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#361 dudacek

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 11:02 PM

Yeah a win. Lets not go crazy. Ana was without 7 players including Lindholm, Getzlaf, Kesler, and Vatanen.


Good point. We should only go crazy after losses. 😈

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 11:04 PM

How are we offensively on EV? Shots? Goals?

Not sure and don't know where to find it right now. But I know our team shooting percentage was very low to start


Yeah a win. Lets not go crazy. Ana was without 7 players including Lindholm, Getzlaf, Kesler, and Vatanen.

Dude, come on. 

 

You can mope in the corner but don't try to get us to join in.


Edited by Randall Flagg, 15 October 2017 - 11:05 PM.


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 11:05 PM

I thought Zemgus was also pretty effective tonight.

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 11:06 PM

One little nit-pick - 

Jack, when you get the puck in the slot, dead center, just shoot, man. You led the league last year in shots per game and aren't close this year. You aren't being selfish. Your shot is wicked. Use it in situations like that, you will score a lot of goals and we will win a lot of games.



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Posted 15 October 2017 - 11:14 PM

Shocking. Eichel was named the 1st star in a "non traditional hockey market" barn on a night he had 0 points.

Apparently the media in OC understand the game better than the media in WNY. No way a non-goalie that doesn't score gets 1st star in the MMArena.

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 11:14 PM

Good point. We should only go crazy after losses.


No one went crazy after the first loss. It was the 5th that was doing people in.

I’m happy, very, about the win. Historically, the Sabres have been awful in the 2nd game of a back to back. This shows some heart and effort and that is all I’ve been asking for. It is a real positive. We need to give the same effort on Tuesady.

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 11:15 PM

Missed everything but the tail end.... go Sabres... off the snied... bout time and good for Bailey... hopefully he stays up... and keeps scoring.



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Posted 15 October 2017 - 11:16 PM

So, in the upcoming win on Tuesday, does the coin flip say they give up a PPG or a shorty. We know they have to give up 1 or the other. :P

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 11:17 PM

They didn't allow this many SHG all of last year. Complacency? Kane? Both? :P 

They aren't going to operate at sub-10%, they'll probably get it up to 20. I just hope they start Tuesday.



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Posted 15 October 2017 - 11:32 PM

My wife got a sweet slo-mo of Bailey's goal!

https://twitter.com/...740699121037313

Edited by skaught, 15 October 2017 - 11:37 PM.


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 11:34 PM

What is Reinhart going to demand in contract negotiations at this rate? JBot may be able to capitalize on his stat line and get a nice bargain, if Sam and his agent are for some reason willing to negotiate right now, in season.

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 11:39 PM

What is Reinhart going to demand in contract negotiations at this rate? JBot may be able to capitalize on his stat line and get a nice bargain, if Sam and his agent are for some reason willing to negotiate right now, in season.


Reinhart nor the Sabres will talk ANY earlier than January 1 & likely not until April. By then, he'll be wharever he is. Right now, he's had 1 OK game & 1 good game and still no points. He'll come around & likely get a bridge deal.

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 11:47 PM

No one went crazy after the first loss.


You're right. It took two.

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 03:10 AM

Nice.

 

What I really wanted to see, was would they play hard after a tough loss or quit and they played hard. Probably the best they've skated all season. Much much better. I know Anaheim was a depleted line up, but this was what I wanted to see, true effort and desire.  Now we shall see what they can do against a slower choke and block everything off type of team in Vegas. 

 

A few observations/critiques,

 

1. Bailey CAN be quite good, but will he be hungry and want it every shift from here on in? If he plays like that, he will be a solid addition.

2. Kane's lack of discipline and dumb penalties will lose us many games if teams we play have decent power plays. He has got to learn to not be lazy with his stick and not be dumb.

3. Jack has to shoot more. He is trying to set up his wingers too much and not firing the puck enough. 

4. They almost blew it shooting for that open net and not controlling the puck first. Possession and puck control is an ongoing issue and there is much work to be done.

 

Enjoy the win guys, it just felt so much better didn't it? 


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Posted 16 October 2017 - 07:55 AM

watching the highlights, it looks like we still made huge mistakes and caught a lucky bounce on the turnover that also turned into a lucky bounce goal. was it as sloppy of a win as it looked like on highlights?



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:06 AM

watching the highlights, it looks like we still made huge mistakes and caught a lucky bounce on the turnover that also turned into a lucky bounce goal. was it as sloppy of a win as it looked like on highlights?

 

Was a bit sloppy , but there were a lot of good things I saw.

Risto - Scandella is looking a lot better, mainly thanks to Scandella.

Samson was setting up some nice chances.  ( kid really deserves a break)

Eichel had a huge game, he was all over the Ice breaking up anything the ducks would do.

 

The sloppy part mainly came with the 3 penalties Kane had.   Those were some really bad ones.


Edited by Huckleberry, 16 October 2017 - 08:12 AM.


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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:18 AM

I thought Zemgus was also pretty effective tonight.

I am really starting to appreciate what he brings on the forecheck. Solid guy that defensemen do not want to have to deal with



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:19 AM

I am really starting to appreciate what he brings on the forecheck. Solid guy that defensemen do not want to have to deal with


I really liked him with 15,not sure why PHouse chose to deviate.

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:20 AM

So, in the upcoming win on Tuesday, does the coin flip say they give up a PPG or a shorty. We know they have to give up 1 or the other. :P

Score one? 



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:23 AM

One little nit-pick - 

Jack, when you get the puck in the slot, dead center, just shoot, man. You led the league last year in shots per game and aren't close this year. You aren't being selfish. Your shot is wicked. Use it in situations like that, you will score a lot of goals and we will win a lot of games.

 

Could be a Housley thing just to make Jack more aware of his wingers.  Maybe at some point he'll take the pass-first restriction off.



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:37 AM

Still weird they play Tennyson over Antipin though.



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:44 AM

Breaking it down, not much difference between tonight and last night.

But the W is nice.

 

I'll disagree with this (easy to say, of course, based on the results).  I thought the Kings were the somewhat better team vs the Sabres, but I thought the Sabres were the somewhat better team vs the Ducks.  The Kings almost ran the Sabres out of the building in the 2nd period.

 

I also think the Sabres have been getting a bit better every game since the NJD/NYI debacles.

 

And maybe I'm kidding myself, but I think it's because Howie knows how to coach them.



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:46 AM

Has it been so long that no one remembers celebrating a win with this?

 


Still weird they play Tennyson over Antipin though.

 

Yes, I don't see Tennyson as having any upside.  Antipin, on the other hand, could potentially be generating significant offense from the back side.



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:48 AM

I'll disagree with this (easy to say, of course, based on the results).  I thought the Kings were the somewhat better team vs the Sabres, but I thought the Sabres were the somewhat better team vs the Ducks.  The Kings almost ran the Sabres out of the building in the 2nd period.

 

I also think the Sabres have been getting a bit better every game since the NJD/NYI debacles.

 

And maybe I'm kidding myself, but I think it's because Howie knows how to coach them.

The way Eichel and Reinhart have responded gives me hope. I can't recall either of them looking quite as good at any point under Bylsma as they have looked these last two games. 

I need them to come out with just as much effort against Las Vegas tomorrow night. If they can string 3 consistent efforts together then I might be able to start feeling better. 



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:48 AM

Has it been so long that no one remembers celebrating a win with this?

 


 

Yes, I don't see Tennyson as having any upside.  Antipin, on the other hand, could potentially be generating significant offense from the back side.

 

damn I was looking for that one last night :D



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:50 AM

Another thought:  We're only 4 points behind a playoff spot, only 5 points off the division lead.  :w00t:



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:58 AM

Both Matts should be shown the door.

 

:(

 

You literally can see what it says. It said 9pm est. Eastern standard time.

 

Eastern Daylight time, EDT, if we're being pedantic. 



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:06 AM

Has it been so long that no one remembers celebrating a win with this?

 


 

Yes, I don't see Tennyson as having any upside.  Antipin, on the other hand, could potentially be generating significant offense from the back side.

lol he looks so young!

 

I agree on the tennyshon thing. 


:(

 

 

Eastern Daylight time, EDT, if we're being pedantic. 

I guess we were. Well I am 1 for 1 on GDT threads as far as wins go so hopefully we'll let this little screw up slide. 



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:10 AM

lol he looks so young!

 

I agree on the tennyshon thing. 


I guess we were. Well I am 1 for 1 on GDT threads as far as wins go so hopefully we'll let this little screw up slide. 

 

:)



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:12 AM

fixed the gdt ;)



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:15 AM

Got to see my first full sabres game this season and we won.

 

woke up and this song was playing now I'm in a good mood all day.   its a sunny 26 degrees celsius thanks to hurricane Ophelia :D

 

 



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:24 AM

Another thought:  We're only 4 points behind a playoff spot, only 5 points off the division lead.  :w00t:

Ya!!! 



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:29 AM

It seems like every coach has a player that he keeps using in a way that drives fans crazy.
Hopefully it will change when Bogo returns, but for now it appears that Tennyson is Phil's guy.

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:30 AM

The way Eichel and Reinhart have responded gives me hope. I can't recall either of them looking quite as good at any point under Bylsma as they have looked these last two games.

I need them to come out with just as much effort against Las Vegas tomorrow night. If they can string 3 consistent efforts together then I might be able to start feeling better.

Watching Reino walk through the D multiple times this weekend gives me hope. He was beaten into submission about not taking risks and making the safe play with Abysmal. It's so refreshing to see gifted offensive players using what God gave them to get to this level.

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:37 AM

I don't think that guy is Tennyson. I've actually been impressed with Tennyson (maybe it's just me). That guy is clearly Kane IMO. No way he should be on the PP1 unit or playing with Jack. If Sam is kept as a third line winger then he's next on the list.

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:43 AM

I don't think that guy is Tennyson. I've actually been impressed with Tennyson (maybe it's just me). That guy is clearly Kane IMO. No way he should be on the PP1 unit or playing with Jack. If Sam is kept as a third line winger then he's next on the list.

I agree, it's Kane. But I think that's also a product of "what am I supposed to do with this guy?". 



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:45 AM

I agree, it's Kane. But I think that's also a product of "what am I supposed to do with this guy?". 

Put him with Larsson and Reinhart.  Give Eichel back Zemgus.  



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:45 AM

Toss him on the PP2, PK1 and 3rd line.

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:50 AM

Here's the highlights. Reinhart seems to be improving but until he starts producing, I am not going to say he's fine.

 



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:53 AM

It seems like every coach has a player that he keeps using in a way that drives fans crazy.
Hopefully it will change when Bogo returns, but for now it appears that Tennyson is Phil's guy.

 

My hope is that, seeing Antipin play, Housley sees trends in his game that he wants to change (perhaps due to the North American game compared to European game) and has decided to address those in practice rather than live game action (since Antipin doesn't want to go to the A).