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  1. Honestly i dont know what else one could expect. Its been a trying start to the season (to understate it), you finally score to make it a 2 goal game & well, I wouldnt expect the boys to be going around like its Chariots of Fire or something. Of course we'd like to see more energy or passion out there, but surely theres bigger things to focus on than how high Olofsson's teammates lifted their sticks after a goal? Dont mean for that to sound confrontational or anything, just saying haha Regardless we need to have some success out there quick before the whole season implodes
  2. I hear that all the time but Bill Belichick is known to put his players thru hell to toughen them up, he was pretty successful. You look at what the BILLS are doing with their "process" & culture. I don't think its hard to make the leap that if you want a hard working team, they need to practice like a hard practicing team. You can't be all soft & coaxing to your players & then expect them to be dogs & go thru walls for you. I think the best coaches would have elements of both in them, knowing when to be good cop/bad cap so to speak. But our teams have been soft & wea
  3. What is that, 3 commercials in the past 3 minutes? lol
  4. Sam back from the locker room & on the ice... Good sign
  5. Can't wait to see how our Sabres look tomorrow when RaKru starts coaching, we should be in for a treat!
  6. anyone needs help with streams for the games, send me a pm
  7. Washington has been one of the better teams in the league for years, Sabres have been one of the worst. And this game is following that script to a T.
  8. My thoughts on the advertising are at least its subtle & the ad isnt like what you see overseas where the ad is placed right smack on their forehead. This is probably as good as it could get imo
  9. And so ends the dream & years of forum threads/posts about how we should try to get Cirelli. or does it?.... Great deal for Tampa on a team friendly contract... must be nice
  10. none. You obviously have never bought a superyacht 😛 I have no idea on how much the one cost that they were recently building, but the one they previously owned, called Top Five had a price of $18,000,000.
  11. Great day by Patterson, heck great season so far. 1st rb to rush for back to back 300+ yard games since Ricky Williams did it in 1996. Its a shame that coach pulled him before he was able to break both those records. But watching the interview after the game, Patterson is a class act. Mentioned all his teammates & said all he cared about was the win. Really impressed by this kid. Patterson for the Heisman!
  12. Pretty much agree with the assessments except for Mitts sniffing the roster at all. And you don't give Thompson that contract to be the 13th forward, so i fully expect him to be slotted in. So i'd guess Lazar & Mitts are the odd men out. Wish we had some hockey going right now. F the year that was 2020, we can't be rid of it soon enough!
  13. Just read this on espn. The NHL considering realignment & a new hub model to deal with the covid situation. https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/30293981/realignment-potential-another-hub-model-table-nhl-commissioner-gary-bettman-says
  14. pretty good deal for Edmonton. Personally I would've rather we pay Kahun the contract that Girgensons received, or how about split it between the 2 of them? It is what it is i guess. I'll be curious to see how he works out for them & hope i don't curse KA for not re-signing him later this season lol.
  15. threads like this are largely pointless & fans throw their hot takes around, so we shouldn't take it too seriously. But the question was who is & will be the better "player". Some might value scoring goals as the most important, others may value a more all around game or more "complete player" if you will. For me its not close between the 2 given the small sample size for VO & the years worth of growth from Sam. That record you spoke of, VO scoring his 1st 7 goals on the PP is the same reason why i see Sam as being better. Sam scores the vast majority of his goals at ES &
  16. I went Olofsson for both. No of course I didn't, Reinhart Reinhart. Not even close. Sam's younger, smarter, more well rounded, better along the boards, plays in front of the net & is a better passer. Also been much more productive over his career, on even strength & just in general, & has much more experience. Not much of a choice really. Maybe a better poll would be Skinner vs Reinhart
  17. Read this article on our Defensive Prospects earlier today & thought I'd share it in case any of you want to read it. Goes into Borgen, Laaksonen & the bunch & has some not too rosy things to say about Johnson & Samuelsson. Its more of a general "where are they now" type piece & doesn't get too analytical or data driven. Still thought some might find it interesting https://thehockeywriters.com/sabres-defense-prospects-laaksonen-brysen-borgen/
  18. i'd agree with the bolded for sure. Post draft lists like the one in the tweet generally don't amount to much other than a crap shoot. I'd also probably take off Jokiharju & Dahlin from your list of prospects, just from them playing for a couple years in the league already. You could i suppose make a case to remove Thompson as well. Its that age old question of what constitutes a prospect. And many around here would take a bag of pucks for Mittlestadt currently. Cozens looks the part, Quinn we hope wasnt a miss. The goalies we hope take a step forward & represent our future. But I gues
  19. Well 6 years ago we did have a pretty good pool. Reinhart, Ristolainen, Zadorov, Joel Armia, JT Compher, Ulmark, Cal Petersen, Lemiuex, McCabe, Pysyk, Grigorenko. Its just that half of them don't play here anymore. Not sure i understand what you mean then. At 1st it would appear you're taking a jab at them for saying our pool was good back then, which infers they were wrong & hence could be wrong again now. But as far as prospect pools go, it actually looks pretty decent in hindsight, so were they right all along & hence could be right again now? I think its pretty well documented
  20. not much to be positive about with this. The words OUCH & YIKES come to mind.
  21. Yep, but do they need to pay him $6.5-7 million a year for that? Or can they get that for cheaper, on a player who also is more aggressive on the forecheck & tougher to play against?
  22. Could be the leading story on the national Canadian news networks
  23. It could take Mitts years to become a legit NHL player (if it ever happens at all). He's only 21, some players take longer to develop & don't reach NHL status til 24. Can we keep paying him & keep him around that long? If he could be moved for a goalie we need now, i think we'd be crazy not to do so.
  24. I'm excited that we signed Hall no doubt. But I wonder if Toffoli would've been the smarter acquisition, had it been possible. Who knows what it would've taken to sign him here but just say its the same deal as Montreal, 4x4.25. Would 4 years of Toffoli at RW on a pretty good deal, been better than 1 year of Hall at LW for $8mil? I dont mean to sound like im throwing shade on the Hall signing, but i'm just wondering what some of you might think about it. Just seems with that price we could've added 2 good players for the price of one & that would seem to be the shrewder move imo. Of c
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