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#241 TrueBlueGED

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 05:09 PM

I watched that this morning. I drew two conclusions: (1) you're right, his shot really is amazing; (2) (YOU ALL WILL HATE ME FOR THIS) RJ has kind of become a caricature of himself. He still describes games really, really well. Probably the best in the business. But it's become over the top when the Sabs score.


I don't even think he calls the games well, to be honest. He's too often falling behind the play and flubbing the names.

*ducks*

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 05:39 PM

My goodness, WHAT WHAT WHAT? These are very bold statements. I leave for an ARMS session on switch, come back to an RJ bashing. Keep it up and I'm changing my profile pic to RJ in his defense.

Seriously guys, my eyes are rolling; as in top shelf where momma hides the cookies. Love RJ!

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 05:45 PM

I don't even think he calls the games well, to be honest. He's too often falling behind the play and flubbing the names.
*ducks*


You better duck... man the torpedos boys, get the drones up, activate the satellites.

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 06:00 PM

My goodness, WHAT WHAT WHAT? These are very bold statements. I leave for an ARMS session on switch, come back to an RJ bashing. Keep it up and I'm changing my profile pic to RJ in his defense.

Seriously guys, my eyes are rolling; as in top shelf where momma hides the cookies. Love RJ!


Take RJ away from these games last year and I have absolutely zero reason to watch

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 06:12 PM

One of the greatest tragedies of this or any generation is that RJs twilight years have been pissed away on the tank years.

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 06:15 PM

One of the greatest tragedies of this or any generation is that RJs twilight years have been pissed away on the tank years.


Ain't that the truth.

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 06:17 PM

Take RJ away from these games last year and I have absolutely zero reason to watch


I find this weird and sad

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 06:20 PM

I don't even think he calls the games well, to be honest. He's too often falling behind the play and flubbing the names.

*ducks*

 

 

The troll side TrueBlue has turned....    :lol:

 

j/k  



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Posted 15 July 2017 - 07:22 PM

I find this weird and sad


I watched the fewest amount of games last year in the last 20 years.

I was more invested in the tank year than last and THAT is the sad part.

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 07:44 PM

A nice reminder of just how elite Jack's shot is: the best of the best.

I was just watching that video after visiting this thread yesterday. I still cant get over the OT winner from Kane against Carolina.

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 09:38 PM

I was just watching that video after visiting this thread yesterday. I still cant get over the OT winner from Kane against Carolina.

 

That was an awesome goal. My favorite is also one I'm fuzzy about. Hoping for some better minds to fill the gaps.

 

Jack took a pass in the offensive zone a the top of the face off circle. He quickly glided to his left (I think) fired a shot on goal and finding the upper corner. 

 

But what made that ply remarkable is from a rear angle, the shot curved from right to left before finding the back of the net. It looked like it curved a good foot. He actually shot a curve ball with a hockey puck.

 

The goalie was just stunned it went on. 



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Posted 15 July 2017 - 09:53 PM

That was an awesome goal. My favorite is also one I'm fuzzy about. Hoping for some better minds to fill the gaps.

 

Jack took a pass in the offensive zone a the top of the face off circle. He quickly glided to his left (I think) fired a shot on goal and finding the upper corner. 

 

But what made that ply remarkable is from a rear angle, the shot curved from right to left before finding the back of the net. It looked like it curved a good foot. He actually shot a curve ball with a hockey puck.

 

The goalie was just stunned it went on. 

Versus Calgary. I'll grab the video


https://youtu.be/Yv-iCQIQfOk?t=171



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Posted 15 July 2017 - 10:33 PM

Versus Calgary. I'll grab the video

https://youtu.be/Yv-iCQIQfOk?t=171

I was at that game with my brother, and during the next media break, he found a replay of it on Twitter. We're sitting in the stands freaking out about what we were seeing, and we can hear the people around us are mumbling that "we'd enjoy the game more if we got our faces out of our gadgets." Boy, were they wrong.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 12:40 AM

I watched that this morning.  I drew two conclusions:  (1) you're right, his shot really is amazing; (2) (YOU ALL WILL HATE ME FOR THIS) RJ has kind of become a caricature of himself.  He still describes games really, really well.  Probably the best in the business.  But it's become over the top when the Sabs score.


Can't say fairer than that. I think winning hockey will lead to an improvement. At least I hope.

My goodness, WHAT WHAT WHAT? These are very bold statements. I leave for an ARMS session on switch, come back to an RJ bashing. Keep it up and I'm changing my profile pic to RJ in his defense.
Seriously guys, my eyes are rolling; as in top shelf where momma hides the cookies. Love RJ!

 

I still love him.

One of the greatest tragedies of this or any generation is that RJs twilight years have been pissed away on the tank years.

 

I watched the fewest amount of games last year in the last 20 years.
I was more invested in the tank year than last and THAT is the sad part.

 

The upward trend starts this season.

I was just watching that video after visiting this thread yesterday. I still cant get over the OT winner from Kane against Carolina.


That was an amazing goal. I think that was in his rookie season, correct?

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 06:53 AM

I can only hope Dunleavy is not RJ replacement. He is bad.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 08:18 AM

Dunleavy is atrocious. If you listen on the radio you have no idea what is going on.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 10:58 AM

Dunleavy is atrocious. If you listen on the radio you have no idea what is going on.

