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12-15-2011, 12:13 PM
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Next years lines

While I do not think this year is a complete loss I see it more as a setup for years 2 and 3 of the stated three year goal. With that in mind who do we keep, let walk and who is spare parts? I see 2012 looking like this so far as working lines..

Vanek - 1C hole - Pominville
Ennis?? -Roy ?? - Stafford??
Leino - Adam - Kassian
Gerbe - Goose - Kaleta/Tropp

Regehr - Myers
Ehrhoff - Leopold
Sekera - ??

That leaves a lot of parts/players who are not set. Roy, Ennis, Stafford could stay as the #2 line but I would not be suprised if one or more are moved. #6/7 is up in the air between Grags #6 or trade), Weber(#6 or trade), McNabb(#6 or split time?), Pysyk (#6 or split time?), Finley (#6/7 or split time). Is Schiestel ready to make the jump to the NHL or is he trade bait?

What about Boyes and Hecht? Do they both walk? We only have two RFA's in Ennis and Kaleta. Patty probably would be getting much more than 1m-1.25m/yr. How about Ennis? Is a 3 year/5-6M deal
appropriate?

By my math assuming that all of the above is true and the NHLPA exercises the 5% clause to raise the cap to 67.5M the Sabres have about 4m in Cap space. 58.6 in existing contracts + 3 in Ennis and Kaleta + 2 in Goose = 63.5m. However that excludes the option of moving existing players such as Roy or Stafford and their 4m contracts each.

Add to this extras such as Tropp, McCormick, Ellis and the group of your D (Grags, Weber, McNabb, Pysyk, etc..)of which one or more will have to be moved.

I guess my question is this. What do you see the Sabres doing moving forward to the ultimate goal and how do they put themselves in a position to do so?

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Even I can't go to this dark and dank place. Lindy's lineup next season? Someone cut my brake lines. Please.

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Vanek - Grabovski - Pominville
Ennis - Roy - Ryan
Gerbe - Adam - Kassian
Leino - Hecht - McCormick
Kaleta

Regehr - Sekera
Ehrhoff- Myers
Weber - Leopold
McNabb

Miller
Enroth


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More concerned with the lineup of the front office and coaching staff than I am the lineup on the ice.

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12-15-2011, 01:03 PM
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Vanek - Grabovski - Pominville
Ennis - Roy - Ryan
Gerbe - Adam - Kassian
Leino - Hecht - McCormick
Kaleta

Regehr - Sekera
Ehrhoff- Myers
Weber - Leopold
McNabb

Miller
Enroth

Grabovski as our only addition? Stab me, please.

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12-15-2011, 01:24 PM
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Vanek - Getzlaf - Pominville
Leino - Roy - Kane
Gerbe - Adam - Kassian
McCormick - Koivu - Kaleta

Regehr - Myers
Leopold - Ehrhoff
Sekera - Weber

Miller
Enroth

Oh wait...that's my NHL 12 lineup...

Honestly after another off-season that may or may not see more ridiculous wheeling and dealing from Darcy & Company I have not the slightest idea what this will look like next year.

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Vanek-Adam/Trade-Pominville
Leino-Adam/Trade-Kassian
Gerbe-UFA/Trade-Tropp
Foligno-UFA/Trade-McCormick
x Kaleta

Sekera-Myers
Regehr-Ehrhoff
McNabb-Leopold
x Weber

Traded : Roy, Stafford, Ennis, Gragnani

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Grabovski as our only addition? Stab me, please.
No he has Bobby Ryan too.

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No he has Bobby Ryan too.
im pretty sure he meant michael ryan

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im pretty sure he meant michael ryan
This . Also not noted is a new coach who'll roll four scoring lines.

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