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#1921 Randall Flagg

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 08:25 PM

Brady Austin was beyond terrible in the preseason. 

Then again, so was Falk, and he's been serviceable during real hockey.



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:26 PM

Someone may have already answered this, but what about Guhle?



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:32 PM

Someone may have already answered this, but what about Guhle?

 

His team is in the playoffs and why waste a year of his ELC when the Sabres Season is over.



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:33 PM

His team is in the playoffs and why waste a year of his ELC when the Sabres Season is over.

Isn't an an an emergency call-up?

 

BTW, completely unrelated but you're coming to the meetup, right?



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:36 PM

Scuttlebutt from where?  I could see it but we have zero depth on defense and he seems like he'd be worth a look even if he only ever ends up helping the Amerks.

 

I wish I could remember for sure. I think it may have been Kris Baker. It was less than a definitive report, and more than some random poster's speculation.

 

EDIT: I'm finding some stuff where he has been a healthy scratch as a senior, but I think I'm wrong on Baker, this is  his latest Tweet:

 

Kris Baker @SabresProspects

 

On Florentino, we think we know what's going on developmentally based on lineups. We don't. Bottom line is the kid has shown he can play.

 

Might just be remembering the scratches, and questions about him tied to that.


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 11:02 PM

Isn't an an an emergency call-up?

BTW, completely unrelated but you're coming to the meetup, right?


It would be an emergency call up, but after nine games his ELC would kick in for the year.

The emergency call up is for the CHL-NHL Transfer Agreement.

Unfortunately I will not be at the meetup, I'm on call Saturday and the person I usually switch with is in Cancun. I really was looking forward to meeting everyone in person. Maybe next year.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:01 AM

Scuttlebutt from where? I could see it but we have zero depth on defense and he seems like he'd be worth a look even if he only ever ends up helping the Amerks.


Can't just sign everybody, there's a limit on # of contracts you can have.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:12 AM

Sabres have plenty of contract space.  We currently sit at 43/50.  

 

After the season, Franson, Kulikov, Nilsson, Gionta, McCormick,  COR, Fedun, Grant, Schneider, Burgdoerfer and Bodie all fall off if not re-signed.  That's plenty of room to sign whomever GMTM wants.  FYI: It was Kris Baker on twitter who suggested that we might not sign Florentino.  This seems foolish to me also.  What is the worst that can happen?  He is already a college senior.  The most I think we can sign him to is a 2 year ELC.  If he isn't good enough, send him down to the ECHL.  

 

I also doubt GMTM would call up Guhle and take him away from his playoff team.  Not a good PR move and the kid is probably better off playing in some meaningful playoff games in the CHL rather then useless games in the NHL.  

 

I'd like to see Bodie and Austin.  We know Bodie can move the puck and it would be nice to know if he can handle the NHL.  Austin was Zadorov's linemate in Jrs.  He has been a good soldier and has worked hard in the AHL.  Might as well give him a look see and give both guys a taste of the NHL.  



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:07 PM

Nelson and Austin recalled.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:31 PM

Nelson and Austin recalled.

It was reported 24 hours ago

Per John Vogl

Casey Nelson and Brady Austin appear to be the call ups.

Not official though


This would be Brady Austin's NHL Debut



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:48 PM

I thought they both looked ok tonight.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:18 PM

Can't just sign everybody, there's a limit on # of contracts you can have.

I realize this but you'd think we'd take a shot with Florentino given all our struggles this season -- both in the NHL and AHL.  At worst, he probably helps the Amerks.



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 07:21 PM

Is Okposo coming back this year?

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 10:50 PM

Is Okposo coming back this year?


Practicing with the team next week...

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 08:21 AM

I thought they both looked ok tonight.

they weren't the tire fire I expected. Especially Austin - he's so big that any mistakes he made were corrected by his reach.



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 10:55 AM

Will GMTM give Nylander a game or two at the end of the season to give him a "taste" of the big club to show him where his level of play needs to be?



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 12:29 PM

Will GMTM give Nylander a game or two at the end of the season to give him a "taste" of the big club to show him where his level of play needs to be?


Couldn't hurt.

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 04:00 PM

Will GMTM give Nylander a game or two at the end of the season to give him a "taste" of the big club to show him where his level of play needs to be?


I was thinking about this last night. We have 8 games left. I'd love to see him get some games in.

But if he's up, I want him on a scoring line. Not the 4th line grinding LW....

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 05:22 PM

Bailey, Nelson and Austin returned to Rochester

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 05:26 PM

Bailey, Nelson and Austin returned to Rochester

Bailey? Okposo better be coming back

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 05:57 PM

Am I the only one who thinks Bailey has hit a wall?
Good speed and hustle, and decent skill, but he still needs to find a groove at the NHL pace.

Okposo and Carrier have been skating.

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 05:58 PM

Am I the only one who thinks Bailey has hit a wall?
Good speed and hustle, and decent skill, but he still needs to find a groove at the NHL pace.

Okposo and Carrier have been skating.

I've been meaning to mention this. I'd like to send him down, stoke his fire, let Baptiste take his place.



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 06:04 PM

I've been meaning to mention this. I'd like to send him down, stoke his fire, let Baptiste take his place.

No need, once Okposo is back, Bailey is going down.  That said I'd like to see Baptiste more this season as well.



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 06:28 PM

I'd forgotten all about Carrier.

