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01-14-2013, 11:07 AM
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Joe Finley claimed by NYI

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Sounds like NYI claim BUF D Joe Finley

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01-14-2013, 11:07 AM
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They can't possibly be considering keeping him in Long Island...?

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01-14-2013, 11:09 AM
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Wow, completely shocked.

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01-14-2013, 11:11 AM
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I'm not losing sleep over it, frankly. I know SF27 likes the guy, but I'm not a big fan. He hasn't been anywhere near as good as he was during the first half of 2011-12, and I'm not willing to ascribe all the blame to his various partners. That third goal of Wednesday's game vs Syracuse was downright embarrassing.

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01-14-2013, 11:11 AM
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Good for him, hopefully he can stick with them.

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01-14-2013, 11:12 AM
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Lovely, the worst D in the AHL just got even worse. The sabres better sign 2 Vet D men for the Amerks ASAP

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01-14-2013, 11:12 AM
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I'm not losing sleep over it, frankly. I know SF27 likes the guy, but I'm not a big fan. He hasn't been anywhere near as good as he was during the first half of 2011-12, and I'm not willing to ascribe all the blame to his various partners. That third goal of Wednesday's game vs Syracuse was downright embarrassing.
I won't disagree, however, he's still been one of the teams best defensemen and one of the few who plays physically. It's a big loss to the team.

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01-14-2013, 11:16 AM
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I won't disagree, however, he's still been one of the teams best defensemen and one of the few who plays physically. It's a big loss to the team.
Here's to hoping Pardy clears waivers when he's inevitably sent down

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01-14-2013, 11:17 AM
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This is disappointing. I have always had a soft spot for Big Joe Finley. I'll miss seeing him towering on the ice in Rochester.

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01-14-2013, 11:17 AM
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He was great last year in Rochester, does this he is going to stay with the Islanders?



Oh and this also means Brennan is either going to stay in Buffalo or be traded.

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01-14-2013, 11:19 AM
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He was great last year in Rochester, does this he is going to stay with the Islanders?
Yes. I would assume if they put him on waivers the Sabres would claim him back. Which is a good possibility a few weeks down the road.

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01-14-2013, 11:20 AM
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Well, let's see if he sticks in Long Island. If Lubo Visnovsky stops pouting and returns to North America, I can't imagine he sticks, unless they keep him around as an 8D/14F enforcer-type (though they already have guys like Boulton and Martin who are more than happy to toss 'em).

If he doesn't stick, the Sabres can just claim him back, much the way the Coyotes did with Brett MacLean.

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01-14-2013, 11:21 AM
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As someone who views Rochester as nothing more than a training ground, good. More playing time for Pysyk, JGL, Matt McKenzie, McNabb. If Rochester winning hockey games is a priority to you, sorry.

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01-14-2013, 11:24 AM
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Not a big deal to me.

He was intriguing last year when he came in, but his lack of hockey sense has become evident.
I'd be surprised if he sticks.

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Well, let's see if he sticks in Long Island. If Lubo Visnovsky stops pouting and returns to North America, I can't imagine he sticks, unless they keep him around as an 8D/14F enforcer-type (though they already have guys like Boulton and Martin who are more than happy to toss 'em).

If he doesn't stick, the Sabres can just claim him back, much the way the Coyotes did with Brett MacLean.
Yeah, but meanwhile, there'a pretty big hole defensively. Pardy may eventually replace his playing time.

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01-14-2013, 11:24 AM
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Does Finley really suck that much? From the limited time I've seen him he kind of looks like bambi on skates. I may be wrong though.

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01-14-2013, 11:25 AM
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There is no way in hell TJB could make it threw waivers if Finley didn't.

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Well, let's see if he sticks in Long Island. If Lubo Visnovsky stops pouting and returns to North America, I can't imagine he sticks, unless they keep him around as an 8D/14F enforcer-type (though they already have guys like Boulton and Martin who are more than happy to toss 'em).

If he doesn't stick, the Sabres can just claim him back, much the way the Coyotes did with Brett MacLean.
You're also forgetting Matt Carkner who is better at both fighting and playing hockey than Finley. Weird move.

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Does Finley really suck that much? From the limited time I've seen him he kind of looks like bambi on skates. I may be wrong though.
No and don't listen to those comments. He's had a tougher year than last year, but still probably the Amerks number 1 defensemen and probably lead the team in ice time.

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There is no way in hell TJB could make it threw waivers if Finley didn't.
Agreed.

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There is no way in hell TJB could make it threw waivers if Finley didn't.
They're different players though, so that's not necessarily true. I think this is a gut reaction move by NYI. He'll likely be back.

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There is no way in hell TJB could make it threw waivers if Finley didn't.
Probably correct at this point--though I'm not sure that this is anymore than a team being intrigued with Finley's size and raw upside; the Isles don't need offensive defensemen, and may not have claimed TJB. The Isles just did a huge favor for Brennan's chances of starting the season in Buffalo. At this point, I suspect they put Pardy on waivers and dare a team to take his $2m contract; if nobody claims him, he'll take Finley's minutes in Rochester.

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They're different players though, so that's not necessarily true. I think this is a gut reaction move by NYI. He'll likely be back.
He may be back, but Brennan will never make it through. And this news will prevent the Sabres from even attempting to do so.

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01-14-2013, 11:44 AM
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Here is my 2 cents; I posted on the Amerks board.

Wow.
If there is this much of a demand for D, there is no way that Pardy or Brennan would clear.

Edit: Maybe Pardy, only because of his cap hit.



This is interesting now. From having a glut of D to the Amerks having only 6 D on the roster. Any bets that Amerks call up Fienhage and RR sits Schiestel?

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A bit surprising given no one else but Finley was claimed in this round of waivers. I never saw a long-term future for Finley in Buffalo, but he was a consistent cog on Rochester's back-end. Hopefully this gives Schiestel a chance on defense, as I've forgotten what he looks like back there; either that or force Regier to make a signing.

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