Jump to content

SabresFanInRochester

Members
  • Content Count

    806
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

21 Excellent

About SabresFanInRochester

  • Rank
    Fourth Liner

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male

Recent Profile Visitors

823 profile views
  1. This was my first concert - I was 11 y/o and went with my older brothers and sister. It was crazy! I had been a big VH fan but was hooked from that point on. Went on to see VH whenever they came to the Buffalo area -- Darien Lakes, HSBC; even Boston when Gary Cherone was the lead. One of the great memories I have of my younger days was attending all these events with my brothers. Always had considered Eddie the best at his trade. RIP Edward. And although, I am a fan of Alex, I always thought Neil Peart was the best drummer in the world. I cannot believe they're both gone this year.
  2. Risto is relegated to a serviceable D-man? I think naught. And, when the team needs an edge, I hate the idea of the guy who plays that way mentoring the younger players. [sarcasm]
  3. Boy - it's no wonder Tampa has won the Cup every year. Granted there have been changes to the lineup, but the horses you described - Stamkos, Point, Kucherov, Sergachev, Hedman - have been there since 2017. Good thing the '80 USA men's team didn't look at the Russian roster with your mindset.
  4. I am merely a fan -- don't know any inner workings or insiders. My historical account surely reflects that.
  5. I like the way you answered these questions --- no offense to the other posters. You left room for clarification and so I will elaborate on a couple of your responses: Would Kim Pegula still trouble you? Still? I guess I wrote "still" because I cannot find anyone who seems to be complacent with the current ownership and leadership structure. People rip the Pegulas for their operational blunders and business decisions but I am actually not seeing it as a problem, so for me, it isn't a "still." I think my intention was -- if a high end free agent was brought in, would you finally back off your criticism of management? Would you be upset because they still don't have the 2nd line center? Well sure, but what does this have to do with Taylor Hall? If you're spending big on Hall, how much cap space remains to bring in a legit 2nd line center? Would you be upset because they still haven't traded Ristolainen? I’d like them to keep Ristolainen Holy $hit! I'm not the only one? Would you see that acquisition as enough attempted improvement to the forwards that you'd concede Cozens time to grow into his role? You mean “does this give Cozens a better chance to succeed?” Possibly. Or “does this make it easier to live with our centre spine?” Not at all. My intention was more towards the 2nd option you present. What would a move like that do for you? Yeah, I hear Calgary is the desired destination for Taylor Hall, but I'm just curious. If they pull off this move, would it change your opinion of current operations? I don’t have an opinion yet on Adams, but the amount I approve of this move what largely be tied to the contract Hall signed, and the other moves it would (should) be tied to. I agree that one move isn't going to paint a complete picture on Adams. But that would be a major acquisition!
  6. If Buffalo went into free agency and pays enough for Taylor Hall to come to Buffalo and he signs, would you be happy? Would Kim Pegula still trouble you? Would you be upset because they still don't have the 2nd line center? Would you be upset because they still haven't traded Ristolainen? Would you damn the team for spending so close to the cap that they limit their ability to make future acquisitions? or Would you be excited for the team? Would you be back in the seats when allowed to attend games? Would you see that acquisition as enough attempted improvement to the forwards that you'd concede Cozens time to grow into his role? What would a move like that do for you? Yeah, I hear Calgary is the desired destination for Taylor Hall, but I'm just curious. If they pull off this move, would it change your opinion of current operations?
  7. Brian Regan is hilarious and has a clean act. One of my favorites. The opposite end of the spectrum, have you heard Anthony Jeselnik?
  8. I had similar thoughts -- does this playoff format impact their draft position. It would be quite the snub should the Sabres "earn" a playoff spot and then pick ahead of the Rangers in the draft. And imagine they actually go a round or two and then get a top-3 lottery pick -- wishful thinking on both fronts.
  9. I don't like his stuff. I think he gets too emotional about his narrative and will find data that seems to reflect his position; I think he cherry picks. When you start finding data to support your narrative, instead of using data to form a hypothesis, it makes for a weak conclusion. If I'm not mistaken, Chad evaluated Montour's stats while with Anaheim and he signed off on liking the trade. Now, the stats don't look so good so it's suddenly not the player, but the system. Yet with Ristolainen, it's not the system, it's player because Risto's numbers don't look good. I am not a fan of analytics for this reason. And I am not a fan of the Chad. I think you will find that people like him: Because the Sabres are struggling, his narrative is that the team needs to be completely ripped down, so people who are in that camp will love him. But Joe Schmo who doesn't run analytics but knows hockey feels the same way -- the team is in a slump and changes must happen. The difference, and the issue I have, is that Chad claims to have expertise and science backing his message -- I don't see it.
  10. I thought it was interesting when they asked the NHL All Stars if they looked at analytics and most said they don't. I find it interesting that across the league, players are not clamoring for this data, and they are not having it forced upon them by their coaching staff. Yet, as fans, Corsi and these related charts mean so much. About a month ago, WGR550 was talking about how -- I think it was the Baltimore Ravens -- had just hired a Psychologist on their staff for helping them making better decisions. (I cannot remember their exact title, but it was someone to guide decisions when emotions come into play; at least that's how I took it.) Schopp has openly been against momentum, yet he did not scoff at the idea of such a hiring. They didn't hire a mathematician to analyze data and look for patterns. Strange. Yet as fans, we want Ristolainen traded because he has a horrible... whatever stupid stat you want to call it. I'm not a fan -- assemble a good team, with a coach who can get the most out of them and not be outcoached. Then it's up to the players to provide the wins. I'll keep track of Ws, Goals, and Assists. The other stuff is noise.
  11. So, the first post I highlighted, you self-anoint yourself as an expert. I didn't realize I was in the presence of a hockey savant. The second, you make a statement that is the equivalent of me saying Ristolainen is a Vezina candidate. I don't believe that, but I also don't believe your statement to be correct. But you say it with so much confidence that you exude there is no debate. It's an opinion and as much as your ego makes you think everything you believe is gospel, which is beautifully articulated in the 3rd post; sorry -- but just because it's your opinion, doesn't mean it is right. I have watched the last couple games with emphasis on the defense. Bogo is struggling. Joki is probably the next one with bad decisions. But because he is the newest golden child and hope for the team, his is on a pedestal and his mistakes are ignored. I have seen solid performances out of Risto -- but you will not acknowledge that. Because it goes against your narrative.
  12. I love stuff like this... I hope you enjoy it too.
×
×
  • Create New...