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#241 CallawaySabres

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 09:34 PM

Let's just hope the winter classic jersey doesn't suck tomorrow

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 09:34 PM

Kane giveth, Kane taketh away.

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 09:34 PM

Better effort need a full game instead of ten minutes worth


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 09:34 PM

Wow, you call interference with 7 sec to go. :flirt:



#245 bob_sauve28

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 09:35 PM

We are a better team than last year but still just not good enough

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 09:36 PM

We are a better team than last year but still just not good enough


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 09:36 PM

Wow, you call interference with 7 sec to go. :flirt:

How could they not? That was the definition of brain dead by Kane.



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 09:37 PM

There seems to be the old problem with the Sabres.  No cohesion.  No consistent effort.  Whole periods they cruise through.  



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 09:38 PM

Well at least is was exciting near the end? I only caught the last 5 minutes visually, listened to most of it.

 

That's 6 straight losses now. Meanwhile the Coyotes are going to beat the Leafs tonight so they're only 1 point behind us now.

 

Go Sabres.



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 09:40 PM

I shall assume full responsibility for losing the game, and apologize to JBot. Meanwhile, continue to scan the area for a winning team.



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 09:41 PM

I bet if you asked these guys, they'd tell you they gave their best effort tonight.

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 09:44 PM

There is only one thing left for Sabres fans to do...

 

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 09:48 PM

While I'd understand the no goal at the end had they explained it normally; they said effectively that it was a goal but a Sabre was on Bob the goalie...... there wasn't a Sabre on the goalie though. 

 

This team angers me more with this, they hint at having skill and talent but only do so in spurts.

 

Kane is a conundrum, how can a player so good at scoring be so boneheaded?  



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 09:58 PM

There is only one thing left for Sabres fans to do...
 
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Posted 20 November 2017 - 10:09 PM

Well, at least Eichel led the forwards in TOI.

The lemming media group think that related the lines as a scandal, demotion can go suck an egg. I fell for it, myself.

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 10:39 PM

This was the best effort in a while.  Lehner should have stopped the Panarin goal. however, this game was a positive for the team.  



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 10:41 PM

This was the best effort in a while.  Lehner should have stopped the Panarin goal. however, this game was a positive for the team.  

Come on man. No it wasn't. It's another embarrassing and garbage loss. Positive? Call me when they're above .500 for more than 10 games



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 10:41 PM

1 point from dead last in the NHL, only 5 months to go....

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 10:42 PM

1 point from dead last in the NHL, only 5 years to go....


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 11:05 PM

Come on man. No it wasn't. It's another embarrassing and garbage loss. Positive? Call me when they're above .500 for more than 10 games


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 11:10 PM

I turned it off half way through the third. Couldn't handle it. 

 

Now I find out they looked almost good for the ten minutes I didn't watch. It appears sometime over the next few weeks if I continue to watch I may see another 10 minutes of worth while Sabre's hockey. Color me excited.



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 11:15 PM

Did anyone notice Jack's performance with like 2 minutes to go?  We were trying to tie up the game on the PP and a face-off in the O-zone.  ROR won the draw and the puck went to Eichel.

He was just extremely forceful and dominant...out hustled his man, drove to the slot, and made a lovely pass that led to the crazy melee in the net.

 

It was Jack at his finest.  As I watched, I immediately thought: "Where the hell is that level of play from the is guy 99% of the time!?"

 

He plays nowhere near his max potential most of the time.  That's a problem.

 

He's becoming a floater.  Doesn't help  that we have no ass-kickers in the lineup to keep him honest.

This is a very soft team, and that needs to change.



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 11:19 PM

Bunch of track suiters. Ship them all off to the Jets. Justin will straighten them out.



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 11:38 PM

bad Santa?

 

Yeah, Bad Santa



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 12:47 AM

WTF was with that ref. He was a piece of garbage. One of the times he kicked Eichel out, it was the BJ that crossed the line.

And why not challenge that goal? What do you have to lose?

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 08:33 AM

WTF was with that ref. He was a piece of garbage. One of the times he kicked Eichel out, it was the BJ that crossed the line.

And why not challenge that goal? What do you have to lose?

