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House-Honeoye; Home-Buffalo!, NY • United States • 36 Years Old • Male
Well, I've been quiet all year long on the blog site, and now that I've had time to reflect, and some sleep, here are some things that need to be addressed, IMO.
1. Team doctors screwing up with misdiagnosises
Well, it's kind of hard to knock a Dr. on his/her practices if you are not in their shoes. People have been saying the team doctors have dropped the ball with Connoly and Teppo. Connoly just got diagnosed with a bone spur on his hip instead of the bum groin he was originaly diagnosed with. OK, I guess that is a screw up, but depending on his symptoms, which are different in every person, this is possible. Also, remember, he has had some significant neurological injuries in the recent past, and those can cause perception of pain to be different. Please remember this. As far as Teppo being misdiagnosed, well, Teppo knew he had some heart issues for quite a while, and if it were me, I would make sure I would have regular check-ups. The fact is he didn't have those regular check-ups, or they would have caught his crappy valve before his team physical. I have posted this before, but I'll put it here too: Every person on the face of this earth, whether a hero or a zero, is responsible for his/her own body. Just because there is a medical staff where he is employed doesn't mean he is obsolved of any neglect for his own body. He has cardiologists at the cleveland clinic. Last time I checked, they are not affiliated with the Buffalo Sabres. Cut the Sabres medical staff some slack.
2. Oli Jokkinen to Buffalo for...
I, along with 99% of all the Sabre faithful, would love to see him here. The likelyhood of it happening? Not so much. This has been tossed around for the last two weeks, and the only thing I can think of is either there is some sticking point that has not been obsolved, or it was never an option to begin with. Darcy is no fool. He may be a puppet of Quinn, but he is smart when making deals, as past experience has shown us. Could it be that Florida is asking WAY too much? Could it be that Florida is stuck on one player, and darcy does not want to part with said player? Or, could it be that this was never even an option, and that someone wanted to start a rumor to get the mill going? Yes, Yes, and well, Yes! These all could be the source of this deal not going down yet, or at all. We don't know the answers, yet we get so ticked off at management for not making the deal. I have gotten very upset with the team in general this year, but let's face the facts. You can't let 95 points go from your roster and expect everything to be fine. You can't let a great leader go and expect the team to just follow anyone. I'm not complaining that they let those two go. They are not worth the money they got. But if anyone thought that the team would not miss a beat, they were crazy. Quinn might have let us in on a little hint of his own when he said "three year plan". I remember hearing that and saying "oh crapola".
3. Let's give this guy, that guy, and a couple of prospects for that guy
People, the rest of the league doesn't want our crap. Hell, we don't even want our crap, so what makes anyone believe that the rest of the league would? You can't just say "Kalinin, Al, Max, and a pick for Crosby". That won't fly anywhere! Why do some people think that just because we don't want them somebody else will? They are always brougt up in trade talks for a reason. It's the same reason all the other teams won't want them.
Bottom line: The Sabres fans are a very tough group, with a lot of pride. With that pride comes stubborness. We are very intense, and just tasting the sweetness of a long playoff run over the past couple of years, has put us over the edge. It's like a shark that smells blood. We lose all color in our eyes and go for the kill, except that our prey has been snatched out of the water just before we get there. Give it some time, people, and it will come full circle.
Filed Under:   Sabres   Max   Connoly   Teppo   doctors  
January 29, 2008 8:29 AM ET | Delete
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January 29, 2008 1:34 PM ET | Delete
either Stafford or Paille, AND either Sekera or Weber, AND a 1st is what itll take to get Jokinen.....my best guess is they want Stafford and Darcy wont deal him.
January 29, 2008 1:36 PM ET | Delete
IMO LArry Quinn and Darcy Regier should be releived of there duties and someone else should come in and start fresh. We are almost the laughing stock of the league. There is a real good reason why players leave here when they get there chance and why players just don't want to come here at all. LARRY QUINN.
January 29, 2008 3:14 PM ET | Delete
I would be willing to give up Stafford over Paille. Paille has given us 100% practically every game he has played in this year and I can't say that about Stafford. Stafford, well at least it appears to me, hasn't given a consistent effort and this is why I would be willing to give him up for Jokinen. Players like Paille and Jokinen get you a Stanley Cup. We already have enough players like Stafford who are inconsistent.
January 29, 2008 3:16 PM ET | Delete
I would be willing to give up Stafford over Paille. Paille has given us 100% in practically every game he has played in this year and I can't say that about Stafford. Stafford, well at least it appears to me, hasn't given a consistent effort and this is why I would be willing to give him up for Jokinen. Players like Paille and Jokinen get you a Stanley Cup. We already have enough players like Stafford who are inconsistent.
January 30, 2008 7:31 AM ET | Delete
begga, I was with you until the last line of your post. Give it some time? Isn't 38 years long enough to wait for a Stanley Cup? Get Real......I am sick of "Give It Some Time".....I want a CUP!!!!!!
January 30, 2008 11:19 AM ET | Delete
February 2, 2008 1:56 PM ET | Delete
Ray, believe me when I say that I want a cup as b ad as the next fan, but we must face facts that this year is not the year, nor will next year be the year. The debacle of last off-season, and the response from Quinn shows us that we are "re-building" for the next three years. If it so happens we make the playoffs in that time, that's a bonus for the brass. If their true intention this year was to win the cup, they would have spent the cash to keep at least one of the fabled two, if not both. That is not the case. Is Briere worth the money he got? No. I'll bet the brass was expecting to make a run for the cup last year, and decided not to sign BOTH Briere and Drury, because if they would have won the cup, they would'nt have been chastized for letting them both go at all. When they didn't win the cup, panic mode set in, and the lies started flying around about this offer and that offer, just to cover their butts. Think about it: it makes sense.
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