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11-25-2011, 10:36 PM
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Kassian won't curb his enthusiasm

http://www.buffalonews.com/sports/sa...icle648561.ece


"What Ruff wants from Kassian is for the big man to play with enthusiasm. The Sabres' top prospect is excited to be in the NHL two years after being the 12th overall pick in the draft, and Ruff doesn't want that adrenaline tempered.

"Young enthusiasm is important to our team," Ruff said. "You want to see that emotion. You want to see the intensity. You would like at some point to say, 'Hey, you've got to pull back.' It's a lot easier than trying to kick him in the backside and say, 'You've got to get going.' "


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11-25-2011, 10:41 PM
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Too bad Ruff has said one thing and did another for far too long on this topic.

See: this soft team

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He is not a Sabres type player, he is a Blues type player.

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He is not a Sabres type player, he is a Blues type player.
he's a paper tiger?

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A goal and five hits last night, 2 points in two games. They need it.

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A goal and five hits last night, 2 points in two games. They need it.
And those hits looked real heavy. Not the board rattling crowd pleaser variety, but the proper setup technique + mass + finishing through the check = crunch. Reminds me of many Regher hits in that they do not seem overly violent but they just leave guys crumpled along the boards recollecting their thoughts and body parts.

Speaking of which: Rehger, Kassian, Weber, McNabb, Kaleta, etc.

Would not want to be along the boards or in the corners with these guys around. Goose should be in there too if he can start playing with a bit more ferocity in his game.

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Kassian has been solid these two games.

If he keeps playing like this, it will be interesting to see how long it takes the Sabres to send him back down.

Heck, a week from now he could have more points than Leino.


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"It's unfortunate about Boysie getting hurt, but at the same time it's a great opportunity for Kass," Adam said. "He's a great player, and it'll be a lot of fun. He's a big, strong, powerful guy. He creates a lot of offense down low just fending off the defenders and sticking his backside out, making plays."



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What do you guys think are his chances of sticking around after Boyes and Ennis are back?

On that note, when are Boyes and Ennis supposed to return?

Thanks!

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Too bad Ruff has said one thing and did another for far too long on this topic.

See: this soft team
I dont know why people blame Ruff for these players playing soft, they are soft. They were drafted soft. We have a couple guys with some grit, but we have good amount of prospects with grit and toughness.

The future Sabres should be pretty tough to play against.

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What do you guys think are his chances of sticking around after Boyes and Ennis are back?

On that note, when are Boyes and Ennis supposed to return?

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Maybe its my rose coloured glasses, but i don't see how they can send Zack back down.

His physical presence can not be replaced by anyone currently on the injury shelf.

He's not a savior, but he brings something the team lacks.

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What do you guys think are his chances of sticking around after Boyes and Ennis are back?

On that note, when are Boyes and Ennis supposed to return?

Thanks!
According to Lindy, Ennis is the closest. Wouldn't be surprised to see him back on Wednesday against the Isles. When that happens, I think Tropp or Szczechura is sent back. Personally, though I've liked his game so far, I'd send back Tropp. I think there's still room for offensive growth in his game, and he'd benefit most from going back to Rochester and getting 18 mins/game. We'll see what Szczechura does in future games, but I think he'd be the next to be sent back once the next forward (Kaleta or Stafford) returns. Boyes will probably be out for a bit if his injury is the suspected high ankle sprain; Ennis has already missed over a month with that injury. I think Kassian stays at least until Boyes comes back. Beyond that, it's up to Kass.

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Oh, Kassian is good as gone when Boyes returns. His 2 games have been good. Let's not go overboard here. He still needs the development. If he has a nice productive year in Rochester, and develops nicely, imagine his worth and upside when he comes to camp next summer. And Boyes probably won't be here.

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And those hits looked real heavy. Not the board rattling crowd pleaser variety, but the proper setup technique + mass + finishing through the check = crunch. Reminds me of many Regher hits in that they do not seem overly violent but they just leave guys crumpled along the boards recollecting their thoughts and body parts.

Speaking of which: Rehger, Kassian, Weber, McNabb, Kaleta, etc.

Would not want to be along the boards or in the corners with these guys around. Goose should be in there too if he can start playing with a bit more ferocity in his game.
It's nice to see these guys up...They are our future, and it looks bright....I was going through the different prospects we have, and looking at their height and weights....We got some big boys coming to us in the future....I like it....I like it a lot.....

Those 3 guys along with others - Foligno, and probably more, and I like the look and toughness of our team....

previous poster...I agree I could see Tropp going down for more polishing....Kassian keeps playing solid and scoring I don't see how you could send him down....Maybe this opens up a trade....Personally I've been clamoring for a while now that I would like to see Roy go as I would like to see us get tougher....He is "good" bargain....

I would like to see Darcy grow a set and break up the "Rochester Core" ....I think this would send a very strong message to the players, that no one is safe.

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11-27-2011, 02:58 PM
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And Boyes probably won't be here.

Don't you guys like Boyes?

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Don't you guys like Boyes?
Sure, but we won't have the money to re-sign him.

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