Damn the Sabres were stacked

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  1. 1point21Gigawatts

    1point21Gigawatts hell's a gigawatt?

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    It's disappointing not to see Mike Grier on that poster. He was a heart and soul player on that 05-06 team.
     
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    they had only 2 of their top 6 Dmen playing in the conference finals.

    f their D was closer to normal say 4 or 5 of 6 then they likely win the conference finals and the cup.

    What people forget is they had lost player from the team in the 2006 offseason


    If Buffalo kept Brierre and Drurary and let Vanek dgo on the OS and got EDM 1sts in 2008-2011 I wonder how history would have changes.
     
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    He was missed on 06-07 team as was Jay McKee, and JP Dumont

    whats also forgottedm was how much Vanek did not play in the playoffs in 05-06
     
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  4. 1point21Gigawatts

    1point21Gigawatts hell's a gigawatt?

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    I even forgot about that. He became such a huge part of the team in 06-07, its easy to pull some revisionist history nonsense. :laugh:
     
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    Last night was 2000s night for Buffalo. (They've been celebrating the 50th anniversary season by having special game nights/ceremonies for each decade of existence.) That poster is basically an homage to the co-captains era (Drury and Briere). Well past Patty's time with the team.
     
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    I'm aware this ain't about the mid 90s. 148 point season Lafontaine.
     
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    I believe they were ranked 4th up to 2005. The habs were 1st, and I think the flyers were also ahead. I forgot who the other team was ahead of them.
     
  8. Boom Boom Apathy

    Boom Boom Apathy Eat cookies, get fat, watch from the couch

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    I guess "weaker" is a relative term.

    05/06 Canes: 112 regular season points, 40 regulation wins,
    05/06 Sabres: 110 regular season points, 41 regulation wins,
     
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  9. Surrounded By Ahos

    Surrounded By Ahos AYRES INVICTA

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    Yeah but Carolina was just beating up on the Southeast Division and had their record inflated!

    2005-06 NHL Vs. Division Standings | ESPN
     
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    the halleJOKEL strong as brickwall

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    the 2005 through 2007 sabres are the greatest sports team
     
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    I thought it was every Leafs team the last 53 years
     
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    I wake up at night thinking about Jay Mckees leg falling off in the middle of the night. That series stings 15 years later.
     
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    Sabres had some really, really good teams in that era. Ottawa - Buffalo was fun to watch, each team won a big series from the other one. Drury, Briere, Maxim, Campbell, Miller. The good ol’ days.
     
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    JustGivingEr How far we done fell

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    UUIOOOHHHH WHAT A HIT BY CAMPBELL a
     
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    I remember in the moment, that season, i thought they were absolutely unstoppable. I've rarely felt this way about any hockey team in the past 30 years.

    I don't even know why - their roster on paper isn't anything super special. But they just seemed unbeatable that year.
     
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    No matter how good a team is, I’m never going to recognize Drew Stafford of all people from a low quality picture like that.
    Also, “most historic offense”....??? What??
     
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    That Sabres team was good. Not great.
     
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    02-03 Red Wings probably at least belong in the conversation:

    Take the Cup winning 2002 team, make them one year older and:

    Swap Hasek for Cujo - probably a downgrade
    Drop Olausson (left as UFA), Duchesne (retired) and Fischer (hurt - but supposedly due back at the end of the 1st round) for Schneider, Woolley and Bykov - probably even
    Replace Boyd "the void" Devereaux with a rookie Zetterberg - definite upgrade
     
  19. AlwaysSunnyInTampa

    AlwaysSunnyInTampa LOLZ! This friggin sucks dude!

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    Let this say everything you ever needed to know about that team. They were the stuff of nightmares that seemingly had a deal with God that any time they had a prayer Drury would answer it. A two headed monster with Birere acting as the other half. If they didn't get you, Roy, Pominville, Afinogenov, Hecht, Connolly or Vanek would. And there was enough magic around those guys for every last one of them all to hit the powerball in consecutive weeks.

    It literally took losing almost their entire defense to swing the series to Carolina in 2005, Joe Corvo taking the shot of his life in game 2 of the ECF (which was destined to end the same way game 5 vs the NYR was) and all the bad luck in game 3 vs the Sens you can imagine to get them down 3-0 in the series.


    To this day I have never seen another team execute so well under pressure. Them not winning a Cup comes down to "random acts of God" stuff
     
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    Boston and Buffalo were all but tied for 3rd/4th. Montreal was 1st by a mile, and Philadelphia was similarly well ahead but at 2nd.
     
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    I've learned from this thread that I'm supposed to know what Drew Stafford looks like and OP has a photographic memory. Better than working!
     
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    Just a reminder that Buffalo doesn't even get to play against Carolina if Ottawa had a healthy Hasek so stop bringing up injuries as an excuse. Injuries are a part of the sport and Carolina got the Injury God's favor that year. They fully deserved it.
     
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    Eichel9 A DJ saved my life

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    No such thing. Maybe you mean eidetic memory, but there's no "exact recollection" memory.
     
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    Ouch. I guess I have to stop posting here :(
     
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    I remember thinking we were cooked. We hadn’t looked good in that series until Drury tied it up. That flipped the switch for us.
     

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