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#161 Thorny

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 01:05 AM

How true. You have demonstrated that on more than one occassion.


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Posted 01 October 2017 - 01:15 AM

Time to get back to actual predictions................

 

I joined this board when they fired Murray. I guess there's some silence policy when you first join but I was excited we were finally going the right way. Doubled that with Housley's hiring, was afraid they'd hire Sutter or some other dinosaur with old time thinking. Forgot I was on this board but was hugely optimistic about the possible turnaround. Then I remembered I was here and checked in. I have been slowly watching my optimism erode and now my fears that this will take longer than we want it to have more weight behind them than any blind optimism.

 

I've seen bits of several teams in preseason, and sad to say they all looked way ahead of what we showed. Now its just preseason, but................

 

So, unless there is some miracle magical turnaround (fingers crossed) and it all suddenly falls together in the first month, I see us close to or dead last.

 

Pokey, I also believe that even an improved Sabres team may struggle to get out of 7th in the Atlantic.  There are many solid teams in the division with more proven track records and add that the hated Leafs are likely to continue to improve. Add in the new system and roles on this team causing them to really struggle out of the gate.   However I believe they will click in the second half, but it probably won't be enough to make the playoffs.   

 

That said, ask yourself two questions.  1) can this forward group with help from more dynamic D like Scandella, Baloo and Antipin score 20 more goals then last season?  Hell, Jack may increase his total alone by 15. 2) Can this upgraded D group decrease the shots against Lehner and therefore also the goals against by the same 20 goals?  I think this is likely.   If both of these things happen the Sabres goal differential will go from -32 last season to +8 and the Sabres will be in the thick of the playoff battle.  



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Posted 01 October 2017 - 01:29 AM

Actual footage of Marvelo after that ^ post:


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Pokey, I also believe that even an improved Sabres team may struggle to get out of 7th in the Atlantic.  There are many solid teams in the division with more proven track records and add that the hated Leafs are likely to continue to improve. Add in the new system and roles on this team causing them to really struggle out of the gate.   However I believe they will click in the second half, but it probably won't be enough to make the playoffs.   
 
That said, ask yourself two questions.  1) can this forward group with help from more dynamic D like Scandella, Baloo and Antipin score 20 more goals then last season?  Hell, Jack may increase his total alone by 15. 2) Can this upgraded D group decrease the shots against Lehner and therefore also the goals against by the same 20 goals?  I think this is likely.   If both of these things happen the Sabres goal differential will go from -32 last season to +8 and the Sabres will be in the thick of the playoff battle.


They will definitely be in the battle. The Q is whether they enter it early enough to get a playoff spot. Homer says yes. But if the6
they aren't at least 3-5-2 through 1st 10, they're likely screwed.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 02:13 AM

:lol:

They will definitely be in the battle. The Q is whether they enter it early enough to get a playoff spot. Homer says yes. But if the6
they aren't at least 3-5-2 through 1st 10, they're likely screwed.


That's key. They can afford a mediocre start. But not a terrible one.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 03:02 AM

Well I suspect the Hurricanes, Lightning and Flyers will all be better than last year so unless somebody falls apart totally only Detroit, Florida and the Devils are in the bottom battle with us. Montreal and Ottawa both have a few question marks but the rest of last years playoff teams are all definitely above us. Just haven't seen much to give me optimism.

 

On top of that, our payroll is too close to the cap with what we have. If we stink up the first few months I wouldn't be surprised if we see yet another tear down and start over. In that case, I would say only Risto and Eichel are safe. But that's only an IF. We could still surprise. I'd love to be wrong.



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Posted 01 October 2017 - 08:24 AM

Well I suspect the Hurricanes, Lightning and Flyers will all be better than last year so unless somebody falls apart totally only Detroit, Florida and the Devils are in the bottom battle with us. Montreal and Ottawa both have a few question marks but the rest of last years playoff teams are all definitely above us. Just haven't seen much to give me optimism.

On top of that, our payroll is too close to the cap with what we have. If we stink up the first few months I wouldn't be surprised if we see yet another tear down and start over. In that case, I would say only Risto and Eichel are safe. But that's only an IF. We could still surprise. I'd love to be wrong.

