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MEBSabresFAN
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Lancaster, NY
Joined: 07.17.2006

May 15 @ 9:27 PM ET
actually he would outproduce any lw on the roster if skinner does not sign an extension


unless e-rod is moving to the wing full time

- homiedclown


exactly, and cost controlled playing for his next PAYDAY.....I know this player well enough to believe he will score 20/20 next yr and be a dependable LW on a team devoid on the left side with the bonus of obvious PP time. Its a no brainer.
homiedclown
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I think we will be good, in 2037, FL
Joined: 02.24.2008

May 15 @ 9:28 PM ET
so did kruger convince lockport larry to stick around?
MEBSabresFAN
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Lancaster, NY
Joined: 07.17.2006

May 15 @ 9:30 PM ET
You are out of your mind.
- Wetbandit1



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2016-2017 DET 48 15 15.2 40
2016-2017 FLA 20 2 8 5.9 0
2017-2018 VAN 61 17 24 21.05
2017-2018 CBJ 19 7 8 14.9 40
2018-2019 DET 64 16 20 14.8 [/img]

Powerslave
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Beyotch-trill
Joined: 02.10.2011

May 15 @ 9:31 PM ET
so did kruger convince lockport larry to stick around?
- homiedclown



If he can motivate Yakupov, we should have a roster full of all-stars next year
homiedclown
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I think we will be good, in 2037, FL
Joined: 02.24.2008

May 15 @ 9:33 PM ET
If he can motivate Yakupov, we should have a roster full of all-stars next year
- Powerslave

we already have girgens and eichel


only need 17 or 18 more
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I don't care what he did with a bunch of kids in Southampton. He's a bum, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

May 15 @ 9:33 PM ET
skinner and e-rod


vanek IMO is better for the middle 6 then sheary or wilson

- homiedclown


If we're serious about playing a modern up-tempo game, Vanek has no place on this team. If Okposo weren't taking up a bottom-6 PP slot, then it's worth a conversation imo
homiedclown
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I think we will be good, in 2037, FL
Joined: 02.24.2008

May 15 @ 9:37 PM ET
If we're serious about playing a modern up-tempo game, Vanek has no place on this team. If Okposo weren't taking up a bottom-6 PP slot, then it's worth a conversation imo
- jcragcrumple

I mentioned the right situation is with a speedy vet center on the third line and an up and coming winger
skinner/eichel/casey
olofsson/duchene/reinhart
vanek/hayes/nylander
sheary/sobotka/girgens

wilson and okposo to rochester
Lunaion
Joined: 05.23.2016

May 15 @ 9:38 PM ET
Who might these LWs you be speaking of??
- MEBSabresFAN


LW Depth Chat:

Skinner, Sheary, ERod, Olofsson, Girgensons, Sobotka, Wilson, Nylander, Smith, Elie

You really want to add weak defensive, 3rd line, PP specialist to that group? Is that an upgrade over playing Olofsson?
MEBSabresFAN
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Lancaster, NY
Joined: 07.17.2006

May 15 @ 9:38 PM ET
If we're serious about playing a modern up-tempo game, Vanek has no place on this team. If Okposo weren't taking up a bottom-6 PP slot, then it's worth a conversation imo
- jcragcrumple



Its a one yr deal at 3m and we can trade a deadline, You need speed, but you Need Talent too.

Just because Torasenko is fast, doesn't require his linemates to equal his speed, but be able to get him the puck because his linemate is more Talented than the player against him.
Hatboro_Swords
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Raw Deal, PA
Joined: 07.30.2010

May 15 @ 9:39 PM ET
What are you talking about?

Its a $ Contract $ yr for Tommy.....do i need to explain why this means more to him than most folk?

He Will Score 40-55pts next yr at 3M

74 18 23 41 -10 22 6 14 0 0 5 0 146 12.3 31.58
2016-2017 DET 48 15 23 38 2 16 5 11 0 0 2 0 99 15.2 40
2016-2017 FLA 20 2 8 10 -7 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 34 5.9 0
2017-2018 VAN 61 17 24 41 -12 28 4 14 0 0 1 0 121 14 21.05
2017-2018 CBJ 19 7 8 15 9 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 47 14.9 40
2018-2019 DET 64 16 20 36 -12 26 4 11 0 0 1 0 108 14.8

- MEBSabresFAN


Please explain to me because I’m not following. This past year was his Contract year. He is a UFA this Summer. Sign him for a year at 4 per, 3.5 if you’re lucky, and be done with it.
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I don't care what he did with a bunch of kids in Southampton. He's a bum, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

May 15 @ 9:40 PM ET
I mentioned the right situation is with a speedy vet center on the third line and an up and coming winger
skinner/eichel/casey
olofsson/duchene/reinhart
vanek/hayes/nylander
sheary/sobotka/girgens

wilson and okposo to rochester

- homiedclown


I like where your head is at with acquisitions, but if you're moving CM to wing, it should be the left imo. It's still a reach to find a place for Vanek. Again, I am a Vanek guy. Loved him. I just don't see the fit
MEBSabresFAN
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Lancaster, NY
Joined: 07.17.2006

May 15 @ 9:42 PM ET
LW Depth Chat:

Skinner, Sheary, Olofsson, Vanek

Girgensons(4th line)

Sobotka(4th line)

Make the kids EARN it -Wilson, Nylander, Smith, Elie

You really want to add weak defensive, 3rd line, PP specialist to that group? Is that an upgrade over playing Olofsson?