I felt the same way, but a replay later on showed one of the Sabres shoving the Jacket into Lehner. Then there's the issue of how much time elapsed after the contact. Kudos to Phil and staff for that decision.

 

That said, the explanation of the no goal later on was pure garbage.



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 08:57 AM

Well, at least Eichel led the forwards in TOI.

The lemming media group think that related the lines as a scandal, demotion can go suck an egg. I fell for it, myself.

 

As far as that goes -- it looks like Harrington is retiring, and he spent about 75% of his farewell column complaining about Housley not admitting that Eichel had been demoted to the 3rd line. 

 

He never figured out that his beefs with Sabres management about their media communications decisions weren't remotely interesting and only served to make him look whiny, and he never figured out how to contribute some value-added hockey analysis or at least inside info about the team.

 

I hope the next guy is better.



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 09:05 AM

As far as that goes -- it looks like Harrington is retiring, and he spent about 75% of his farewell column complaining about Housley not admitting that Eichel had been demoted to the 3rd line. 

 

He never figured out that his beefs with Sabres management about their media communications decisions weren't remotely interesting and only served to make him look whiny, and he never figured out how to contribute some value-added hockey analysis or at least inside info about the team.

 

I hope the next guy is better.

He gets people flustered, and then the truth comes out. Remember when he made Tom Golisano spill the beans on his ownership philosophy? "The only direction I gave Larry and Darcy was just break even." (pretty close paraphrase).

 

Yesterday he has Housley so twisted up the coach said they don't number the lines then identified the ROR line as the top line.

 

Mike worked for me, and I will miss his bite.



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 09:19 AM

Well, at least Eichel led the forwards in TOI.

The lemming media group think that related the lines as a scandal, demotion can go suck an egg. I fell for it, myself.

 

I thought that's what it was when I heard about it, just.... "these are the line combos, in no particular order."  Then on the way home I was listening to the NHL channel on SiriusXM and they were blathering on about it.  They jumped on the demotion bandwagon as well.

 

Morons.



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 09:34 AM

He gets people flustered, and then the truth comes out. Remember when he made Tom Golisano spill the beans on his ownership philosophy? "The only direction I gave Larry and Darcy was just break even." (pretty close paraphrase).

 

Yesterday he has Housley so twisted up the coach said they don't number the lines then identified the ROR line as the top line.

 

Mike worked for me, and I will miss his bite.

 

Except he wasn't on the 3rd line, so whatever.  At some point you just want a dumb ass reporter to STFU you just tell him whatever he wants to hear.  Eichel had the highest TOI on the team..overall and ES as near as I can tell.  How can anyone say he was demoted?  There are enough problems that are real, let's discuss those.

 

I watched about half the game between driving all over Rochester, etc.  I saw some positives and I still see a team that has, for years, been unable to get out of their own zone and dominate play for long stretches.

 

That said, it's good to hear people are in Buffalo and scouting.  I am sure it's Kane and perhaps moving Kane away from Eichel was done as a way to show that he's capable of playing with more than just one player.



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 09:51 AM

Except he wasn't on the 3rd line, so whatever.  At some point you just want a dumb ass reporter to STFU you just tell him whatever he wants to hear.  Eichel had the highest TOI on the team..overall and ES as near as I can tell.  How can anyone say he was demoted?  There are enough problems that are real, let's discuss those.

 

I watched about half the game between driving all over Rochester, etc.  I saw some positives and I still see a team that has, for years, been unable to get out of their own zone and dominate play for long stretches.

 

That said, it's good to hear people are in Buffalo and scouting.  I am sure it's Kane and perhaps moving Kane away from Eichel was done as a way to show that he's capable of playing with more than just one player.

Eichel was clearly demoted before the game. He was assigned to lesser players. He didn't start. He earned his ice time with a strong first 10 minutes and played well enough in Phil's eyes to get monster minutes in the third and be paired with the team's best player again. It was a pretty smart strategy for Phil, for once.



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 09:58 AM

As far as that goes -- it looks like Harrington is retiring, and he spent about 75% of his farewell column complaining about Housley not admitting that Eichel had been demoted to the 3rd line. 

 

He never figured out that his beefs with Sabres management about their media communications decisions weren't remotely interesting and only served to make him look whiny, and he never figured out how to contribute some value-added hockey analysis or at least inside info about the team.