The payroll issue is a holdover from ex-GMTM with nearly 9 mill wrapped up in Gorges and Moulson. Gorges comes off the books this season and Moulson will be traded or bought out by next season. Also if the team fails, expect Kane to be traded, leaving only Bogo's bloated deal to contend with.

However if we are going to improve, our next wave of kids (Guhle, Nylander, Mittelstud and Asplund) are going to have a make an impact sooner then later so that we can afford Jack, McCabe, and Sam, since it is beginning to look like Bailey's group may never be more then bottom depth.

There is still enough here to be competitive but we are going to need to stay healthy and have guys like Antipin, Pouliot and Griffith to exceed expectations.

Edited by GASabresFan, 01 October 2017 - 08:27 AM.


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Posted 01 October 2017 - 09:37 AM

Well I suspect the Hurricanes, Lightning and Flyers will all be better than last year so unless somebody falls apart totally only Detroit, Florida and the Devils are in the bottom battle with us. Montreal and Ottawa both have a few question marks but the rest of last years playoff teams are all definitely above us. Just haven't seen much to give me optimism.

On top of that, our payroll is too close to the cap with what we have. If we stink up the first few months I wouldn't be surprised if we see yet another tear down and start over. In that case, I would say only Risto and Eichel are safe. But that's only an IF. We could still surprise. I'd love to be wrong.

Again explain your cap issue. You keep dropping this cap problem like it's some fact of life when it isn't. The Sabres are not in cap trouble.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 10:11 AM

Time to get back to actual predictions................

I joined this board when they fired Murray. I guess there's some silence policy when you first join but I was excited we were finally going the right way. Doubled that with Housley's hiring, was afraid they'd hire Sutter or some other dinosaur with old time thinking. Forgot I was on this board but was hugely optimistic about the possible turnaround. Then I remembered I was here and checked in. I have been slowly watching my optimism erode and now my fears that this will take longer than we want it to have more weight behind them than any blind optimism.

I've seen bits of several teams in preseason, and sad to say they all looked way ahead of what we showed. Now its just preseason, but................

So, unless there is some miracle magical turnaround (fingers crossed) and it all suddenly falls together in the first month, I see us close to or dead last.


Good post. I feel exactly the same.

I've watched quite a bit preseason, mostly teams out west, and they all look light years ahead of BUF. I'm bracing for another loooong season.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 11:11 AM

Year three of the Eichel era: this is when the seeds we planted with all that suffering are supposed to begin the bear fruit.
I expect some rough moments in transition. Phil and the players will have to persevere through them.

Jack needs to be elite.
Risto and Sam and Robin need to be very good.
Larsson, Girgensons and McCabe need to be useful NHLers or more.
The Rochester kids need to start breaking the ceiling
Players have to emerge (Griffith? Antipin? Rodrigues?) from unexpected places.

One could argue that none of these things have happened.
Some have to start this year.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 11:54 AM

So ...... 6th or 7th in the Atlantic.

Puck Daddy has us 7th in the Atlantic, and Hockeynews has us at 6th.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 03:41 PM

Year three of the Eichel era: this is when the seeds we planted with all that suffering are supposed to begin the bear fruit.
I expect some rough moments in transition. Phil and the players will have to persevere through them.
Jack needs to be elite.
Risto and Sam and Robin need to be very good.
Larsson, Girgensons and McCabe need to be useful NHLers or more.
The Rochester kids need to start breaking the ceiling
Players have to emerge (Griffith? Antipin? Rodrigues?) from unexpected places.
One could argue that none of these things have happened.
Some have to start this year.


Will anyone be potentially satisfied with a non-playoffs season this year? For me that's the success/fail barometer for this year. No excuses, get in.

So ...... 6th or 7th in the Atlantic.
Puck Daddy has us 7th in the Atlantic, and Hockeynews has us at 6th.


Well, this guy says something quite different haha:

https://twitter.com/...528327377006592

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 03:44 PM

Will anyone be potentially satisfied with a non-playoffs season this year? For me that's the success/fail barometer for this year. No excuses, get in.


Yes, I could be satisfied depending on how well they play and compete closely for a playoff spot. I am one on this board who tries not to overrate our team or underrate the opposition.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 03:48 PM

Yes, I could be satisfied depending on how well they play and compete closely for a playoff spot. I am one on this board who tries not to overrate our team or underrate the opposition.


