HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Eastern Conference > Atlantic Division > Buffalo Sabres
Notices

How would you grade Day 1 of Free Agency for Buffalo?

View Poll Results: What grade would you give Buffalo on Day 1 of UFA?
A 22 25.88%
B 25 29.41%
C 12 14.12%
D 7 8.24%
F 19 22.35%
Voters: 85. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
07-07-2013, 03:16 PM
  #76
Zman5778
Registered User
 
Zman5778's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: York, PA
Country: United States
Posts: 3,637
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to Zman5778 Send a message via MSN to Zman5778 Send a message via Yahoo to Zman5778
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zippster View Post
So its all luck? Good team/players seem to get "lucky" when instead its skill and smarts.
Drafting Datsyuk and Zetterberg (171st and 210th) is pretty much luck. That's what kept them at such a high level.

If you look at their recent drafting history, it's not that impressive.

Zman5778 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
07-07-2013, 03:26 PM
  #77
yahhockey
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 284
vCash: 500
When is nothing actually something? The answer is when you're rebuilding for three to five years in the future and you don't sign players that won't get you to that goal. They didn't jeopardize future cap space and chase anyone from what was generally a weak group of free agents. In two years it might be worth going after a big name free agent or two to compliment the young talent we are hoping develop into legitimate NHL players. Two years from now potential free agents include Toews, Kane, Krejci, and Bobby Ryan. Edmonton may have to trade one of its young skilled players because they won't be able to afford resigning all of them and build a contending team deep enough. You never really know what's in store for the future but for now there's a light at the end of the tunnel of our future and so far in free agency 2013 nothing has been done to jeopardize that.

yahhockey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-07-2013, 04:32 PM
  #78
Rob Paxon
Z E M G U S
 
Rob Paxon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: corfu, ny
Country: United States
Posts: 16,506
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to Rob Paxon
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zippster View Post
So its all luck? Good team/players seem to get "lucky" when instead its skill and smarts.

Definition of Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Fits what were doing here with Darcy to a T .
We aren't doing the same thing over and over, this is quite a new thing really. And I hate that 'definition of insanity' aphorism

Rob Paxon is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
07-07-2013, 06:49 PM
  #79
cybresabre
Sir Hellcat
 
cybreSabre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: wNY
Posts: 7,160
vCash: 500
Send a message via ICQ to cybresabre
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlsPug View Post
If a student has done nothing, would you give him a grade A?!
When all the other kids are playing in traffic, you do commend the kid who sat back and didn't act impulsively.

cybresabre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-07-2013, 07:01 PM
  #80
drinking bleach irl
p trendy tbh
 
drinking bleach irl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Virginia
Country: Ras al-Khaimah
Posts: 10,924
vCash: 300
Quote:
Originally Posted by cybresabre View Post
When all the other kids are playing in traffic, you do commend the kid who sat back and didn't act impulsively.
Sure, but he could be eating paste rather than jacking stuff out of their bookbags

drinking bleach irl is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:53 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.