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 07:39 PM

Bailey sent down! https://www.nhl.com/...ter/c-287979918



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 07:59 PM

Bailey sent down! https://www.nhl.com/...ter/c-287979918


It was posted 5 posts ago

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 09:05 AM

I'm amazed nobody has been flipping their ###### on here about going after Tavares. Especially considering his consistency compared to Stamkos, his health compared to Stamkos, and the fact that we had a 20 page topic on Stamkos. Very odd



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Posted 23 March 2017 - 09:32 AM

I'm amazed nobody has been flipping their ###### on here about going after Tavares. Especially considering his consistency compared to Stamkos, his health compared to Stamkos, and the fact that we had a 20 page topic on Stamkos. Very odd

Is that this offseason?

Edit: he's not a FA until July 2018. If next season starts without a contract, and if our contract situation makes it reasonable, I'm sure we'll see a big thread

Edited by Randall Flagg, 23 March 2017 - 09:38 AM.


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 09:41 AM

Is that this offseason?

Edit: he's not a FA until July 2018. If next season starts without a contract, and if our contract situation makes it reasonable, I'm sure we'll see a big thread

The Islanders are expected to make a decision this offseason

 

 


And that’s exactly what Darren Dreger did Tuesday evening, when asked about a potential time frame for some kind of resolution on the Tavares front.

 

“It’s expected by June, and you wouldn’t hear an announcement from the New York Islander until after July 1 when they can negotiate and announce an extension of John Tavares,” said Dreger on Insider Trading. “But there’s also a trade scenario here that should be introduced as well. And I know Islanders fans are going to be outraged by the thought of John Tavares moving on, but put yourself in an Islanders’ perspective here for just a moment.

 

“Let’s say that the negotiation does not go as well as both sides are expecting. Maybe John Tavares doesn’t see the future as bright as Islanders’ ownership is hoping. Well, the New York Islanders to maximize the return are best to deal with this perhaps on the draft floor.

 

“So I’m not suggesting that the trade scenario is more likely than a long-term extension, but all of that should get dealt with before July 1.”

 

https://www.fanragsp...ract-situation/


Edited by WildCard, 23 March 2017 - 09:41 AM.


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 09:43 AM

The Islanders are expected to make a decision this offseason



https://www.fanragsp...ract-situation/

Right. We can't do anything until a year after te islanders fail to sign him if they do, so that's the answer to your question concerning the lack of a thread at this point

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 09:46 AM

Right. We can't do anything until a year after te islanders fail to sign him if they do, so that's the answer to your question concerning the lack of a thread at this point

We can trade for him



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Posted 23 March 2017 - 09:57 AM

We can trade for him



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Posted 23 March 2017 - 10:04 AM

I think the window for Tavares mostly closed with the Okposo signing.
We need the money to upgrade the D.

Even if we trade Kane and get lucky with Moulson's contract it would still be tricky capwise.
And it pretty much guarantees Sam Reinhart will be traded.

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 10:14 AM

Carrier, Okposo and Kulikov practicing this AM.

If anything Okposo and Moulson might be the Open Door to get Tavares here.

Agree with Reinhart and Kane having to move though.

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 11:08 AM

 

Am I the only one who thinks Bailey has hit a wall?
Good speed and hustle, and decent skill, but he still needs to find a groove at the NHL pace.

Okposo and Carrier have been skating.

 

 

I don't think Bailey has hit a wall.   He still has jump, he plays on his toes, that's his game... he just doesn't know how to use it yet, and other teams have figured that he's a fast guy so they negate his speed.... he's not surprising anyone anymore.    

 

They sent him down probably because Buffalo has some time off and Rochester plays Friday so they could use him in their lineup.    

 

 

I'm amazed nobody has been flipping their ###### on here about going after Tavares. Especially considering his consistency compared to Stamkos, his health compared to Stamkos, and the fact that we had a 20 page topic on Stamkos. Very odd

 

Sign Tavares and then trade him for Brent Burns :)   Shedding just two of Ennis, Kulikov, Gionta, Gorges, Bogosian or Moulson contracts, while adding Burns at $8mil/yr, would be a net savings against the cap.



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Posted 23 March 2017 - 11:32 AM

Lines.
63 90 21
 
82 15 23
 
9 71 12
 
48 28 26 / 52
 
:wallbash:  :wallbash:  :wallbash:

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 11:50 AM

 

Lines.
63 90 21
 
82 15 23
 
9 71 12
 
48 28 26 / 52
 
:wallbash:  :wallbash:  :wallbash:

 

 

DB loves his pairs and he's made Eichel and Reinhart a couple, despite the fact that Reinhart would be better suited at center.



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Posted 23 March 2017 - 11:57 AM


Lines.
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82 15 23

9 71 12

48 28 26 / 52

:wallbash: :wallbash: :wallbash:


If Kane can't return the Dman we need, and Reinhart is only ever going to be a winger here, then Reinhart should be traded for a defenseman.

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 11:58 AM

If Kane can't return the Dman we need, and Reinhart is only ever going to be a winger here, then Reinhart should be traded for a defenseman.

Eh. It'd be different if Kane had 4-5 more years on his contract IMO



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Posted 23 March 2017 - 12:01 PM

DB loves his pairs and he's made Eichel and Reinhart a couple, despite the fact that Reinhart would be better suited at center.

Yet another nail in the "fire Bylsma" coffin. :doh: