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05-11-2017, 11:48 AM
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my favorite thing about the Botterill hire:

Cole-Schultz
Maatta-Daley
Dumoulin-Hainsey

Their blueline... taking them to the ECF was built with:

Cole for Bortuzzo and a 7th round pick (acquired deadline 2015)
Schultz for a 3rd round pick (acquired deadline 2016)
Maatta drafted 22nd overall
Daley for Scuderi (in season 2015-16)
Dumoulin acquired as a prospect as part of Staal package (2012)
Hainsey for 2nd round pick (deadline 2017)

We're not trading Reinhart for a defensemen.

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hmm listened again - it's completely ambiguous, can't tell with certainty either way.

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Cool. Congrats Botterill.

Its time to move on. coaching hire speculation now.

Over/Under its done before expansion draft?

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hmm listened again - it's completely ambiguous, can't tell with certainty either way.
I did notice that Rutherford said nothing about Botterill drafting Makar!

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Cool. Congrats Botterill.

Its time to move on. coaching hire speculation now.

Over/Under its done before expansion draft?
Under. That's a month + a week away. Unless they really want to wait to talk to Housley, in which case it would be a tight squeeze if the Preds go all the way.

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I like this one about how they treated the free agent market back then... especially with regards to defensemen.

http://thehockeywriters.com/hossa-ha...-of-ray-shero/

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I like this hire

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Dont know if its already been mentioned buts its being speculated that Boterill will be hiring Tocchet. So if it is true then wont be hearing about it until the pens get eliminated.

You guys should be really excited to get Butterbean. Cap guru and you guys obviously know about how he stocked WBS. At various points in the season we would have half the ahl roster up but neither team missed a beat.
It's pretty incredible how that happened. Performance in the AHL is something we desperately need.

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I like this one about how they treated the free agent market back then... especially with regards to defensemen.

http://thehockeywriters.com/hossa-ha...-of-ray-shero/
Here's another good one that was linked on the same page.

http://thehockeywriters.com/jason-bo...ins-blueprint/

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Moved the coach speculation to the coaching search thread.

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Here's another good one that was linked on the same page.

http://thehockeywriters.com/jason-bo...ins-blueprint/
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“You look at what [Penguins coach] Dan Bylsma demands, all you have to do is find a way to knock that guy off the puck just a little bit to get that separation so you get the puck. From a fan’s perspective, I love our [style].”


In all serious though, while not my #1 selection, I'm open with seeing how this goes. Needs to bring in the right coach though

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Great hire, guys. As a Penguin fan who also heavily follows the Sabres (and Wild), I'm happy he went to a team I like. I would have preferred him to stay with the Pens but this is the next best thing. He's done an amazing job with WBS and I suspect a lot of our success has just as much to do with him as it does JR (or at least closer than people think). He's had a chance to learn from two guys with very different philosophies, successes, and failures (Shero/JR) and that will benefit him greatly. Sorry your last Penguin hire was a turd, but they got this one right. All the best!

This could be the start of a great future for the Sabres, so kindly get rid of those gray armpit patches so I can finally get a jersey. I'm thinking Ristolainen since I love Finns and defensemen, but I'm still mad at him for sending Guentzel's head into the parking lot.

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I like it.

Decision on coach will tell a lot.

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Why does anybody care when Murray fired or by who Murray was fired? Murray was a terrible GM. He's gone now. This is a major upgrade and a HUGE win for Sabres fans. Pull yourselves together for Christs sake.

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In all serious though, while not my #1 selection, I'm open with seeing how this goes. Needs to bring in the right coach though
That did give me a chuckle, but you have to remember that the article was from 6 years ago, before Bylsma was a terrible coach. Or, at least, before people realized it.

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Why does anybody care when Murray fired or by who Murray was fired? Murray was a terrible GM. He's gone now. This is a major upgrade and a HUGE win for Sabres fans. Pull yourselves together for Christs sake.
You need to let go and learn to move on.

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You need to let go and learn to move on.
When it comes to guy who traded away our future Stanley Cup winning top line of Armia/Grigorenki/Lemieux -- it's hard to let go.

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We have a 40 year old intelligent GM, I won't be surprised if he's the guy for a very long time.

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We have a 40 year old intelligent GM, I won't be surprised if he's the guy for a very long time.
I was thinking the same today...20 years from now we could be remembering the day Buffalo hired their Ken Holland.

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We have a 40 year old intelligent GM, I won't be surprised if he's the guy for a very long time.
Also, his head is positively enormous, so enjoy that as well.

Note that I of course mean literal and physical, not that he has a big ego. What a melon he has...

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Pegula.

For good or ill the reshaping of both front offices traces back to McDermitt.

EDIT: What I mean by that is everyone hired since McDermitt has been described in a similar fashion. Well structured, detail oriented, great communication skills, etc. The Pegula's have finally settled on the type of person that want running things for their teams. Time will tell if they can win with the ones currently hired.
Does this mean they are listening less, or more, to Russ Brandon?

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my favorite thing about the Botterill hire:

Cole-Schultz
Maatta-Daley
Dumoulin-Hainsey

Their blueline... taking them to the ECF was built with:

Cole for Bortuzzo and a 7th round pick (acquired deadline 2015)
Schultz for a 3rd round pick (acquired deadline 2016)
Maatta drafted 22nd overall
Daley for Scuderi (in season 2015-16)
Dumoulin acquired as a prospect as part of Staal package (2012)
Hainsey for 2nd round pick (deadline 2017)

We're not trading Reinhart for a defensemen.
Botterill (??) is younger than Murray (Anakin), who was younger than Regier (Darth Sidious).

If Botterill is shrewder than Regier in deals, yet has Murray's talent evaluation...

Does ?? = Skywalker A NEW HOPE???

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Also, his head is positively enormous, so enjoy that as well.

Note that I of course mean literal and physical, not that he has a big ego. What a melon he has...
Looks like he has eyes that point in different directions. I never know which eye to look at when I talk to those people. Then I feel bad for looking at the wrong one when I figure it out...very awkward for me. I'll try to deal with it during recorded interviews as best I can though.

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