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03-06-2014, 06:26 PM
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Raise your hand if you would have claimed Cory Conacher off of waivers. Both my hands are raised. Love to hear the explanation(s) of the Buffalo Sabres fans who would not have claimed him.

I won't say that claiming someone off of waivers is never a bad move; if you're claiming some overpaid hammerhead, who'll disrupt the dressing room, then, yes, you're a hammerhead yourself to claim such a player. However, with Conacher, we're talking about a still young forward (24) who had 11 goals and 29 points in 47 NHL games last season. Even after 60 games this season, with limited minutes limiting him to 20 points, his career numbers in the NHL are 15 goals and 49 assists in 107 games, for a .46 PPG.

His "local connection" is a good thing, for Conacher and the Sabres. Even if the Sabres were Cup contenders, claiming someone with a local connection would be both understandable and commendable. With a team hoping to be in contention for Connor McDavid next summer (2015), having someone next season for the folks at the FNC to cheer is an especially good thing.

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He was supposed to fly with my Airlines today but didn't make. Not sure why.
I believe local radio said it's an immigration/visa issue.

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03-06-2014, 06:35 PM
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Okay that makes sense... I saw his name on the computer and was going crazy looking forward to seeing him. Confused as to why he was going to Fort Lauderdale but now it all makes sense. Guess I;ll see him tomorrow.

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Okay that makes sense... I saw his name on the computer and was going crazy looking forward to seeing him. Confused as to why he was going to Fort Lauderdale but now it all makes sense. Guess I;ll see him tomorrow.

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anyone know what line he is projected to be on tonight?

will he get a practice in?

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anyone know what line he is projected to be on tonight?
will he get a practice in?
Well the Sabres canceled their morning skate so..
Mike Harrington ‏@BNHarrington - 10:00 am ET - The #Sabres have canceled their morning skate.

He wasn't going to make practice anyway - hes still in Buffalo.
Retweeted by Buffalo Sabres - Cory Conacher ‏@conhockey19 - 10:53 am ET -
Buffalo airport on route to Florida! Can't wait!

As for the line - he should be in the top six - might as well throw him with Stafford/Ennis.
Foligno/Hodgson/Leino will probably be the other top line as Girgensons and Stewart are out.

Edit: I meant to say Foligno/Ennis unless they decide to bring back Foligno/Ennis/Stafford thta played great the final month or so of last season. Then put him with Hodgson and Leino. All what the heck, what the hell do I know. Just put their names in a hat and the first three names picked is one line and the other three names the other line. LOL!


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Well the Sabres canceled their morning skate so..
Mike Harrington ‏@BNHarrington - 10:00 am ET - The #Sabres have canceled their morning skate.

He wasn't going to make practice anyway - hes still in Buffalo.
Retweeted by Buffalo Sabres - Cory Conacher ‏@conhockey19 - 10:53 am ET
Buffalo airport on route to Florida! Can't wait!

As for the line - he should be in the top six - might as well throw him with Stafford/Ennis.
Foligno/Hodgson/Leino will probably be the other top line as Girgensons and Stewart are out.


I figured with ennis, but I don't know how long that line will last... Obviously very small lol

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Shane Conacher ‏@SConacher19 26m
The waiting game continues #badbounce @conhockey19 see you at the @GriffsHockey game then #lehgo





Missed his flight?

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Conacher to make his first apperance as a Sabre tonight?

was wondering when Conacher will play for us n wht libe he will b on

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03-09-2014, 01:47 PM
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Check the GDT for the Sabres-Blackhawks game. He's playing tonight.

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Conacher Ready For Sabres Debut - Amy Moritz - Buffalo News Sports Reporter - BuffaloNews.com - Sunday, March 9.

The immigration issues are completed and Cory Conacher will play his first game as a Buffalo Sabre tonight when they host the Chicago Blackhawks at 7:30 pm ET.

Picked up from Ottawa off waivers on Wednesday, Conacher was going to meet the team in Florida for Friday night's game against the Panthers. But there was a holdup. Conacher explained:

"Basically what I did was I flew from Ottawa to Toronto Thursday," he said. "I ended up staying right across the border in the Niagara/Fort Erie area and then the plan was I was going to drive over the border, do what I had to do at the border and then I’d be good to go. Basically they gave me the wrong immigration slip in my passport. It was tough news to hear but, I guess this is a nice debut to make here at home. It’s going to fun to play in front of this sold-out crowd and I’m sure the fans are coming for me and not Pat Kane."

That last bit? Was sarcasm.

http://blogs.buffalonews.com/sabres/...res-debut.html

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It's not a selfie @GoGriffs but we gotta show the #Sabres support for the Griffs! #GoGriffs #CanisiusHockey -

https://twitter.com/MeggEblacker5/st...204544/photo/1

(LaxSabre - Cory Conacher, Cody Hodgson and Marcus Foligno at last nights Canisius-Sacred Heart hockey game.)


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Cory Conacher Pre-Game (3/9/14) - 6:59 Mins


Cory Conacher speaks with the media following the morning skate at FNC.

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@BuffaloSabres - Taylor Hall to the box for hooking. Time for the first #Sabres power play of the game. 12:04 left in the 2nd. #NewWavePP

@BuffaloSabres - GOAL! Cory Conacher with the tip, John Scott on the screen and the #Sabres tie it up on the PP! 10:44 left in the 2nd.

@BuffaloSabres - Was it the helmet earlier? That is @conhockey19's first goal with the #Sabres!

Retweeted by Buffalo Sabres - Hunter Fraser ‏@huntmix - Nice lid!! - https://twitter.com/huntmix/status/4...586369/photo/1

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‏@BuffaloSabres - One? How about TWO? Cory Conacher his second of the night and second as a Sabre! 2-1 #Sabres!

‏@BuffaloSabres - Conacher from Mitchell and Hodgson just 1:10 into the 3rd. #Sabres #Oilers

@BuffaloSabres - The magic of the helmet. #Sabres

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