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04-25-2007, 09:46 PM
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In Order To Win

The third line needs more ice time. That is a line that can match Buffalo's speed. Every time they were out there, they were creating chances. 7 - 8 minutes is not enough. These guy should be out there at least 12 - 15 minutes a game.

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04-25-2007, 09:51 PM
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The third line needs more ice time. That is a line that can match Buffalo's speed. Every time they were out there, they were creating chances. 7 - 8 minutes is not enough. These guy should be out there at least 12 - 15 minutes a game.
Also...The defense has to start standing up the soft Buffalo forwards. It looked like a pick up game out there tonight. Little guys making insane moves around our d-man. It was embarassing.

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04-25-2007, 09:59 PM
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Buffalos soft forwards....we knocked you guys all over the ice? You guys have soft forwards.

And we make insane moves around everyone.
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I'm sorry, but Buffalo is the better team. Nothing against the Rangers, however I am definitely reveling in this victory after a few choice words from one of your players earlier in the week.

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You're right. I'm going to try and redirect this thread now.


You gotta hope that the Rangers were just rusty. They weren't skating, they weren't taking the body. They look disinterested all night.
our boys did look flat. I thought the first 10mins were bad but the Rangers seemed to be ok and Buffalo looked asleep...it was like the Rangers got hypnotized and sleepy. Then Buffalo just played their game.

As for soft...i think Buffalo put some hits on Avery but Buffalo was far from PHYSICAL. And ther forwards ado not make a living from pysical play...

The Rangers had nothing as far as physical play goes. It seemed the Buffalo forwards were too quick...i hope it was just this game...and the next one the Rangers will bring it for real.

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our boys did look flat. I thought the first 10mins were bad but the Rangers seemed to be ok and Buffalo looked asleep...it was like the Rangers got hypnotized and sleepy. Then Buffalo just played their game.

As for soft...i think Buffalo put some hits on Avery but Buffalo was far from PHYSICAL. And ther forwards ado not make a living from pysical play...

The Rangers had nothing as far as physical play goes. It seemed the Buffalo forwards were too quick...i hope it was just this game...and the next one the Rangers will bring it for real.
Only real hit I recall on avery was the knee on knee. ATL and buffalo are night and day in the hit department. Though I can't honestly say hitting them will help these guys went down all game long on love taps and it's gona get called all series long unlike when ATL hit every man 4 seconds after the puck was moved.

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04-25-2007, 10:28 PM
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It ain't over

1. Rozival getting hurt is bad. He plays the most minutes on the Rangers and even though he is not a top top tier D man he is probably the Rangers best all around D man.

2. Rachunek played bad tonight. He needs to tighten it up quickly.

3. Tonight they looked like the early in the year Rangers, bad penalties, high risk passes and not conservative enough on offense.

4. They need to play ultra conservative, they cannot overall keep up with the Sabres they need to slow things down.

It is not over but they need to play much smarter game 2...........

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If we try to hit them we will get burned. Take a look at what happened to the Thrashers. They tried to dominate us physically and we owned them by playing the puck. This team is too fast and skilled with the puck. You pick one of them off and another Sabre is all over the biscuit on a break.

The Rangers need to rush the puck up the ice but keep one dman further back because their transitions are smooth as butter. And back check like crazy.

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04-25-2007, 10:41 PM
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Here are my thoughts about tongiht, remainder of series.

The defense needs to tighten up, maybe sit Rachunek and play Pock. Rachunek seemed lost out there tonight and it may have been the wrong time to insert him back into the lineup.

Losing Roszival definately added to the difficulties we had all night and losing him would be horrible for our team, he is our number 1 and adds a comfort level on the blueline and on the PP so far this postseason.

Our boys also seemed to come out strong and then stopped skating and started taking bad penalties. Those penalties killed the flow we came out with and damaged our momentum big time. We just kept getting beat and clutching/grabbing. Our PK was great, but it was bound to catch up with us.

