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Darcy opposed the Leino and Ehrhoff signings and lost the argument to Terry and Kim?

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2 hours ago, Brawndo said:

I can’t believe I’m suggesting this, but listen to Matt Barnaby’s Podcast this week His Guest is Mike Harrington, they talk about the Leino and Ehroff Signings amongst other things. 
 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/unfiltered-with-matthew-barnaby/id1457887585?i=1000478616478

This sounds like a train wreck that I will probably listen to.

 

6 hours ago, PASabreFan said:

You've seen it, you've just forgotten.

I'll keep trying to find my original post about Terry's call to WGR (Instigators) when he suggested the other owners were upset about his free-spending ways (I think he said, "They're saying, 'who is this guy?') and admitted of the summer of 2011, "It was my decision/I wanted to do it." (As if Jessie's tweet about how much her dad liked Ehrhoff wasn't enough.) Finding the archive of The Instigators show is even less likely than finding the post. I remember that Terry called in unprompted while out on a drive with his dog Sidney. I was eating a raspberry filled paczki from Tops and drinking a hot green tea at the time.

The chatter about Darcy's plan being "too sublime" came from Terry's visit to the Buffalo News editorial board on his first day as owner. There's a link to the video, but when you click it, it asks you sign up for Buffalo Bills Blitz or something. For $2, I might try, but I suspect the video is gone. This is where the infamous comment on Darcy came from — "What did he do wrong?" Terry also blamed the News' coverage for being part of the reason for the "quit in the team" and said if they would write more supportive stuff, it would help the players. The editor or sports editor said that wasn't the paper's role, and Harrington explained that when the team is winning, pages and pages of positive content are created, player posters and such.

Again:  the question is not whose decision it was, or whether TP wanted to do it -- the question is whether DR didn't want to sign those guys but TP made him do so.

I will need links for that, specifically, before I concede.  Otherwise it's spin and repetition.

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8 hours ago, nfreeman said:

This sounds like a train wreck that I will probably listen to.

 

Again:  the question is not whose decision it was, or whether TP wanted to do it -- the question is whether DR didn't want to sign those guys but TP made him do so.

I will need links for that, specifically, before I concede.  Otherwise it's spin and repetition.

There's no link where Darcy is sitting in front of two bandana-ed men holding machetes, unshaven and haggard, reading from a script, "I, Darcy Finnigan Regier, declare that I opposed the signings of Ehrhoff and Leino, but Terry Pegula made me do it."

There's everything I've presented for almost 10 years now, and you should listen to the podcast, because it has Barnaby reporting that his team sources told him the signings were against Regier's wishes and Harrington confirming it "100%" while adding another bit of circumstantial evidence beyond one of the daughter's tweets.

Does it really defy your imagination that much?

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3 hours ago, PASabreFan said:

There's no link where Darcy is sitting in front of two bandana-ed men holding machetes, unshaven and haggard, reading from a script, "I, Darcy Finnigan Regier, declare that I opposed the signings of Ehrhoff and Leino, but Terry Pegula made me do it."

There's everything I've presented for almost 10 years now, and you should listen to the podcast, because it has Barnaby reporting that his team sources told him the signings were against Regier's wishes and Harrington confirming it "100%" while adding another bit of circumstantial evidence beyond one of the daughter's tweets.

Does it really defy your imagination that much?

This is a thread where I remember discussion of Pegula's role with regards to decisions being relevant, or potentially beginning. 

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1 hour ago, Lanny said:

This is a thread where I remember discussion of Pegula's role with regards to decisions being relevant, or potentially beginning. 

Why would you remember this? 

Freak. 🙂

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1 hour ago, SDS said:

Why would you remember this? 

Freak. 🙂

I guess I’m a freak too cuz I remembered that as well.

Im more amazed he found it in a search here.

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Ah yes the good old days when admitting some videos were better than watching the team was considered only a slight indulgence until the Sabres turned things around in 13-14 on the back of Mikhail Grigorenko.

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Hahaha .... thinking of all people, Harrington carries ANY weight with his “sources” and “connections” is freakin funny. Like, a lot. I’d trust Barnaby or some basement dwelling social media troll before Mike “I have a degree in journalism” Harrington. Dude is useless.... literally.

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8 minutes ago, Zamboni said:

Hahaha .... thinking of all people, Harrington carries ANY weight with his “sources” and “connections” is freakin funny. Like, a lot. I’d trust Barnaby or some basement dwelling social media troll before Mike “I have a degree in journalism” Harrington. Dude is useless.... literally.

So you believe the story?

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We learned something new about Adams today.  We learned that his talk about analytics and integrating them into scouting was not just complete lip service.

The former Director of Analytics is now the Assistant Director of Scouting.  There is no longer a separate analytics department, it’s now part of scouting.

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The vision: Paraphrasing — It's about people. Want to be progressive and efficient, want to think differently about scouting and player development and analytics. It's about communication and surrounding yourself with great people. (Mentioned efficiency again.) It comes back to people. Important to surround myself with great and honest people who push and challenge me. Hard conversations for the right reason to get to the right answer.

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4 minutes ago, PASabreFan said:

I wonder what his vision for the team is.

You could always ask Kerry and Tim.

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24 minutes ago, PASabreFan said:

I wonder what his vision for the team is.

Funny,… that never came up in the nine year interview.

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4 hours ago, PASabreFan said:

I wonder what his vision for the team is.

Unsure, if anything I would guess he just wants to win rather than attempt to mimic a specific past team like TM's LAK or Bott's PIT.

Based on his comments I would expect players, "we can be proud of"  Sam Bennett types over Connor Sheary types. Essentially if the player isn't scoring he will at very least add something to the team as a whole every given night. I don't think that goes to a point of grinders over skill but rather 2 dimensional players over 1 trick ponies. Skinner and Olofsson, to a degree, will likely be our only pure goal scorers.

 

To be honest I could get behind a team like that depending on the skill level. Botts had valued pure goal scoring/skating speed over all else and it left us with a team plagued by intermittent scoring that looked listless at times outside Eichel and Larsson's lines. To be honest, ironically enough I would guess ROR would of been a guy Adams would of liked because when he isn't generating offense he still has use. Skinner types become invisible when not generating offense. A couple Skinners is never a bad thing; you just can't build a team primarily with them as you'll have wild inconsistency and entire lines being practically useless. (Sound familiar?)   

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On 6/26/2020 at 4:06 PM, PASabreFan said:

I wonder what his vision for the team is.

I'm worried about vision, too

 

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