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#1 PASabreFan

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 12:24 PM

When Okposo scored last night off a weird board bounce, did anyone else think about the stories of Porky Palmer? For the uninitiated, Palmer was a trainer for the Sabres who used to stand by the Zamboni door and kick the door when the puck went past along the wall, sometimes sending the puck into the slot for a Sabres' chance.

 

It's hard to believe that was allowed. Everyone seemed to know he was doing it. The Buffalo Sabres, New England Patriots of the 70s.

 

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 12:45 PM

Awesome.

 

Never heard of him before.



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 12:48 PM

When Okposo scored last night off a weird board bounce, did anyone else think about the stories of Porky Palmer? For the uninitiated, Palmer was a trainer for the Sabres who used to stand by the Zamboni door and kick the door when the puck went past along the wall, sometimes sending the puck into the slot for a Sabres' chance.
 
It's hard to believe that was allowed. Everyone seemed to know he was doing it. The Buffalo Sabres, New England Patriots of the 70s.
 
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First thing I thought of seeing that goal. It was right in front me. The guys behind the glass were high-giving each other after the goal.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 12:57 PM

It may be a case of hearing what I want to, but I swear I can hear a thump right as the puck goes out in front. 



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 01:01 PM

Porky Palmer is one of the best hockey names ever, right up there with Fats Delvecchio.

Edited by Mick O’Manly, 12 January 2018 - 01:01 PM.


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 01:59 PM

It may be a case of hearing what I want to, but I swear I can hear a thump right as the puck goes out in front. 

 

From the replay, it looked like it pinged off a camera that's installed in a recess in the end boards (near a GEICO ad).



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 02:56 PM

Fascinating stuff.  I hadn't known about Palmer.



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 03:42 PM

First thing I thought of seeing that goal. It was right in front me. The guys behind the glass were high-giving each other after the goal.

 

Anyone else going to join me on nhl.com for a review of that goal ... in slow motion.

 

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 04:21 PM

I thought I was really up on Sabres trivia.  Never heard of him though.



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 04:31 PM

That is a great tidbit of Aud folklore!



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 04:47 PM

So, was Porky the dude that swung open the door so that Schony could pound Cashman in the zamboni tunnel?

 



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 05:27 PM

I knew of the strategy. I did not recall the perpetrator’s name. Grateful!

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 05:30 PM

Yeh Ray has mentioned it a few times in broadcasts but didnt know the name.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 05:49 PM

Awesome! Never heard that before

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 05:57 PM

First thing I thought of seeing that goal. It was right in front me. The guys behind the glass were high-giving each other after the goal.

Interesting. Is it still possible to kick or push the modern boards and create that pinball effect?

 

So, was Porky the dude that swung open the door so that Schony could pound Cashman in the zamboni tunnel?

 

Wow! I had never noticed the man in the blue jacket. He becomes our umbrella man.