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01-06-2012, 09:54 PM
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Maybe we're the 09-10 Flyers? (no optimism)

I've been trying to think about a good comparable for this team. Tons of talent, but populated by a bunch of lazy, disinterested slackers who inexplicably, despite being, on paper, one of the NHL's top teams, cannot do anything right. Significant injuries playing a role, but not really changing anything.

Lo and behold, I stumbled upon.... the 2009-10 Philadelphia Flyers!

Highly talented? Check.
Four alternate captains? Check.
Populated by annoying, lazy frat boys? Check.
Highly-hyped new additions? Check.
Sub-.500 at home? Check.
Significant injuries? Check. (Briere, Gagne, Timonen, Carter, starting goaltender)
Record after December? 19-18-2

Anybody seeing any trends yet?



Disclaimer: this thread is in no way optimistic and does not imply the Sabres will make the playoffs or the Stanley Cup Finals. It is merely pointing out an intriguing comparison.

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Our annoying, lazy frat boys aren't nearly as talented, unfortunately

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Our annoying, lazy frat boys aren't nearly as talented, unfortunately
I don't think Jeff Carter is really all that special. Obviously we don't have anything close to Mike Richards, though.

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Personnally, I'd rather we were the 1972-73 Johnstown Chiefs...... :-)

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I've been trying to think about a good comparable for this team. Tons of talent, but populated by a bunch of lazy, disinterested slackers who inexplicably, despite being, on paper, one of the NHL's top teams, cannot do anything right. Significant injuries playing a role, but not really changing anything.
I think you're overestimating the talent level of this team.

And probably underestimating how far gone Lindy is at this point, at least in his relationship with the players. These guys aren't playing like they want to play for him, and I don't they have for quite a while.

But I think there are definitely some useful similarities. I think we need some trades to shake up that complacency - but without also getting a new coach, I don't think that will be enough.

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I'd prefer a Regier/Holmgren comparison which perfectly illustrates just how ineffective Regier has been ever since the lockout.

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I've been trying to think about a good comparable for this team. Tons of talent, but populated by a bunch of lazy, disinterested slackers who inexplicably, despite being, on paper, one of the NHL's top teams, cannot do anything right. Significant injuries playing a role, but not really changing anything.

Lo and behold, I stumbled upon.... the 2009-10 Philadelphia Flyers!

Highly talented? Check.
Four alternate captains? Check.
Populated by annoying, lazy frat boys? Check.
Highly-hyped new additions? Check.
Sub-.500 at home? Check.
Significant injuries? Check. (Briere, Gagne, Timonen, Carter, starting goaltender)
Record after December? 19-18-2

Anybody seeing any trends yet?



Disclaimer: this thread is in no way optimistic and does not imply the Sabres will make the playoffs or the Stanley Cup Finals. It is merely pointing out an intriguing comparison.
This team is not "highly talented." They are weak on the forward lines, especially at center. They have one legit top line player in Vanek. Pominville is a solid #2 line winger but since the Sabres have no one else to play on the top line, he is there for the Sabres. They have many third and 4th line forwards. Roy is allegedly the Sabres top center but he has never played like a #1 center. I don't get how some fans think this team is highly talented.

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I'd prefer a Regier/Holmgren comparison which perfectly illustrates just how ineffective Regier has been ever since the lockout.
Spot on

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I've been trying to think about a good comparable for this team. Tons of talent, but populated by a bunch of lazy, disinterested slackers who inexplicably, despite being, on paper, one of the NHL's top teams, cannot do anything right. Significant injuries playing a role, but not really changing anything.

Lo and behold, I stumbled upon.... the 2009-10 Philadelphia Flyers!

Highly talented? Check.
Four alternate captains? Check.
Populated by annoying, lazy frat boys? Check.
Highly-hyped new additions? Check.
Sub-.500 at home? Check.
Significant injuries? Check. (Briere, Gagne, Timonen, Carter, starting goaltender)
Record after December? 19-18-2

Anybody seeing any trends yet?



Disclaimer: this thread is in no way optimistic and does not imply the Sabres will make the playoffs or the Stanley Cup Finals. It is merely pointing out an intriguing comparison.
You forgot a single piece - and it destroys your thesis...

Behind the bench (pre-/post December):
Stevens - Laviolette vs. Ruff - Ruff

:'(


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