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Hank Balling
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 05.18.2021

Yesterday @ 7:22 AM ET
Hank Balling: Narrative Season
kingcong39
Buffalo Sabres
Location: albany, NY
Joined: 02.21.2007

Yesterday @ 7:32 AM ET
Looks like Denver has their own version of Harrington with some of these takes.

https://www.denverpost.co...fs-not-built-stanley-cup/

With Vegas in Avs' heads as they choke away series, the disappearing act of Nathan MacKinnon cannot be ignored. Your best player has to be your best player. My column: https://t.co/x0oqI1532N via @denverpost

https://twitter.com/markk.../1402650479100940289?s=19

Avalanche reeling against Vegas. If Jared Bednar can’t find answer, maybe he’s the wrong coach. @MarkKiszla explains. https://t.co/cMM2mcCY3T

https://twitter.com/avsne.../1401751027129462791?s=19

TheSabresTaco
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I would pick Heiskanen and Provorov over Dahlin. But still not in my top 10. - MaximusAurelius, NY
Joined: 05.05.2011

Yesterday @ 7:39 AM ET
Hank Balling: Narrative Season
- Hank Balling


I registered Jack's phone number in the public domain so he gets timeshare spam calls.
Hank Balling
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 05.18.2021

Yesterday @ 7:42 AM ET
I registered Jack's phone number in the public domain so he gets timeshare spam calls.
- TheSabresTaco


Hello sir, this is Henry with Microsoft
BernardShakey
Joined: 08.16.2016

Yesterday @ 8:00 AM ET
Looks like Denver has their own version of Harrington with some of these takes.

https://www.denverpost.co...fs-not-built-stanley-cup/

With Vegas in Avs' heads as they choke away series, the disappearing act of Nathan MacKinnon cannot be ignored. Your best player has to be your best player. My column: https://t.co/x0oqI1532N via @denverpost

https://twitter.com/markk.../1402650479100940289?s=19

Avalanche reeling against Vegas. If Jared Bednar can’t find answer, maybe he’s the wrong coach. @MarkKiszla explains. https://t.co/cMM2mcCY3T

https://twitter.com/avsne.../1401751027129462791?s=19


- kingcong39


This Kiszla seems to forget about the #1 seed in the quest for the Ice Capades title...The Toronto Maple Leafs
Michael Pachla
Buffalo Sabres
Location: solid!!!
Joined: 09.05.2007

Yesterday @ 8:02 AM ET
Hank Balling: Narrative Season
- Hank Balling






TheSabresTaco
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I would pick Heiskanen and Provorov over Dahlin. But still not in my top 10. - MaximusAurelius, NY
Joined: 05.05.2011

Yesterday @ 8:04 AM ET
Hello sir, this is Ishaan with Microsoft, how is the weather in beautiful.. "Boofalo" today?
- Hank Balling
TheSabresTaco
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I would pick Heiskanen and Provorov over Dahlin. But still not in my top 10. - MaximusAurelius, NY
Joined: 05.05.2011

Yesterday @ 8:05 AM ET




- Michael Pachla


Incredible how timeless looney tunes are.
Michael Pachla
Buffalo Sabres
Location: solid!!!
Joined: 09.05.2007

Yesterday @ 8:07 AM ET
Looks like Denver has their own version of Harrington with some of these takes.

https://www.denverpost.co...fs-not-built-stanley-cup/

With Vegas in Avs' heads as they choke away series, the disappearing act of Nathan MacKinnon cannot be ignored. Your best player has to be your best player. My column: https://t.co/x0oqI1532N via @denverpost

https://twitter.com/markk.../1402650479100940289?s=19

Avalanche reeling against Vegas. If Jared Bednar can’t find answer, maybe he’s the wrong coach. @MarkKiszla explains. https://t.co/cMM2mcCY3T

https://twitter.com/avsne.../1401751027129462791?s=19


- kingcong39


kiszla spared no punches:

--these sweet-skating Avs would win the Ice Capades, but they haven’t learned the most basic rule of playoff hockey: Backcheck. Forecheck. Paycheck.

--Sakic must acknowledge these Avs are too much dainty Sam Girard and not enough Alex Tuch, a big, meat-grinder of a Vegas forward that charges hard to the blue paint and will blow up MacKinnon against the end boards without stopping to ask mother-may-I permission.

--The Avs are teddy bears that glide through the regular season. But the playoffs are a whole different animal, a grizzly bear that Colorado must learn to wrestle.

--But isn’t it obvious what Sakic needs to do?
It starts with the dismissal of coach Jared Bednar. When he needed to make strategic adjustments, Bednar instead tried to shame his players into fighting for every inch of ice. The problem? These Avs are lovers, not fighters. They are pageant material, not championship material.
Powerslave
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Beyotch-trill
Joined: 02.10.2011

Yesterday @ 8:07 AM ET
Nice reed.


"When Adams says that he is going to move forward “with the people who want to be here,” the subtext of that comment is that Eichel is not part of the future if he’s ambivalent-at-best about whether he wants to be here. That lowers Adams’s bargaining power considerably with other teams."


I have to disagree, somewhat.

If teams want him, the winner outbids the others. It's not as if there's collusion going on here. Rob Blake isn't calling Bill Guerin, asking him what he's offering the Sabres for Jack.

And, imo, if 75% of the teams in on Jack are from the western conference, then Minnesota (for instance) isn't going to want Jack going to LA.

Just the way I see it.
buffalofan19
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Wonderful things can happen when you sow seeds of distrust in a garden full of (bum)holes
Joined: 07.01.2007

Yesterday @ 8:09 AM ET
The metaphor of the Sabres front office as Daffy Duck, whose every decision he makes in the cartoons is the wrong one, is incredibly fitting. Well done.
Hank Balling
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 05.18.2021

Yesterday @ 8:15 AM ET
Nice reed.


