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#81 Touched by Boyes

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:12 AM

Safe assumption to get GM before coach. Experience will be key in new GM search. Plan is to build a stronger organization from top to bottom.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:12 AM

So much for "Bylsma was Pegula's hire", eh? :P

The whole 'meddling' thing is kinda falling apart

 

###### character. Jesus, blow me with that line. So sick of hearing about 'character'. 



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:13 AM

The concern is certainly understandable, however I view the events of yesterday as a change of course in the positive direction. Perhaps this has all been a learning curve for the Pegula's? They bought a bubble team that couldn't make it past the first round. Hired a decent GM and wisely tanked. Now hopefully they realize they need a hockey czar. We are literally one hiring away from any fears about tpegs being a moron put to rest. He's rich, will always spend to the cap and most importantly, will always keep the Sabres in buffalo. It's not like we're the Dallas cowboys of hockey, geesh.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:13 AM

Jerry Sullivan looks like a kid with ADD



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:13 AM

Pegula on how he reached the decision to let them go was a bumbled mess of an answer involving something about communication, discipline, structure, and character... it was just some kind of weird answer.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:14 AM

We have to have character.

 

Must not have liked Tim Murray's way of doing things.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:15 AM

The whole 'meddling' thing is kinda falling apart

 

###### character. Jesus, blow me with that line. So sick of hearing about 'character'. 

 

I'm just glad we didn't decide to play a "character" drinking game. I'd be unconscious already.


Oh joy, re-litigating the tank.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:15 AM

I'm just glad we didn't decide to play a "character" drinking game. I'd be unconscious already.


Oh joy, re-litigating the tank.

There it is again :lol:  :doh:  :doh:



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:15 AM

Terry doesn't want to commit to the tank word. we rebuilt.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:16 AM

Not saying much

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:16 AM

Baby steps: we have mics for the questions. We can all hear them!



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:16 AM

I will give Pegula credit for sticking with the rebuild line even after being pressured. And then he refuses to discuss Murray getting an extension last year.

 

Says the Lombardi report is fabricated and in the same realm as Eichel wanting his coach fired. 



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:17 AM

Pegula says we haven't interviewed Lombardi or anyone else yet

 

Will move as quickly and efficiently as possible.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:17 AM

Toronto went through a rebuild, but we tanked. Pegula is not happy about that, at all

 

Methinks Toronto's success has a lot to do with today



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:17 AM

Jerry Sullivan looks like a kid with ADD


What station did you see him on

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:17 AM

Baby steps: we have mics for the questions. We can all hear them!

Unless they drop them.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:17 AM

Not saying much

 

The new PR guy is earning his money.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:17 AM

"Discipline, Structure, Communication, and Character." The TP talking points of the day. 



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:17 AM

Toronto went through a rebuild, but we tanked. Pegula is not happy about that, at all
 
Methinks Toronto's success has a lot to do with today


Agree

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:17 AM

They haven't talked to Lombardi. 



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:18 AM

Disciple, Structure, Communication, Character. - if that was the drinking game buzzwords we would be dead.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:18 AM

Who reported the Lombardi thing? Wasn't it Friedman? Cause I'm gonna believe Friedman



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:18 AM

What station did you see him on

 

https://www.nhl.com/...7090/c-40474303

 

Well it was there.


Edited by PromoTheRobot, 21 April 2017 - 09:18 AM.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:19 AM

Ladies and Gentlemen, introducing your 2017-2018 Buffalo Characters.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:19 AM

The guy from News 2 is an idiot



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:19 AM

Beginning to think that the reporters just throw shite out there and site sources



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:19 AM

Ladies and Gentlemen, introducing your 2017-2018 Buffalo Characters.

Thanks, Sully.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:19 AM

Who reported the Lombardi thing? Wasn't it Friedman? Cause I'm gonna believe Friedman

 

Mark Spector. Who is a putz.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:20 AM

What a waste of ###### time.

Tim Murray wasn't an impeccably groomed god-fearing font of righteousness.
Dan Bylsma was too soft-spoken and milquetoast.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:20 AM

Nice picture of Brandon next to Kim on WGRz

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:20 AM

Who reported the Lombardi thing? Wasn't it Friedman? Cause I'm gonna believe Friedman

Unless someone leaked to Spector that report to get Lombardi's name in Pegula's ear. 


Edited by ShadowLiger, 21 April 2017 - 09:21 AM.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:21 AM

What a waste of ###### time.
Tim Murray wasn't an impeccably groomed god-fearing font of righteousness.
Dan Bylsma was too soft-spoken and milquetoast.

Agree

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:21 AM

Mark Spector. Who is a putz.

The timing was weird anyways. I'm going to dismiss that report then

 

Well, that press conference reaffirms my fears of being a good ol', hardworking, blue collar team that works 60 hours a week and goes to church on Sundays.

 

Character? Pffft. Give me a break with that garbage



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:22 AM

Should there softball question? The Whaley question was not right

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:22 AM

The new guy will certainly not be a guy you will want to have a beer with.
Like I said up top - Pegula is fan who has flitted to his next set of trendy buzzwords.

Edited by dudacek, 21 April 2017 - 09:23 AM.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:23 AM

What a waste of ###### time.

Tim Murray wasn't an impeccably groomed god-fearing font of righteousness.
Dan Bylsma was too soft-spoken and milquetoast.

I ###### knew it! I've been calling people this lately and everyone thinks I'm insane. But I knew I had heard it before



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:23 AM

What NHL coach is most like Sean McDermott? I bet they want that guy.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:23 AM

Questions not asked that I would have.

 

"Did you have any discussions with players?"

 

"Explain why you and your wife spoke to Tim Murray separately?  How does Kim's input go into the decision process?"

 

"Months back the Sabres organization surveyed season ticket holders and among the questions asked was how likely are you to renew. Did those answers stem, even in a small way, the decision to make a change?"



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:24 AM

Unless someone leaked to Spector that report to get Lombardi's name in Pegula's ear. 

Wouldn't be surprised.


What NHL coach is most like Sean McDermott? I bet they want that guy.

100%



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:24 AM

I actually thought that was pretty candid interview on Terry's part given some of the weird questions our media asks. 

Sounds like he feels like he got played with the PLF thing and was looking to reset completely. 

The lack of discipline thing is I think a characteristic of the entire organization based on some run-ins I've had with other parts of PSE. 

I think there's more to this whole thing than just Murray/Bylsma being bad employees. I think PSE, in its effort to grow quickly, ended up with a lot of problematic people. I would assume there's some similar changes coming to PSE as well.