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02-09-2013, 07:00 PM
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Just wondering....

I was talking with my wife a few minutes ago, mentioned that Vanek scored, the game is tied, and the Buffalo was outshot 15-4. She said, "Who cares? All you do is complain."

My response was that I want to see Vanek lead the league and the Sabres to end up with the 1st overall pick. "And the way things have been going," I told her, "those two things are not mutually exclusive!"

So, in terms of the topic of 'just wondering', is anyone else having the same sort of feeling as I am?

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I'm not sure if i agree that I want it to happen, but your post is very accurate.
Let's say vanek doesn't go off for 10 pts combined against the flyers and bruins and doesn't score that last second goal against montreal...we would have a whopping one win this year

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I'm not sure if i agree that I want it to happen, but your post is very accurate.
Let's say vanek doesn't go off for 10 pts combined against the flyers and bruins and doesn't score that last second goal against montreal...we would have a whopping one win this year
So without their best player, the Sabres might not have won as many games? You don't say.

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I'm pretty much in the same boat. I want to see Vanek (and by extension, Hodgson) have an insane year, but I want the overall team to suck enough to make some meaningful changes and have a high pick.

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Unfortunately, this team will never be bad enough for the first pick nor good enough to contend. They're slowly racing back toward mediocrity.

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no. It's just stupid to think this team will finish that bad. Root for Vanek and wins. They are going to figure it out defensively here sometime.

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I was talking with my wife a few minutes ago, mentioned that Vanek scored, the game is tied, and the Buffalo was outshot 15-4. She said, "Who cares? All you do is complain."

My response was that I want to see Vanek lead the league and the Sabres to end up with the 1st overall pick. "And the way things have been going," I told her, "those two things are not mutually exclusive!"
If Vanek plays so good he wins the Art Ross, I'd want the Sabres to make the playoffs so he'd get the votes he'd deserve for the Hart.

Also, I know this might annoy people as I keep mentioning it, but the one thing I don't like American pro sports is how they reward you for being bad.
I despise Pens and Oilers etc., and I fully respect teams like Detroit and NJ.

That said, the truth is being bad pays off way more than being mediocre here.

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If Vanek plays so good he wins the Art Ross, I'd want the Sabres to make the playoffs so he'd get the votes he'd deserve for the Hart.

Also, I know this might annoy people as I keep mentioning it, but the one thing I don't like American pro sports is how they reward you for being bad.
I despise Pens and Oilers etc., and I fully respect teams like Detroit and NJ.

That said, the truth is being bad pays off way more than being mediocre here.
.....because then it gets pointless....the good teams get better and the bad teams get worse. Who wants to watch a league when only about 4 teams have any chance of winning?

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Remember that the draft lottery rules were changed this year, so all non playoff teams have a chance at the first overall pick. It used to be that the lottery winner could move up a maximum of 4 spots. Now the team set to draft at spot 14 can win lottery and pick first.

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.....because then it gets pointless....the good teams get better and the bad teams get worse. Who wants to watch a league when only about 4 teams have any chance of winning?
Gary Bettman's favorite sport says hi

Also, to an extent, baseball.

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