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Sabres Exploring Twitter, New Gametime Experiences

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Ted Black is quickly becoming one of the most popular members of the Sabres organization.

In his latest fan chat, Black engaged the fans and their questions, offering insight into projects and season prospects, and sometimes just showing fans his down to earth sense of humor.

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F'n a!

Of the myriad of subjects he touched upon, the gametime experience was one that kept popping up. It’s something that the Sabres are working on to improve, both in and out of the rink. Here’s a quick pictorial recap of what he revealed on that experience during the chat.

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"Prost!" Get your Ehrhoff and Hecht jerseys ready for this one.

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Party at Brendan's house!

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I think it's safe to say we won't be tortured by a "Crazy Train" routine.

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1978? Treat yourself to a soda if you remember that one.

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I'll be the first to volunteer to bury those in my backyard.

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And it's been glorious. Thank you, Derek Roy (@Roy9ner), for introducing us all to words like "deliciosis" on the Twitter.

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Vague? Yes. But when Ted Black is vague, it usually means something cool is on the way.

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Worst Summer Ever.

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As news continues to break over the plane crash involving the KHL’s Lokomotiv, I found myself a little compelled to find a spark of good news – anything current – regarding what has been going on in the hockey world this summer.

I headed over to Yahoo! Sports.

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And this is what I found. (Click to re-size.)

Besides the Jets releasing their new uniforms (which most found boring at best), I don’t think I have ever seen such a tragic lineup of headlines. I don’t think we will ever see anything of this magnitude again – surely not all at once.

Thoughts and prayers to everyone involved with all the tragedies that have occurred in hockey over the summer.

(No “sign-off” today.)

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Tom Barrasso’s Face Vs. Bob Probert’s Fists

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They say patience is a big part of a goaltender’s game.

In Tom Barrasso’s case on December 23rd in 1987, patience may have saved his face. Hit the one minute mark of the video (or for much more fun, watch the whole thing. It’s glorious).

 

 

Totally should’ve nailed Probert with his waffle board.

Easy trivia: name that commentator.

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In a quick shift from humor to horror, here's a pic of Barrasso working with the hated Canes.

35 days to go, folks.

Go Sabres.

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Don Edwards’ Tips for Young Netminders… from 1981

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This is worth watching for the music alone.

Enjoy, kids.

“I’ll bet you dollars to donuts he doesn’t score.” Quote of the day. I am using that all season long.

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Edwards at the Sabres' Alumni Day

Go Sabres.

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Pominville for Iginla Rumors Must Die

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I get it.

It’s still August – the hockey wasteland. A time when every and any tidbit of information, no matter how credible (or not) is worked over on the interwebs and message boards by fans desperate for any kind of puck buzz.

I’ve had a few fans ask me if this “Pominville for Iginla” rumor has any truth behind it. Yikes. We’ve gone from desperate to crazy.

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Ain't no way Ales Kotalik is giving up his #12 for THIS guy (again).

Admittedly, I’ve been saying for years that Iginla embodies the perfect player for the Blue and Gold: he’s fast, talented, gritty, a force on the ice and in the locker room. He’s the kind of player that can change everything – in our dreams.

First off, there’s that nagging salary cap problem. Darcy Regier has already spent somewhere upwards of 30 billion dollars over the salary cap. Iggy has a cap hit of $7mil until the end of the 2012-13 season. Pommers’ cap hit isn’t exactly low, but at $5.3mil, well you do the math.

The only way this trade goes down is if Calgary takes on a ton of salary (say, Ales Kotalik – hey that would solve the #12 issue [and yes I know AlKo has a NMC]). This deal is not just implausible, it’s impossible. You can all go ahead and add a third team to the mix to try and fix the money issues. I certainly am not wasting my time.

Let’s also not forget:

  • Pominville is one of our more consistent scorers.
  • Iginla has that whole age thing working against him.
  • Iginla doesn’t play center.
  • The Sabres need to re-sign Tyler Myers and Tyler Ennis at the end of this season. They’ll need some serious cash money for that.

Of course, if the Sabres do somehow land Iginla, I’ll be the first in line to pony up for his jersey. Ya – I’ll see all of you other Iggy fans in that line, in some alternate universe somewhere.

September can’t come soon enough. One more day.

Go Sabres.

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