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Starting a new Sabres thread. The old one was getting long. 

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6 hours ago, BillsFan4 said:

Starting a new Sabres thread. The old one was getting long. 

That’s what she NEVER said...(well, the last few years, anyhow)

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7 hours ago, BillsFan4 said:

Starting a new Sabres thread. The old one was getting long. 

Mods, please merge this with the old Sabres thread. 😜🤪🤩

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1 hour ago, ChevyVanMiller said:

Mods, please merge this with the old Sabres thread. 😜🤪🤩

 

HAHAHA!🤣🤣🤣LOLOLOL😂😂😂

 

no.

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Sabres can't hit rock bottom 3 times in a row... No chance. This is the year.

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1 hour ago, Boca BIlls said:

Sabres can't hit rock bottom 3 times in a row... No chance. This is the year.

Sorry.  The cynical skeptic in me knee jerked the 🤨 the minute I saw the hope / prediction.  😁

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Does anybody know when the pre-season schedule is announced?

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4 hours ago, BritBill said:

Does anybody know when the pre-season schedule is announced?

usually later int he spring i think...maybe like mid-June..prolly after the Cup is finished.

 

Pegulas know the value of a doubleheader, good chance they will home the Friday or Saturday before the Pats game.

 

 I noticed the last few years more and more  Sabres regular season  home games on Bills weekends..think TPegs gives up other weekend games to make sure he has plenty of doubleheader weekends in the fall.

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Thank you my friend. As you suggest, I'm hoping to catch the Sabres the Saturday before the Pats game. 

 

Not a big hockey fan but I'm sure little one would enjoy it. 

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On 5/19/2019 at 9:57 AM, KD in CA said:

98-0!!!

 

They'll be the first team to ever win 98 in a row but not win the Cup.  Don't ask me how that's possible.  They'll find a way.

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49 minutes ago, JohnC said:

The attached 12 minute link is a Paul Hamilton segment on WGR. There is a discussion about acquiring Kessler or Duchene. I thought this was a good segment.

 

https://wgr550.radio.com/media/audio-channel/05-21-paul-hamilton-howard-and-jeremy-0

Cant listen now, but isnt Kessler having hip surgery???

 

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https://www.nhl.com/ducks/news/kesler-undergoes-successful-hip-surgery/c-307371022

 

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 While it's unlikely he will play in 2019-20, we will support any decision he makes about his future playing career.

Is Botteril this dumb? 

 

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1 hour ago, JohnC said:

The attached 12 minute link is a Paul Hamilton segment on WGR. There is a discussion about acquiring Kessler or Duchene. I thought this was a good segment.

 

https://wgr550.radio.com/media/audio-channel/05-21-paul-hamilton-howard-and-jeremy-0

 

Isn't Kesler completely broken at this point?  I seem to remember something about potential career ending surgery.  If they're suggesting taking on a cap hit in exchange for assets, I might understand it, but it's odd to see that option on the same list as Duchene.

 

Edit: I should learn to read posts from plenz.  Difficult, I know, but there might sometimes be value to them.

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1 minute ago, shrader said:

 

Isn't Kesler completely broken at this point?  I seem to remember something about potential career ending surgery.  If they're suggesting taking on a cap hit in exchange for assets, I might understand it, but it's odd to see that option on the same list as Duchene.

 

Edit: I should learn to read posts from plenz.  Difficult, I know, but there might sometimes be value to them.

You know that. I know that. Paul Hamilton? Well, ‘nuff said. 

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I thought Kesler was a typo. Figured he meant Kessel or someone. LOL if he actually said Kesler. 

 

Ryan Kesler is most likely out for the entire 2019-20 season already, and may be done playing all together.

 

https://www.latimes.com/sports/ducks/la-sp-ryan-kesler-ducks-surgery-20190513-story.html

 

And he’s owed almost $7M a year for 3 more years. 

 

I loved Kesler back in the day, but he hasn’t been the same player for years now between the back and hip injuries, and may in fact be completely done. Plus he has a no trade clause and loves Anaheim. 

 

Nobody is trading for Kesler unless it’s as a cap dump after he’s on permanent LTIR. 

 

 

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9 minutes ago, BillsFan4 said:

I thought Kesler was a typo. Figured he meant Kessel

 

 

 

Now there's an interesting possibility for the original post.  The double "s" misspell of the name makes it sound reasonable.

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35 minutes ago, shrader said:

 

Now there's an interesting possibility for the original post.  The double "s" misspell of the name makes it sound reasonable.

Yea that makes sense! Now read my very informative posts!!!!!