"When Adams says that he is going to move forward “with the people who want to be here,” the subtext of that comment is that Eichel is not part of the future if he’s ambivalent-at-best about whether he wants to be here. That lowers Adams’s bargaining power considerably with other teams."


I have to disagree, somewhat.

If teams want him, the winner outbids the others. It's not as if there's collusion going on here. Rob Blake isn't calling Bill Guerin, asking him what he's offering the Sabres for Jack.

And, imo, if 75% of the teams in on Jack are from the western conference, then Minnesota (for instance) isn't going to want Jack going to LA.

Just the way I see it.

- Powerslave


They should get some good offers but look what Green Bay is doing with Rodgers

"We are not trading Aaron"

That's the proper technique to maximize a return imo. Not "we want qbs who want to be here"
Hank Balling
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 05.18.2021

Yesterday @ 8:17 AM ET
The metaphor of the Sabres front office as Daffy Duck, whose every decision he makes in the cartoons is the wrong one, is incredibly fitting. Well done.
- buffalofan19


Powerslave
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Beyotch-trill
Joined: 02.10.2011

Yesterday @ 8:23 AM ET
They should get some good offers but look what Green Bay is doing with Rodgers

"We are not trading Aaron"

That's the proper technique to maximize a return imo. Not "we want qbs who want to be here"

- Hank Balling



Yeah, I understand where you're coming from, and that was an obvious shot at Jack, Sam and Risto. I guess that's the Buffalonian in KA. We're a proud bunch and no one gets one over on any of us.

But, yes, he's got to learn when to hold em and when to fold em, for sure.

Chalk that up to inexperience, maybe?

We're never going to win a Jack trade. Let's just hope that we get something in return that we can all live with and it strengthens this team's depth.

It's terrible that it's come to this.
Michael Pachla
Buffalo Sabres
Location: solid!!!
Joined: 09.05.2007

Yesterday @ 8:26 AM ET

- Hank Balling

Michael Pachla
Buffalo Sabres
Location: solid!!!
Joined: 09.05.2007

Yesterday @ 8:29 AM ET
Yeah, I understand where you're coming from, and that was an obvious shot at Jack, Sam and Risto. I guess that's the Buffalonian in KA. We're a proud bunch and no one gets one over on any of us.

But, yes, he's got to learn when to hold em and when to fold em, for sure.

Chalk that up to inexperience, maybe?

We're never going to win a Jack trade. Let's just hope that we get something in return that we can all live with and it strengthens this team's depth.

It's terrible that it's come to this.

- Powerslave


ryan johnson 2019, 31st overall
TheSabresTaco
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I would pick Heiskanen and Provorov over Dahlin. But still not in my top 10. - MaximusAurelius, NY
Joined: 05.05.2011

Yesterday @ 8:29 AM ET
For all you Adrian Dater Haters, he's getting roasted again for being Adrian.
Michael Pachla
Buffalo Sabres
Location: solid!!!
Joined: 09.05.2007

Yesterday @ 8:31 AM ET
For all you Adrian Dater Haters, he's getting roasted again for being Adrian.
- TheSabresTaco


https://coloradohockeynow...s-cant-get-over-the-hump/
Dater Column: Avalanche, like Sisyphus, Can’t Get Over the Hump

buffalo sports fans say, "back off, small fry, and hold my beer."
Powerslave
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Beyotch-trill
Joined: 02.10.2011

Yesterday @ 8:40 AM ET
ryan johnson 2019, 31st overall
- Michael Pachla



JJ Peterka, 2020, 34th overall
RhinoFan
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Visionville
Joined: 10.12.2015

Yesterday @ 8:40 AM ET
This was hysterical
Michael Pachla
Buffalo Sabres
Location: solid!!!
Joined: 09.05.2007

Yesterday @ 8:44 AM ET
JJ Peterka, 2020, 34th overall
- Powerslave

it's a 2021 2nd rounder which was traded to vegas for colin miller (it's now in the hands of the kings, 54th-overall)

according to wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_NHL_Entry_Draft
Powerslave
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Beyotch-trill
Joined: 02.10.2011

Yesterday @ 8:49 AM ET
it's a 2021 2nd rounder which was traded to vegas for colin miller (it's now in the hands of the kings, 54th-overall)

according to wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_NHL_Entry_Draft

- Michael Pachla



Lol, I actually don't know where you're going with this.
Michael Pachla
Buffalo Sabres
Location: solid!!!
Joined: 09.05.2007

Yesterday @ 8:52 AM ET
it's a 2021 2nd rounder which was traded to vegas for colin miller (it's now in the hands of the kings, 54th-overall)

according to wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_NHL_Entry_Draft

- Michael Pachla


not going anywhere except to point out that ryan johnson is the only piece of the ror trade that we can live with and that added depth...

wasn't a swipe at you as i'm in total agreement with what you posted...my expectations in a jack trade remain tempered
RhinoFan
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Visionville
Joined: 10.12.2015

Yesterday @ 8:54 AM ET
not going anywhere except to point out that ryan johnson is the only piece of the ror trade that we can live with and that added depth...

wasn't a swipe at you as i'm in total agreement with what you posted...my expectations in a jack trade remain tempered

- Michael Pachla


Contrarian here. I can live with Tage for depth. No?

We got bushwacked in that trade. But Tage turned it around a bit IMO.
Ratsreign
Florida Panthers
Location: The red light is burning bright tonight
Joined: 10.27.2017

Yesterday @ 8:55 AM ET




- Michael Pachla

I hates rabbits
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXvQMfKjuC8
Yosemite Sam often mentions fracking, I think he even says it in German(?) at the end
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