That's fair, but after missing for 6 years straight I think the time is ripe for them to make the playoffs. Just competing (and failing) to get a spot, at this point in the build, for me wouldn't be enough.

I don't think playoffs are an unreasonable expectation at all.

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 01:28 AM

I was listening to Patrick O'Sullivan on the NHL Network and he likes our forward group, but is worried about our D group.  I found his take on the forwards interesting, because after I compared Reinhart new line to Kadri's line in Toronto, I'm more comfortable with our bottom 6, although I don't we can expect much out of our 4 line scoring wise.  He also likes Scandella and Risto, but wonders if McCabe has more upside.  However he thought Baloo could really benefit from getting out of Montreal and getting a fresh start in Buffalo.  He thinks he has all the skills to flourish in the NHL.  We need to hope he is right.



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 05:58 AM

Will anyone be potentially satisfied with a non-playoffs season this year? For me that's the success/fail barometer for this year. No excuses, get in.

Well, this guy says something quite different haha:https://twitter.com/...528327377006592

id be okay with it if and only if we win the lottery. Otherwise...

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 07:11 AM

It's not like the Sabres had 54 points last year and need a 20 game swing in the win-loss category this year to make the playoffs.  There's no reason we can't make the playoffs barring any catastrophic injuries again.  I just can't believe that Eichel will miss another 21 games, Okposo 17, RoR 10, Kane 12 and numerous others like Ennis, Bogosian, Larrson etc that also missed significant time.  4 of our top 6 forwards all missed a lot of time, that is no small thing.  If the top four stay healthy, how can you not think that we can win 7-9 more games and be in playoff contention?  

 

Also, there's just no way that we are going to lose every shootout again, Lehner wasn't good for sure, but, he also got no luck, not one opposing player shot it wide, hit a post, or whiffed, which happens all the time in SO's.  I would be willing to bet that Lehner worked incredibly hard on SO's this offseason.  

 

Then there is the defense, I have to believe that Scandella, Beaulieueueaueauiui, Antipin is going to be better than Franson, Kulikov, Gorges (I know he's still here but he will be in the press box a bunch i bet)  McCabe was a stud under Housley in the WJC's, he is going to be better and keep getting better.  Risto=Beast, then there's Bogosian, whatever

 

Maybe I am the eternal optimist but, I think we win 10 more games than last year, without question.



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 07:54 AM

First, i think that is a good post. Second, we can totes expect Kane to miss 12 games. Third, I completely agree about the defense. 



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 07:57 AM

It's not like the Sabres had 54 points last year and need a 20 game swing in the win-loss category this year to make the playoffs.  There's no reason we can't make the playoffs barring any catastrophic injuries again.  I just can't believe that Eichel will miss another 21 games, Okposo 17, RoR 10, Kane 12 and numerous others like Ennis, Bogosian, Larrson etc that also missed significant time.  4 of our top 6 forwards all missed a lot of time, that is no small thing.  If the top four stay healthy, how can you not think that we can win 7-9 more games and be in playoff contention?  

 

Also, there's just no way that we are going to lose every shootout again, Lehner wasn't good for sure, but, he also got no luck, not one opposing player shot it wide, hit a post, or whiffed, which happens all the time in SO's.  I would be willing to bet that Lehner worked incredibly hard on SO's this offseason.  

 

Then there is the defense, I have to believe that Scandella, Beaulieueueaueauiui, Antipin is going to be better than Franson, Kulikov, Gorges (I know he's still here but he will be in the press box a bunch i bet)  McCabe was a stud under Housley in the WJC's, he is going to be better and keep getting better.  Risto=Beast, then there's Bogosian, whatever

 

Maybe I am the eternal optimist but, I think we win 10 more games than last year, without question.

Bogo is already injured and Scandella hasn't played yet.  Sounds similar to Last year already.



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 08:08 AM

Bogo is already injured and Scandella hasn't played yet.  Sounds similar to Last year already.

In fairness, I did say "Bogosian-whatever" and he's day to day anyway, and Scandella, not playing in the pre-season was likely pre-cautionary, everyone knows he can play and I saw he will be ready for action Thursday...so, not like last season at all



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 06:33 PM

I'm feeling my usual just before the season optimism at the moment. (logic says it'll all crash down fast in a few weeks but for now.............) There'll be some weird Housley magic and it'll all come together and we will be the surprise team of the year. 50 goals for Kane and 100+ point season for Jack. Nylander will even come up and surprise everyone making that a top level nhl trio.

 

Rejoice, we are currently undefeated!  



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 07:09 PM

First, i think that is a good post. Second, we can totes expect Kane to miss 12 games. Third, I completely agree about the defense. 

 

totes?  ###### had to look that up.

 

I'll bet Kane doesn't miss more than 10 games. 

 

 

It's not like the Sabres had 54 points last year and need a 20 game swing in the win-loss category this year to make the playoffs.  There's no reason we can't make the playoffs barring any catastrophic injuries again.  I just can't believe that Eichel will miss another 21 games, Okposo 17, RoR 10, Kane 12 and numerous others like Ennis, Bogosian, Larrson etc that also missed significant time.  4 of our top 6 forwards all missed a lot of time, that is no small thing.  If the top four stay healthy, how can you not think that we can win 7-9 more games and be in playoff contention?  

 

Also, there's just no way that we are going to lose every shootout again, Lehner wasn't good for sure, but, he also got no luck, not one opposing player shot it wide, hit a post, or whiffed, which happens all the time in SO's.  I would be willing to bet that Lehner worked incredibly hard on SO's this offseason.  

 

Then there is the defense, I have to believe that Scandella, Beaulieueueaueauiui, Antipin is going to be better than Franson, Kulikov, Gorges (I know he's still here but he will be in the press box a bunch i bet)  McCabe was a stud under Housley in the WJC's, he is going to be better and keep getting better.  Risto=Beast, then there's Bogosian, whatever

 

Maybe I am the eternal optimist but, I think we win 10 more games than last year, without question.

 

 

1 -  They're learning a different system, it's highly likely they take a step back during the first 20 games or so.    The question is how many points will they need to make-up to get themselves into contention down the stretch.

 

2 - Lehner wasn't just unlucky.. he was plain awful, sliding out of position, too aggressive... and I've already seen those same tendencies in pre-season when guys get in close to him.   The book on Lehner is out and it's hold the puck, hold the puck, hold the puck and just wait for him to move out of position.     He's aggressive by nature that's part of what makes him good, but also hurts him in the shootout.

 

3 - I agree, I think the defense will be much better... much better at creating offense... likely a bit worse as defending in their own end.    That's my biggest concern with this club, IMO they did nothing to help reduce their SAT against, which was ranked near the bottom of the league for last forever years.    Can Housley fix that?   Time will tell.



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Posted 05 October 2017 - 07:26 AM

totes?  ###### had to look that up.

 

I'll bet Kane doesn't miss more than 10 games. 

 

 

 

 

1 -  They're learning a different system, it's highly likely they take a step back during the first 20 games or so.    The question is how many points will they need to make-up to get themselves into contention down the stretch.

 

2 - Lehner wasn't just unlucky.. he was plain awful, sliding out of position, too aggressive... and I've already seen those same tendencies in pre-season when guys get in close to him.   The book on Lehner is out and it's hold the puck, hold the puck, hold the puck and just wait for him to move out of position.     He's aggressive by nature that's part of what makes him good, but also hurts him in the shootout.

 

3 - I agree, I think the defense will be much better... much better at creating offense... likely a bit worse as defending in their own end.    That's my biggest concern with this club, IMO they did nothing to help reduce their SAT against, which was ranked near the bottom of the league for last forever years.    Can Housley fix that?   Time will tell.

1.  I get that, new coach new system, but, the Leafs got through all that pretty quickly and really turned it around fast, they went from last place to playoffs in one off-season.  Granted they had some luck, no big injuries for example, but there's no reason we can't do the same this year.

 

2.  We shall see about Lehner, you could be very right, but still, I can't accept that we won't get any luck whatsoever like some posts, wide shots and whiffs, or Lehner making some stops.  

 

3.  Any improvement will help and I believe that Housley is the man for that.

 

I am a little worried about October though, having a west coast trip that early is rough.  Although, if you assume we arent going to play well early on while they learn the new system, then maybe it's good to get a west coast trip out of the way early.



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Posted 05 October 2017 - 07:31 AM

I think that West coast trip may be great for this team.

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 08:22 AM

My prediction? Nylander will be with the Sabres by the end of January and will finish the season as one of our better players.

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 08:25 AM

Sabres post 41 wins this year. That's my prediction. 1 extra win per month ish.

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 09:39 AM

My prediction? Nylander will be with the Sabres by the end of January and will finish the season as one of our better players.

I think that one should be posted under BOLD predictions



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Posted 05 October 2017 - 10:03 AM

Bold predictions

 

1) Sabres narrowly miss the playoffs and finish 5th in the Atlantic with 88 pts.  The offense is more dynamic with surprising 3rd line production for Sam and Pommers, but although the D is more active, the Sabres plan many track meet type of games with scores like 5-4, 3-4 etc.... The team scores 225 goals, but allows 230 again.  One reason for the lack of improvement on the back end is injuries again on the back end.  Gorges plays much more often then anyone wants, but Tennyson becomes this years Falk.  (EDIT: Vogl is one of his preview articles wrote that the Sabres averaged 2.64 goals for per game after Jack's return.  This translates to 216 goals for over of the course of a full season.  Nashville's D scored 45 goals to our 17 last season.  If this system works, we could blow the doors off my 225 goals for prediction).

 

2) Jack scores 40 and adds 50 assists to become the first Sabre since Briere to crack 90 pts.  Sam add 25g 35a from the 3rd center position and gets a 5yr 6 mill per season deal of his trouble in the off-season.

 

3) Kane is traded for a 2nd (2018 and conditional 3rd (2019 - becomes a 2nd if he re-signs with new team) at the deadline.  While he manages to stay somewhat healthy and add 20 goals by the deadline, he gets in Housley's dog house of lazy play.  Nylander is recalled to replace him.

 

4) Mittelstud wins the HObey Baker and scoring 65 pts leading the Gophers deep into the Frozen Four.  His play and that of Nylander make Kane expendable.

 

5) Ullmark has a great season for the Amerks.  Lehner is traded in the off-season for additional LW wing depth and Johnson is re-signed to share the net with Ullmark in  2018-19.

 

6) Girgensons has his best season as a Sabres with 20 goals and 20 assists and fills Foligno's old role perfectly.  

 

7) Antipin plays better then expected and becomes a force on the PP.  He earns a 3 year 9 mill contract.

 

8) Bogo is bought out after the season because of injuries and inept play.  Still no takers for Moulson and his 5 goals.  Sabres send him to Roch mid-season.


Edited by GASabresFan, 05 October 2017 - 01:41 PM.


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Posted 05 October 2017 - 10:07 AM

My prediction? Nylander will be with the Sabres by the end of January and will finish the season as one of our better players.

 

 

Totally agree, tough year last year with a crap team in Roch. At World Juniors showed he was still in the top group of players within his peer group.  Put him on the LW with Samson and I think he will flourish.  

 

Team prediction: 5th in the Division, 10th in conference - 90 points.   Yes,I'll be happy with the improvement.



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Posted 05 October 2017 - 10:30 AM

Bold predictions

 

1) Sabres narrowly miss the playoffs and finish 5th in the Atlantic with 88 pts.  The offense is more dynamic with surprising 3rd line production for Sam and Pommers, but although the D is more active, the Sabres plan many track meet type of games with scores like 5-4, 3-4 etc.... The team scores 225 goals, but allows 230 again.  One reason for the lack of improvement on the back end is injuries again on the back end.  Gorges plays much more often then anyone wants, but Tennyson becomes this years Falk.

 

2) Jack scores 40 and adds 50 assists to become the first Sabre since Briere to crack 90 pts.  Sam add 25g 35a from the 3rd center position and gets a 5yr 6 mill per season deal of his trouble in the off-season.

 

3) Kane is traded for a 2nd (2018 and conditional 3rd (2019 - becomes a 2nd if he re-signs with new team) at the deadline.  While he manages to stay somewhat healthy and add 20 goals by the deadline, he gets in Housley's dog house of lazy play.  Nylander is recalled to replace him.

