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12-02-2011, 11:10 AM
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well, if JOHNBOY is going to be around he does an excellent job of 'goal calling'
I might be around but can't garuntee sobriety!

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12-02-2011, 11:36 AM
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Miller, who hasn't played since sustaining a concussion when Boston's Milan Lucic bowled him over in Buffalo's loss to the Bruins on Nov. 12, is expected to back up Jhonas Enroth against Detroit.

Miller may get his first start since the injury on Saturday when the Sabres play at Nashville.
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=381781

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12-02-2011, 12:29 PM
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I predict they score the first goal, then give up 3 on the go, and end up losing 4-2.

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12-02-2011, 01:00 PM
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I predict they score the first goal, then give up 3 on the go, and end up losing 4-2.
It does seem like it could go either that way - big start out of the gates with early lead before sitting back and letting the other team gain control - but we've also seen them come out slow and lethargic, fall behind and then turn it on in the 3rd only to fall short.

I wonder when we're going to see a solid 60 minute effort from start to finish. The Caps game was close albeit Washington's passive play made it easier for Buffalo.

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12-02-2011, 01:03 PM
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12-02-2011, 01:03 PM
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Red wings are just. too. good.

A bad loss tonight

4-1 Red Wings

Ennis, Leino, or Ehrhoff with a goal


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12-02-2011, 01:04 PM
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12-02-2011, 01:07 PM
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It will be interesting to see how the "Twin Tower" duo of McNabb-Finley look - I don't think the Sabres have had that kind of pair of goliaths since the days when Jerry Korab was paired with a rookie Larry Playfair in the late 70s.....

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12-02-2011, 01:28 PM
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I don't mean to take this thread off track, but why isn't Miller starting tonight?

To me, if he's ready, and he's our #1 goalie, why isn't he playing against Detroit?

Has it become so bad that Lindy Ruff feels he has to protect Miller against the hometown savages that are fans?

I'd play Miller tonight and, if he turned in a good performance, play him again tomorrow against Nashville.

Isn't that what a #1 goalie is for? To play against the top teams in the league?

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12-02-2011, 01:32 PM
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I don't mean to take this thread off track, but why isn't Miller starting tonight?

To me, if he's ready, and he's our #1 goalie, why isn't he playing against Detroit?

Has it become so bad that Lindy Ruff feels he has to protect Miller against the hometown savages that are fans?

I'd play Miller tonight and, if he turned in a good performance, play him again tomorrow against Nashville.

Isn't that what a #1 goalie is for? To play against the top teams in the league?
He's only had one full day of practice.

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12-02-2011, 01:34 PM
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He's only had one full day of practice.
But, he'll be playing tomorrow, correct?

I don't see the difference.

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12-02-2011, 01:37 PM
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I don't mean to take this thread off track, but why isn't Miller starting tonight?

To me, if he's ready, and he's our #1 goalie, why isn't he playing against Detroit?

Has it become so bad that Lindy Ruff feels he has to protect Miller against the hometown savages that are fans?

I'd play Miller tonight and, if he turned in a good performance, play him again tomorrow against Nashville.

Isn't that what a #1 goalie is for? To play against the top teams in the league?
I'm with you, plus Miller could get a little pumped up playing in Michigan. Also playing Miller would help my fantasy team.

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12-02-2011, 01:37 PM
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Is Lidstrom still their best D or has Kronwall passed him?

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12-02-2011, 02:02 PM
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Is Lidstrom still their best D or has Kronwall passed him?
Better question is if Lidstrom is still the best in the game. He's undoubtedly their best defenseman.

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12-02-2011, 02:11 PM
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I'm with you, plus Miller could get a little pumped up playing in Michigan. Also playing Miller would help my fantasy team.
What do you mean playing in Michigan?

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12-02-2011, 02:16 PM
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I'm going with:

Lenio sets an NHL record by dangling the puck around the perimeter of the wings zone for the entire first period.
Roy falls on the ice 3+ times without being hit
Pommers breaks 2 sticks to get closer to his season average of 104.
Enroth and miller both get pulled after not stopping any shots.
Finley eats the zamboni during the 1st period intermission.
Wings pull ahead with a late int and chip shot field goal.
Wings 7 sabres 1.

New drinking game: take a shot when a player says the word SYSTEM in their post game interview.

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12-02-2011, 02:21 PM
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I'm with you, plus Miller could get a little pumped up playing in Michigan. Also playing Miller would help my fantasy team.
The game's in Buffalo chief

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12-02-2011, 02:21 PM
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Nashville went into Vancouver last night and came away with a 6-5 decision. Maybe Ruff's thinking was that Miller could be eased in because the Preds play a low scoring style versus the Wings offensive juggernaught?

All I can say is I hope Nashville's still suffering from a west coast hangover tomorrow night......

Both games this weekend will be a tough test of our injury plagued roster.

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12-02-2011, 02:24 PM
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I'm going with:

Lenio sets an NHL record by dangling the puck around the perimeter of the wings zone for the entire first period.
Roy falls on the ice 3+ times without being hit
Pommers breaks 2 sticks to get closer to his season average of 104.
Enroth and miller both get pulled after not stopping any shots.
Finley eats the zamboni during the 1st period intermission.
Wings pull ahead with a late int and chip shot field goal.
Wings 7 sabres 1.

New drinking game: take a shot when a player says the word SYSTEM in their post game interview.
love the optimism...

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12-02-2011, 02:31 PM
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The game's in Buffalo chief
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Some slumping players gotta break out at some point. I'd expect TV will find the net again. Gerbe, Stafford, Leino....time to start finding twine, boys.

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12-02-2011, 02:47 PM
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Call me insane, but I'm feeling incredibly optimistic about our chances tonight.

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Better question is if Lidstrom is still the best in the game. He's undoubtedly their best defenseman.
On pace for 61 points and he'll be 42 in a few months. Lidstrom is ridiculous.

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12-02-2011, 03:24 PM
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It will be interesting to see how the "Twin Tower" duo of McNabb-Finley look - I don't think the Sabres have had that kind of pair of goliaths since the days when Jerry Korab was paired with a rookie Larry Playfair in the late 70s.....
I saw Larry Playfair at the Bruins game last week. He was just sitting in the club section having a beer. Pretty cool.

This game scares me. I think we win though. We're due to win at *** Center, and Detroit is just due to lose.

Won't get to see this one though

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Please just win a decent game at home...

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