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#1 BRAWNDO

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 07:25 PM

Per twitter, Sabres have a major announcement scheduled for 11 AM Monday. Some speculating draft, probably Scouting Combine to HarborCenter


Bill Hoppe@BillHoppeNHL 4m
Sabres have a "major announcement" set for tomorrow. All Sports WNY reported yesterday they're getting the 2016 draft.

Shawn Stepner@StepnerWKBW 4m
#Sabres and #NHL to hold presser at FNC tomorrow. Expected to be announcement of Scouting Combine coming to #Buffalo for multiple years.

Colin Campbell and Byron Brown will be in attendance

Edited by BRAWNDO, 17 August 2014 - 08:15 PM.


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Posted 17 August 2014 - 07:59 PM

Enter, stage right.

GMTM:  "Good evening and welcome to Buffalo.  Islanders, you pick first, again. (Snicker)"

Exit, stage right.

Edited by Neo, 17 August 2014 - 08:01 PM.


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Posted 17 August 2014 - 08:00 PM

Every announcement they have ever called major has fell short of its hype.  The draft would be cool but I really think its in the eyes beholder.

Me thinks...meh.

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 08:13 PM


Mike Harrington@BNHarrington 11s

I've learned #Sabres will be announcing they will be hosting the 2015 Scouting Combine. No announcement about '16 Draft. New post to come.


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Posted 17 August 2014 - 08:18 PM

View Postinkman, on 17 August 2014 - 08:00 PM, said:

Every announcement they have ever called major has fell short of its hype.  The draft would be cool but I really think its in the eyes beholder.

Me thinks...meh.

I don't know, that one with Darcy getting fired and Patty and Nolan coming back lived up to the bill...Since then we've been a bit dry though, yes.

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 08:20 PM

View PostBRAWNDO, on 17 August 2014 - 08:13 PM, said:


Mike Harrington@BNHarrington 11s

I've learned #Sabres will be announcing they will be hosting the 2015 Scouting Combine. No announcement about '16 Draft. New post to come.

Good.

Being home to that can only be a positive.

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 09:32 PM

Then there is this as well..

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@JoeYerdonPHT or the World junior evaluation camp. Shouldn't be in Lake Placid, Buffalo rumored destination



Yerdon did respond that there would be USA Hockey Reps coming as well

Edited by BRAWNDO, 17 August 2014 - 10:37 PM.


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Posted 17 August 2014 - 10:12 PM

GIVE US ALL THE THINGS.

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 11:15 PM

The Pegula Empire continues to grow...

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 11:18 PM

View PostPotato, on 17 August 2014 - 11:15 PM, said:

The Pegula Empire continues to grow...

Hockey heaven

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:12 AM

Thanks El Pegual! This is a really nice bump for the city.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:30 AM

View Postsabills, on 17 August 2014 - 08:18 PM, said:

I don't know, that one with Darcy getting fired and Patty and Nolan coming back lived up to the bill...Since then we've been a bit dry though, yes.

Lafontaine's exit was pretty big.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:03 AM

View PostPotato, on 17 August 2014 - 11:15 PM, said:

The Pegula Empire continues to grow...

You said it.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:29 AM

View PostBRAWNDO, on 17 August 2014 - 09:32 PM, said:

Then there is this as well..

Andy Strickland@andystrickland 27m
@JoeYerdonPHT or the World junior evaluation camp. Shouldn't be in Lake Placid, Buffalo rumored destination


Yerdon did respond that there would be USA Hockey Reps coming as well
I happened to be in the ADKs a couple of weeks ago and dropped in for a bit of USA vs Sweden. We expected to see them on the main sheet and I assumed there might be a nominal ticket charge and maybe 1000 people.  Instead they were playing out back on the 3rd rink painted for curling.  There were maybe 200 people there, 100 of us that weren't scouts or suit-types, all crowded around the glass.  0 bleacher seating. Cost was $0. The player benches were very short and with the bigger rosters it looked the NYC subway in rush hour.  I suppose it's an exhibition game, but both teams are flying their official colors.  I think if it was in Buffalo (or Minn?) people would show up for the feature events.  Harbor Center looks like it would be perfect for this.  Oh and we talked to one other group of fans there....yup, also Sabres fans.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 08:13 AM

