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01-05-2010, 11:39 AM
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And not surprisingly, he's cleared and still up with the team. This seems just like the Mair situation.
So the point of this exercise was to say, "See, Nate, no one else wants you either?"

I was hoping they would at least send him to Portland and clear up some space. It seems odd that they're not. Of course, it's not as odd as the Mair situation, which
made little sense, considering he was our 13th forward. All it took was one injury, and he's been in the lineup ever since. We've always carried 13 forwards, so I don't get why they waived him. Whereas waiving Paetsch to get rid of him at least made sense, considering Sekera is already our backup defenseman. Though as we can see, that didn't exactly pan out.

I'd love an explanation from Regier on what he's trying to accomplish. How does it feel to know you can't even give away your players by putting them on the curb with a bow on their head?

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01-05-2010, 11:42 AM
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So the point of this exercise was to say, "See, Nate, no one else wants you either?"

I was hoping they would at least send him to Portland and clear up some space. It seems odd that they're not. Of course, it's not as odd as the Mair situation, which
made little sense, considering he was our 13th forward. All it took was one injury, and he's been in the lineup ever since. We've always carried 13 forwards, so I don't get why they waived him. Whereas waiving Paetsch to get rid of him at least made sense, considering Sekera is already our backup defenseman. Though as we can see, that didn't exactly pan out.

I'd love an explanation from Regier on what he's trying to accomplish. How does it feel to know you can't even give away your players by putting them on the curb with a bow on their head?
With half his salary paid, maybe Regier thought someone with injury issues would be interested.

I wonder if someone would take him on re-entry.

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01-05-2010, 11:44 AM
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With half his salary paid, maybe Regier thought someone with injury issues would be interested.

I wonder if someone would take him on re-entry.
Just to be clear, if someone claims him off waivers, they are responsible for 100% of his salary and the Sabres are off the hook.

The Sabres are only on hook for half the salary if claimed off re-entry waivers.

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01-05-2010, 12:05 PM
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Just to be clear, if someone claims him off waivers, they are responsible for 100% of his salary and the Sabres are off the hook.

The Sabres are only on hook for half the salary if claimed off re-entry waivers.

Right, I was trying to say that someone might palate Paetsch at ~$250K but not at ~$500K.

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01-05-2010, 12:42 PM
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And not surprisingly, he's cleared and still up with the team. This seems just like the Mair situation.
Do we know this for a fact, or are we just assuming because we haven't heard that he's been assigned to Portland in the last hour since the news hit the wire?

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So the point of this exercise was to say, "See, Nate, no one else wants you either?"
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I'd love an explanation from Regier on what he's trying to accomplish.
I'm sure there were several reasons for the move:

1) To see if he could find Paetsch a place where he could get more playing time, seeing as how he has not and will not get much in Buffalo.

2) To save a few bucks if someone nabbed him off waivers. Not at all unreasonable considering #1 above.

3) To open up a spot for Gerbe with the big club.

I'm not sure why people are demanding an explanation. It's pretty clear on its face, is it not? There's not a nefarious motive for everything the Sabres do.

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01-05-2010, 12:56 PM
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^^I agree wtih Zip.

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So the point of this exercise was to say, "See, Nate, no one else wants you either?"

I was hoping they would at least send him to Portland and clear up some space. It seems odd that they're not. Of course, it's not as odd as the Mair situation, which
made little sense, considering he was our 13th forward. All it took was one injury, and he's been in the lineup ever since. We've always carried 13 forwards, so I don't get why they waived him. Whereas waiving Paetsch to get rid of him at least made sense, considering Sekera is already our backup defenseman. Though as we can see, that didn't exactly pan out.

I'd love an explanation from Regier on what he's trying to accomplish. How does it feel to know you can't even give away your players by putting them on the curb with a bow on their head?
When reading the thread title, I had 3 thoughts.
1. Adamn Mair redeux.
2. Darcy's cleaned the closets over the Holidays, now taking stuff to donate in the New Year. Don't forget to pick up your receipt for itemized deduction tax purposes, and it's a single donation >$500, so there's more paperwork to fill out.
3. Damn if Paetsch didn't score his 1st goal this year last time he was given a start. Double damn some of the top 6 can't score more seemingly "at will".

