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1 minute ago, PASabreFan said:

Yep, everything was fine before Ralph got here. His short stint set back the franchise five years. Say a lot of things about Ralph, but the statement is ludicrous — mainly because of how quickly other franchises turn things around and how easy it should be to get back and have "success" in a league where half the teams get in. Hell, just look at Granato's results so far. How is he possibly overcoming what Krueger wrought?

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Just now, inkman said:

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Yep, everything was fine before Ralph got here. His short stint set back the franchise five years. Say a lot of things about Ralph, but the statement is ludicrous — mainly because of how quickly other franchises turn things around and how easy it should be to get back and have "success" in a league where half the teams get in. Hell, just look at Granato's results so far. How is he possibly overcoming what Krueger wrought?

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1 minute ago, PASabreFan said:

Yep, everything was fine before Ralph got here. His short stint set back the franchise five years. Say a lot of things about Ralph, but the statement is ludicrous — mainly because of how quickly other franchises turn things around and how easy it should be to get back and have "success" in a league where half the teams get in. Hell, just look at Granato's results so far. How is he possibly overcoming what Krueger wrought?

Agreed. Other teams seem to get it done on the fly whereas we make a career of it. 

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Just now, PASabreFan said:

Yep, everything was fine before Ralph got here. His short stint set back the franchise five years. Say a lot of things about Ralph, but the statement is ludicrous — mainly because of how quickly other franchises turn things around and how easy it should be to get back and have "success" in a league where half the teams get in. Hell, just look at Granato's results so far. How is he possibly overcoming what Krueger wrought?

Yeah yeah hyperbole, it’s a thing. 

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4 minutes ago, PASabreFan said:

No one's going to remember Ralph in five years and if the Sabres are still a trainwreck, there will be plenty of bigger villains.

Everyone is going to remember Ralph. You serious? 

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I can’t find the post from earlier, but was Ralph really in the top 5 paid HC’s?

If so, he really was a con man.  What the heck was on his resume that would have caused the Pegula’s to agree to that contract demand?

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3 hours ago, inkman said:

Where would the Sabres be if Borgen, Bryson, Mitts, Thompson, Asplund, Dahlin had been handled properly instead of treated like they had cooties.  
 

Right now they are the foundation of this franchise moving forward, sans Jack and Sam obviously.  Now we are saddled with Eakin and god knows whoever else Ralph pushed out of the franchise. If not 5 years, he sure as hell threw 2 years of these guys prime years right down the Hershey highway.  

IMHO, not having a 2nd NHL caliber GT besides Ullmark was far more responsible for these past 2 seasons being disposable than Krueger being the coach.

But am perfectly fine w/ going after Gallant and wanted him back when Florida wouldn't take him to the airport.  Even Gere couldn't make chicken salad from Hutton, Johansson, & Tokarski though.

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9 hours ago, Kruppstahl said:

Dramatic, or just not to your liking?  Those are 2 different things. 

Yesterday, Matt Larkin was on (Hockey News) with Bulldog for a 20 minute segment.  He suggested the Sabres have a great shot to set the record next year when we don't make the playoffs again...and that it might easily be 2-3 more years before we *do* make the playoffs.  

He's basing this on the entire state of the organization at this time.

He then worked that into a discussion about who might want to jump off the sinking ship because of this, including Eichel, and so on.  

If Eichel goes at any point in the next year or 2, there will be a further setback.

5 years is totally possible.  It's hard to say right now.  It's certainly not the stuff of "drama" and exaggeration.  

https://www.audacy.com/wgr550/podcasts/schopp-and-bulldog-20261/04-09-matt-larkin-the-hockey-news-365196880

I cannot totally disagree. Without a miracle we break the record next year. Looks like it will be a while to envision a playoff level roster.

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