See?  Try to take our football team, and not only will you fail, but we will take your scouting combine.  Keep it up, we'll take the CNE, too.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 09:42 AM

Buffalo is now officially Hockey Town USA

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 09:48 AM

View Postddaryl, on 18 August 2014 - 09:42 AM, said:

Buffalo is now officially Hockey Town USA

Oh yeah. We just need an NHL franchise, and Terry's dreams of hockey domination will be realized.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 10:18 AM

Looks like it's at 1pm now, based on www.sabres.nhl.com

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 10:30 AM

I hear Terry Pegula is secretly building a droid army too.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 10:35 AM

View PostPotato, on 18 August 2014 - 10:30 AM, said:

I hear Terry Pegula is secretly building a droid army too.

I think he needs an NBA team for his collection.  Apparently you can buy a real crappy one for 2B.

Edited by wjag, 18 August 2014 - 10:35 AM.


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 10:36 AM

View PostPASabreFan, on 18 August 2014 - 09:48 AM, said:

Oh yeah. We just need an NHL franchise, and Terry's dreams of hockey domination will be realized.

Maybe you can spin a conspiracy theory TP has for obtaining one?

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 10:46 AM

View PostPotato, on 18 August 2014 - 10:30 AM, said:

I hear Terry Pegula is secretly building a droid army too.
Hopefully they can play hockey too.  

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 10:49 AM

View Postinkman, on 18 August 2014 - 10:46 AM, said:


Hopefully they can play hockey too.  

"At center for your Buffalo Sabres, Sam Pitt"

(That's Super Automated Machine Pegula Industires Two Thousand)

Domo arigato, Mr. Pegula.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 10:54 AM

Since the majority of the players are canadian, I'll be curious to see how they react to now being forced to go through customs.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 11:03 AM

WHL and OHL players will already be used to it. They travel to the US every season for games.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 11:08 AM

It has to be the draft....no way the Mayor and Colin C are involved if it is the combine - maybe both?

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 11:52 AM

View PostGlass Case Of Emotion, on 18 August 2014 - 11:03 AM, said:

WHL and OHL players will already be used to it. They travel to the US every season for games.

Thanks to this post, I have learned that the Maineiacs no longer exist.

Still, I imagine the process now being a slightly bigger headache to the canadian kids, especially with the volume that is going to hit customs that day.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 11:56 AM

View PostTankalicious, on 18 August 2014 - 10:49 AM, said:

Domo arigato, Mr. Pegula.

I would like to nominate this as the Best Paraphrase of a Lame Song Lyric.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 12:00 PM

NHL guys are here so....

We'll be hosting the 2015 and 2016 combines.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 01:45 PM

View PostSpndnchz, on 18 August 2014 - 12:00 PM, said:

NHL guys are here so....

We'll be hosting the 2015 and 2016 combines.
Too bad they can't steal the '15 draft from the Cats.  McEichel wouldn't have to leave Buffalo until the 1st road preseason game. ;)

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 02:13 PM

View Postshrader, on 18 August 2014 - 10:54 AM, said:

Since the majority of the players are canadian, I'll be curious to see how they react to now being forced to go through customs.

Shouldn't be a new experience for them.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 02:21 PM

View PostSpndnchz, on 18 August 2014 - 12:00 PM, said:

NHL guys are here so....

We'll be hosting the 2015 and 2016 combines.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 04:22 PM

Yes, I was expecting that to show up.  I was really hoping someone would Shop TPeg's likeness into it though.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 04:30 PM

What?  Only political hack to show up for a photo op was Byron Brown?  Did the press release not make its way to the State Assembly and Legislature, the City Common Council, County Legislature, etc...

What role did Byron Brown play in securing this event that made him feel he should be part of the announcement.

No wonder I stay as far away from politics as possible.  What a joke.

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 07:45 AM

Not sure why, but this classic tune just popped into my head ...



... (The) Who am I kidding ... I know exactly why this is now stuck in my head ... :angel:

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 02:21 AM

If you build it, they will come and take their shirts off.  Well played Kim.  Your daughters must be proud.