- Lunaion

homiedclown
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I think we will be good, in 2037, FL
Joined: 02.24.2008

May 15 @ 9:43 PM ET
I like where your head is at with acquisitions, but if you're moving CM to wing, it should be the left imo. It's still a reach to find a place for Vanek. Again, I am a Vanek guy. Loved him. I just don't see the fit
- jcragcrumple

I am trying to be optimistic after my meltdown last night

I always thought vanek had hall of fame potential and his lack of effort at the entire 200 foot game, is one of the big reasons there is not a banner with stanley cup champs


SABRES 89
Season Ticket Holder
Buffalo Sabres
Location: 3 GM's, 5 Coaches and 3 Owners it's 2019 and still picking in top 6. Las Vegas Via BUFFALO NEW YORK
Joined: 02.17.2007

May 15 @ 9:43 PM ET
I am trying to be optimistic after my meltdown last night

I always thought vanek had hall of fame potential and his lack of effort at the entire 200 foot game, is one of the big reasons there is not a banner with stanley cup champs

- homiedclown

I understand nothing.
Boss34
Buffalo Sabres
Location: BUFFALO NY, NY
Joined: 12.03.2015

May 15 @ 9:44 PM ET
I think Vanek would be fine for this team in the right situation


that would be a solid top 6 with speed, and an open slot for LW on the 3rd line with a speedy vet center and a young rookie/second year guy with wheels and potential

- homiedclown



I'm all for nostalgia, but not at 5 million x 2

Probably have pommer numbers 16 g and 15 assists

31 points
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I don't care what he did with a bunch of kids in Southampton. He's a bum, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

May 15 @ 9:45 PM ET
I am trying to be optimistic after my meltdown last night

I always thought vanek had hall of fame potential and his lack of effort at the entire 200 foot game, is one of the big reasons there is not a banner with stanley cup champs

- homiedclown


Me too on the optimism front.

Re: Vanek: I'd attribute the unfulfilled potential to a lack of high-end center talent during his prime. But that's well-trod ground for me that I won't relitigate
MEBSabresFAN
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Lancaster, NY
Joined: 07.17.2006

May 15 @ 9:46 PM ET
Please explain to me because I’m not following. This past year was his Contract year. He is a UFA this Summer. Sign him for a year at 4 per, 3.5 if you’re lucky, and be done with it.
- Hatboro_Swords



My bad, time flies when its 420 all evening
Hatboro_Swords
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Raw Deal, PA
Joined: 07.30.2010

May 15 @ 9:46 PM ET
Wow, Chief’s gotta be a lock for the Jack Adams.
homiedclown
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I think we will be good, in 2037, FL
Joined: 02.24.2008

May 15 @ 9:47 PM ET
I understand nothing.
- SABRES 89

I could take this several ways
Boss34
Buffalo Sabres
Location: BUFFALO NY, NY
Joined: 12.03.2015

May 15 @ 9:47 PM ET
Please explain to me because I’m not following. This past year was his Contract year. He is a UFA this Summer. Sign him for a year at 4 per, 3.5 if you’re lucky, and be done with it.
- Hatboro_Swords



Believe him, he knows that player well.

Oh wait , he's a ufa so we don't have to trade for him?
Pegullaville
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Toronto
Joined: 03.16.2011

May 15 @ 9:47 PM ET
I am trying to be optimistic after my meltdown last night

I always thought vanek had hall of fame potential and his lack of effort at the entire 200 foot game, is one of the big reasons there is not a banner with stanley cup champs

- homiedclown


I agree 95%. I think the other 5% is that he never got to play with a superstar C. Even a guy like Ovi has played his entire career with Backstrom (who might be one of the games under appreciated stars over the course of his career).
MEBSabresFAN
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Lancaster, NY
Joined: 07.17.2006

May 15 @ 9:47 PM ET
I am trying to be optimistic after my meltdown last night

I always thought vanek had hall of fame potential and his lack of effort at the entire 200 foot game, is one of the big reasons there is not a banner with stanley cup champs

- homiedclown



WoW.....Thats a bit much don't ya think?


Let me get this straight, Thomas Vanek's Lazy play cost Buffalo a Stanley Cup?
homiedclown
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I think we will be good, in 2037, FL
Joined: 02.24.2008

May 15 @ 9:48 PM ET
I'm all for nostalgia, but not at 5 million x 2

Probably have pommer numbers 16 g and 15 assists

31 points

- Boss34

I wouldn't give him more then 2.5 per, same for pommer

and I am ok bring back pommer if they remove okposo (bury him in rochester if needed) and only keep 2 of sobotka, girgens, wilson and lockport larry


and no ellie
Hatboro_Swords
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Raw Deal, PA
Joined: 07.30.2010

May 15 @ 9:49 PM ET
WoW.....Thats a bit much don't ya think?


Let me get this straight, Thomas Vanek's Lazy play cost Buffalo a Stanley Cup?

- MEBSabresFAN

Evidently it’s 420 everywhere.
MEBSabresFAN
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Lancaster, NY
Joined: 07.17.2006

May 15 @ 9:49 PM ET
Believe him, he knows that player well.

Oh wait , he's a ufa so we don't have to trade for him?

- Boss34



I do know the player, but please enlighten us oh Salty one on how adding him at a Cost Controlled one yr deal would be a bad idea with the LACK of talent on our wings
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