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05-07-2007, 01:52 PM
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Buffalo Pressure

There has been an ongoing debate between Sabre and Sens fans regarding which team is the underdog and which team is under the most pressure.

In the first round we had the same debate with Penguins fans.

This was solved by Discostu and his Penguins Pressure avatar which was one of the most enjoyable things about the first round-other than winning, of course.

The avatar demonstrated once and for all and in a very scientific way that Penguin Pressure existed had to be dealt with.

I am hoping that Discostu will be able to match or even top that, if possible, with a similar demonstration of Buffalo pressure.

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05-07-2007, 01:57 PM
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The Sens feel a lot of pressure. Unlike the past, they use it to their advantage, focus, and it brings out the best in them.

I have no idea how Buffalo will respond to the pressure of knowing this is their best shot as they will lose their 2 best players in the offseason, and came so close to winning it all last year.

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05-07-2007, 01:59 PM
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Seriously, who in their right mind thinks that either team is an underdog with respect to the other? I mean we're not talking about one of our teams against the Flyers of this year or something. Top two seeded teams going at it. There is no underdog.

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Effects of high pressure on some constituents and properties of buffalo milk

http://journals.cambridge.org/action...ine&aid=294504

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05-07-2007, 02:03 PM
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Both teams have a ton of pressure on them from fans. However this year the Sens are not feeling any pressure. They are just going and playing and getting it done. The Sens have had alot of playoff pressure for about 9 years. Right now they are not feeling any of it. They know if they go and play their game they win.

Buffalo has a ton of pressure too. But for the last 2 years they have been massively clutch. How many games in the last 2 years has Buffalo won when they were behind or tied with a minute remaining? A freaking ton!

Neither team is going to lose this series. Someone is going to win it. This will be an awesome series and neither team is going to lose their confiedence or their edge. Someone will win it and I think it will be the Sens. But if the Sens lose (or Buffalo does) it won't be from not showing up for the game. And neither team is going to be out of any game even if they are down by 3 goals 5 minutes into the third period.

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05-07-2007, 02:11 PM
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Effects of high pressure on some constituents and properties of buffalo milk

http://journals.cambridge.org/action...ine&aid=294504
This is interesting, but as it is more abstract, it lacks the punch of the Penguins Pressure graphic.

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Ottawa doesn't have nearly the amount of pressure they did in past years. They haven't choked and they have basically done nothing wrong for the media to call them out on. They're quietly rolling through and while there may be no true 'underdog' in this series, Buffalo should by all means have more pressure on them. They were chosen as the top team in the league by almost everyone, they won the President's trophy and they've got home ice advantage throughout the playoffs. People talk about this "Now or Never" deal with respect to our team, but realistically there will be one or two player changes for next year. The year after might be a little more suspenseful but we'll still be in good shape for contention for a while.

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05-07-2007, 02:37 PM
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This is interesting, but as it is more abstract, it lacks the punch of the Penguins Pressure graphic.
Edit: I just reread the rules and this probably wasn't acceptable. I apologize.


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05-07-2007, 02:39 PM
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Seriously, who in their right mind thinks that either team is an underdog with respect to the other? I mean we're not talking about one of our teams against the Flyers of this year or something. Top two seeded teams going at it. There is no underdog.
Thats pretty much right, both teams are even...there isnt really an underdog.

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05-07-2007, 02:52 PM
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This is definately on the right track, however it looks like the pressure is on a cow rather than a buffalo.


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This is definately on the right track, however it looks like the pressure is on a cow rather than a buffalo.
Edit: see above. Pepty, could you please remove the image above.


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I'm glad we're playing the Buffalo Sabres and not France's Sabre Team! They're a scary looking bunch....


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05-07-2007, 03:29 PM
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Buffalo has so much pressure, that they need their own brand of pressure washer:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Buffalo-Pressu...QQcmdZViewItem

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05-07-2007, 03:34 PM
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Sabre High Pressure Ball Valves are suitable for special applications

Interesting to note, that much like the Buffalo Sabres, they're only available in either female/female varieties, or female/male varieties. There is no such thing as a true male Sabre High Pressure Ball Valve.

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Pressures on Buffalo.

VS the Rags they were calling for Briere's head, Ruff was asking the players to be physical (full on change of plan)...

The Sabres have been somewhat shaky in these playoffs. Clear sign that they are feeling the pressure.

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05-07-2007, 05:03 PM
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I think both teams feel a lot of pressure. Buffalo knows that they are going to lose one of their captains and this is the last chance for this team. As Senators' fans know, winning the President's trophy brings very high expectations - as it should.

