Monday, July 2, 2012

Bye Derek!

The guy has just been here so long, it's just that...I don't know how to feel about this. He was always just a big piece of the puzzle then something just...stopped. I think he honestly just needs a new team, new coach, new atmosphere, and I bet he will do really well. I think Dallas will be glad to have him. He can do great things, we've seen them here, and he can become a key guy when you need him. Good luck in Texas Royzie!

We got Steve Ott and Adam Pardy in exchange, and I honestly don't know much about either. I know Ott is a big guy, I have heard his name thrown around for maybe a fight or getting into it with someone, but not much else, just because we really don't play Dallas a lot either. Another big guy, which I guess is what Darcy was looking for it seems, but he will actually play more minutes than Scott will see it seems, and that's good.

If the Sabres will make any more moves is still to be seen, but now rumors are swirling that they might do a lot more than expected. So who knows, time will tell.

It will just be kind of weird to not see Roy out there, just like it was when Gaustad left. Not seeing players you have seen for years on end and then one day they are just gone. Like if Pominville or Vanek ever left, it would be the same thing. It will be weird in the fall for sure when the season starts and there are all these new faces out there. So yeah, next season shall be interesting.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Welcome to Buffalo John Scott!

I am one of those people who is really big on letting a player actually play here and prove themselves before I form a valid opinion, previous play being kind of void. I know everyone has their stats and reps, but we'll see what he can do for us. John Scott is big man (I mean BIGG), and he fights. He didn't play a lot of games for the Rangers when he was there, but eh, I guess we will find out in the fall what he will actually do for the Sabres and how much he will play.

When it comes time to sign guys or not sign guys or trade or whatever the case may be, there is just not a lot to be said with the Sabres. It's always just eh signings, and then the people seem to either leave (by the way, good luck on the Islanders Brad Boyes, that kinda sucks), or they don't produce, or something pretty unfavorable happens. I am just unimpressed. I know we are not going to get Zach Parise or Rick Nash, or Bobby Ryan for that matter, but it just gets to a point where you just give up on anything even remotely good happening, and treat this like any other time of the year. You keep hoping your team will get their heads out of their asses and play like you know they can, and that is the sentiment around here...a lot.

So whatever else may happen, I will probably just stay forever eh on all situations, because I know full well there will be no reason to get up and dance and cheer about anything. Philadelphia seems to want to sign any and everyone and it's weird. Does there GM just like to take risks? (I think) or is he just crazy? (I don't know), but hey, maybe it will work for them. Goaltending needs work, but hey, this isn't about them...

Ok, that's it for now.

Oh and day 2 of "I still can't believe Paul Gaustad is never coming back to Buffalo" still in effect, and it still sucks. I bought the last jersey Dave and Adam's had of his at their huge tent sale today, and I am glad I did. I will wear it and I don't care. Got it for a good price too. -huge sigh-