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https://wgr550.radio.com/media/audio-channel/05-21-winnipeg-jets-head-coach-paul-maurice-howard-and-jeremy-ralph-krueger

 

Paul Maurice on WGR talking about Ralph Krueger. He was an assistant on Ralph Krueger’s team Europe, and iirc they worked together with carolina too. 

 

Maurice -

  

- incredible presence in the locker room

 

- what’s most interesting to him is that when he travels around to other cities and runs into one of the guys from the World Cup team, their first question is “hey have  you talked to Ralph?”. Says he made such an impression on not just the players, but the equipment guys, the medical guys, media members etc etc. He just gives off this incredible energy, and it goes from 5am to midnight.

 

- He’s just wired differently than other guys. Energy level is off the charts. 

 

- Ralph does leadership consulting and leadership forums in his spare time. Excellent public speaker, which Maurice says is very important with hockey players. They are easy to lose, but that’s not a problem with Ralph. Says there are times during the year when you really need to grab the players attention, and that’s never a problem with Ralph. 

 

- this is the right time for Ralph’s personality to be in the game, with players personalities today. He’s a real “connector”. 

When Maurice started in NHL, players took care of themselves. No cell phones, soclai media etc. Now it’s much different. Players need a lot more 1 on 1 attention, and Ralph is great at that. He has a great ability to connect with people. 

 

- feels the ability to connect with players may be the most important aspect of NHL coaching these days. Times have changed. Players and coaches used to be separated. to push a player hard these days, Maurice says there has to be a deeper connection than just player/coach relationship. Need to have a connection and the players need to understand you care.

That’s something he learned from Ralph - connecting with everyone, not just players, and making them feel included in, and important to, what the team is doing (sounds just like McDermott). 

 

- but he’s not soft. He has no problem holding room accountable. He can really let it fly when he needs to.

Has a good balance between the 2. 

 

- coached his Swiss teams to be very quick on the puck, and very detailed without being too constricted in the way they play. 

 

 

 

I didn’t do the last 5 minutes because I really think it’s worth a listen for yourselves. Maurice tells some stories and goes into details that I felt wouldn’t be accurately conveyed by me. Definitely some good stuff around the 9 minute mark. If you only listen to part of the interview, I would start at 9 minutes. 

 

Maurice sounded very impressed by Krueger and talks about multiple things he’s learned from him. Paul Maurice is one of the most respected coaches in the NHL. It’s cool to hear him talking about learning from Krueger.

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1 hour ago, shrader said:

 

Now there's an interesting possibility for the original post.  The double "s" misspell of the name makes it sound reasonable.

I am just listening to the interview now. They are talking about Phil Kessel.

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3 hours ago, shrader said:

 

Isn't Kesler completely broken at this point?  I seem to remember something about potential career ending surgery.  If they're suggesting taking on a cap hit in exchange for assets, I might understand it, but it's odd to see that option on the same list as Duchene.

 

Edit: I should learn to read posts from plenz.  Difficult, I know, but there might sometimes be value to them.

I wasn't advocated for Kessler. Far from it. The point of the link is that they were bringing up players who might be available on the market. A player such as Duchene would certainly be a good addition. 

3 hours ago, K-9 said:

You know that. I know that. Paul Hamilton? Well, ‘nuff said. 

In the link Hamilton argued that Kessler would not be a good addition. 

2 hours ago, BillsFan4 said:

I thought Kesler was a typo. Figured he meant Kessel or someone. LOL if he actually said Kesler. 

 

Ryan Kesler is most likely out for the entire 2019-20 season already, and may be done playing all together.

 

https://www.latimes.com/sports/ducks/la-sp-ryan-kesler-ducks-surgery-20190513-story.html

 

And he’s owed almost $7M a year for 3 more years. 

 

I loved Kesler back in the day, but he hasn’t been the same player for years now between the back and hip injuries, and may in fact be completely done. Plus he has a no trade clause and loves Anaheim. 

 

Nobody is trading for Kesler unless it’s as a cap dump after he’s on permanent LTIR. 

 

 

I'm the one who is mistaken. He mentioned Kessel in the link. He was against dealing for him. 

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3 minutes ago, JohnC said:

I wasn't advocated for Kessler. Far from it. The point of the link is that they were bringing up players who might be available on the market. A player such as Duchene would certainly be a good addition. 

In the link Hamilton argued that Kessler would not be a good addition. 

I didn’t read the link. I was going off Shrader’s post. 

 

Glad PHam isn’t as big a clueless moron as I thought. 

 

Still not a fan though. He’s perhaps the worst interviewer in history with his uncanny ability to answer his own questions as he’s asking them. In court, they’d say that’s leading a witness. In the lockerroom, it’s crappy journalism. 

 

 

 

 

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