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

Jul 11 @ 5:05 PM ET
I prove Dean Wormer wrong everyday.

Fat, drunk, and stupid is a splendid way to go through life.

- dadeadhead

oh my
ImThatGuy
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I would bet my life savings that Cody Franson would outplay Ristolainen if given 20 minutes per nigh, GA
Joined: 11.04.2010

Jul 11 @ 5:07 PM ET
How are you trading Okposo twice?
- dadeadhead



“You can have Peters, Twice”
Mentalorgasm5
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Just t3xted sabres going with chiquorin-buffalo39, NY
Joined: 06.29.2007

Jul 11 @ 5:10 PM ET
If this hails all the way back to a comment Gerbe made years ago, it's a dark horse, but you'll have to prove it.
- Der Kaiser

I mean I wasnt talking about your wife, I was talking about that comment hahaha
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Reluctant bridge jumper; 6th round OHL draft pick, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

Jul 11 @ 5:14 PM ET
The Botteries have been charged up. Expect a move in the next 24-180,000 hours
ImThatGuy
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I would bet my life savings that Cody Franson would outplay Ristolainen if given 20 minutes per nigh, GA
Joined: 11.04.2010

Jul 11 @ 5:15 PM ET
The Botteries have been charged up. Expect a move in the next 24-180,000 hours
- jcragcrumple


Huge, if big
Mentalorgasm5
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Just t3xted sabres going with chiquorin-buffalo39, NY
Joined: 06.29.2007

Jul 11 @ 5:17 PM ET
“You can have Peters, Twice”
- ImThatGuy

Yeah, here's what I think. While it's unlikely any of us has a clue about what's inside Darcy's head, and things like the salary cap, NTCs/NMCs, and the declining economy's impact on future revenues make it nearly impossible to trade anyone of any significance, it's not inconceivable that the Sabres could make a mid-season move.

Vanek, Roy, Miller, Pommer are probably not on the block since they represent the young core of this team and are all locked up long-term. We all know Vanek's contract is insane, but given the length and amount of the others, it seems unlikely to me there's a better deal out there. Remember Larry Quinn is a numbers guy, and 5 mil 6 years from now will be looking pretty good. Roy's deal is an especially favorable one for the club. You might even be able to throw Goose into this category b/c his value to the Sabres is high given his hustle and toughness.

Max, Kotalik, and Connolly are popular choices for a change of venue, but their UFA status would mean they'd need to go to a contender for the receiving team to be willing to assume the risk. That said, what's the likelihood of a contender sending the Sabres something worthy of a blockbuster? That's not even taking into account Max sucking for the last 2 years, Kotalik getting a reputation of being lazy, and (Tin) Connolly being more fragile than the leg lamp in A Christmas Story. This, coming from the guy who actually owns a Connolly jersey.

As far as young talent at forward goes, Stafford, MacArthur, Paille are the only roster players in that category. They're all tradable, but not enough to bring in an impact player. To me, the Sabres would need to include one of Mancari, Gerbe, or Kennedy to get another team interested. Possible, though Gerbe seems like he's got a future here.

Lastly, if they're really trying to fix the recent injury problem at defense, they're not going to trade any defensemen. Even still, it's more likely they'll do what they did last year and bring in a veteran like Nolan Pratt to temporarily fill the gap until Weber and Sekera are healthy again (a few weeks?). I haven't looked to see who like that is available, but they found someone last year and could probably do it again.

We Sabres fans have gotten used to the fact that Darcy rarely makes any moves. In fact, who really does anymore? I'd love to be wrong, but not at the expense of 26 / 9 / 30 / 29. You can have Peters. Twice.
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Reluctant bridge jumper; 6th round OHL draft pick, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

Jul 11 @ 5:18 PM ET
Huge, if big
- ImThatGuy




Wetbandit1
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Please do not address me, quote me, provoke me or in any way reference me, NY
Joined: 10.07.2010

Jul 11 @ 5:21 PM ET
That’s great Patrick Laine is not going to take A bridge deal but once again you’re missing the point

And Sams probably not going to be here but that’s how the game is played

- gerbe75pts


Are you the real life Riddler? WTF does any of this have to do with what Homie or 89 said, and more importantly, WTF does it even mean? Especially the last sentence.
Shadman306
Joined: 06.11.2015

Jul 11 @ 5:30 PM ET
Are you the real life Riddler? WTF does any of this have to do with what Homie or 89 said, and more importantly, WTF does it even mean? Especially the last sentence.
- Wetbandit1


I havent back read, what did homie and 89 say?
jochfr
Buffalo Sabres
Location: It's totally menstrual , TN
Joined: 07.11.2009

Jul 11 @ 5:34 PM ET
Has Botts been doing his job or has he been sitting on his hands?

