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#1 WildCard

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 09:21 AM

Well, I think it's safe to declare the inauguration of this hopefully annual event a rousing success; everything from Eichel out-dueling Matthews to Modo coming all the way over from Sweden, that night had it all. 

 

So, in talking with Tom Webster, we start again! The schedule isn't typically released until the end of June, but we would like to gauge the initial interest right first so we can prepare.

 

A few things:

 

1) It's only fair, IMO, that those who went last year are grandfathered in. If you went last year, you get first dibs on coming this year

 

2) I would like to do two games, one in November / December and one in March / April. We're not sure if this one is doable yet. If not, we would again do a spring game

 

3) We don't know the schedule yet, but I would like to hear thoughts on if we want another Leafs game, or a different team. 

 

4) Gabriel's Gate worked perfectly, I vote we go there again.

 

 

This process went very smoothly last time, let's make it that way again please.



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 09:25 AM

Too soon?

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 09:27 AM

Any chance the march/ April one could be on a Saturday? I travel to buffalo once a year, always on a Saturday. I sit with my kids so I wouldn't be sitting with the group but it'd be nice to meet everyone during an intermission.

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 09:27 AM

Too soon?

I've spoken with Tom Webster about this. We would like to gauge the initial interest as soon as we can.



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 09:27 AM

Never too soon. Perhaps if it works out logistically Ill take a flight from California and pay a visit!



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 09:27 AM

Any chance the march/ April one could be on a Saturday? I travel to buffalo once a year, always on a Saturday. I sit with my kids so I wouldn't be sitting with the group but it'd be nice to meet everyone during an intermission.

I think a Saturday works best for everyone involved. I know I would have to take the day off for a Friday game



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 09:28 AM

100% in for at least one of the games.



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 09:31 AM

I think a Saturday works best for everyone involved. I know I would have to take the day off for a Friday game


Okay nice. I typically go late March if possible to reduce chances of bad road conditions. I drop about $600 between three seats and a night at harborcenter so I always try to schedule it towards the end of winter because I travel 4 1/2 hours.

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 09:38 AM

I'd like to join but it's tricky coming from out of town -- will definitely try.

 

For the 1st game, can I suggest November rather than December, as better weather makes for easier travel for the out-of-towners?

 

Also, a Sat. night game on a weekend with a home Bills game on the following Sunday would create the possibility of a lengthy binge including a tailgate.  (e.g. Sat. Oct. 28, Sat. Nov. 11 or Sat. Dec. 2).

 

Just sayin'.



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 10:43 AM

I'm hoping to combine a Sabres game with the outdoor WJC game this year for my first trip to Buffalo.
If that falls through I'd have interest in this.

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 11:02 AM

Let's just say, hell yes... And I expect a continuation of the microwaved infant conversation, with full science behind it.

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 11:13 AM

Let's just say, hell yes... And I expect a continuation of the microwaved infant conversation, with full science behind it.

Two fo my family members just had babies less than a week apart. If you guys want I can test it out on one of them and have one be the control baby who sits outside the microwave. That way it can be all official sciency.

 

Thoughts? 



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 11:15 AM

Two fo my family members just had babies less than a week apart. If you guys want I can test it out on one of them and have one be the control baby who sits outside the microwave. That way it can be all official sciency.

Thoughts?


I like it, we'll use the same microwaves, and adjust time based on weight....

Well have to check the international currency chart for payment per second.

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 11:18 AM

Two fo my family members just had babies less than a week apart. If you guys want I can test it out on one of them and have one be the control baby who sits outside the microwave. That way it can be all official sciency.

 

Thoughts? 

 

It'd be better if they were identical twins, but I think our resident stats and bio people can factor that in.



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 11:18 AM

I like it, we'll use the same microwaves, and adjust time based on weight....

Well have to check the international currency chart for payment per second.

Although one of them was a huige baby at birth (10lbs 11oz), so that may screw up the test. Big babies probably take longer to cook. Like chicken or something.



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 11:20 AM

I'm glad I wasn't part of that particular fond memory...

