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#1 ATLL765

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 03:59 PM

http://www.nhl.com/i...06&cmpid=nhl-fb

You read it right. Ott to be captain for away games, Vanek is captain for the home games.

Personally, I think this is one of the worst ideas I've ever seen. Almost as bad as those yellow jerseys Buffalo is gonna wear this year.


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#2 MadDog2020

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 04:03 PM

I heard about this and laughed hysterically. Stupid doesn't begin to describe it.
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Posted 04 October 2013 - 04:12 PM

Can they get the first and second overall picks, too?


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Posted 04 October 2013 - 04:25 PM

Buffalo did this with Briere and Drury too but I still don't see the point.
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Posted 04 October 2013 - 04:39 PM

It'll make it easier to name Ott as full time captain after Vanek is dealt at the deadline. Still looks bad if you trade your captain in 2 straight seasons..
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Posted 04 October 2013 - 05:08 PM

It won't work. Brian isn't pleased. They can get a great return for Vanek. I wonder what Miller will fetch.


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 06:59 PM

It might be a better idea if Vanek wears the "C" when the puck is on the left side of the ice and Ott when the puck is on the right. This would give each player their own niche area of leadership.


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 07:23 PM

It might be a better idea if Vanek wears the "C" when the puck is on the left side of the ice and Ott when the puck is on the right. This would give each player their own niche area of leadership.

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 07:29 PM

Dont think I've ever heard of something like this before...
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Posted 06 October 2013 - 07:35 PM

Dont think I've ever heard of something like this before...

 

Buffalo has been doing this for a while I think.


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:03 AM

IMO this isn't a terrible idea IN THEORY, and isn't that different from the times we carried a ton of As and no C. The reasoning, though, is ridiculous. If Ott took it from Vanek, give it to him, but it looks more like they're grooming Ott to take over when they inevitably suck, trade their franchise player and goalie, and go into full rebuilding mode. Not exactly a vote of confidence for a team that actually might not be that bad, at least in terms of talent.


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:23 AM

What the hell is going on in Buffalo, honestly.


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:50 AM

The should have "C/2" stitched on their jerseys


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 08:38 PM

I think the role of captain is overrated to be honest.


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:43 PM

Your keeper logo and sig make me sad. 

 

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 03:47 AM

What the hell is going on in Buffalo, honestly.

 

Buffalo has always done this.  But everybody seems to think they're gonna suck really bad this year.  I'm not so sure to be honest.


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 09:18 AM

Buffalo has always done this.  But everybody seems to think they're gonna suck really bad this year.  I'm not so sure to be honest.

They're going to be AWFUL. Bank on it.


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 04:03 PM

What the hell is going on in Buffalo, honestly.

 

They're committed to a full rebuild. With impending FA's Vanek and Miller certain to leave, that allows teflon GM Regier time to sell. It'll be interesting to see when he pulls the plug. They got a point last night losing to the Bolts in overtime. For the most part, the Sabres boast a young roster with Ristolainen and Johan Larsson playing. Plus Grigorenko in Year 2. It depends on the development of kids. Plus Ennis, Foligno and other picks that are in junior, etc. Enroth is the backup with Matt Hackett coming over from the Wild as part of the Pominville deal. So, eventually they should be okay in net post-Miller. 

 

The problem is they handed out some awful contracts (Ehrhoff, Myers, Leino, Stafford). Unless Myers turns it around and Stafford becomes more consistent, they're looking at a brutal year. Brian could get his wish.


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