I hope he is moved to Portland for the weekend games, and gets some playing time.

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01-05-2010, 01:08 PM
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Do we know this for a fact, or are we just assuming because we haven't heard that he's been assigned to Portland in the last hour since the news hit the wire?
http://blogs.buffalonews.com/sabres/...Sabres+Edge%29

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Paetsch still in Buffalo

Sabres defenseman Nathan Paetsch, placed on waivers Monday, has cleared and is still on the team -- at the moment.

Paetsch practiced in HSBC Arena with his teammates today. Coach Lindy Ruff said after the skate the team had not decided whether to send the veteran to Portland of the American Hockey League or keep him in Buffalo.

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Do we know this for a fact, or are we just assuming because we haven't heard that he's been assigned to Portland in the last hour since the news hit the wire?



I'm sure there were several reasons for the move:

1) To see if he could find Paetsch a place where he could get more playing time, seeing as how he has not and will not get much in Buffalo.

2) To save a few bucks if someone nabbed him off waivers. Not at all unreasonable considering #1 above.

3) To open up a spot for Gerbe with the big club.

I'm not sure why people are demanding an explanation. It's pretty clear on its face, is it not? There's not a nefarious motive for everything the Sabres do.
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Sorry for the linklessness Zip! It was Harrington's Tweet originally but thanks for the News Link JB.

Yeah, this looks like the same thing they did for Mair after Mair asked to be moved -- give everyone in the league a crack at a guy for no asset lost and see if anyone wants him. It actually shows the guy that you've tried everything.

I wonder if they're debating what they can do with him since he'd be available on recall waivers if they bring him back up. I suspect he'd pass through that as well unless someone is really, really hurting when the roster limits come off on deadline day.

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Sorry for the linklessness Zip! It was Harrington's Tweet originally but thanks for the News Link JB.

Yeah, this looks like the same thing they did for Mair after Mair asked to be moved -- give everyone in the league a crack at a guy for no asset lost and see if anyone wants him. It actually shows the guy that you've tried everything.

I wonder if they're debating what they can do with him since he'd be available on recall waivers if they bring him back up. I suspect he'd pass through that as well unless someone is really, really hurting when the roster limits come off on deadline day.
No problem. I think the below is telling:

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Ruff, though, ideally would like to carry only six blue-liners on his roster. He has eight, with Paetsch at the bottom behind seventh D-man Andrej Sekera. Paetsch would need two injuries to see ice time. Ruff said Paetsch needs to skate, and the Pirates could provide that opportunity.

"We need to get him playing," Ruff said. "We've got too many bodies here. Knock on wood, we've been lucky with getting back to healthy again. With that many men in the wings, it makes it a little tough at times."
Sounds like Lindy would prefer him in Portland. I think Ruff wants Gerbe in Buffalo and such a move would require opening up a roster spot (i.e., sending Paetsch to Portland). Or, I could be entirely wrong, and Kaleta's imminent return just pushes Paetsch even further down the depth chart.

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Since he has cleared is there any time limit on when they can send him down?

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Since he has cleared is there any time limit on when they can send him down?
He can be sent down before 30 days or 10 games played, whichever happens first (so, 30 days)

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He can be sent down before 30 days or 10 games played, whichever happens first (so, 30 days)
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Yeah, this looks like the same thing they did for Mair after Mair asked to be moved -- give everyone in the league a crack at a guy for no asset lost and see if anyone wants him. It actually shows the guy that you've tried everything.
When did Mair asked to be moved? As far as I know he was shocked and upset to be put on waivers. The Sabres are trying to spin it like they did Mair and Paetsch a favor when it's something they didn't want. No player wants to be waived during the season when they have their family settled here. These were purely business/administrative decisions. Incidentally it doesn't sound like Paetsch wants to go to Portland, but he'll go where they send him.

http://sabres.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=512428
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ďYouíve got to stay positive and maybe Iíll be fortunate enough that it will happen to me,Ē Paetsch said. ďIíve been a Buffalo Sabre and in the organization for seven years now. Thatís where my loyalty is and I want to have the opportunity to play here first and foremost.

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