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02-14-2011, 12:28 AM
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Plus it's in Montreal. Patty may up his game playing in his native Quebec.

Miller is way too burned out. We need to be able to rely on a backup down the stretch here. Before we can 100% write off Lalime, he deserves one final chance.
No, he doesn't. Not in Buffalo anyway. He's not the backup the Sabres need. I'm not throwing him under the bus because the team in front him has been awful, but he's a backup that needs more playing time than he will get here.

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02-14-2011, 12:39 AM
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So Ruff plays Miller for all but 4-5 remaing games... Does anyone really think that at this point of the season Miller would benefit greatly from that? You know Ruff and his history of playing backups. Say the backup wins 2 out of 4 games. And say we actually make the playoffs (yea right), is Miller really that well rested to be a brick wall in the playoffs? Not likely. Unless Ruff plays (regardless of wins or losses) any backup starting 7-10 games, I find it highly unlikely Miller will be "rested" enough for any respectable (beyond the 1st round) playoff run. But Miller gives the team the best chance to win .... Damned if you do, damned if you don't rest Miller. Anyway you slice it, the Sabres are not doing anything worth while the rest of the season, playoffs or not. IMO

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Nabokov. He won't play for the Islanders, so if they're smart they'd take a mid-round pick for his rights. Oh, wait, it's the Islanders. They'll sit on him just to spite him.

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Nabokov. He won't play for the Islanders, so if they're smart they'd take a mid-round pick for his rights. Oh, wait, it's the Islanders. They'll sit on him just to spite him.
What makes you think he'll play for Buffalo? He's made it pretty clear that he'll only report to a team that is a serious contender for a cup run. That's not really us.

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Nabokov can't be traded.

I'm on the Telly wagon, but Isles would probably claim him.

What about Hasek?

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Is it necessary to waive Lalime? Don't roster limits expand either at or shortly after the trade deadline, such that BUF could simply sign someone (either now or then), and then call them up?

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Miller is not burnt out right now. If he had played like this before the all-star break, this argument would've been valid.

The guy had 10 days rest. That's more than he would've had if there had been games then and Lalime started one of them. His head is pretty clearly not right (judging by his, um, "interaction" with the media last night), and it's sad, because this is the best our forwards have been playing since the beginning of last season.

Before the deadline the "worn out" argument made sense. Down the road, it still might. But right now, it holds no weight when attempting to make excuses for Miller's poor play.

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02-14-2011, 08:36 AM
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No, he doesn't. Not in Buffalo anyway. He's not the backup the Sabres need. I'm not throwing him under the bus because the team in front him has been awful, but he's a backup that needs more playing time than he will get here.
Agreed... Lindy is a big part of this problem (not able to find a suitable backup for Miller). If he does not have faith in Patty, why not call up Enroth. Very frustrated.

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02-14-2011, 08:44 AM
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Nabokov can't be traded.

I'm on the Telly wagon, but Isles would probably claim him.

What about Hasek?
That is a very interesting idea. I like it.

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no mention about martin gerber? im sure edmonton would give him up for a 3rd or 4th rounder

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You paid lalime..let him play. I think in his native Montreal with a playoff birth lerking and a potential race w the habs he will step his game up. I think he would allow 1 soft goal and 1 ok goal.

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You paid lalime..let him play. I think in his native Montreal with a playoff birth lerking and a potential race w the habs he will step his game up. I think he would allow 1 soft goal and 1 ok goal.
We will lose with him. Who cares if he's paid. That's not the reason to play him. Are you really Tom Golisano. You don't own the team any more.Leave the area.

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Is there really anybody out there who would claim Lalime? Teams like the Islanders are better off letting their young guys play. I say bring Enroth up as the backup, make Lalime the first option in Portland and if he gets claimed, include an AHL goaltender in the Timmy trade.

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Lalime, Butler, and a 3rd to Vancouver for Cory Schneider, please.

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Is there really anybody out there who would claim Lalime? Teams like the Islanders are better off letting their young guys play. I say bring Enroth up as the backup, make Lalime the first option in Portland and if he gets claimed, include an AHL goaltender in the Timmy trade.
Well you got your wish. Enroth willl play tuesday in Monteal. He has been recalled...

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