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#281 Wyldnwoody44

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 10:30 PM

I need to learn how to embed gifs and YouTube videos from my phone!

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 10:33 PM

I need to learn how to embed gifs and YouTube videos from my phone!


It can be done if you load the desktop version of the site.

#283 Wyldnwoody44

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 10:46 PM

It can be done if you load the desktop version of the site.

I would honestly need to see it be done, I'm good after watching, otherwise my add gets the best of me

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 10:58 PM

Am I unrealistic for expecting playoffs this season?

#285 Wyldnwoody44

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 11:01 PM

Am I unrealistic for expecting playoffs this season?

Nope I expect a WildCard, WildCard

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 12:35 AM

I would honestly need to see it be done, I'm good after watching, otherwise my add gets the best of me


And this is why you do what you do. Got it. If ever there was a thing that could hold my attention.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 12:39 AM

Am I unrealistic for expecting playoffs this season?


I feel like we are at the point now where that should be the expectation. We've been without playoffs long enough.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 08:40 AM

I need to learn how to embed gifs and YouTube videos from my phone!

YouTube videos are easy. You just paste the link and drop the "s" off of https.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 10:22 AM

YouTube videos are easy. You just paste the link and drop the "s" off of https.

ag ty

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 03:29 PM

Am I unrealistic for expecting playoffs this season?

 

IMO,  we have a realistic chance but I do think expecting it might be unrealistic.  We need to see how our roster shapes out after the off season is over - especially in regard to Kane.  If Kane gets dealt we'll take a step back offensively - we really need him and 2 more players to step up on offense for this team to be a playoff team - even if Kane brings us a defenseman.

 

I do expect us to be better on defense almost immediately - which should give the couple of players I mentioned above the opportunity.



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 03:32 PM

IMO,  we have a realistic chance but I do think expecting it might be unrealistic.  We need to see how our roster shapes out after the off season is over - especially in regard to Kane.  If Kane gets dealt we'll take a step back offensively - we really need him and 2 more players to step up on offense for this team to be a playoff team - even if Kane brings us a defenseman.

 

I do expect us to be better on defense almost immediately - which should give the couple of players I mentioned above the opportunity.

I think we could lose Kane, and still be better offensively, by a mile.

 

Would we be better offensively this season than we would without him? Probably. 



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 03:41 PM

And this is why you do what you do. Got it. If ever there was a thing that could hold my attention.

You feel the suffering of a brain that never stops?! It's great for my career, not so great for life in general.

How many expect our D to REGRESS under Housley?!

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 03:47 PM

You feel the suffering of a brain that never stops?! It's great for my career, not so great for life in general.

How many expect our D to REGRESS under Housley?!

After Bylsma if it regresses, Jack should ask for a trade and just bail because we have  all the problems. 



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 04:06 PM

You feel the suffering of a brain that never stops?! It's great for my career, not so great for life in general.

How many expect our D to REGRESS under Housley?!


Oh God no, I don't have nearly enough brain activity to have a brain that never stops. Just a cheap joke.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 04:25 PM

I think we could lose Kane, and still be better offensively, by a mile.

 

Would we be better offensively this season than we would without him? Probably. 

 

How do you explain being better by a mile?  Better system?



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 06:56 PM

After Bylsma if it regresses, Jack should ask for a trade and just bail because we have all the problems.


I have optimism, but hey, this is buffalo and we've seen things go bad quickly....

You feel the suffering of a brain that never stops?! It's great for my career, not so great for life in general.

How many expect our D to REGRESS under Housley?!


Ah gotcha, I'm still a blonde lol

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:01 PM

I have optimism, but hey, this is buffalo and we've seen things go bad quickly....

Ah gotcha, I'm still a blonde lol

I have optimism too. I really believe that Bylsma is an awful coach who got inside his best players heads more often then not. He wasn't a leader at all. I think Housley has a good shot at being a good coach but I will hold out until I see the playoffs. Botterill at this point has been good. I think managing the cap is something we desperately need. 



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:19 PM

I have optimism too. I really believe that Bylsma is an awful coach who got inside his best players heads more often then not. He wasn't a leader at all. I think Housley has a good shot at being a good coach but I will hold out until I see the playoffs. Botterill at this point has been good. I think managing the cap is something we desperately need. 

 

I was optimistic last year, even with byslma, but that completely drained me, not expecting much tbh.



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 10:33 PM

He's probably not familiar with the team. If they say the same things in October then maybe I've been wrong and Sam's a winger.

Keep in mind I didn't hear him mention Larsson either.

 

FWIW, up until a few days before he was signed he had some other stuff going on.



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 07:34 AM

FWIW, up until a few days before he was signed he had some other stuff going on.

Exactly. He's been focused on Nashville's cup run.

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 11:31 AM

So all the assistants have officially been dismissed... Terry Murray, Bob Woods, and Tom Ward.



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 11:34 AM

So all the assistants have officially been dismissed... Terry Murray, Bob Woods, and Tom Ward.