 

I hope the next guy is better.

 

Wait - is Harrington retiring altogether? Or is he hanging around to write his dipsh1t baseball columns?

 

He gets people flustered, and then the truth comes out. Remember when he made Tom Golisano spill the beans on his ownership philosophy? "The only direction I gave Larry and Darcy was just break even." (pretty close paraphrase).

 

Yesterday he has Housley so twisted up the coach said they don't number the lines then identified the ROR line as the top line.

 

Mike worked for me, and I will miss his bite.

 

He's a persistent, incurable as_hole, so he definitely had a way of badgering people -- and sometimes they even deserved it.

 

As for twisting up Housley, the whole thing was revealed as a total fart in a bottle after Eichel -- the "third line center" -- got the most TOI.

 

I'll back off this a bit on further reflection. I echoed someone else's pre-game take that it was a demotion, a message, and that Eichel would have a chance to earn more time with his play. That is probably what happened. 

 

Adios, Mike. Please don't call, and please don't write. Like, ever again.


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 10:09 AM

Wait - is Harrington retiring altogether? Or is he hanging around to write his dipsh1t baseball columns?

 

 

He's a persistent, incurable as_hole, so he definitely had a way of badgering people -- and sometimes they even deserved it.

 

As for twisting up Housley, the whole thing was revealed as a total fart in a bottle after Eichel -- the "third line center" -- got the most TOI.

 

I'll back off this a bit on further reflection. I echoed someone else's pre-game take that it was a demotion, a message, and that Eichel would have a chance to earn more time with his play. That is probably what happened. 

 

Adios, Mike. Please don't call, and please don't write. Like, ever again.

 

I don't think he's retiring.  His twitter feed refers to a "final wrap-up," but that tweet succeeds one referring to an "early wrap-up."  I think what he meant by "final" is "the version that's going into print."



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 10:19 AM

I don't think he's retiring.  His twitter feed refers to a "final wrap-up," but that tweet succeeds one referring to an "early wrap-up."  I think what he meant by "final" is "the version that's going into print."

 

Unfortunately that sounds right.



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 10:22 AM

BWAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

 

Like herpes, this guy's never going away.

 

Long live Harrington!!!!

 

VIVA MIKE!!!



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 10:23 AM

I don't know why so many people have a problem with the guy.  He's a pretty straight shooter.  He does tend to continue to defend indefensible positions, such as the notion that Eichel was "demoted" to the "third line" last night, though.


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 10:30 AM

I don't know why so many people have a problem with the guy.  He's a pretty straight shooter.  He does tend to continue to defend indefensible positions, such as the notion that Eichel was "demoted" to the "third line" last night, though.

 

I guess this is a matter of taste.

 

Like, there are people I know and respect who HATE mayonnaise. HATE IT. I like mayo just fine. 

 

So I'll stand by my take that he's a chinless derp with marginal writing talent, little or no insight to offer, who's made a shtick of badgering coaches, GMs, and owners (which, okay - fine) and, more to the point, chronically condescending to people in the Twitter-sphere (not just the trolls, mind you). Effing eff Mike Harrington with a broken champagne bottle.

 

Maybe it just feels good to say and think that.

 

Ironically, I think he would have had it right in saying that Eichel was demoted prior to last night's game. And then 15 played his way into leading the team's forwards in TOI.



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 06:02 PM

I guess this is a matter of taste.

 

Like, there are people I know and respect who HATE mayonnaise. HATE IT. I like mayo just fine. 

 

So I'll stand by my take that he's a chinless derp with marginal writing talent, little or no insight to offer, who's made a shtick of badgering coaches, GMs, and owners (which, okay - fine) and, more to the point, chronically condescending to people in the Twitter-sphere (not just the trolls, mind you). Effing eff Mike Harrington with a broken champagne bottle.

 

Maybe it just feels good to say and think that.

 

Ironically, I think he would have had it right in saying that Eichel was demoted prior to last night's game. And then 15 played his way into leading the team's forwards in TOI.

I think that's exactly what he said. The Twitter argument, which I was not privvy to, I assume was about whether Eichel had been demoted before the game.