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09-09-2016, 09:36 AM
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Goose (Paul Gaustad) appreciation thread

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I have his jersey in the old slug uniform. My policy is never to wear jerseys of players who have been traded until after they retire. Might wear his on opening day.

I like the Goose. He played hard and was a good grinder. Darcy got a first rounder for him, so it ended well.

People will remember him not taking on Lucic right away after the Miller take out but I really feel like Gaustad can be remembered as a solid Sabre. No injuries in 2005-2006, we win the cup and Paul goes down in the books as an important contributor to that time.

Plus, he left a classy retirement message that included Rochester.

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09-09-2016, 10:52 AM
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Great glue guy. He'll be remembered well around here.

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09-09-2016, 10:58 AM
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Solid player, I appreciate now that he left when he did.

I can't believe we got a first for him.

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09-09-2016, 11:21 AM
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Give a honk for the goose!

One of my favorite players based on work ethic alone. Best of luck to him in retirement!

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09-09-2016, 11:39 AM
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self made hockey player
nothing but respect
would love to see him back in buffalo in some capacity

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One of the better players we ever drafted out of the 7th round.

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I remember watching him in Juniors when I was younger and I was stoked that we drafted him.

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self made hockey player
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would love to see him back in buffalo in some capacity
If you believe Paul Hamilton then everyone hates Paul Gaustad around here and he's a terrible person. Guessing Gaustad took two donuts from the media table once.

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09-09-2016, 01:24 PM
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always been a fan, good luck in life after hockey

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09-09-2016, 01:26 PM
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Maybe he can replace Rob Ray?

But yeah seeing him in some capacity would be awesome. Always like him and wish him the best.

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One of my favorite players from those teams. He played bigger than the talent he had. Rooted for him as a person in Nashville and would love to see him again, whether as a coach or broadcast guy.

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Ugh, sorry, no appreciation here. Grinder, easily replaceable player.

He lost all my respect when he was on the ice when Miller got run over, along with Vanek, Pomminville, Myers and Sekera....all soft, complimentary players from a failed core.

Sorry, no appreciation.

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09-09-2016, 03:31 PM
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Ugh, sorry, no appreciation here. Grinder, easily replaceable player.

He lost all my respect when he was on the ice when Miller got run over, along with Vanek, Pomminville, Myers and Sekera....all soft, complimentary players from a failed core.

Sorry, no appreciation.
amen brother! I only appreciate the 1st round pick he got us

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09-09-2016, 03:32 PM
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He was missed in 07.

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09-09-2016, 04:42 PM
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He's only 34, but did play a pretty rough and tumble style.

Not the most talented player, but he found a good niche and made a lot of money doing it. Good for him. Have fun in retirement, I'm jealous.

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09-09-2016, 09:57 PM
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Ugh, sorry, no appreciation here. Grinder, easily replaceable player.

He lost all my respect when he was on the ice when Miller got run over, along with Vanek, Pomminville, Myers and Sekera....all soft, complimentary players from a failed core.

Sorry, no appreciation.
Gimme a break. He fought the fight next game. Guy turned himself into an NHler with not much talent.

He's no core player and shouldn't have been asked that. He was a face off specialist, penalty killer, fourth or third line centre. Well above average in that role in Buffalo.

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Gimme a break. He fought the fight next game. Guy turned himself into an NHler with not much talent.

He's no core player and shouldn't have been asked that. He was a face off specialist, penalty killer, fourth or third line centre. Well above average in that role in Buffalo.
Exactly. Moreover, he turned himself into a legit hockey player. He wasn't just a punching bag. He wasn't even a 4th line grinder out there to hit people. He was a good hockey player, despite having almost no natural skill. Will always be one of my favorites.

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Was never a fan of Gaustad. If Darcy was able to get free agents to sign here or if we had a different GM, Paul wouldn't have made it to the NHL.

With that said, props to him for what he accomplished and hope it's a retirement due to skill level and not injuries.

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Was never a fan of Gaustad. If Darcy was able to get free agents to sign here or if we had a different GM, Paul wouldn't have made it to the NHL.

With that said, props to him for what he accomplished and hope it's a retirement due to skill level and not injuries.
Can you elaborate on the bolded?

I wasn't a Gaustad fan, but he possessed a quality NHL skillset for a number of years. If he didn't break into the league here, he'd have done so elsewhere.

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Was never a fan of Gaustad. If Darcy was able to get free agents to sign here or if we had a different GM, Paul wouldn't have made it to the NHL.
And if Jack Eichel's Dad didn't have a sweet car in his early years then the Sabres probably never draft Jack Eichel but what the **** does that have to do with anything?

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Can you elaborate on the bolded?

I wasn't a Gaustad fan, but he possessed a quality NHL skillset for a number of years. If he didn't break into the league here, he'd have done so elsewhere.
Yeah. He's wasn't a Kaleta (a guy who, if Buffalo didn't give him a roster spot, never would have been in the NHL).

If Buffalo didn't give Guastad a shot, he would have caught on as a 4th liner somewhere else. He wasn't a great player, but good enough to be a player in the league.

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Worked hard to be a NHLer with a limited natural skill set. One of my favorite examples of that was when he taught himself to take draws as a lefty or righty. Helped keep him as one of the better face-off guys in the league.


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