 

I need a meet up with you guys in a quiet bar so I can actually talk to you ######.  In retrospect, I barely spoke to LTS, Flagg, and Taro.

 

I don't regret that I spent all my time telling WildCard he looks like Vanek, though.



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 11:21 AM

I'd like to join but it's tricky coming from out of town -- will definitely try.

 

For the 1st game, can I suggest November rather than December, as better weather makes for easier travel for the out-of-towners?

 

Also, a Sat. night game on a weekend with a home Bills game on the following Sunday would create the possibility of a lengthy binge including a tailgate.  (e.g. Sat. Oct. 28, Sat. Nov. 11 or Sat. Dec. 2).

 

Just sayin'.

I'm in total agreement with nfreeman on this and that rarely happens.  I think a sat pm sabres game followed by a sunday bills game with an extensive tailgate starting early would really allow for some serious bonding.  I would also be coming from out of town so the earlier the better.



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 11:25 AM

Well, I think it's safe to declare the inauguration of this hopefully annual event a rousing success; everything from Eichel out-dueling Matthews to Modo coming all the way over from Sweden, that night had it all. 

 

So, in talking with Tom Webster, we start again! The schedule isn't typically released until the end of June, but we would like to gauge the initial interest right first so we can prepare.

 

A few things:

 

1) It's only fair, IMO, that those who went last year are grandfathered in. If you went last year, you get first dibs on coming this year

 

2) I would like to do two games, one in November / December and one in March / April. We're not sure if this one is doable yet. If not, we would again do a spring game

 

3) We don't know the schedule yet, but I would like to hear thoughts on if we want another Leafs game, or a different team. 

 

4) Gabriel's Gate worked perfectly, I vote we go there again.

 

 

This process went very smoothly last time, let's make it that way again please.

If we get most of the group that came this year in addition to the interest this has already been generating, this may become too large of a group to manage seats near each other/fill up Gabriel's Gate.

 

I think it's smart to start gauging interest to see what kind of meet up we need to schedule here. 



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 11:39 AM

I'd definitely be in for the Spring game. Would try to make the Nov/Dec one as well, but could have schedule conflicts on that one.

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 11:55 AM

I'd like to join but it's tricky coming from out of town -- will definitely try.

 

For the 1st game, can I suggest November rather than December, as better weather makes for easier travel for the out-of-towners?

 

Also, a Sat. night game on a weekend with a home Bills game on the following Sunday would create the possibility of a lengthy binge including a tailgate.  (e.g. Sat. Oct. 28, Sat. Nov. 11 or Sat. Dec. 2).

 

Just sayin'.

I mean, we could try it, but it'd just be so difficult I feel like. 

 

Let's just say, hell yes... And I expect a continuation of the microwaved infant conversation, with full science behind it.

There's plenty more scenarios just like that too actually

 

I'm glad I wasn't part of that particular fond memory...

 

I need a meet up with you guys in a quiet bar so I can actually talk to you ######.  In retrospect, I barely spoke to LTS, Flagg, and Taro.

 

I don't regret that I spent all my time telling WildCard he looks like Vanek, though.

I'm going to try and looks even more like him this time around



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 12:26 PM

If there are enough tickets, count me in this time.

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 12:48 PM

Well, a Bills game would be optional.  I wouldn't expect a major effort to get a block of tickets and sit together -- more like just have a tailgate for whoever wants to double down on Sunday.  The Sabres game and meetup would be the main event.

 

In any event, we won't know if it's possible until the NHL schedule comes out.



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 12:50 PM

Well, a Bills game would be optional.  I wouldn't expect a major effort to get a block of tickets and sit together -- more like just have a tailgate for whoever wants to double down on Sunday.  The Sabres game and meetup would be the main event.

 

In any event, we won't know if it's possible until the NHL schedule comes out.

It's more so the hotels, sleeping arrangements, and rides at that point. But again, it could very well be a possibility. I'm just envisioning about 5-6 people actually going to both



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 01:05 PM

Honestly there's a pretty slim chance of me being able to make the next one. As soon as you guys pick the game I'll confirm.


