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Which move would you make?

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#1 dudacek

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 02:44 PM

If you could only make one of these moves, which would you make to give us the best chance of getting into the playoffs next year?

Edited by dudacek, 16 March 2017 - 02:45 PM.


#2 qwksndmonster

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 02:49 PM

Firing Dan being one of the options is going to skew this poll big time.

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 02:50 PM

Firing Dan being one of the options is going to skew this poll big time.

I liked the 1st two and then I saw Fire Dan 



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 02:52 PM

I liked the 1st two and then I saw Fire Dan

The first two options are an interesting either/or. It obviously depends on if Kane wants to stay here, how much $$ he wants, whether we were able to sign Shattenkirk, etc.

I think I'd prefer to trade Kane.

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 02:59 PM

We will not acquire a defenseman that can single-handedly pull our possession numbers up to at least even with the assets we have available. We will struggle to win games next year and be outshot badly in the games we do win, just like this season, if we are playing the same system. Any defenseman we add will experience GF%-GA% decreases like Bogosian and Kulikov did. It will be a large decrease, like Bogo and Kuli's. 



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 03:04 PM

We will not acquire a defenseman that can single-handedly pull our possession numbers up to at least even with the assets we have available. We will struggle to win games next year and be outshot badly in the games we do win, just like this season, if we are playing the same system. Any defenseman we add will experience GF%-GA% decreases like Bogosian and Kulikov did. It will be a large decrease, like Bogo and Kuli's. 

We could if we offer sheet Ghost, or trade for Montour

 

Of course, that being said as you say, that only applies if Byslma is gone


The first two options are an interesting either/or. It obviously depends on if Kane wants to stay here, how much $$ he wants, whether we were able to sign Shattenkirk, etc.

I think I'd prefer to trade Kane.

Agreed. I'd much rather trade Kane than Nylander



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 03:14 PM

This is a tough one for me. I picked canning Dan because I don't want to trade Nylander for a young D with potential. I would trade Nylander for a top 3 D who can step in right now. 



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 03:21 PM

If firing DB had been listed as the first option, I wouldn't have read the other choices. As it is I didn't even read option D.


Edited by Drunkard, 16 March 2017 - 03:22 PM.


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 05:11 PM

I'll go against the grain and say spend big.  The other non-Db options are all of the create a hole to fill a hole variety.  Let's add to the good we have instead.


Edited by We've, 16 March 2017 - 05:11 PM.


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 05:22 PM

I'm full on board the We've train on this one.

 

I would pay big bucks for a top D UFA.



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 05:45 PM

Our best and only move(s) is to fix the dang defense.  If GMTM does that and the team still stinks, GMTM will have plenty of time and more ammo to fire DD early in the year.  Mid-season coaching changes seem to be working for Stl, Mon, Bos and Pitt (last season), but then again they are more complete teams.  

 

Dudacek, don't we already have a fire DD thread?



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 06:29 PM

Our best and only move(s) is to fix the dang defense.  If GMTM does that and the team still stinks, GMTM will have plenty of time and more ammo to fire DD early in the year.  Mid-season coaching changes seem to be working for Stl, Mon, Bos and Pitt (last season), but then again they are more complete teams.  

 

Dudacek, don't we already have a fire DD thread?

 

There can never be enough *Fire DD threads*.



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 06:37 PM

Probably the Curly Shuffle, but knowing this coach they'll likely go w/ the Electric Slide or, even worse, the Hustle.

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 06:43 PM

I liked the 1st two and then I saw Fire Dan

 

Yup.

We could if we offer sheet Ghost, or trade for Montour
 
Of course, that being said as you say, that only applies if Byslma is gone
Agreed. I'd much rather trade Kane than Nylander


And I'd rather trade our first if possible than either of those 2. It wouldn't create more holes, as We've alluded to. Although I'd still be open to dealing one of the other 2 if it comes to it and the pick won't get it done.

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 06:58 PM

I'd prefer to fire DDB and then spend some money. But because that wasn't an option and I couldn't pick C and D, I went with C.

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 07:35 AM

Bring in somebody they respect

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 08:54 AM

I mean, they all sound fine. I'd ask why we're not thinking bigger than just making the playoffs. I'd like to ask what move the Pegulas could make to finally put the franchise on the trajectory he first imagined when he bought the team. I think my top move would be the Pegulas, with the help of the league, hiring a consultant to direct an open-ended search for a real hockey president (no former Sabres or Pittsburgh cronies). Murray and Bylsma would thus most likely be gone, although I guess you'd have to give the prez the option of keeping them. Tim, you got us so far. Thanks and good luck.



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 09:11 AM

dump dan.

alzner because shatts will break the bank

keep kane



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 09:34 AM

Fire Dan and put Kim Pegula, the first female coach in the NHL ever, at the helm.



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 09:38 AM

Fire Dan and put Kim Pegula, the first female coach in the NHL ever, at the helm.

Wouldn't even surprise me with the way Terry operates 



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 09:41 AM

If "fire DBDB" wasn't up there, I would have a few hard time picking between 2 and 4.

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 09:44 AM

The problem with choice 4, to me, is it includes Alzner. His impending contract is a debacle in the making, and I hope we're not the ones to do it.

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 10:37 AM

Wouldn't even surprise me with the way Terry operates 

 

 

or maybe we can fire "GMTM", come crying back to Pat Lafontaine and start from there again.



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 10:51 AM

can we add a choice to get rid of the incompetent rookie GM?



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 03:30 PM

I'm on mobile and it's hard for my old eyes to see, but it looks like 7 of us want the Sabres to break the bank in FA.

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 12:04 AM

I'm on mobile and it's hard for my old eyes to see, but it looks like 7 of us want the Sabres to break the bank in FA.

 

Yep. I really doubt any UFA is going to fix this team, unless they find 2-3 UFA D that can fire perfect 100ft passes all night.



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Posted 18 March 2017 - 12:10 AM

Shattenkirk isn't coming here



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Posted 18 March 2017 - 09:28 PM

Tank for the rest of the season to secure a top-4 defenseman.