Ottawa, though, also feels a lot pressure because a.) their the only Canadian team left in the playoffs and are perhaps the most well rounded Canadian team to compete this late in the playoffs for quite some time and b.) they still have to get the monkey off their backs in regards to early playoff exits.

The ECF is certainly not an early exit, but it still seems like Ottawa has something to prove (at least in the eyes of the media) and considering the Sens have never beaten Buffalo in the post-season this is the perfect time to do it. That has to be weighing heavily on some people - probably the coaches and front office more than the players.

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05-07-2007, 05:18 PM
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Seriously, who in their right mind thinks that either team is an underdog with respect to the other? I mean we're not talking about one of our teams against the Flyers of this year or something. Top two seeded teams going at it. There is no underdog.


i think they will only give up briere...they have to find a way to keep drury...

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05-07-2007, 06:17 PM
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Buffalo has so much pressure, that they need their own brand of pressure washer:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Buffalo-Pressu...QQcmdZViewItem
Hi -

Just signed in and got rid of the offending graphic as per the request of Masterplan.

But does this mean there is a different set of rules for Buffalo than for Pittsburgh?

Does this really mean- no Buffalo pressure avatar?

In that case should we be so lucky-no Duck pressure etc?

Now that is too bad!

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05-07-2007, 06:19 PM
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the pressure humor made more sense with Pittsburgh since all their fans were constantly saying how they had no pressure, how their team was so young and not aware of anything around them that they would beat us... I still chuckle at it

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05-07-2007, 09:34 PM
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Wasn't Buffalo the first team to beat Ottawa in the playoffs, back in 97? Alexi Yashin wants some revenge for Derek Plante's goal in OT. Isn't that some pressure? I think so. Pressure is all on you guys.

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05-07-2007, 11:28 PM
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Thats pretty much right, both teams are even...there isnt really an underdog.
No team underdog, but Buffalo is an underdog CITY.... well then again, I guess Ottawa is too...

THEN AGAIN, you guys got all those high-paying government and IT/Tech sector jobs... You can deal with your inevitable defeat

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Ottawa, though, also feels a lot pressure because a.) their the only Canadian team left in the playoffs and are perhaps the most well rounded Canadian team to compete this late in the playoffs for quite some time
even with the whole 'Cup going to canada' thing... if Ottawa doesnt make it , cmon... really, Buffalo is the next best thing to Canada getting the cup. Were 2 minutes away, we get canadian radio and bilingual seseme street.. were practically Canadian over here! We hit up your strip clubs, drink Blue and Molson, and are into hockey ..and even Bandits Lacrosse.. what else do u people want ?!

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05-08-2007, 12:25 AM
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The pressure on the Sens is much less than last year because they didn't dominate from games 1 to 82. This year the way the rebounded and turned their play around makes them more of a threat with less pressure on them IMO. Plus the way they pretty much dominated the Pens and Devs erases any type of pressure on them to not "choke" early in the playoffs once again.

As for Buffalo, being the top seed vs the 8th seed like in the NYI series. Buffalo felt the pressure and overcame it to win. Same type of this vs NYR, a lower seeded team that just sealed their ticket to the playoffs in the dying days of the season. Once again Buffalo overcame the pressure.

IMO there really isn't any pressure on either team to feel like they really truly should win the series because they're isn't a clear favourite in the series.

IMO,pressure to win comes from being better on paper. When your the heavy favourite in a series thats when you feel it. With no true favourite in this series, how can their be more pressure on one side or the other.

If anything the pressure being put on Buffalo and Ottawa is being put on them by themselves and their fans. Both teams hate eachother and want to win the series because of it. It'll be one hell of a series and quite honestly the perfect two teams to battle it out to get a shot at the cup representing the East.

I'd wish you guys good luck, but I would be lying.

Here's to a hard fought series.

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05-08-2007, 12:33 AM
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There is equal pressure on both teams. This isn't a cop out it is just reality. The Sabres feel the pressure to make it happen this year. Ottawa has pressure to finally make it happen and to beat the Sabres in a playoff series. If they lose to the Sabres again, there are going to be changes on the Ottawa team. They are going to make someone a skapegoat. Also, the Sabres starting at home has it's positives and negatives. I'll take the first two games at home anytime but this Sabres team had the best road record in the league. The road doesn't phase them when they feel like playing. I don't think that will be a problem in this series.

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05-08-2007, 12:35 AM
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No team is an underdog in this series, but it seems like most people are betting Ottawa wins the series.


Both teams are facing A LOT of pressure by the city/fans though

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No team is an underdog in this series, but it seems like most people are betting Ottawa wins the series.
That's because everyone loves to bet on the underdog

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