Re: Confirmed: Blues Trade for ROR

#251
"As a 3-year-old idolizing his 8-year-old brother, Cal, O'Reilly had practiced this in the family kitchen of their home outside London, Ont. Take the Stanley Cup and hold it over your head. Use whatever you could. A garbage can, milk jug, whatever.

Hold it as high as you could. And O'Reilly did just that Wednesday night in TD Garden. Now 28, he was a champion just over 11 months after the Sabres kicked him to the curb because Jason Botterill went all rookie general manager on his team in the aftermath of a 62-point season by flushing what he felt was a part of a negative locker room culture."

https://buffalonews.com/2019/06/12/st-l ... innington/

Re: Confirmed: Blues Trade for ROR

#252
UMSLBlues12 wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:44 am
"As a 3-year-old idolizing his 8-year-old brother, Cal, O'Reilly had practiced this in the family kitchen of their home outside London, Ont. Take the Stanley Cup and hold it over your head. Use whatever you could. A garbage can, milk jug, whatever.

Hold it as high as you could. And O'Reilly did just that Wednesday night in TD Garden. Now 28, he was a champion just over 11 months after the Sabres kicked him to the curb because Jason Botterill went all rookie general manager on his team in the aftermath of a 62-point season by flushing what he felt was a part of a negative locker room culture."

https://buffalonews.com/2019/06/12/st-l ... innington/
Still can't believe the Sabres made a scapegoat out of the only guy on the team that was bothered by losing all the time.
...but whatever, the Blues won the Cup!!!!!

Re: Confirmed: Blues Trade for ROR

#253
Dave's a mess wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:01 am
UMSLBlues12 wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:44 am
"As a 3-year-old idolizing his 8-year-old brother, Cal, O'Reilly had practiced this in the family kitchen of their home outside London, Ont. Take the Stanley Cup and hold it over your head. Use whatever you could. A garbage can, milk jug, whatever.

Hold it as high as you could. And O'Reilly did just that Wednesday night in TD Garden. Now 28, he was a champion just over 11 months after the Sabres kicked him to the curb because Jason Botterill went all rookie general manager on his team in the aftermath of a 62-point season by flushing what he felt was a part of a negative locker room culture."

https://buffalonews.com/2019/06/12/st-l ... innington/
Still can't believe the Sabres made a scapegoat out of the only guy on the team that was bothered by losing all the time.
Which played a part in them imploding later in the season. Their lose is our gain. A Stanley Cup, Selke and Conn Smythe gain. :bananaride:

Re: Confirmed: Blues Trade for ROR

#257
BillP. wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:43 pm
Armstrong mows down 2 GM's to the unemployment line with deals. First Hextall, then Buttercup. The question is, will another GM have the guts to make a big deal with Army? Will Army ever get the chance again?
Well Hextall wasn’t fired because of the Schenn trade. He was let go because he wanted to do things the right way and build through the draft. Management was on board and then decided they didn’t agree with him, they wanted to add some vets to the mix. Hextall s rebuild was happening faster than anyone thought. They’ve got a really great young team with a lot of pieces still in the cupboard. Love the Flyers!
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Re: Confirmed: Blues Trade for ROR

#258
NHLTIM wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:18 pm
BillP. wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:43 pm
Armstrong mows down 2 GM's to the unemployment line with deals. First Hextall, then Buttercup. The question is, will another GM have the guts to make a big deal with Army? Will Army ever get the chance again?
Well Hextall wasn’t fired because of the Schenn trade. He was let go because he wanted to do things the right way and build through the draft. Management was on board and then decided they didn’t agree with him, they wanted to add some vets to the mix. Hextall s rebuild was happening faster than anyone thought. They’ve got a really great young team with a lot of pieces still in the cupboard. Love the Flyers!
Yeah I thought Hextall got screwed. Thanks for all the prospects and young stars. Now call up the 20 year old goalie or you're fired!

Dumping Berube for Hackstol worked out well for us though
...but whatever, the Blues won the Cup!!!!!

Re: Confirmed: Blues Trade for ROR

#261
Dread_Pirate_Westley wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:15 pm
Dave's a mess wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:09 pm
Happy Anniversary! It was fun re-reading the beginning of this thread. Pretty much euphoria across the board, then some very good and very bad analysis after the fact. I think Army won this trade.
Crazy that it's probably the best trade in team history and only the 2nd best move Army made last season.
Yup, that Jakub Jerabek trade was a master stroke.
...but whatever, the Blues won the Cup!!!!!

Re: Confirmed: Blues Trade for ROR

#262
NHLTIM wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:18 pm
BillP. wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:43 pm
Armstrong mows down 2 GM's to the unemployment line with deals. First Hextall, then Buttercup. The question is, will another GM have the guts to make a big deal with Army? Will Army ever get the chance again?
Well Hextall wasn’t fired because of the Schenn trade. He was let go because he wanted to do things the right way and build through the draft. Management was on board and then decided they didn’t agree with him, they wanted to add some vets to the mix. Hextall s rebuild was happening faster than anyone thought. They’ve got a really great young team with a lot of pieces still in the cupboard. Love the Flyers!
Yeah, but my story sounds better. Work with me Timmy! That's how news works today, don't you know it! Spin City