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Workensons 03-11-2013 01:03 PM

Is Brian Flynn in our future plans
 
In his 5 game stint, we've seen him give his all every shift. Very small sample size, but his hard work has rewarded him with 2 goals. Is he more effective than, say, Gerbe or Hecht? Is he just a quick fix for our bottom 6 while Kaleta finishes his suspension?

When healthy, our forward corps are crowded. Does he challenge for a chance as a regular next year?

Vanek-Hodgson-Pominville
Foligno-Ennis-Stafford
Ott-Leino-Flynn?
Kaleta-Porter-Tropp

In my opinion, I really like the guy and admire what he brings. I see his ceiling as a fringe 2nd/3rd line winger with some scoring touch. Whether he reaches that is yet to be seen.

OcAirlines 03-11-2013 01:08 PM

Why shouldn't he be? As long as he keeps playing good he'll stay up, if not then he'll go back to Rochester. He certainly has been a pleasant surprise, especially since he already stepped up his game quite a bit after being invisible in his first 1-2 appearances. He seems to adapt to a new league pretty quickly, it was like the same when he came into the AHL as well :)

struckbyaparkedcar 03-11-2013 01:11 PM

If he's one of those guys who's productive at every level, he'll stay, if not now, then the next injury, if not, peace.

This will work itself out.

sabrefan27 03-11-2013 02:00 PM

In future seasons, yes. I think he'll be an NHL regular. I think he'll get sent down Tuesday if Leino plays, but he made a good impression.

ManuelCalavera 03-11-2013 02:13 PM

Once the adrenaline boost wears off, we'll see him regress. When everyone around you is complacent, it is incredibly difficult not to sink into that mindset. The best thing for his development is to return to Rochester.

msm29 03-11-2013 02:14 PM

He's one of the guys this crappy season will be really good for. He's going to get his shot, hopefully for the rest of the season, and we'll see what he can bring. If he can keep up his scoring pace, he becomes what we hoped Gerbe would be. If he can't keep contributing offensively, though, I'll probably lump him in with guys like Gerbe -- great AHL guy, great effort guy, but the scoring just doesn't translate to the NHL.

Chainshot 03-11-2013 02:42 PM

So far one of the few bright spots for the season has been Flynn's play in both Rochester and Buffalo. Christiano's guys did well here.

RattleYourSabre 03-11-2013 02:47 PM

I have yet to see him play poorly. If this team is being built on merit rather than reputation, I think he'll be around for awhile.

AlexanderMogilny89 03-11-2013 02:52 PM

I like him a lot. He plays harder and seems more skilled then a lot of players on this team from the 2nd line down imo.

slip 03-11-2013 02:52 PM

He's certainly making every effort to be in our plans. Gotta respect the kid for that.

sba 03-11-2013 02:52 PM

Already penciled him in as a top 6 winger next year just like Foligno...can't fail!!

Sabreality 03-11-2013 02:59 PM

i have no issue with giving him a shot, but this team needs to get DEEPER, and Flynn getting 2nd/3rd line minutes isnt that answer for success.

but i'd be more than fine with Kaleta-Porter-Flynn 4th line combo next year.

AmerksPuck 03-11-2013 03:07 PM

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Originally Posted by RattleYourSabre (Post 61448631)
I have yet to see him play poorly. If this team is being built on merit rather than reputation, I think he'll be around for awhile.

I agree and have also been a big fan from seeing him in Rochester. The way I see it (assuming there isn't a trade) is they have to lose 2 forwards between : Grigorenko(unlikely), Hecht(maybe), Foligno, Flynn, Porter. The Foligno-Porter-Flynn line has been the best line the past 3 games, but neither Flynn or Foligno would have to clear waivers. porter would have to clear and may get claimed. Rolston also really likes him.

Ultimately I think they are going to have to waive Hecht(athough I am fine with him as a 4th liner) and either Flynn or Foligno goes back. My gut feeling is they send Flynn back. They keep Foligno up even though Flynn has outplayed him. At least the Amerks will be getting a quality guy back regardless.

If they don't waive Hecht, would they ever send Flynn and Foligno back together? Should be an interesting couple of days...

Jim Bob 03-11-2013 03:13 PM

Who freaking knows?

Luke Adam had a longer stretch of good play in the show before falling off the face of the rink.

If he keeps working his tail off, sure.

Chainshot 03-11-2013 03:15 PM

Flynn was brought up when Vanek was hurt. Now Kaleta is suspended. If Leino comes back off IR, it seems he'd go back to Rochester though it wouldn't hurt Marcus to get a wakeup call IMO.

Kopifart 03-11-2013 04:46 PM

was wondering could he be a late bloomer like a Matt Read? Come from college and become a top 6 type guy out of nowhere?

couture23 03-11-2013 05:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Kopifart (Post 61454693)
was wondering could he be a late bloomer like a Matt Read? Come from college and become a top 6 type guy out of nowhere?

I don't think Read is top 6 but I get your idea.

college hockey 03-11-2013 05:40 PM

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Originally Posted by OcAirlines (Post 61443385)
He seems to adapt to a new league pretty quickly, it was like the same when he came into the AHL as well :)

He was the same way in college. He came to Maine as a recruited walk on so no expectations, but after a couple games he started scoring and ended up on the top two lines most of the year and went on to have a very productive career with 156 points when no one expected him to even crack the line up. What you see is what you get with Flynn he doesn't take any nights off I can't think of one game in his 4 years at Maine where I left the rink saying he didn't show up tonight.

mgeise 03-11-2013 06:15 PM

All I know is that I like having a 4th line that can chip in a bit offensively rather than being full of guys like Scott, McCormick, and Ellis. I think Flynn deserves to stay up over Foligno at this point if one needs to go down to Rochester. Foligno hasn't been playing like the physical presence that we need him to be.

jBuds 03-11-2013 11:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Kaleta36 (Post 61459065)
All I know is that I like having a 4th line that can chip in a bit offensively rather than being full of guys like Scott, McCormick, and Ellis. I think Flynn deserves to stay up over Foligno at this point if one needs to go down to Rochester. Foligno hasn't been playing like the physical presence that we need him to be.

Right, because having McCormick was a huge problem.

No.

Explain to me who in this lineup makes him redundant? Lindy Ruff's skewed brain? What the ****? At least he forechecks and hits, and drops the gloves when he doesn't have broken hands or fingers, no?

Push Dr Tracksuit 03-11-2013 11:50 PM

Don't forget about Tropp. If he recovers from that injury he will push for a roster spot as well.

Rasmus Reichel 03-12-2013 12:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Imlach a cup (Post 61480327)
Don't forget about Tropp. If he recovers from that injury he will push for a roster spot as well.

Love tropp, would honestly rather send down stafford than flynn right now, kids working hard

jfb392 03-12-2013 12:19 AM

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Originally Posted by TheyAreGoodScaryGood (Post 61480777)
Love tropp, would honestly rather send down stafford than flynn right now, kids working hard

Keep in mind that Flynn isn't exactly a kid, as he's 24 and turning 25 this summer.


As for the OP, yes, Flynn should be in our future plans because he's depth, something we don't have much of.
He deserves to show what he can do on his second contract.
I don't think he sticks with the Sabres though, as I see him as more of a bottom six recall option than a bonafide NHL'er.

jBuds 03-12-2013 12:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jfb392 (Post 61481317)
Keep in mind that Flynn isn't exactly a kid, as he's 24 and turning 25 this summer.


As for the OP, yes, Flynn should be in our future plans because he's depth, something we don't have much of.
He deserves to show what he can do on his second contract.
I don't think he sticks with the Sabres though, as I see him as more of a bottom six recall option than a bonafide NHL'er.

I agree, and if he is in the plans as a major piece, it speaks to the lack of forward options. Though he has been a bright spot thus far.

RazielMoshman 03-12-2013 04:34 AM

I'd LOVE to replace Gerbe with him. Replace Hecht with Tropp. Keep Porter up. I'm happy with that.


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