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gordong
Location: NY
Joined: 02.06.2007

Jan 11 @ 4:57 PM ET
Rookie WRs rarely have an impact right away.

I mean I’m not saying I 100% want Brown but it’s something that should be looked at.

- Stripes77


they will sign a vet WR, hopefully someone pretty good (personally I'd like to see them get 2 guys). draft another WR somewhere in the 2-4th range.
Stripes77
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Where ever Matt Ellis allows me to be, NY
Joined: 07.30.2012

Jan 11 @ 4:57 PM ET
True
But are we building for next year,
or for the next 10?

- jdfitz77


Brown has 3-5 good years left in him.

It’s going to take 3 years for a 3rd round pick to develop.

If they don’t get Allen some weapons McDermott/Beane won’t be here for the next 5 years let alone 10
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: "What's the frequency, Jason," is your business degree, uh huh
Joined: 04.04.2016

Jan 11 @ 4:59 PM ET
The second. Because that was the message that everyone was trying to push. I don't like it, but that was the narrative the organization was running and they had just spent a week or two talking about how Jeff hadn't been held accountable when he was younger, so there we are.

They were already too far down that path. It wasn't anything new at that point.

- BINGO!


Wasn't Rod the captain during Skinner's rookie year? That would have fallen under his purview
gordong
Location: NY
Joined: 02.06.2007

Jan 11 @ 5:00 PM ET
Yet they’re keeping Shady?

I mean you’d be awfully foolish to think they won’t bring in players with talent that don’t fit their exact mold.

- Stripes77


When has shady gotten in an argument with a teammate (QB)? Left a game at Halftime? or refused to practice?
And of course they would bring someone in that might have issues, but no way they are bring in AB.
Boss34
Buffalo Sabres
Location: BUFFALO NY, NY
Joined: 12.03.2015

Jan 11 @ 5:00 PM ET
I think having a QB like Allen (who I think is a mix between Big Ben and Cam) a WR like Antonio Brown would be huge for Allen.

Would Brown be happy with him? I’m not sure. He would go to a team where there is no doubt who the number 1 WR is.

I know there will be tons of teams interested however not many can handle his cap hit.

I wouldn’t give up a 1st for him but I would send a 2nd this year and a 2nd next year.

- Stripes77



Brown would be an awesome addition but,

How can you rely on a guy who quit in week 17 , before a must win game?

On the field he would be a great fit for allen

gordong
Location: NY
Joined: 02.06.2007

Jan 11 @ 5:02 PM ET
Brown would be an awesome addition but,

How can you rely on a guy who quit in week 17 , before a must win game?

On the field he would be a great fit for allen

- Boss34


Or a complete Disaster.
Boss34
Buffalo Sabres
Location: BUFFALO NY, NY
Joined: 12.03.2015

Jan 11 @ 5:03 PM ET
"It's not you, really, it's me. I've had a really nice time, and I wish I felt like I was in a place to continue this. But I'm an emotional cripple, and I just don't think I'm in a place where I can make a commitment like the one you deserve."
- Der Kaiser


💔

A+
BINGO!
Carolina Hurricanes
Location: I'll always remember the last words my grandfather ever told me. He said, "A Truck!", SK
Joined: 09.21.2009

Jan 11 @ 5:04 PM ET
Wasn't Rod the captain during Skinner's rookie year? That would have fallen under his purview
- jcragcrumple


Nah. Brind'amour retired before Jeff was drafted and didn't join the coaching staff until Jeff's 2nd year.

Basically their narrative on the whole thing was that because Jeff came in and was the most marketable star they had, he was never benched or called out on his on ice habits.

It was dumb. It's still dumb. But it happened.
jdfitz77
Buffalo Sabres
Location: buffalo, NY
Joined: 05.21.2007

Jan 11 @ 5:07 PM ET
C.J. Smith was sent down btw
- Stripes77


Wasn’t he an injury call-up?
With Eichel back,
i think he had to be sent down
RhinoFan
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Visionville
Joined: 10.12.2015

Jan 11 @ 5:08 PM ET
Does anyone have the info on Skinner's NMC?

I thought when he was traded here that his NMC lapsed. That he no longer has one, but now I'm hearing the opposite. Anyone got the 411?
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: "What's the frequency, Jason," is your business degree, uh huh
Joined: 04.04.2016

Jan 11 @ 5:09 PM ET
Nah. Brind'amour retired before Jeff was drafted and didn't join the coaching staff until Jeff's 2nd year.

