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Ron Rolston benches his entire 1st line for third period

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11-10-2013, 01:03 AM
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Sabres going to great lengths to make sure they out tank the Oilers.

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11-10-2013, 02:06 AM
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What is Cody Hodgsons 'upside' ? He is a 2nd line center. He has not shown anything to prove he has the strength or speed to be a first line center and the rest of his game is not even NHL capacity.
What a surprise Canuck fans trashing Hodgson every chance they get. Do you see Sabre fans trashing Vanek or Pominvile? Oh btw Cody has more goals as a Sabre then Kassian has points as a Canuck.

Even if Cody doesn't improve he is still a 50 point center. Kassian will never be more then a bottom 6 player. Kassian has been terrible in the NHL.

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11-10-2013, 02:12 AM
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And here I thought nothing would top Brent Sutter's 5 defenseman power play.

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11-10-2013, 02:25 AM
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Oilers are doing their best to steal that pick from them,Sabres saying aint gonna happen

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11-10-2013, 02:47 AM
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has anyone ever been benched to start the game and then scored the GWG in OT?

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11-10-2013, 03:08 AM
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What a surprise Canuck fans trashing Hodgson every chance they get. Do you see Sabre fans trashing Vanek or Pominvile? Oh btw Cody has more goals as a Sabre then Kassian has points as a Canuck.

Even if Cody doesn't improve he is still a 50 point center. Kassian will never be more then a bottom 6 player. Kassian has been terrible in the NHL.
He states that Hodgson is a second line center, which isn't really bashing him, because you come in to "defend" him by saying he's a 50 point center. Which is a second line center. I don't get it.

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11-10-2013, 03:42 AM
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I hope that the Sabres don't end p winning the lottery, just because it seems like they don't evne want to win games at all, i don't like seeing the teams like that getting the top pick
Force Rolston to draw the lottery, no chance of them winning then.

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11-10-2013, 03:48 AM
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The real kicker is he benched the 1st line who were an even 0 for plus/minus and gave more playing time to a line that were a combined -6.

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11-10-2013, 07:26 AM
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He hasn't been handled great, but he's also played terribly. He was brought into the NHL far, far to early and the Sabres are stuck hoping that he develops.

I suppose you could say give him 20 minutes come hell or high water, but when a guy clearly isn't ready to be a professional that might have significant negatives for his development.
I think this argument could be made for several of Sabres youngsters. The majority of them looks to be forced into the league way too early.

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11-10-2013, 07:34 AM
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Can we get this guy to become the Celtics head coach? This is a man that understands tanking

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11-10-2013, 07:41 AM
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TIL HfBoards has no idea how coaching or accountability works.

Have ANY of you played hockey before? And not street hockey with your buddies.

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11-10-2013, 07:43 AM
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I think this argument could be made for several of Sabres youngsters. The majority of them looks to be forced into the league way too early.
Not only that, the team seems to have confidence issues, which is nothing strange how they are forced to play.

IMO, they need some more veterans (not star players, but character players with very good leadership skills;loved the way Giguere talked last year, that is a winner you want as an example for the young players) and the coaches need to take some responsibility, benching the most dangerous line because the team has too many rushed teenagers (was it 4 or 5 dressed for the game against the Ducks?) is more than idiotic.

I love the way the team is put together, they drafted not only great forwards but have some great prospects on the D also, so I see a really great future for them if all those young player are given a chance with at least some more character role players to help the develop.

Trade Ryan Miller for a good backup and a great prospect but, pretty, please do not just make a team full of great prospects...

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11-10-2013, 07:47 AM
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Why are people bringing up Sacco? When has he ever done anything remotely like this? Because he scratched JML and Chris Stewart after sucking and dogging it for weeks? Coaches need to make players magically try hard and magically good, but they better not punish them!

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I think this argument could be made for several of Sabres youngsters. The majority of them looks to be forced into the league way too early.
Obviously the coaches fault. Why can't he make a team of 19 and 20 year olds instant NHL players.

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11-10-2013, 07:50 AM
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TIL HfBoards has no idea how coaching or accountability works.

Have ANY of you played hockey before? And not street hockey with your buddies.
So you need to play hockey to know how accountability works? Luckily it is not synchronised swimming .

If you really think the benched line was the problem of the Sabres against the Ducks then I really disagree with you. What's next? Blaming Miller for not being a "better" goaltender?

Anyway, I am not even a Sabres fan and have already overstayed my welcome, but seeing the way they are forced to play I am really sorry for the great young players (as opposed to the Oilers were so many mistakes "drafting D is for p*ssies" are made that it does not matter).

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11-10-2013, 07:50 AM
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I feel so sorry for Buffalo fans.

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11-10-2013, 08:29 AM
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Obviously the coaches fault. Why can't he make a team of 19 and 20 year olds instant NHL players.
Well, since they are tanking anyway, why not use a couple of AHLers while the prospects can get quality playing time at their respective levels.

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11-10-2013, 09:37 AM
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Maybe something like this could work for Edmonton? Although they would have to bench the whole roster instead of just one line.

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11-10-2013, 10:43 AM
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Uh, so clarify for me.

Did he bench the guys who weren't working hard?

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11-10-2013, 10:54 AM
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What kind of message is this sending to a new comer like Moulson who has been PPG for us since joining the team? He was playing incredibly well and helped jump start the Ennis/Cody line. What an idiot...

Sabres' Moulson: 'Itís the most embarrassed Iíve been in my career'

Matt Moulson stood facing his locker stall, his back to the rest of the dressing room following the Sabresí debacle in Anaheim. Moulson slowly took off his equipment, hesitant to turn around and look at anyone.

The Buffalo newcomer had just been benched for the final 26:11 and seemingly didnít know how to act.

ďItís the most embarrassed Iíve been in my career,Ē Moulson told The Buffalo News.
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"ďIt seems like they just have lapses for a little bit, get down a little bit and then itís tough to get back in this league when you do that,Ē

Er....

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11-10-2013, 10:56 AM
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Also, Rolston's an idiot, his tough love stuff worked when he was just working within the confines of an established system (Ruff's a terrible coach, but at least he had one of those), now there's no standard of what people "should" be doing.

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11-10-2013, 11:11 AM
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I feel so sorry for Buffalo fans.
Don't. This is what we want.

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Somebody's still a little mad Cody isn't a Canuck.
Outside of the offensive zone, his game isn't NHL quality.

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Rolston is so bad. Reminds me a lot of Sacco.

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