said:

1. He scored too often when he first came up to the Sabres, so I think that set too high of expectations for many fans.

2. He had a lot of registered hits last year, but someone no one ever noticed them.

I think that the memory of Marcus' dad has folks thinking that Marcus could be a top 6 power forward, but the reality is, when he was drafted he was projected to be a bottom 6 NHL player.  He is living up to his projection nicely.  And that is a compliment.  He was a 4th round pick FFS.  Something like 10% of 4th round picks ever have a meaningful NHL career.  He's already beat the odds.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 09:45 PM

View Postweave, on 02 July 2014 - 09:14 PM, said:

I think that the memory of Marcus' dad has folks thinking that Marcus could be a top 6 power forward, but the reality is, when he was drafted he was projected to be a bottom 6 NHL player.  He is living up to his projection nicely.  And that is a compliment.  He was a 4th round pick FFS.  Something like 10% of 4th round picks ever have a meaningful NHL career.  He's already beat the odds.
It seems like Marcus is a victim of his own success.  From world juniors, to prospect camp, to rochester, to his first month in the NHL.  He killed it.  Everyone thought he would continue his ascension but he's plateaued.  Maybe he can grow a bit but I think 10-15 goals might be his ceiling.