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#1 Corp000085

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 09:17 PM

7pm


Do the sabres keep on rolling, go into the crapper again, or a little of both? I think the sabres can easily win tomorrow, but they're still probably a little bit of a headcase. They just have to play a smart road game, be aware in the defensive zone, and pounce on opportunities when their given (like they did last night). You know that boston will be upset, so the sabres just need to play their game. If things get out of hand, don't be too suprised if it gets ugly too.. I predict a sabres victory, somewhere in the neighborhood of 4-1 or 5-2.

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 10:56 PM

I hope so. I'll be there, Section 21, Row 2! It's the first time my wife agreed to get a sitter. The boys will be two in April... :ph34r:

I see another rout also. The Bruins look done.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 01:24 AM

I'm hoping for the best. Just play hard, no sleepwalking. That's all I ask for now.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 06:25 AM

HD alert! For DirecTV subscribers out there, the game is being shown in high def on Channel 79 tonight. Excellent!

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 10:33 AM

I hope so. I'll be there, Section 21, Row 2! It's the first time my wife agreed to get a sitter. The boys will be two in April... :ph34r:

I see another rout also. The Bruins look done.


It's going to be LOUD. Can't wait.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 11:06 AM

I hope so. I'll be there, Section 21, Row 2! It's the first time my wife agreed to get a sitter. The boys will be two in April... :ph34r:

I see another rout also. The Bruins look done.


Your first night out with your wife since they were born? Congrats.

The ladies do get a bit irrational from time to time after the little ones show up, don't they?

In any case I think the Sabres will make it worthwhile for the two of you (although speaking from experience a night at Burger King would be a big night out at this point too).

Enjoy.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 11:20 AM

Your first night out with your wife since they were born? Congrats.

The ladies do get a bit irrational from time to time after the little ones show up, don't they?

In any case I think the Sabres will make it worthwhile for the two of you (although speaking from experience a night at Burger King would be a big night out at this point too).

Enjoy.


:D We actually have been out 1 or 2 other times, but grandparents drove a minimum of 2.5 hours to sit. This is the first time a non relative has watched them, though, which should be interesting...

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 11:29 AM

I'll be there tonight! This will be my second Boston game of the year. The first was a real nice victory back in October. I'm guessing tonight will be more of the same from the other night. Especially if the Sabres come out quickly.

This weekend is the continuation of a 3 year tradition (excluding the lockout year) of taking a Sabres road trip with my roommate from college each year. A few years ago we went to Long Island (the only game in which the Sabres lost that we've been to), last year it was actually a game in Buffalo (I live in CT...so it was a road trip for me!) and this year it's up to Boston.......AND then down to Jersey on Saturday. What a great weekend this should be.

Peace!

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 01:12 PM

section 330, row 1...briere black goathead.

i still have two extras in the same spot if anyone's interested.

i'm a bit skeptical on how loud it's going to be. if the bruins wake up and care about this game, they will try to set a tempo of toughness early, which would get the crowd into the game. but after 3 goals in 4 games, i'm guessing the crowd is going to be waiting before showing any enthusiasm. i hope i'm wrong, because i like close games where those in attendance are kept on the edge of their seats with a little back and forth on the ice.

7-5 sabres with an empty netter by tallinder trying to clear it from behind their own goal line. and i finally get to see a game this season (third here in boston) without thinking "huh...peters is on the ice...oh well..."

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 01:17 PM

Man up time for Boston.

I suspect we'll see a much different game tonight. I predict a 3-2 kinda game.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 02:32 PM

I'll be there tonight! This will be my second Boston game of the year. The first was a real nice victory back in October. I'm guessing tonight will be more of the same from the other night. Especially if the Sabres come out quickly.

This weekend is the continuation of a 3 year tradition (excluding the lockout year) of taking a Sabres road trip with my roommate from college each year. A few years ago we went to Long Island (the only game in which the Sabres lost that we've been to), last year it was actually a game in Buffalo (I live in CT...so it was a road trip for me!) and this year it's up to Boston.......AND then down to Jersey on Saturday. What a great weekend this should be.

Peace!




Awesome dude, have fun :beer: And be sure to report back on the time you had :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 02:44 PM

also add some pictures to the photo gallery. show up my eastern conference finals gallery that's 6 months in the making...

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 03:03 PM

I watched Boston vs. the Rangers on Monday and the Bruins were an absolute joke that night. Little did I know that I would be seeing the sequel the next night against the Sabres. I thought for sure the Bruins would be fired up but man they looked disinterested and broken. I'd expect more of the same tonight, something to the tune of 6-2. You know Savard will probably get one, and maybe Glenn murray too, but we'll light up their goalie(s) again.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 03:07 PM

There are 55 folks from the Bills Backers going to the game tonight, Section 328.

Should be fun! We'll be at the Harp before (and likely after) the game.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 03:18 PM

55 people one section away...holy sh!t. the chant is going to sound a lot louder to me this time.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 03:33 PM

55 people one section away...holy sh!t. the chant is going to sound a lot louder to me this time.


