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  1. But you can't even realistically measure the differences for the first 3 (at least) of those 5-7 years. What's the point? Hey, we had a subjectively better pick of teenagers over the last few years than you did and we don't know if it improved us more than it improved you! I don't get the excitement.
  2. I'll feel better with 3 cups and bragging rights re: drafting.
  3. Better is going to be hard to answer. I imagine it will depend on the role and the system they are placed in. These are two very, very different kind of players. Both high end, but with very different attributes. They both seem to thrive on capitalizing on other players efforts, vacuuming up rebounds, taking advantage of openings that others create, etc. But they do it in very different ways. I think ideally they are both high end 2nd line players that don't look at all out of place on the first line. Jeff is a more dynamic player that thrives on speed and chaos, Sam is a more controlled player that uses his linemates better. My gut tells me that in Ralph's system Sam will be the better player because Ralph demands responsible play, but Jeff will be the flashier, more chaos creating player that won't get put into the best situations because I suspect Ralph won't have as much trust in Jeff. I think Skinner would come out on top in a balls out speed system that emphasizes offensive at the sake of defense. I think they are similar but very different, if that makes sense.
  4. Every player needs elite linemates to hit their plateau. It should be self evident that surrounding even Wayne Gretzky with elite players results in more points for Wayne than surrounding him with lesser players.
  5. VO is a much more dangerous shooter by a fair amount. I don’t think he is as complete a player though. VO reminds me alot of Ray Sheppard. Versus the Patrick Sharpe - Sam comparison I’m so fond of. Who was the more valuable player overall? I’m not sure.
  6. I know this was in jest. My opinion is based on the reality that most of the league up against the cap, Buffalo being fairly close to the cap, and the lieklihood that we would ahve to trade a defenseman in this market to get what is needed. I don't think the right scenario exists. So, wer'e done.
  7. I said it a week and a half ago, we’re done. It just has that feel to me.
  8. I’m hoping that means crowds will be light on election day. I won’t get home until after 6 and I sure won’t want another 30-40-90 minutes in line after that.
  9. Powerplay specialist is sort of a pseudo slur for a player that doesn't have much of a 200' game. In that context I think it fits here.
  10. Had he not forced a trade that hurt the team the maximum amount I might just have a sliver of empathy for that ***** head.
  11. with fava beans and a nice chianti.
  12. Yeah, I don't see where this is a good contract for Sam either. It's a bargain contract for Buffalo and gives Sam no security. This is the 2nd GM now that doesn't see locking Sam up as a high priority. I think he gets moved this season. I hope they are making the right decision. He's a solid RW with Jack.
  13. 4 dogs on the grill for lunch. Raw, they are darker colored than grocery store dogs and have a very peppery aroma. They darkened up further as they cooked. Did not swell at all, in fact they shriveled a bit as they cooked. The meat inside looked like cooked hamburger when they were done. Flavor is VERY beefy. They taste somewhere in between a burger and a dog, closer to burger, really. Pepper and nutmeg were definitely in there. The casing was so thin to be basically unnoticeable. That is a plus in my book. I love the flavor of Zweigle dogs but their casing really turns me off unless you cook the hell out of it. These casings were totally unnoticeable to me. Big thumbs up there. Very unique hot dogs. Beefy, with pepper and nutmeg. There will definitely be a repeat purchase.
  14. This seems like the beginning of the end of Sams time in Buffalo. Two sides in obvious disagreement regarding value agreeing to short contracts until it is time to move on.
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    COVID-19

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  16. Weave

    COVID-19

    Kidding aside, I recall an article back around February-March timeframe that mentioned an apartment building in China with open plumbing vent lines in the walls that were a strongly suspected source of an outbreak.
  17. We were in Wyoming Co today and saw a flyer for the Butter Meat Co. They are advertising, mature, full grown beef, not 1st year cows. Specifically, 6-7 yr old dairy cows, so basically, retired heifers. They claim better, fuller flavor. Full range of cuts, hot dogs, bologna, etc. Old dairy cows never struck me as a source for good beef for the table. in the past I have derided places with cheap beef as likely old dairy cows, nonetheless my curiosity was up, so we went. Small storefront. Small cooler. The only thing they had available at the time we were there that wasn't frozen was a skirt steak, a few packages of their hotdogs, and a couple of bologna rounds. The bologna was not the big, fat lunchmeat style. It looked more like a longer summer sausage. Some of the cuts were priced per steak, some of them were priced per pound. They were mostly on the higher side of price, but not all of the cuts were expensive. The lady at the counter told us all of the steaks are cut 2" thick (!?!?!!) and the ribeyes are cut tomahawk style with untrimmed bones. I bet those are impressive. Judging by the price, they seem very proud of their strip steaks. I didn't want to spend bunch of money on something I wasn't sure of, and I was hoping to have it for dinner tonight. The skirt steak in the display cooler was rolled up and vacuum packaged so I couldn't really get a look at it. It was priced per steak at $15 (or $18 I honestly don't remember which) and she said the skirt steaks ranged in size between 2-3lbs. Minimal financial risk if we didn't like it so I bought a skirt steak, a bologna round, and a package o' dogs. $43 including tax. Not cheap. Not silly expensive either. Got the steak home and unpackaged it. It was an untrimmed steak. Still had a bunch of fat on the backside and a fair amount of silver skin. I spent about 10 minutes trimming it up to get a proper skirt steak for the grill. I wish I had weighed it before I started trimming. It was longer than my longest cutting board, and I have some pretty big cutting boards. No way this thing was under 3lbs untrimmed. I cut it in half so I could work with it. The meat was a noticeably deeper red color than even good supermarket beef. I seasoned it up with salt, pepper, garlic powder and onto a screaming hot grill she went. (I guess I can assume she, it is a retired dairy cow) 2-3 minutes per side and medium to medium rare. Cut thin against the grain and served with a side of fried peppers and onions and refried beans. And the verdict was.... It was neither more tender nor more tough than a typical grocery store skirt steak. If pressed I'd say it was more tender than average, but not by alot. The texture was different, and I can't put my finger on exactly what the difference was. Not objectionable in any way, just a little different. Flavor was good. My wife felt it tasted "better" than grocery store beef. If there was a difference, it was small enough that I would need a side by side comparison to be convinced. I tried the meat both hot and after it had cooled to room temp. At room temp I thought maybe I picked something up, but it could easily be the power of suggestion too. Regardless, the steak was very enjoyable and well worth the price and the effort of trimming it properly. And an NY Baco Noir paired very nicely with it. Next time we are in that area we are going to step up and try either a filet or NY strip. We'll see if there is a more noticeable difference with a more premium cut. The skirt steak convinced us that the risk is low of a disappointing steak. They are located in the village of Perry, so if you are in the area or maybe visiting Letchworth, they are worthy of checking out IMO. 2 of those dogs go on the grill for lunch tomorrow. We'll see how they do........
  18. If I were a betting man I'd put money on the Sabres not even noticing Larsson's absence. I think we've vastly overrated him.
  19. Yes, this is the Sabrespace equivalent of Saint Helena Island. If you dare to post an opinion counter to one that is tolerated the post comes here to be ignored.
  20. Is that $4.1M value just above the threshold that allows for walkaways? Maybe what he really wants is FA status.
  21. PM the new Reddit location please? As mentioned, the old reddit group essentially shut down. Since then I've used various sources with limited satisfaction.
  22. Weave

    COVID-19

    This is the unfortunate reality we are facing here. I think you nailed it. And I think this is going to end our Great Experiment.
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