Get back to basics of putting the puck on net, the exact thing that helped us against the Thrashers and throughout this 2 month stretch. The 2nd PP unit tonight looked more like the "pass" unit then the 1st. Regarding the 5 on 3, I think they need to put Jags OR Shanny on the back end, not both. It just hasn't worked all season and I don't see why it would begin to now, against Buffalo.

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5 on 3 was awful and has been all year. I truly believe that the Rangers don't practice it.

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I think you speak the truth my good friend, the truth indeed.

Anyway, D needs to tighten up, and we definitely need to get a little more physical. Now, I don't want to make the same mistake ATL did, as in gettin OVER physical, but the only way to slow these guys down is to hit them. Not only does their speed help with od man rushes, but it draws penalties, as we learned, the hard way tonite. Avery wasn't on his game, or didn't expect all that attention. I think he had his hands full tonite, but knows what to expect now. The whole team looked shakey, not really confident, but, one glaring positive point: Miller looks human in net. AS in he did make some great saves, but definitely able to score on him. If the Rangers help out Henke, and he stays on top of his game, that could mean the series.

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It seems like the Rangers are in trouble. Their strategy must change before game 2--they can't win a a track meet with the Sabres. Too much speed on 4 lines means someones beating a defender and probably creating a good scoring chance or drawing a penalty.

Refs get evaluated every regular season game by Stephen Walkom and those that adhear to the "new NHL rules" the most get the highest marks. Combine that with Bettman being in attendence for tonights game and you have a recipe for disaster for any defender who looks to gain an edge by holding or hooking even the slightest bit.

The reasons the Islanders could slow the Sabres was because of DiPietro's puck handling. A goalie that comes out to stop every puck shot into the zone combined with a strong trap at the line means very few successful dump-and-chase shoot-ins for Buffalo. That slowed the team down greatly. The Rangers need to trap and counter-attack.

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04-25-2007, 11:50 PM
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the 3rd line will play more when the team stops taking so many penalties.

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With the layoff, it's not that surprising to see the outcome.

We'll get them in game 2.

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With the layoff, it's not that surprising to see the outcome.
it was, what, 2 more days?

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It's not about the third line, its about staying out of the box and the refs being fair in all aspects of the game.

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It's not about the third line, its about staying out of the box and the refs being fair in all aspects of the game.
That pretty much sums it up. That and making better passes and actually skating instead of looking around. They seemed a step or two slow tonight. Hopefully they step it up for game 2.

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To much gloating on our part before this series even started. I love Avery for what he brings on the ice but his off ice antics could use to be toned down a bit. I seriously think the Rangers were a tad over confident this game. That being said I believe Renney will turn things around and we could very well see a Rangers victory in game 2. At least I'm hoping so.
Let's Go Rangers!

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Why are all these Sabre Trolls saddled w/ the Heading "Rookie User", me thinks they just got internet access on the bandwagon.

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I think the Sabres home games have sold out every single game this year.

That's what I think.

I also think that you guys should consider this game a wake-up call. Not that you are doomed to lose the series, but that you should really take the Sabres more seriously. I had the feeling that you got a little too cocky after sweeping Atlanta. Maybe I'm wrong, but that's the feeling I got.

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I think the Sabres home games have sold out every single game this year.

That's what I think.
I think the square root of 9 is 3

what's your point?

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I think the square root of 9 is 3

what's your point?
My point is that the Sabres have many hardcore fans, and the claim that we're all a bunch of bandwagoners is false.

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04-26-2007, 01:52 AM
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ENOUGH of this bickering between fans. Us Mods are getting sick of it pretty quickly. If Sabres fans want to come on this board and have a constructive discussion, that is all fine and dandy. But if they want to take things off-topic, troll or flame, they'll be handled with accordingly. From what I've seen so far, not many of them seem interested in carrying on a constructive discussion. And that is going to stop.

If you have a problem with a post, please use the report post feature. DO NOT feed the trolls, it only leaves a bigger mess for us to clean up.

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