Asking for a bunch of bumholes i've never met.
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Reluctant bridge jumper; 6th round OHL draft pick, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

Jul 11 @ 5:36 PM ET
Has Botts been doing his job or has he been sitting on his hands?

Asking for a bunch of bumholes i've never met.

- jochfr


A double stranger, eh?
jochfr
Buffalo Sabres
Location: It's totally menstrual , TN
Joined: 07.11.2009

Jul 11 @ 5:38 PM ET
A double stranger, eh?
- jcragcrumple

It's the only way to live
Wetbandit1
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Please do not address me, quote me, provoke me or in any way reference me, NY
Joined: 10.07.2010

Jul 11 @ 5:40 PM ET
I havent back read, what did homie and 89 say?
- Shadman306


Botterill didn't want to add any big deals before Sam's next one.
Wetbandit1
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Please do not address me, quote me, provoke me or in any way reference me, NY
Joined: 10.07.2010

Jul 11 @ 5:40 PM ET
Has Botts been doing his job or has he been sitting on his hands?

Asking for a bunch of bumholes i've never met.

- jochfr



Isn't life grand?
Wetbandit1
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Please do not address me, quote me, provoke me or in any way reference me, NY
Joined: 10.07.2010

Jul 11 @ 5:50 PM ET
Laine, 16 points in 23 playoff games. I can’t believe people are down on this guy.

If you have a chance to get Laine for Risto.

You buy a Mach 1 jet and you fly Risto there before they realize how bad it actually is.

- ImThatGuy



Being a Risto fan, (frank) that, pull the X-15 out of mothballs, get him there in about 15 minutes. Hell, even from Finland it wouldn't take more than an hour.
Wetbandit1
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Please do not address me, quote me, provoke me or in any way reference me, NY
Joined: 10.07.2010

Jul 11 @ 5:53 PM ET
The 2% would be the people who analyze things past basic counting stats that show Skinner is absolutely better.

But carry on

If I could figure out how to post pictures here without it screwing up the page, I’d show you just how bad Laine has been past his goal totals

- sbroads24


Maybe you should analyze how to post a pic. I mean, FFS, Gerbe can do it.
Wetbandit1
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Please do not address me, quote me, provoke me or in any way reference me, NY
Joined: 10.07.2010

Jul 11 @ 5:53 PM ET
I guess everyone's done with "work" and on their way home.
Shadman306
Joined: 06.11.2015

Jul 11 @ 5:56 PM ET
I guess everyone's done with "work" and on their way home.
- Wetbandit1


yea, being in central time really leaves this place dead for my last hour of the day.
sbroads24
Buffalo Sabres
Location: We are in 30th place. It's 2017 , NY
Joined: 02.12.2012

Jul 11 @ 6:05 PM ET
The Botteries have been charged up. Expect a move in the next 24-180,000 hours
- jcragcrumple

I like this
turbo044
Joined: 02.18.2009

Jul 11 @ 6:09 PM ET
Take the full quote or none at all. Disingenuous at best right there. "If he's not scoring goals" was the first part of that. And yes, one bad year doesn't make or break a guy. My thought is, we have our "one trick pony" in Skinner. Let's aim for someone a little more well rounded. That's all. You wanna hitch your horse to Laine, fine, I don't disagree he's probably a good one. I would rather hold off and see if we can't find someone else. Flame away, but his time at least quote the whole sentence, or none at all.
- SDSabre


Skinners a one trick pony. He had the best +/- of all forwards, meaning his lack of defense is gradually exaggerated. Plus he was on the ice for about 4,389 empty net goals against
IonSabres
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I said that months ago, keep up!, FL
Joined: 03.10.2013

Jul 11 @ 6:43 PM ET
Has Botts been doing his job or has he been sitting on his hands?

Asking for a bunch of bumholes i've never met.

- jochfr



I don't know if he is sitting on his hands, or what his hands are doing down there.
He is certainly earning an A so far.
Now let's see how he addresses the 2 biggest positional needs they had going into the offseason.
It only July 11th.
IonSabres
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I said that months ago, keep up!, FL
Joined: 03.10.2013

Jul 11 @ 6:44 PM ET
yea, being in central time really leaves this place dead for my last hour of the day.
- Shadman306



Your time to shine!
IonSabres
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I said that months ago, keep up!, FL
Joined: 03.10.2013

Jul 11 @ 6:46 PM ET
The Botteries have been charged up. Expect a move in the next 24-180,000 hours
- jcragcrumple


Whips out calcomolator
180,000
÷
24

7,500 days.

Seems right.
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Reluctant bridge jumper; 6th round OHL draft pick, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

Jul 11 @ 6:47 PM ET
Sponge Bob irritates me and I like Risto so this is a misfire.
- Der Kaiser


https://youtu.be/YNuj_3TqowU
Sabretooth9
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 05.24.2019

Jul 11 @ 7:08 PM ET
Do something Botts .........................
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