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Preseason: Sabres @ Leafs - Sept. 22nd, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« on: September 22, 2017, 08:11:00 AM »
Lines at practice yesterday were:

Hyman-Matthews-Nylander
Marleau-Kadri-Komarov
Leivo-Aaltonen-Brown
Martin-Mueller-Lindberg
T. Moore, Timashov

Rielly-Hainsey
Borgman-Dermott
Nielsen-Holl
LoVerde-Polak

Expect something like that tonight. No word yet on goalies.

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Re: Preseason: Sabres @ Leafs - Sept. 22nd, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2017, 08:25:22 AM »
We'll see our old buddy Seth "Superstar" Griffith at some point this weekend! He started practicing on a line with Benoit Pouliot and Ryan O'Reilly yesterday. Good article on him here: http://buffalonews.com/2017/09/21/sabres-giving-griffith-opportunity-jump-minor-league-star-nhler/

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So far, things have been going well. They might get even better.

Griffith scored in the opening game and picked up a primary assist during the second. Those points came while playing left wing in the bottom six. He practiced as the top-line right winger Thursday, skating with center Ryan O'Reilly and left wing Benoit Pouliot.

"I'm not looking too much into it, but if I get the chance to play with them it'd be great," the 24-year-old said in HarborCenter. "Hopefully, I can show them what I have."

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The Maple Leafs reclaimed him and sent him to the minor-league Marlies, where he finished the season with 10 goals and 44 points in 38 games. Griffith had another two goals and nine points in 11 playoff appearances.

"It wears on you," Griffith said of the moves. "You want to feel comfortable. I was in the hotel the whole year. Even a hotel, it's not really your own space, right? You've got maids coming in and out, and you're seeing new people every day.

"It's a tough situation, but I think I've grown as a player and a person from it. Hopefully, I can get my own place this year."

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Re: Preseason: Sabres @ Leafs - Sept. 22nd, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2017, 09:33:01 AM »
We'll see our old buddy Seth "Superstar" Griffith at some point this weekend! He started practicing on a line with Benoit Pouliot and Ryan O'Reilly yesterday. Good article on him here: http://buffalonews.com/2017/09/21/sabres-giving-griffith-opportunity-jump-minor-league-star-nhler/

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Re: Preseason: Sabres @ Leafs - Sept. 22nd, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2017, 09:34:19 AM »

Find someone who looks at you the way Herman looks at Seth Griffith.
Give a man the reputation of an early riser and he can sleep 'til noon
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Re: Preseason: Sabres @ Leafs - Sept. 22nd, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2017, 11:15:19 AM »

Top 5 guys who were Sabres and Leafs:

5. Clarke MacArthur
4. Rick Vaive
3. Dave Andreychuk
2. Alex Mogilny
1. Donuts
Give a man the reputation of an early riser and he can sleep 'til noon
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Re: Preseason: Sabres @ Leafs - Sept. 22nd, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2017, 12:12:54 PM »

Top 5 guys who were Sabres and Leafs:

5. Clarke MacArthur
4. Rick Vaive
3. Dave Andreychuk
2. Alex Mogilny
1. Donuts Seth Griffith

FTFY

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Re: Preseason: Sabres @ Leafs - Sept. 22nd, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2017, 12:14:17 PM »

Top 5 guys who were Sabres and Leafs:

5. Clarke MacArthur
4. Rick Vaive
3. Dave Andreychuk
2. Alex Mogilny
1. Donuts Seth Griffith

FTFY

Has the Justin Bourne coverage of Griffith broken your resolve at all?

(I know at this point it's mostly a "bit" that you're doing.)

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Re: Preseason: Sabres @ Leafs - Sept. 22nd, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2017, 12:24:58 PM »
Has the Justin Bourne coverage of Griffith broken your resolve at all?

(I know at this point it's mostly a "bit" that you're doing.)

A little. Bourne also wrote recently a lot about the way the cookie crumbles for rookies and AHL players trying to break through first impressions with scouts and coaches and how much luck is involved in opportunity.

So while some see Griffith's goose-eggs at the NHL level with multiple teams last year, I saw how he was saddled with a Matt Martin line role with the Leafs, and a Gerard Gallant structure dragging along Jagr amongst core injuries, and he still made plays and extended opportunities.

Skill-wise, it's such a fine line separating the greats from the AAAAs, coming down primarily to consistency.

I think he would've made beautiful music together on a sheltered scoring line of Johnsson - Nylander - Griffith last year after the deadline tradeaways of Jvr, Bozak, but alas...

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Re: Preseason: Sabres @ Leafs - Sept. 22nd, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2017, 02:19:49 PM »
Thanks for the response herman, that line might have made the Kessel/Bozak/JVR line look like Selke candidates.  ;)

Interesting tweet time.


www.twitter.com/oak_leafs/status/911211108962308096

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Re: Preseason: Sabres @ Leafs - Sept. 22nd, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2017, 02:31:36 PM »

Top 5 guys who were Sabres and Leafs:

5. Clarke MacArthur Seth Griffith
4. Rick Vaive Seth Griffith
3. Dave Andreychuk Seth Griffith
2. Alex Mogilny Seth Griffith
1. Donuts Seth Griffith

FTFY

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Re: Preseason: Sabres @ Leafs - Sept. 22nd, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2017, 06:23:58 PM »
A win please. Just to instill some confidence and to hit the ground running for the season ahead.

A better start than last year could go a long way to securing a playoff spot. (And hopefully much sooner than game 81)

Lets go boys!
"The Maple Leafs are like a ship with a hole in the bottom, leaking water, and my job is to get the ship pointed in the right direction." --Steve Jobs for Brendan Shanahan.

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Re: Preseason: Sabres @ Leafs - Sept. 22nd, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2017, 06:26:35 PM »
We'll see our old buddy Seth "Superstar" Griffith at some point this weekend! He started practicing on a line with Benoit Pouliot and Ryan O'Reilly yesterday. Good article on him here: http://buffalonews.com/2017/09/21/sabres-giving-griffith-opportunity-jump-minor-league-star-nhler/


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Re: Preseason: Sabres @ Leafs - Sept. 22nd, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2017, 07:08:48 PM »
Gretchen: Marleau on the top line?
Babs:

"I'm here for (6) more years. Then I'm gonna stay for two more because we'll be really good." - Coach Mike Babcock

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Re: Preseason: Sabres @ Leafs - Sept. 22nd, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2017, 07:28:24 PM »
The fact that this team really laid an egg in its first 2 outings means that all the crowing about a championship is coming home to roost and that wins this year are going to be as scarce as hen's teeth.

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Re: Preseason: Sabres @ Leafs - Sept. 22nd, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2017, 07:33:08 PM »
McBackup basically has a job this season because Crosby shot it at his freaking pad.

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Re: Preseason: Sabres @ Leafs - Sept. 22nd, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2017, 07:33:08 PM »