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10-07-2011, 09:32 PM
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Keep in mind RJ was watching the game on TV, he wasn't actually at the arena. If he's still getting names wrong and missing things when actually at the arena then fine, but I'd cut him some slack, on the first game of the season, when viewing a television broadcast and still calling the game.
As jbuds mentioned, he's been getting progressively worse, so it's not like it's something new. He started fumbling names a couple seasons ago and it's been getting more and more apparent since.

I'm not hating on the guy or anything. He's been a major part of Sabres hockey for decades now, and he's been awesome the whole time. I just hate seeing guys hang on past their prime instead of taking the Seinfeld route and going out on a high note.

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As jbuds mentioned, he's been getting progressively worse, so it's not like it's something new. He started fumbling names a couple seasons ago and it's been getting more and more apparent since.

I'm not hating on the guy or anything. He's been a major part of Sabres hockey for decades now, and he's been awesome the whole time. I just hate seeing guys hang on past their prime instead of taking the Seinfeld route and going out on a high note.
The thing is that even slowed down RJ is better than 75% of the other announcers in the league and also better than Kevin Sylvester who seems to be the heir apparent. So I'm fine with him doing as many games as he wants.

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10-07-2011, 09:48 PM
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NHL Network just threw a stat up that Regier had 5 blocked shots and 6 hits? Or did I mis-read that?

Edit, yep, just went to look at the real-time event summary.
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10-07-2011, 10:27 PM
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Good?
I switched over to Rangers-Kings in the 3rd period, so I missed the awful part.

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RJ was fine. I'll only be worried if he'd doing this in the middle of the season. He was watching on TV, with several new players and new numbers... I'm cutting him some slack.

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Darcy is going to be sore in the morning.
After my second double of the evening, I'm surprised I even remember there was a game.

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10-08-2011, 01:15 AM
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Good:
• Miller looked real sharp
• Vanek is in monster mode, Poms looks good, and the whole VAP line continues to impress
•*Myers-Regehr did a great job handling the RPG line. They looked much better than preseason
•*Leino with the opening night hometown goal
•*PP looked impressive, and Grags looked great moving the puck


Bad:
• Ehrhoff-Leopold
•*Missed having Weber in the lineup, but Grags did add a lot to the PP, which was a big reason for the W
• Ducks' announcers suck, although not as biased as last season. "grag-nanny" "Tony Pegula"?!?
• 3rd period shell.

Ugly
• Lack of forecheck for much of the game
• no shots in 3rd

I agree with those above about re-forming the lines. I'd like to go back to GGK and ELS, although that leaves a hodgepodge line of McCormick-Roy-Boyes

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10-08-2011, 01:48 AM
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The thing is that even slowed down RJ is better than 75% of the other announcers in the league and also better than Kevin Sylvester who seems to be the heir apparent. So I'm fine with him doing as many games as he wants.
I respectfully disagree with the bolded. It's not just the name fumbling that gets me. It's that his voice sounds older and older with each game, and right now, there are a good 15-20 guys on tv and/or radio that are better than him. He's a legend and is all that Sabres hockey is - I pray he gets to call a Cup victory, but I think this should be his final season.

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10-08-2011, 03:38 AM
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Good:
Miller
Vanek-Adam-Pominville
Regehr-Myers
Special teams

Bad:
Hiller, he's a lot better than that but he had some bad bounces.

Ugly:
Nothing from me, I've been waiting since April to get this started.

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10-08-2011, 04:53 AM
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Good:
Miller
Vanek-Adam-Pominville
Regehr-Myers
Special teams

Bad:
Hiller, he's a lot better than that but he had some bad bounces.

Ugly:
Nothing from me, I've been waiting since April to get this started.
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That particular crop of the painting is the album artwork for the band Have a Nice Life's album "Deathconsciousness".

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2) not having a center getting 18-20mins. Or in other words not having a center getting top 6 minutes.
It wasn't just the centers.

Ennis led all forwards with 17:15 in TOI.

Leopold, Ehrhoff, and Myers were the only D over 20 minutes, but they topped out at under 25 minutes.

This team has a ton of depth and Ruff is rolling the lines pretty evenly right now.

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http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puc...rn=nhl-wp14358

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No. 1 Star: Thomas Vanek, Buffalo Sabres

He wasn't given the captaincy, but Vanek led by example in the Sabres' season-opening win over the Anaheim Ducks in Helsinki. He opened the scoring on the power play at 4:02 of the first period. In the second, after Nate Guenin cut the Buffalo lead to 2-1, Vanek did solid work in the offensive zone that led to captain Jason Pominville's goal 1:13 later. Vanek's second power-play goal of the game iced it, scoring off the skate of Cam Fowler. Sabres won, 4-1.

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10-08-2011, 11:03 AM
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I'm going to be very upset if he doesn't keep up this 246 point pace now.

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Rewatching the replay: boy, that was a good first 40 minutes. That power play is just DANGEROUS.

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