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PrinceChill
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 10.06.2014

Aug 14 @ 8:46 PM ET
2039 Buffalo Sabres
Gmror
Head coach risto

- Boss34

President of Hockey Ops: Slava Kozlov

Capologist: Ville Leino

Head Scout: Cody Hodgson
PrinceChill
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 10.06.2014

Aug 14 @ 8:50 PM ET
Casey Mittelstadt- Fattest dude on flat earth
- sbroads24

Contract year. We’ll see a better effort from him this season.
kingcong39
Buffalo Sabres
Location: albany, NY
Joined: 02.21.2007

Aug 14 @ 8:56 PM ET
Pominville was on pace for 25. I’m not saying you can just put a monkey out there but we didn’t need to drop $9M on a winger for Jack either.

Olofsson-Eichel-Johnsson
Vesey-$9M 2C-Reinhart

Skinner-Eichel-Johnsson
Olofsson-Mitts-Reinhart

Which Top 6 wins more games barring Mitts having a huge breakout year ? Look at the Centres making that kind of dough and put any of them in that 2C lineup and I take that roster 10/10.

- Swedish_Jesus


Pominville couldn't keep up with the minutes of the top line for more than a small stretch of games.

Also, who's the mythical $9M 2C they were in the running for? Duchene?
Boss34
Buffalo Sabres
Location: BUFFALO NY, NY
Joined: 12.03.2015

Aug 14 @ 8:57 PM ET
President of Hockey Ops: Slava Kozlov

Capologist: Ville Leino

Head Scout: Cody Hodgson

- PrinceChill



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sbroads24
Buffalo Sabres
Location: We are in 30th place. It's 2017 , NY
Joined: 02.12.2012

Aug 14 @ 9:00 PM ET
Pominville couldn't keep up with the minutes of the top line for more than a small stretch of games.

Also, who's the mythical $9M 2C they were in the running for? Duchene?

- kingcong39

Did you know we overpaid Skinner by a mil? We now are out of the running for the Stanley Cup until it’s off the books
Swedish_Jesus
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 07.02.2019

Aug 14 @ 9:06 PM ET
Happy recent 24th birthday flaccoville


I think the Sabres are going to be suprisingly good next season.

I'm going in without thoughts of drafting high again.

As soon as its bleak, then roll out the tank

- Boss34


Thank you sir ! I was as optimistic as anyone last year. I like the depth we have added this year and we should be a better club. Time will tell. Success will come from the growth of our younger players though.
Swedish_Jesus
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 07.02.2019

Aug 14 @ 9:14 PM ET
Pominville couldn't keep up with the minutes of the top line for more than a small stretch of games.

Also, who's the mythical $9M 2C they were in the running for? Duchene?

- kingcong39


Who said we had to pay anyone $9M this season ? Why couldn’t we splurge next year ?
kingcong39
Buffalo Sabres
Location: albany, NY
Joined: 02.21.2007

Aug 14 @ 9:15 PM ET
In fairness, it's because last season isn't considered a professional year because he played in Rochester under an ATO, despite having an NHL contract. If you weren't aware of that technicality, he looks eligible.
- Lunaion


Kudos to Botterill on that maneuvering?
Swedish_Jesus
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 07.02.2019

Aug 14 @ 9:26 PM ET
Did you know we overpaid Skinner by a mil? We now are out of the running for the Stanley Cup until it’s off the books
- sbroads24


Wingers are the most replaceable position in the sport of hockey. Prove me otherwise
sbroads24
Buffalo Sabres
Location: We are in 30th place. It's 2017 , NY
Joined: 02.12.2012

Aug 14 @ 9:26 PM ET
Who said we had to pay anyone $9M this season ? Why couldn’t we splurge next year ?
- Swedish_Jesus

On someone around the age and quality of....?
Boss34
Buffalo Sabres
Location: BUFFALO NY, NY
Joined: 12.03.2015

Aug 14 @ 9:36 PM ET
Thank you sir ! I was as optimistic as anyone last year. I like the depth we have added this year and we should be a better club. Time will tell. Success will come from the growth of our younger players though.
- Swedish_Jesus



I totally agree with the grow from our younger players.

That's the number one difference, aside from coaching and some new faces in the lockerroom.

Eichel and dahlin could explode

Sam hasnt peaked
Ullmark should be much better
Tage, pilut, goaloffson to some degree.

