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300sec, why do you want the Habs to win? With their loss tonight, and if Ottawa loses and we win tomorrow, we take over 4th place in the conference. I know, that's a lot to happen but very possible.

Because I like the Habs & despise Detroit. :D

Well that's good enough for me :mrgreen:.

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300sec, why do you want the Habs to win? With their loss tonight, and if Ottawa loses and we win tomorrow, we take over 4th place in the conference. I know, that's a lot to happen but very possible.

Because I like the Habs & despise Detroit. :D

Well that's good enough for me :mrgreen:.

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DBoone, it kind of looks like the Sabres are going through a bit of what the Canes did last year. They broke ahead of the division early, for all practical purposes clinched the division and had little to play for heading down the stretch. I think its hard to get that adrenaline going and keep it at such a high level for a whole season.

What finally woke the Canes up was the fact that if they didn't, they were out in the first round of the playoffs. If the Sabres are a championship team, they will re group and rediscover that fire that got them where they are now. The positive note for you is that its happening a bit sooner than it did for us. The negative is that there is still plenty of time left for other teams to catch you.

Just my two cents.

The other factor, just as happened to the Canes is that teams are adjusting to the wide-open rush-style offense. Some will play a version of the trap and others decide to be more physical.

An interesting point I heard is that the Sabres lost 5 of their top 10 leaders in hits last year with the departure of Grier, McKee, DuMont, etc. That is a lot of physicality to be missing and it seems to be showing lately.

When Edmonton pounded the Canes with aggressive hitting in the Cup finals the only answer was to become the aggressor and take it to the Oilers. They did that in a big way in game 7 and dictated the flow and pace. That allowed them to settle back into a more open ice style and we know what happened in the end. :wink:

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DBoone, it kind of looks like the Sabres are going through a bit of what the Canes did last year. They broke ahead of the division early, for all practical purposes clinched the division and had little to play for heading down the stretch. I think its hard to get that adrenaline going and keep it at such a high level for a whole season.

What finally woke the Canes up was the fact that if they didn't, they were out in the first round of the playoffs. If the Sabres are a championship team, they will re group and rediscover that fire that got them where they are now. The positive note for you is that its happening a bit sooner than it did for us. The negative is that there is still plenty of time left for other teams to catch you.

Just my two cents.

The other factor, just as happened to the Canes is that teams are adjusting to the wide-open rush-style offense. Some will play a version of the trap and others decide to be more physical.

An interesting point I heard is that the Sabres lost 5 of their top 10 leaders in hits last year with the departure of Grier, McKee, DuMont, etc. That is a lot of physicality to be missing and it seems to be showing lately.

When Edmonton pounded the Canes with aggressive hitting in the Cup finals the only answer was to become the aggressor and take it to the Oilers. They did that in a big way in game 7 and dictated the flow and pace. That allowed them to settle back into a more open ice style and we know what happened in the end. :wink:

This is also true.

Hey, we just had a civil conversation regarding the Slugs! There is hope....

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DBoone, it kind of looks like the Sabres are going through a bit of what the Canes did last year. They broke ahead of the division early, for all practical purposes clinched the division and had little to play for heading down the stretch. I think its hard to get that adrenaline going and keep it at such a high level for a whole season.

What finally woke the Canes up was the fact that if they didn't, they were out in the first round of the playoffs. If the Sabres are a championship team, they will re group and rediscover that fire that got them where they are now. The positive note for you is that its happening a bit sooner than it did for us. The negative is that there is still plenty of time left for other teams to catch you.

Just my two cents.

The other factor, just as happened to the Canes is that teams are adjusting to the wide-open rush-style offense. Some will play a version of the trap and others decide to be more physical.

An interesting point I heard is that the Sabres lost 5 of their top 10 leaders in hits last year with the departure of Grier, McKee, DuMont, etc. That is a lot of physicality to be missing and it seems to be showing lately.

When Edmonton pounded the Canes with aggressive hitting in the Cup finals the only answer was to become the aggressor and take it to the Oilers. They did that in a big way in game 7 and dictated the flow and pace. That allowed them to settle back into a more open ice style and we know what happened in the end. :wink:

This is also true.

Hey, we just had a civil conversation regarding the Slugs! There is hope....

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This is also true.

Hey, we just had a civil conversation regarding the Slugs! There is hope....

You and I always have civil conversations but we are leaving out an important ingredient. Neither of us is a Sabres fan. :)

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Oooooooooooo k.. anywaaays..

Tonights games:

7:00PM EST

NYI 2

Pittsburgh 5

Los Angeles 2

Atlanta 6

7:30PM EST

Columbus 5

Chicago 4

Vancouver 4

Montreal 0

Washington 2

Ottawa 5

NYR 0

New Jersey 1

Toronto 4

Tampa Bay 2

Carolina 3

Florida 2

8:00PM EST

Edmonton 2

Minnesota 1

10:00PM EST

St Louis 6

Anaheim 2

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