As they should be after that locker room turmoil. Scorch the earth 



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 11:39 AM

There will be grumbling when our PP drops to the middle of the pack.

I'm just sayin'....



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 11:51 AM

While I'm sure our peeper has a good shot of falling out of the number 1 slot, I can't imagine it getting worse based on coaching, mainly because I can't imagine their entries possibly getting worse with an extra guy on the ice. It'll still be top 10.



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 11:52 AM

There will be grumbling when our PP drops to the middle of the pack.
I'm just sayin'....


A couple more 5v5 goals will have me forgetting all about it.

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 11:53 AM

I would argue our PP was going to normalize a bit even without a coaching change. 27% isn't something I'd expect year over year.

Edited by TrueBlueGED, 20 June 2017 - 11:59 AM.


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Posted 20 June 2017 - 11:58 AM

There will be grumbling when our PP drops to the middle of the pack.

I'm just sayin'....

I've always been a proponent that the PP success is based on the high end talent you have. You either have guys that can enter the zone and put away the puck or you don't. The Sabres PP will be fine.



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 12:05 PM

And for the record, I agree with all four above posts.
My point still stands.

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 12:13 PM

Surprised nobody has mentioned the fact that Bogo, Gorges, Franson, or Kulikov will no longer be out there. Instead it will be actual puck moving defensemen in Beaulieu and Antipin 



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 12:13 PM

And for the record, I agree with all four above posts.
My point still stands.

I wouldn't mind if they tried to change things up to give us two solid units instead of one overpowered one, even if the results were a tad bit worse at first. 

Let Eichel, ROR, and Risto stay on unit one (and make ROR take a few more of those one timers...) and bring Sam and Kyle to unit 2, Sam can operate from the half wall, Okie his normal spot, and give Beaulieu the point spot with Antipin doing his wacky top-of-the-slot thing. 


Edited by Randall Flagg, 20 June 2017 - 12:14 PM.


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Posted 20 June 2017 - 12:54 PM

I wouldn't mind if they tried to change things up to give us two solid units instead of one overpowered one, even if the results were a tad bit worse at first. 
Let Eichel, ROR, and Risto stay on unit one (and make ROR take a few more of those one timers...) and bring Sam and Kyle to unit 2, Sam can operate from the half wall, Okie his normal spot, and give Beaulieu the point spot with Antipin doing his wacky top-of-the-slot thing.

I am usually of the "if it ain't broke" team, but I like this.

Moulson can easily slide into Sam's role on line one. Not sure who takes Okposo's slot though, or who is on unit two.
Kane and Ennis are the obvious candidates for two slots.

Of course we also aren't sure who will be around.

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 01:01 PM

I am usually of the "if it ain't broke" team, but I like this.

Moulson can easily slide into Sam's role on line one. Not sure who takes Okposo's slot though, or who is on unit two.
Kane and Ennis are the obvious candidates for two slots.

Of course we also aren't sure who will be around.

Yep. And I'll point out that while early Kane on the power play was a bad idea, he scored 3 or more goals there at the tail end of the season at clutch times to help keep Jack's point streak/chase for point per game alive. 



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 01:27 PM

It is most likely true that topping the 24.5% of scoring while on the power play will not happen, but having more opportunities resulting in more power play goals is very obtainable. See the Penguins.

 

I also think under Blysma our top players where only allowed to use their skill set to the fullest on the man advantage, it's when they got to *do their thing*. I hope that does not change under new coaching, and their emphasis is on zone entries.


Edited by Woods-Racer, 20 June 2017 - 01:27 PM.


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Posted 20 June 2017 - 05:05 PM

All five on the attack!  

 

http://streamable.com/9qtek

 

PS:  Ted Darling, too.


Edited by Eleven, 20 June 2017 - 05:06 PM.


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 08:17 PM

A preliminary look at the difference between DD and Housley's Systems.

http://www.between-c...lue-line-future

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 08:29 PM

A preliminary look at the difference between DD and Housley's Systems.

http://www.between-c...lue-line-future

More evidence that Dan Bylsma is a garbage coach.

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 08:29 PM

A preliminary look at the difference between DD and Housley's Systems.

http://www.between-c...lue-line-future

Quote: "On average an NHL team is twice as likely to generate a shot attempt with a carry-in vs. a dump in, so allowing a team to freely enter the zone instantly lowers your odds of preventing a shot attempt against."

 

This is making me so angry at Disco all over again...



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Posted 20 July 2017 - 10:40 PM

A preliminary look at the difference between DD and Housley's Systems.

http://www.between-c...lue-line-future

 

Pretty interesting piece with good analysis.  thanks.



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Posted 20 July 2017 - 11:24 PM

Was that the game where Jack sniped the OT winner after an end to end rush?

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 09:37 AM

Was that the game where Jack sniped the OT winner after an end to end rush?

 

Could very well be; in Nashville so it's either that one or 2015-2016 season.