The group was ridiculously loud last at the other game this year where they got together. Expect more of the same.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 04:18 PM

Any word yet on who's between the pipes?

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 04:34 PM

Any word yet on who's between the pipes?

I think it was said somewhere that Biron will start tonight.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 05:41 PM

I think it was said somewhere that Biron will start tonight.


Kevin Sylvester was just on with Shred and Ragan and he said Marty's starting tonight.

Also, Boston traded Milan Jurcina today, so we might be looking at an even more inexperience defenseman on the blue line tonight.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 06:15 PM

Have to work til 8 tonight, so I'll miss the first two periods. I'm counting on the message board to keep me posted for the highlights tonight!! :thumbsup:

Thanks in advance guys!

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 06:33 PM

Sabres win 5-3. :beer:

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 07:03 PM

Great. Frigging NESN feed.

Good to see Andy Brickley continues his subtle whining about the new era of NHL rules. Hey Andy, those rules were changed LAST YEAR... :censored:

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 07:14 PM

Kalinin with a turnover for a goal. Big surprise. He tripped over the puck. :doh:

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 07:16 PM

Come on, wasn't Dmitri's fault. <_<

Boston is taking the play and physically pounding us right now. Starting to see Sabres peeling off the puck early to avoid hits.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 07:19 PM

Not a great start. We are going on a powerplay now, which has been good recently.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 07:20 PM

like i said, a bunch of you guys were all excited after the game the other night and i said, big deal, it wont mean anything unless we beat em again on thursday.... which is true...
we beat a crap team at home, wow, our problems aint solved yet
already down 1-0, hope they can pull it together, whens the last time we had a winning streak of at least 4 games?
i wouldnt wanna face $hittsburgh right now in the playoffs, would you?
I bet we would lose that series playing like this

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 07:24 PM

1st PP was putrid. I just think the Swordsmen just need to hang around. I don't think the Bs can maintain this intensity. Get past the first rush and steal one, then Lindy's boys will have the advantage.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 07:25 PM

These NESN announcers are frigging brutal- like always. Cannot believe the amount of whining they do nightly...

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 07:25 PM

great plan, only one team in the E Conf has less pts that this garbage team Boston, and we're supposed to "hang around" and "steal one"
good teams take it to the bad teams, plain and simple
enough excuses, im sick of it for this team

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 07:26 PM

Please get Kotalik off the point on the PP. Please.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 07:27 PM

These announcers are terribly biased. Although, RJ is the king of homerism.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 07:28 PM

Please get Kotalik off the point on the PP. Please.

Yeah. Kotalik is nothing like he was last year on the point. Bad passes, few one timers, and bad decisions.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 07:28 PM

These announcers are terribly biased. Although, RJ is the king of homerism.

If that's the case, Rick Middleton isn't far behind.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 07:32 PM

I don't understand how someone could get a penalty and the other person can get called for diving. That's dumb.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 07:35 PM

Yeah. Kotalik is nothing like he was last year on the point. Bad passes, few one timers, and bad decisions.

Yeah, and I understand that he's part of a mockup that the Howard Simon show did that was loosely based on Bud Light's "Real Men of Genius", where they dedicate it to "Mr. 'Shoot the puck on the power play' Guy". A mention of the name "Dmitri" comes up, which refers to Kalinin.

Has anyone heard it? I think it's awfully funny (if not brutally truthful and honest).

I don't understand how someone could get a penalty and the other person can get called for diving. That's dumb.

If you've listened to Home Ice on XM Radio, Steven Walkom, the NHL boss for all the refs, said that this is possible.

A penalty for the offender and a Golden Swan for the diver can take place at the same time.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 07:35 PM

These guys are the worst by far. I have center ice and watch a ton of games and these guys are easily the worst.




These NESN announcers are frigging brutal- like always. Cannot believe the amount of whining they do nightly...



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Posted 01 February 2007 - 07:39 PM

These guys are the worst by far. I have center ice and watch a ton of games and these guys are easily the worst.

When I had NHL Center Ice on DirecTV, I noticed the same thing too. They were immune to excitement.

If someone had to draw comparisons, most of us would rather watch the coverage on Versus/OLN with Bill Clement as opposed to Mr. Middleton et al (and I understand that some of us Sabres fans can't stand Clement!).

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 07:40 PM

The announcers on HD Net are terrible as well. Is anybody else close to writing this game off already? The Sabres are playing in slow motion again and have the losing look this evening.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 07:43 PM

This game is already over people,Sabre gonna lose this one in another sluggish, pathetic, uninspired effort.
Go do something else with your night than watch this waste of talent tonite.


ps: i hope im wrong, but im getting frustrated

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 07:43 PM

The announcers on HD Net are terrible as well. Is anybody else close to writing this game off already? The Sabres are playing in slow motion again and have the losing look this evening.

It's not even the end of the 1st period, and you're giving up on them already! Shame on you!

I'd hate to see how you react during playoff time. :chris: :death: