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02-27-2011, 11:03 PM
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if you hate Connolly, you probably won't be a big Boyes fan...
Eh, maybe but he's got decent size and has scored before. Hopefully a change of scenery can get him back to his form from a few years ago.

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Blues fans like him about as much as we like Connolly.
Yeah except Boyes has 15 more points this season and is a +11 instead of -11.

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More offense at a low cost, all things considered.

We all clamored for more talent in the top-6. Here it is. Good deal.

This has to be a sign that things are changing. No way in hell would we have added a $4M streaky winger to plop on top of payroll.

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look at Tomas Flischmann, he sucked 4 the capitals, then he moves to the Avs and starts scoring (untill his injury) but the point is a move must motivate players

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So it sounds like he's a sissy. he'll fit in great!

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if you hate Connolly, you probably won't be a big Boyes fan...
I don't think anyone expects a tough, gritty, corner-grinder. If he can reclaim any of his scoring touch with a change of scenery, it'd be a huge plus. At worst, the Sabres spin off Connolly tomorrow to get a second rounder back, meaning we essentially swapped Tim for Boyes (with Boyes having an extra contract year). That still leaves the Sabres in good position in the offseason for bigger moves at center.

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02-27-2011, 11:04 PM
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i might be the only 1 saying this, but trade Grier

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look at Tomas Flischmann, he sucked 4 the capitals, then he moves to the Avs and starts scoring (untill his injury) but the point is a move must motivate players
He's been getting points too lately, 26p in last 29gp

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02-27-2011, 11:05 PM
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look at Tomas Flischmann, he sucked 4 the capitals, then he moves to the Avs and starts scoring (untill his injury) but the point is a move must motivate players
Thats the key... otherwise he's just another inconsistent forward on a team of inconsistent forwards.

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02-27-2011, 11:06 PM
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Blues fan here. He has been a solid assist man this year and that is absolutely it. Won't battle for pucks, won't play physical and forgot how to score. Also, his misses the net more than anyone on our team. Again, can pass and that's it. Good luck with him. and the rest of the season.
Sounds like our kinda guy!

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Dream scenario for next year: another top 6 center is acquired and Connolly walks leaving New Guy and Roy as the top 2 centers and letting Boyes play on the wing.

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02-27-2011, 11:08 PM
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I don't get this trade:

Not a real center.

Falls to #3 on the RW depth chart. At 4 million, that's absurd.

Didn't help a STL team starved for offense; can he really help ours?

Might not be a rental, but it's a short lease. Not a long term solution.

I guess the strategy is to plug him in at center and see what transpires? I don't know. When the euphoria of Regier actually making a trade subsides, I think we'll see that this trade appears more like a short term fix than a first, bold step towards winning a cup.

And I hope I'm way off base.

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I don't think anyone expects a tough, gritty, corner-grinder. If he can reclaim any of his scoring touch with a change of scenery, it'd be a huge plus. At worst, the Sabres spin off Connolly tomorrow to get a second rounder back, meaning we essentially swapped Tim for Boyes (with Boyes having an extra contract year). That still leaves the Sabres in good position in the offseason for bigger moves at center.
which would essentially be the same as signing Connolly to a 1 yr extension for 4 million per.

look i like the deal. low cost, potentially high return... but Sabres fans need to realize that Boyes is a goal scoring Tim Connolly

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if you hate Connolly, you probably won't be a big Boyes fan...
A change of scenery may be all the guy needs.

Remember Briere in Phoenix? I'm sure you don't. Now you know him.

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Boyes was great with Boston a few years back. Haven't seen that much of him with the Blues.

I like the trade on paper.

And I love how it always seems to be a player that's never mentioned on these boards.

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our gm is saving the best 4 last....I hope!

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02-27-2011, 11:11 PM
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which would essentially be the same as signing Connolly to a 1 yr extension for 4 million per.

look i like the deal. low cost, potentially high return... but Sabres fans need to realize that Boyes is a goal scoring Tim Connolly
It's better than the non-goal scoring Tim Connolly...

If Darcy thinks he's got something with this guy, good. The only thing I worry about is if he's another sucktastic deadline pickup is that his salary takes away from the dumptruck full of money they are going to need to sign a big name UFA center/defenseman/whatever. But at least Regier is showing he's willing to be active here with the "shackles off", which I like.

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I don't get this trade:

Not a real center.

Falls to #3 on the RW depth chart. At 4 million, that's absurd.

Didn't help a STL team starved for offense; can he really help ours?

Might not be a rental, but it's a short lease. Not a long term solution.

I guess the strategy is to plug him in at center and see what transpires? I don't know. When the euphoria of Regier actually making a trade subsides, I think we'll see that this trade appears more like a short term fix than a first, bold step towards winning a cup.

And I hope I'm way off base.
Seems like a trade that can't bite Darcy too much when you weigh the variables like that.

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which would essentially be the same as signing Connolly to a 1 yr extension for 4 million per.

look i like the deal. low cost, potentially high return... but Sabres fans need to realize that Boyes is a goal scoring Tim Connolly
Except not really. You're taking the chance that the guy turns his game around with a change of scenery (which is the same thing Connolly may do somewhere else). On paper they look alike, but maybe, just maybe, this turns out to be a better fit. If not, you're not any worse off. If he does, goodie.

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02-27-2011, 11:12 PM
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A change of scenery may be all the guy needs.

Remember Briere in Phoenix? I'm sure you don't. Now you know him.
i prefer more analysis then random comparisons

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I don't get this trade:

Not a real center.

Falls to #3 on the RW depth chart. At 4 million, that's absurd.

Didn't help a STL team starved for offense; can he really help ours?

Might not be a rental, but it's a short lease. Not a long term solution.

I guess the strategy is to plug him in at center and see what transpires? I don't know. When the euphoria of Regier actually making a trade subsides, I think we'll see that this trade appears more like a short term fix than a first, bold step towards winning a cup.

And I hope I'm way off base.


Could very well be that it's a bridge to Kassian and Adam being NHL top 6ers.

Have Boyes in place for next year when Kassian almost certainly won't be top 6 ready, and when Adam might only be ready for part-time callup duty.

Then, when his contract expires, we have NHL-caliber talent ready to take his place.

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02-27-2011, 11:12 PM
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will he play tuesday vs the rangers? i hope, and if we get another player or players, i hope they play tuesday aswell!

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I like this trade.

His 07-08 season (43 goals, 65 points) and 08-09 season (33 goals, 72 points) are better than any of Connolly's seasons.

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