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#81 Jerry Jabber

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 07:23 PM

FWIW, Pegula vehemently denied, and got mad when pressed on it, tanking with the Sabres during the presser.


Do you really think any sports owner is going to publicly admit they purposely wanted to lose?

#82 jeffismagic

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 07:25 PM

Do you really think any sports owner is going to publicly admit they purposely wanted to lose?

 

One person's tank is another person's rebuild!



#83 #BADOL

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 07:28 PM

I love it when Terry speaks.  He always seems surprised and appalled at the questions he gets.


 

 

 

This is my favorite post of the thread :lol: ........for sheer truth.......so funny.......but unfortunately for TP, not a good way to get the media off your back.



#84 jeffismagic

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 07:33 PM

"Pegula showed up with grandiose goals when he arrived and started talking about winning Stanley Cups, but he never really had a plan. He can fire people all he wants, but it does little good unless he hires the right people to replace them. His inability to identify quality people has been a persistent flaw for years and a trademark of his teams." Bucky Gleason

 

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 07:50 PM

Will Russ be able to drink a glass of water while Pegula talks?

 

 

 

P: Why is your thumb on my steak??

 

W: My doctor said to keep it warm.

 

P: Why don't you shove it up your ass then!

 

W: That's where I had it, snappahead!



#86 OldTimeAFLGuy

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 08:15 PM

....Jesus the protective keyboard cowardice criticism b y the "know it all gang" of this guy is reminiscent of the BBMB PG-13 Gang crap.....he forked over $1.6 BILLION to buy the Bills and Sabres because of his dedication to Buffalo and WNY (also bought Bandits & AHL Amerks)....think there is a learning curve is franchise ownership?.....think maybe you keep pieces in place until you can evaluate what you have administratively and front office wise?...cut these people some slack......they'll get it right.......


Edited by OldTimeAFLGuy, 22 April 2017 - 08:16 PM.


#87 Jerry Jabber

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 08:27 PM

 
One person's tank is another person's rebuild!


+1

#88 Limeaid

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 11:06 PM

If asked what he knows about tank he should reply "I was in the drilling field so I know about oil tanks but never in military so not know much about armored tanks. Next question?"



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Posted 24 April 2017 - 06:52 AM

My favorite part was the "discussion" about how the Sabres tanked on purpose but still suck.  Classic.

they screwed up the tank by not getting McDavid.. he was the big prize



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Posted 24 April 2017 - 08:58 AM

they screwed up the tank by not getting McDavid.. he was the big prize

 

 

That wasnt a screw up.  They did all they could, including acquiring a few other potential lottery picks to increase the odds.  They got Eichel, which is great.'

 

 

The screw up was when Pegula cut LaFontaine (and Craig Patrick) loose, allowing this green, socially awkward GM to assume full control.  He had a glut of assets and almost full cap room, and squandered most of it with little to show right now.  The organization was net-healthier when he took over (believe it or not).    



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Posted 24 April 2017 - 09:03 AM

 

 

That wasnt a screw up.  They did all they could, including acquiring a few other potential lottery picks to increase the odds.  They got Eichel, which is great.'

 

 

The screw up was when Pegula cut LaFontaine (and Craig Patrick) loose, allowing this green, socially awkward GM to assume full control.  He had a glut of assets and almost full cap room, and squandered most of it with little to show right now.  The organization was net-healthier when he took over (believe it or not).    

 

He didn't let LaFontaine go; Patty resigned...just like he has from 2 other jobs (one with the Islanders after only 6 weeks, another with the NFL after less than a year).

 

I think the world of LaFontaine as a player and a person, but the fact that he's resigned from 3 separate positions tells me that he is the difficult person to work with in this situation as opposed to the owner.