Risto comments on Buffalo's culture

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  1. Kamiccolo

    Kamiccolo Wake me up when Marner signs.

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    https://www.nordicbet.com/fi/blogi/nhlwam/season-7-osa-24/

    From 5:10 onwards

    It talks about how he may have asked Buffalo about a trade, and he elaborates here

    That is a massive yikes if players are scared of looking bad in the room for working hard.
     
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    Time for a change of scenery
     
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    I dont think he said anything bad?
     
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    It’s an odd comment but I don’t see much of a controversy
     
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  5. Kamiccolo

    Kamiccolo Wake me up when Marner signs.

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    A culture where if you work out early the guys give you a hard time for being a keener?
     
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    Im not sure what he meant. I didnt read the article but is it translated to suomi? Maybe theres some confusion here.
     
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    Im curious if all these rumors about Risto trades is actually true. Id assume he would be an extremely hot commodity around the league if so.

    Unless Botts is asking an insane return?? Who knows

    Sure he struggles defensively alot but going to the right team and not playing as much would do wonders for him i feel.

    I always picture him being dealt to FLA for some reason
     
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    He didnt say guys would give him a hard time he said he didnt want to look like he was a try hard basically. Thats a pretty weird admission lol doubt coaches would find any flaw in practicing a bit earlier than anyone else.
     
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    He shouldn't feel odd about putting in the extra work. Jagr asked for a key to the rink when he was with Dallas, right?
     
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    I think running the playoffs MVP out of town says more about the culture than whatever that statement is supposed to mean.
     
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    Shocker...
     
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    Edmonton Oilers culture 2.0

    I have no idea what’s going on in Buffalo. Last season I heard ROR was the problem, all he did was lead a team to a cup.

    Hoping Ralph changes this around.
     
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    he didnt say anything about people questioning him. he said thats how he feels.

    sounds like a young guy that isnt very confident.
     
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    Don't see what culture has to do with what he said. Risto just needs to grow up, he's a 24 year old man, not an insecure 14 year old kid.
     
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    Florida as well. That kind of stuff rubbed off on Barkov and Huberdeau. They took a couple steps forward learning from the legend of JJ.
     
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    Sounds to me like paranoia You know like when you think someone's following you and stuff
     
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    Ha amazing people are blaming Risto for this. Pretty obvious there is a bully situation going on in Buffalo. Whether its management, vets, or other stars, we may never know for sure. But one player has the balls to speak up about it and half the posters are already ragging on him for it.

    Risto admitted he is scared of something in the Sabreland and if he puts in too much effort he'll be shamed for it. Or that he is the only one actually putting in effort and it is awkward because no one else seems to care like he does. Sounds a great environment...

    But look at that holy crap top 15 defensive depth they have now. Plan the parade down Chippewa!
     
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    Me too weirdly enough.
     
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    This doesn’t seem like he said anything really at all lol
     
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    In Buffalo ROR's attitude and comments toward losing was viewed as cancerous. Local fanbase deemed him a locker room problem.

    In St. Louis, his work ethic and determination was praised by members of the organization and media alike. Local fanbase deemed him captain material.
     
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    "Recent seasons have been tough and I haven't been able to enjoy hockey."

    Are Sabres players realizing what they need to do to fix their career? Rip on the organization, get traded, win.

    "I cannot say anything other than the fact that on the 12th of September, I will be at one of the NHL team's training camps,"
     
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  22. islesfan186

    islesfan186 YES! YES! YES!

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    Isn’t this like the 3rd player in 2 seasons who is pretty much losing the love of the game due to being on the Sabres? ROR last season, Berglund mid season, and now Risto.
     
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    Word is when he's doing his early workouts he has this picture hanging on the wall for inspiration:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Man, it's an interesting comment and I'd love to know more, but what he said could easily mean there is a bad culture, that he can work on his confidence, that there is just a bad match between him and Buffalo, or any combination of them. To make matters worse, it could also just be a translation thing... I really don't think it is fair to come to any conclusion on Risto or Buffalo based on this.

    It is weird though :p
     
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    lol and people are pegging Buffalo to take a step forward this year? they're just as bad as Edmonton
     
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