Our older guys shouldn't fall off much.
Hopefully

Swedish_Jesus
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 07.02.2019

Aug 14 @ 9:40 PM ET
On someone around the age and quality of....?
- sbroads24


Good question. I can’t see in the future though. There could have been a trade or one/multiple free agent signings that may have made this team better in the long run.
sbroads24
Buffalo Sabres
Location: We are in 30th place. It's 2017 , NY
Joined: 02.12.2012

Aug 14 @ 9:42 PM ET
Good question. I can’t see in the future though. There could have been a trade or one/multiple free agent signings that may have made this team better in the long run.
- Swedish_Jesus

Lots of certainty here for an organization that has a rough time signing players
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Reluctant bridge jumper; 6th round OHL draft pick, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

Aug 14 @ 9:55 PM ET
Wingers are the most replaceable position in the sport of hockey. Prove me otherwise
- Swedish_Jesus


Who said we had to pay anyone $9M this season ? Why couldn’t we splurge next year ?
- Swedish_Jesus


I'll combine these two.

Former league MVP Taylor Hall, who will be available next year, maybe, for upwards of perhaps $11m+

And Hall will be almost 2 years older than Skinner is now when that contract kicks in

Or we spend the $9m now for a proven 40 goal guy

Not to mention the Sabres need to convince elite players to sign here. When the Sabres have a chance to sign an elite goal scorer like skinner, they have to capitalize. They don't have a shot at a lot of guys. See Panarin
Boss34
Buffalo Sabres
Location: BUFFALO NY, NY
Joined: 12.03.2015

Aug 14 @ 10:08 PM ET
I'll combine these two.

Former league MVP Taylor Hall, who will be available next year, maybe, for upwards of perhaps $11m+

And Hall will be almost 2 years older than Skinner is now when that contract kicks in

Or we spend the $9m now for a proven 40 goal guy

Not to mention the Sabres need to convince elite players to sign here. When the Sabres have a chance to sign an elite goal scorer like skinner, they have to capitalize. They don't have a shot at a lot of guys. See Panarin

- jcragcrumple



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Lilroot9
Buffalo Sabres
Location: NY
Joined: 06.18.2012

Aug 14 @ 10:09 PM ET
Did anyone see this tweet from the Bills...

25 days until regular season, we should use a picture of.... (Not) McCoy.....

https://twitter.com/buffa.../1161767705684455427?s=21
JetpackJesus
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Honolulu, HI
Joined: 08.27.2007

Aug 14 @ 10:54 PM ET
Wingers are the most replaceable position in the sport of hockey. Prove me otherwise
- Swedish_Jesus

https://www.nhl.com/sabres/roster/
Sabretooth9
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 05.24.2019

Aug 14 @ 11:01 PM ET
Wingers are the most replaceable position in the sport of hockey. Prove me otherwise
- Swedish_Jesus


40 goal scorers are not easily replaceable.
Lunaion
Joined: 05.23.2016

Aug 14 @ 11:10 PM ET
Kudos to Botterill on that maneuvering?
- kingcong39


Sure, also made him playoff eligible, so it was the obvious thing to do.
Swedish_Jesus
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 07.02.2019

Aug 14 @ 11:23 PM ET
I'll combine these two.

Former league MVP Taylor Hall, who will be available next year, maybe, for upwards of perhaps $11m+

And Hall will be almost 2 years older than Skinner is now when that contract kicks in

Or we spend the $9m now for a proven 40 goal guy

Not to mention the Sabres need to convince elite players to sign here. When the Sabres have a chance to sign an elite goal scorer like skinner, they have to capitalize. They don't have a shot at a lot of guys. See Panarin

- jcragcrumple


Skinner scored 40 goals once. Coincidentally beside a superstar centre. He is a 25-30 goal scorer and perennial 55 point player. He should be blowing Eichel for that contract he just received.
Swedish_Jesus
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 07.02.2019

Aug 14 @ 11:24 PM ET
40 goal scorers are not easily replaceable.
- Sabretooth9


Could of traded for pacioretty or Hoffman and got the same result.
PrinceChill
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 10.06.2014

Aug 14 @ 11:38 PM ET
Skinner scored 40 goals once. Coincidentally beside a superstar centre. He is a 25-30 goal scorer and perennial 55 point player. He should be blowing Eichel for that contract he just received.
- Swedish_Jesus

Jack’s not even a 30 goal scorer.
Swedish_Jesus
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 07.02.2019

Aug 14 @ 11:45 PM ET
https://www.nhl.com/sabres/roster/
- JetpackJesus


Centers, defense, goaltending, wingers. That’s the hierarchy
Swedish_Jesus
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 07.02.2019

Aug 14 @ 11:45 PM ET
Jack’s not even a 30 goal scorer.
- PrinceChill


If he wasn’t playing with a one dimensional winner he might.
Wetbandit1
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Please do not address me, quote me, provoke me or in any way reference me, NY
Joined: 10.07.2010

Aug 14 @ 11:51 PM ET
Did anyone see this tweet from the Bills...

25 days until regular season, we should use a picture of.... (Not) McCoy.....

https://twitter.com/buffa.../1161767705684455427?s=21

- Lilroot9





Who the (frank) is running their Twitter?

Unless he's either all but cut or traded, and it's going down tonight/tomorrow.
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