 

4) Mittelstud wins the HObey Baker and scoring 65 pts leading the Gophers deep into the Frozen Four.  His play and that of Nylander make Kane expendable.

 

5) Ullmark has a great season for the Amerks.  Lehner is traded in the off-season for additional LW wing depth and Johnson is re-signed to share the net with Ullmark in  2018-19.

 

6) Girgensons has his best season as a Sabres with 20 goals and 20 assists and fills Foligno's old role perfectly.  

 

7) Antipin plays better then expected and becomes a force on the PP.  He earns a 3 year 9 mill contract.

 

8) Bogo is bought out after the season because of injuries and inept play.  Still no takers for Moulson and his 5 goals.  Sabres send him to Roch mid-season.

I don't know if i would classify all of these as bold predictions to be honest, they're very positive and optimistic, but i wouldn't say bold.  

 

You do have a couple bold statments, I think Reinhart having 60 pts on the 3rd line is bold, so you get that one for sure and Girgensons having 40 pts is also quite bold.



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Posted 05 October 2017 - 02:01 PM

GA if girgensons scores 40 I'll ###### in my hat. Then I'll go buy his jersey.

I'm not gonna bother saving my money just yet.

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 02:10 PM

GA if girgensons scores 40 I'll ###### in my hat. Then I'll go buy his jersey.
I'm not gonna bother saving my money just yet.


Remember to also buy a new hat should this happen.

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 03:20 PM

Bold Prediction: Sabres finish 3rd in the Atlantic and challenge for the division title

 

Also Jack Eichel gets to 100 points.  Kane scores 38 and leaves via FA.



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Posted 05 October 2017 - 03:54 PM

Mittelstadt wins the Stanley Cup #bold

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 03:58 PM

Mittelstadt wins the Stanley Cup #bold

 

I think they now call it the Casey Cup.



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Posted 05 October 2017 - 04:57 PM

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 06:27 PM

I figured the Sabres were a year away still but I didn't think they would look this bad. Hopefully we will see huge improvements after 15 games or so but I think it will be too late if/when they do.

What did we give up for 82? Looks like we got fleeced no matter how little it was.

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 07:14 PM

2017 pick 68

 

The Canadiens took a defenseman named Walford, I believe I would have taken Mason Shaw, but I'd have to think about it.



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Posted 09 October 2017 - 07:18 PM

I was listening to Patrick O'Sullivan on the NHL Network and he likes our forward group, but is worried about our D group.  I found his take on the forwards interesting, because after I compared Reinhart new line to Kadri's line in Toronto, I'm more comfortable with our bottom 6, although I don't we can expect much out of our 4 line scoring wise.  He also likes Scandella and Risto, but wonders if McCabe has more upside.  However he thought Baloo could really benefit from getting out of Montreal and getting a fresh start in Buffalo.  He thinks he has all the skills to flourish in the NHL.  We need to hope he is right.

I never want to see Beaulieu on the ice again.  Ever.  I haven't hated a Sabre defenseman this much this quickly ever in my life.  Staple him to the press box, sedn him to Rochester, I don't give a damn.  Stop suiting him up immediately.



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Posted 09 October 2017 - 08:16 PM

I never want to see Beaulieu on the ice again.  Ever.  I haven't hated a Sabre defenseman this much this quickly ever in my life.  Staple him to the press box, sedn him to Rochester, I don't give a damn.  Stop suiting him up immediately.


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 08:25 PM

I never want to see Beaulieu on the ice again.  Ever.  I haven't hated a Sabre defenseman this much this quickly ever in my life.  Staple him to the press box, sedn him to Rochester, I don't give a damn.  Stop suiting him up immediately.


In fairness to him, much like the last Moe-ray-all D-man they traded for, he should NEVER BE ON THE TOP D-PAIRING. He's a 6 w/ a max ceiling of 4/5 (& likely 6).

The monstrous brain fart for the 1st shorty against was unfathomable though & wasn't from top pairing (top PP but not top pair). That displayed such an extreme lack of awareness that you'd almost hope he was trying to "shave points." At least then we don't wonder if he'd break a 5 on the Wonderlich. :doh:

But, get Bogosian back & Scandella healthy enough to move up from the 5 (ideally to 2) & the D looks a lot less clueless.