Any chance the march/ April one could be on a Saturday? I travel to buffalo once a year, always on a Saturday. I sit with my kids so I wouldn't be sitting with the group but it'd be nice to meet everyone during an intermission.

FWIW the tickets come in groups so there's a chance you'd be able to "sit with Sabrespace" and still be with your kids. Taro and his son did the same, as did Neo and his kids. They were all at Gabriel's Gate as well. 

 

I don't know the age of your kids though, so maybe you don't want them around a bunch of loud cursing drunks :P
 



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 01:11 PM

Does this mean y'all aren't coming down to Florida? 



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 02:41 PM

I would for sure be interested.  As others have said, a Saturday game would definitely be best.



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 02:50 PM

Honestly there's a pretty slim chance of me being able to make the next one. As soon as you guys pick the game I'll confirm.


FWIW the tickets come in groups so there's a chance you'd be able to "sit with Sabrespace" and still be with your kids. Taro and his son did the same, as did Neo and his kids. They were all at Gabriel's Gate as well. 

 

I don't know the age of your kids though, so maybe you don't want them around a bunch of loud cursing drunks :P
 

Just catch a flight with bio and come on out. We'll make it near a holiday or something



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 04:37 PM

Might be able to pull a Friday, but a Saturday game would definitely be ideal.

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 04:53 PM

Too soon?

 

Can't happen soon enough, If I want a week off from work I would need to ask in advance :P



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 05:03 PM

Honestly there's a pretty slim chance of me being able to make the next one. As soon as you guys pick the game I'll confirm.

FWIW the tickets come in groups so there's a chance you'd be able to "sit with Sabrespace" and still be with your kids. Taro and his son did the same, as did Neo and his kids. They were all at Gabriel's Gate as well.

I don't know the age of your kids though, so maybe you don't want them around a bunch of loud cursing drunks :P


Haha thanks man. Yeah they're still little, 9 and 6. We normally sit center ice section 117/ 105 or as close as stubhub will get us. Three seats is an odd number so it just depends on what i can get my hands on. It would be awesome just seeing everyone in between periods ☺

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 07:08 PM

Just catch a flight with bio and come on out. We'll make it near a holiday or something

B-)   I'd love to go if I can swing it, but like other out-of-towners, I'll have to see once dates are selected, I think.  Near a holiday is probably worse for those who have to fly, though I understand if that's easier for the local folks as far as time off.



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Posted 11 May 2017 - 12:57 AM

Better start selling my ars for another trip, im down



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Posted 11 May 2017 - 05:34 AM

In! And JJ and I are meeting up in Florida, right JJ? We'd welcome those of you looking for weather relief.

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 08:56 AM

Better start selling my ars for another trip, im down

 

Nice!

 

Definitely interested in one or both games depending on schedules. During November it is likely to conflict with youth hockey season so I might have trouble there.  later March is usually okay.



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Posted 11 May 2017 - 09:07 AM

Spring time works especially post winter classic... any Toronto babies we can cook? Do they cook faster or slower than normal Canadienne babies?

Edited by North Buffalo, 11 May 2017 - 09:07 AM.


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 11:54 AM

Better start selling my ars for another trip, im down

How are you, MODO?



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Posted 11 May 2017 - 12:04 PM

Depending upon dates/scheduling I'd be in.

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 11:06 AM

How are you, MODO?

I'm good, thanks for asking.

Busy life with moms cancer and work, im lurking here in the dark mostly though and try to keep my self updated without getting involved.

 

How are you my friend, ?



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Posted 15 May 2017 - 11:10 AM

I'm good, thanks for asking.

Busy life with moms cancer and work, im lurking here in the dark mostly though and try to keep my self updated without getting involved.

 

How are you my friend, ?

Miss seeing you around here buddy, hope everything is going well with you and your mom. 

 

Very excited to see you are down for another trip though! :beer:



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Posted 15 May 2017 - 11:19 AM

Good to see you around MODO.

 

I'd like to do this again, possibly without my sister ###### up my ability to, you know, actually GO TO THE GAME.