 

That's going to be a problem.  The RJ simulcast works because he was radio first.



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 11:59 AM

Dunleavy is atrocious. If you listen on the radio you have no idea what is going on.

  

That's going to be a problem.  The RJ simulcast works because he was radio first.


They're going to have to go to separate broadcast crews when RJ does finally hang 'em up. A radio pbp nessecarily needs to be more descriptive than TV pbp. Like you said, the simulcast only worked because RJ had been the radio announcer first.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 12:34 PM

Rochester Americans broadcaster far superior to Dunleavy.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 12:51 PM

https://twitter.com/...5#post134675905



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 05:34 PM

https://twitter.com/...5#post134675905


This is great.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 08:50 AM

Eagerly walks in looking for updates......

 

......slouches and slowly walks away.......

 

Get er done JBott!!!!!



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Posted 22 July 2017 - 11:20 PM

JBot, get this done so we can resume talks with Vanek!



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Posted 23 July 2017 - 10:54 AM

JBot, get this done so we can resume talks with Vanek!


Don't get me wrong I'm all about signing Vanek, but were we ever in discussions with him prior?

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 01:49 PM

Don't get me wrong I'm all about signing Vanek, but were we ever in discussions with him prior?

 

Just wishful thinking. The only "official" thing I've heard is that he was "talking to a few teams"



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Posted 24 July 2017 - 01:51 AM

Don't get me wrong I'm all about signing Vanek, but were we ever in discussions with him prior?

 

Well he wanted to come back last off season, and with pominville back I guess we could still be a destination for him.



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Posted 26 July 2017 - 01:58 PM

Anyone else getting a touch nervous?  Not full blown 'step back from the edge' but it's been a month of negotiating and it's been eerily quiet the past couple of weeks.



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Posted 26 July 2017 - 02:02 PM

Not at all.  There's really no great reason for urgency.  Whether he signs now or just before training camp makes no difference.  It's probably not anything Jack and the top brass are discussing; it's probably just lawyers swapping minutia.



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Posted 26 July 2017 - 02:03 PM

We'll get it done, soon. I bet Jack's asking for 11 mil, Sabres are lobbying for 9. They'll settle at $10 million x 8 years, soon.

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 02:03 PM



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Posted 26 July 2017 - 02:33 PM

Anyone else getting a touch nervous?  Not full blown 'step back from the edge' but it's been a month of negotiating and it's been eerily quiet the past couple of weeks.


Not even a smidgen of nervousness.

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 07:21 PM

Ryan Johansen, coming off his 24 year old season with a whopping 14 goals in 82 games (I know he's better than that...but still) just got $8M per for 8 years. 

Ain't no way we're keeping Jack for less than $9M per year. 



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Posted 28 July 2017 - 07:27 PM

Ryan Johansen, coming off his 24 year old season with a whopping 14 goals in 82 games (I know he's better than that...but still) just got $8M per for 8 years.
Ain't no way we're keeping Jack for less than $9M per year.


This contract is ridiculous. I guess we now know what the hold up has been about with Jack. My guess is he'll be getting 10/8.

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 08:00 PM

Remember when you are amking comparisons that Johansen's contract is for seven UFA years.
Jack's - if he signs for eight years - will be for four UFA years.
Johansen made $4 million per in years 4, 5 and 6.

Although I prefer O'Reilly, Johansen is an O'Reilly level player, so I guess it's a market value contract.
Seems overpaid to me.

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 08:02 PM

Remember when you are amking comparisons that Johansen's contract is for seven UFA years.
Jack's - if he signs for eight years - will be for four UFA years.
Johansen made $4 million per in years 4, 5 and 6.

Although I prefer O'Reilly, Johansen is an O'Reilly level player , so I guess it's a market value contract.
Seems overpaid to me.

I really don't think he is. About the same offensively, but nowhere near as good defensively.

Edited by TrueBlueGED, 28 July 2017 - 08:02 PM.


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 08:20 PM

Of interest in contract discussions:

"Eichel and McDavid have scoring rates of 6.25 and 6.22 points per 60 minutes, which rank fourth and fifth among forwards."

https://www.nhl.com/...nit/c-290514880

That's on the PP, sure, but still impressive.

Edited by Thorny, 28 July 2017 - 08:24 PM.


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Posted 02 August 2017 - 02:47 PM

Update from John Wawrow

http://www.sportsnet...al-8-year-deal/

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 02:48 PM

Lemme guess: "Contract talks at standstill because Bylsma was retained, as my sources correctly identified"



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Posted 02 August 2017 - 02:50 PM

Update from John Wawrow

http://www.sportsnet...al-8-year-deal/

A person familiar with negotiations tells The Associated Press the Buffalo Sabres and Jack Eichel are discussing a contract extension that could run the NHL maximum eight years.
 
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity on Wednesday because the talks have been private since formal negotiations began a little over a month ago.


Wawrow usually isn't full of ######, right?



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Posted 02 August 2017 - 02:52 PM


More from Matt Bove

#Sabres Jack Eichel agent: "[We're having] intense, in-depth discussions...trying to close in on an agreement" @WKBW