Basically their narrative on the whole thing was that because Jeff came in and was the most marketable star they had, he was never benched or called out on his on ice habits.

It was dumb. It's still dumb. But it happened.

- BINGO!


Oh, ok. I'm sure it all trickles down from the owner. He seems to have a wild style
jdfitz77
Buffalo Sabres
Location: buffalo, NY
Joined: 05.21.2007

Jan 11 @ 5:11 PM ET
Brown has 3-5 good years left in him.

It’s going to take 3 years for a 3rd round pick to develop.

If they don’t get Allen some weapons McDermott/Beane won’t be here for the next 5 years let alone 10

- Stripes77


Gotta bring in the “right” guys though
Again... i like AB
Just don’t know that he’d like us
Boss34
Buffalo Sabres
Location: BUFFALO NY, NY
Joined: 12.03.2015

Jan 11 @ 5:11 PM ET
When has shady gotten in an argument with a teammate (QB)? Left a game at Halftime? or refused to practice?
And of course they would bring someone in that might have issues, but no way they are bring in AB.

- gordong



I agree.

Shady wouldnt quit on his team in week 17?

Different situations on the field.


- I think shady gets 1,000 next year
jdfitz77
Buffalo Sabres
Location: buffalo, NY
Joined: 05.21.2007

Jan 11 @ 5:17 PM ET
they will sign a vet WR, hopefully someone pretty good (personally I'd like to see them get 2 guys). draft another WR somewhere in the 2-4th range.
- gordong


Not many good UFA options

Maybe Golden Tate?
Maybe John Brown?
BINGO!
Carolina Hurricanes
Location: I'll always remember the last words my grandfather ever told me. He said, "A Truck!", SK
Joined: 09.21.2009

Jan 11 @ 5:21 PM ET
Nah. Brind'amour retired before Jeff was drafted and didn't join the coaching staff until Jeff's 2nd year.

Basically their narrative on the whole thing was that because Jeff came in and was the most marketable star they had, he was never benched or called out on his on ice habits.

It was dumb. It's still dumb. But it happened.

- BINGO!



It was kind of weird, because Skinner had kind of became "The Guy" almost overnight. He was an instant superstar in his rookie year. Hell, he was in Seventeen magazine. They were calling him "Hockey Bieber."

And then... he... well, he didn't really get better. He didn't get worse, but he didn't get better. Year after year after year you got the same guy, the same plays, the same mistakes.

He was always very good, but as Rutherford slowly eroded the team around him in a desperate attempt to make the playoffs, he started to become the face of unfulfilled promise in Carolina.

Then came a committed rebuild under Francis, and Jeff wasn't having fun anymore. Still productive, but there were newer, shinier guys coming, and Jeff was still Jeff.

It wasn't so much anything to do with who Skinner was, or how he played, but more about what he represented. Right or wrong, he was the one piece that was consistent across 8 years of missed playoffs or failed seasons, and as the most prominent face on the team during that entire stretch, he came to be a symbol of it.
BINGO!
Carolina Hurricanes
Location: I'll always remember the last words my grandfather ever told me. He said, "A Truck!", SK
Joined: 09.21.2009

Jan 11 @ 5:22 PM ET
Oh, ok. I'm sure it all trickles down from the owner. He seems to have a wild style
- jcragcrumple


Nah. It's a Brind'amour thing. The dude needs to go.
Wetbandit1
Buffalo Sabres
Location: you hire a good fiscalist and open something off shore in the Bahamas and there problem solve !, NY
Joined: 10.07.2010

Jan 11 @ 5:31 PM ET
I’m young enough to be the son of most of the posters on here sans Gerbe. Used to come here for rumours only and to lurk but it’s hard to find fellow Sabre fans to talk to in the heart of leafs nation. Not depressed, but addicted to all things sports but I guess it’s better then being addicted to other things
- Pegullaville



If I'd been addicted to hookers instead over the last 10 years at least I'd get some pleasure...

Edit: Sorry Coho, I skipped right over your post.
Pegullaville
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Toronto
Joined: 03.16.2011

Jan 11 @ 5:33 PM ET
If I'd been addicted to hookers instead over the last 10 years at least I'd get some pleasure...

Edit: Sorry Coho, I skipped right over your post.

- Wetbandit1


Yea well the girlfriend only approved of this addiction and I had to get rid of the others
Wetbandit1
Buffalo Sabres
Location: you hire a good fiscalist and open something off shore in the Bahamas and there problem solve !, NY
Joined: 10.07.2010

Jan 11 @ 5:43 PM ET
If this pace keeps up the Sabres would get the last Wild Card with 99 points. That's crazy. The highest ever since they started this format in 13-14.
Wetbandit1
Buffalo Sabres
Location: you hire a good fiscalist and open something off shore in the Bahamas and there problem solve !, NY
Joined: 10.07.2010

Jan 11 @ 5:55 PM ET
you have spoiled at least as much fun as i have in one way or another.
- Sabresfan-365


To be fair, he didn't come in here late in the 10th game of the winning streak in which the Sabres let the lead get away from them and say something along the lines of "well they were never going to win the rest anyway". That's the nuts in a hand of wetblanket poker.
Boss34
Buffalo Sabres
Location: BUFFALO NY, NY
Joined: 12.03.2015

Jan 11 @ 6:00 PM ET
How important is keeping a first-round pick? Well, consider that 20 of the 23 scoring champions since the undrafted Wayne Gretzky won his last Art Ross in 1993-94 were selected in the first round. Of those 20, only one was drafted after sixth overall, and that was Calgary’s Jarome Iginla, whom Dallas selected 11th overall in 1995.

#tanking
Wetbandit1
Buffalo Sabres
Location: you hire a good fiscalist and open something off shore in the Bahamas and there problem solve !, NY
Joined: 10.07.2010

Jan 11 @ 6:01 PM ET
Pommer is a +5 and has 18 points.
Sure, he hasnt produced without eichel or in the last 20 games. You know if we make the playoffs, he will have something to teach the kids. Lockerroom stuff, we have a really inexperienced team.

How many former players that are now GM's have relationships/friendships with current players?

Might be silly, but I find it hard to believe that pommer and jbotts have the standard player/gm relationship

Wouldnt you give big mike, or either steve a different set of rules, if they worked for you?

Your right about okposo. He blows.

- Boss34


I think Housley would bristle at Botterill coming in and saying "give Pominville 12 and a half minutes a night", and he would be totally justified. Somehow, even though I never hear his name, I thought Pominville would get more than the 2nd fewest minutes on the team.
Wetbandit1
Buffalo Sabres
Location: you hire a good fiscalist and open something off shore in the Bahamas and there problem solve !, NY
Joined: 10.07.2010

Jan 11 @ 6:02 PM ET
How important is keeping a first-round pick? Well, consider that 20 of the 23 scoring champions since the undrafted Wayne Gretzky won his last Art Ross in 1993-94 were selected in the first round. Of those 20, only one was drafted after sixth overall, and that was Calgary’s Jarome Iginla, whom Dallas selected 11th overall in 1995.

#tanking

- Boss34


Then it's not really about just first round picks, is it? It's about top 6 picks, and that's a whole different ball of wax. Teams that suck and know they suck, generally, looking at you Ottawa, don't just give up an almost certain top 5 pick.
Wetbandit1
Buffalo Sabres
Location: you hire a good fiscalist and open something off shore in the Bahamas and there problem solve !, NY
Joined: 10.07.2010

Jan 11 @ 6:05 PM ET
I prefer to think of myself as a soup sandwich.
- Der Kaiser


Boss34
Buffalo Sabres
Location: BUFFALO NY, NY
Joined: 12.03.2015

Jan 11 @ 6:08 PM ET
I think Housley would bristle at Botterill coming in and saying "give Pominville 12 and a half minutes a night", and he would be totally justified. Somehow, even though I never hear his name, I thought Pominville would get more than the 2nd fewest minutes on the team.
- Wetbandit1



Pommer is the long time respected employee who's given the company his all.
Pommer went years without calling in sick or missing work.

Just slowly let him work less and maybe manage the other employees around the office.

Show jimmy the copy machine and how it works best

When you need a boost around the busy time of the year, have him hustle sales again. No need to wear him down.

Pommer won't be nervous about the big sales pitch. He'll be ready.

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