Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 22

Thread: More Buffalo Sabres Turmoil

  1. #1
    Senior Member Junior Division
    Blue Heaven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Queens
    Posts
    9,797
    Rep Power
    79

    More Buffalo Sabres Turmoil

    Jack Eichel Wont Sign Extension If Bylsma Is Coach

    The coach’s future with the Sabres was already in question given their middling results since he took over in 2015. But Paul Hamilton of WGR-AM 550 in Buffalo dropped a bomb at the end of his report on Wednesday, regarding the Sabres’ franchise player:

    Inside sources have told me that Eichel has no desire to sign a contract extension this summer if Bylsma remains the coach, so quite a bit hinges on this meeting.
    As for Eichel, he was visibly angry at the end of another lost season for Buffalo. But as Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News notes, his attitude towards his coach – and this new report on his contract status – point to some level of petulance from a young star player:

    Eichel has some growing up to do if he wants to be taken seriously as a leader. Leaders don’t undercut the coach as many times as Eichel has this season. Or make veiled comments about teammates, like Eichel clearly has about Josh Gorges more than once when referencing players who speak but don’t perform on the ice. Leaders don’t brood and pout in front of the media either like Eichel did to absurd levels Monday on locker cleanout day.
    Maybe Eichel was upset at narrowly missing a $2 million performance bonus. Maybe he was miffed about the Sabres’ PR staff smartly asking him to meet the media at the interview room podium rather than form a mob scrum around his stall in the dressing room. Whatever. Deal with it. You’re the face of the franchise. This wasn’t a good face.
    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/jack-ei...151857883.html

  2. #2
    //reported Junior Division
    booze and wingz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    7,488
    Rep Power
    55
    First ROR blasts the team and then this.
    Sucks for Buffalo.

    Hopefully they can just get rid of Bylsma and call it a day, but I really don't like to see players, especially young players, treat an organization/coach this way.
    Out: Girardi, Klein, Stepan, Raanta
    In: Shattenkirk, Desharnais, Pavalec, DeAngelo/Bereglazalov/Pionk

  3. #3
    Keep your fkin head up BSBH Rookie
    Mikey37's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    28,974
    Rep Power
    268
    So it's ok for Hank to do it to Torts, but not ok for Eichel to do it to Bylsma? There's clearly seperation in that room, so just like JT (and I loved JT), Bylsma has to go.
    Hidden Content
    $1080 and counting

  4. #4
    Moderator Junior Division
    Future's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Posts
    5,454
    Rep Power
    107
    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey37 View Post
    So it's ok for Hank to do it to Torts, but not ok for Eichel to do it to Bylsma? There's clearly seperation in that room, so just like JT (and I loved JT), Bylsma has to go.
    To be fair, Hank never had to play on a line with Nick Delauriers lol

  5. #5
    Keep your fkin head up BSBH Rookie
    Mikey37's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    28,974
    Rep Power
    268
    Quote Originally Posted by Future View Post
    To be fair, Hank never had to play on a line with Nick Delauriers lol
    Hahahaha
    Hidden Content
    $1080 and counting

  6. #6
    Beer Leaguer Bantam Division
    SaveByRichter35's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Long Island
    Posts
    2,019
    Rep Power
    27
    Don't sign there, sign here hahaha

  7. #7
    Keep your fkin head up BSBH Rookie
    Mikey37's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    28,974
    Rep Power
    268
    Quote Originally Posted by SaveByRichter35 View Post
    Don't sign there, sign here hahaha
    Yeah, keep Bylsma !
    Hidden Content
    $1080 and counting

  8. #8
    //reported Junior Division
    booze and wingz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    7,488
    Rep Power
    55
    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey37 View Post
    So it's ok for Hank to do it to Torts, but not ok for Eichel to do it to Bylsma? There's clearly seperation in that room, so just like JT (and I loved JT), Bylsma has to go.
    Reading about that the other day was the first time I'd heard about it, but fair point.
    I'd argue that there'd be some difference in getting shit from a veteran (Hank) than a rookie (Eichel), but whatever.

    I don't argue
    Out: Girardi, Klein, Stepan, Raanta
    In: Shattenkirk, Desharnais, Pavalec, DeAngelo/Bereglazalov/Pionk

  9. #9
    #MakePetrGreatAgain BSBH Legend
    Phil in Absentia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    81,929
    Rep Power
    361
    The difference between a Hank and Eichel here is seniority. When Hank mutinied to get Torts canned he'd been a star in the league for years. Eichel is a rookie, so there's always going to be a stigma associated with this kind of behavior this early in his career.

    Not to mention it's in addition to other poor behavior you don't want to see continue to develop and get fostered.

    Eichel has some growing up to do if he wants to be taken seriously as a leader. Leaders don’t undercut the coach as many times as Eichel has this season. Or make veiled comments about teammates, like Eichel clearly has about Josh Gorges more than once when referencing players who speak but don’t perform on the ice. Leaders don’t brood and pout in front of the media either like Eichel did to absurd levels Monday on locker cleanout day.

    Maybe Eichel was upset at narrowly missing a $2 million performance bonus. Maybe he was miffed about the Sabres’ PR staff smartly asking him to meet the media at the interview room podium rather than form a mob scrum around his stall in the dressing room. Whatever. Deal with it. You’re the face of the franchise. This wasn’t a good face.
    http://www.wgr550.com/articles/news/...ship-wednesday


    Sent from my iPhone using Blueshirts Brotherhood mobile app powered by Tapatalk
    Hidden Content

    "Everyone says you should be a good loser. If you’re a good loser, you’re a loser."
    - John Tortorella


    "I've always said, I'd rather tame a tiger than paint stripes on a kitty cat."
    - Dean Lombardi


    "If someone tells me that I've hurt their feelings, I say, “I'm still waiting to hear what your point is.”"
    - Christopher Hitchens

  10. #10
    Keep your fkin head up BSBH Rookie
    Mikey37's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    28,974
    Rep Power
    268
    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    The difference between a Hank and Eichel here is seniority. When Hank mutinied to get Torts canned he'd been a star in the league for years. Eichel is a rookie, so there's always going to be a stigma associated with this kind of behavior this early in his career.

    Not to mention it's in addition to other poor behavior you don't want to see continue to develop and get fostered.



    http://www.wgr550.com/articles/news/...ship-wednesday


    Sent from my iPhone using Blueshirts Brotherhood mobile app powered by Tapatalk
    Eichel is a star already, and he's only gonna get better. Also, he's not alone in his feelings.
    Hidden Content
    $1080 and counting

  11. #11
    #MakePetrGreatAgain BSBH Legend
    Phil in Absentia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    81,929
    Rep Power
    361
    He's a star in the making, I agree. But it's still a seniority thing. Any time a rookie does this it never looks good on them. Even if he's right. Even if the whole team agrees (like much of the Rangers did with Torts). It's an optics thing.


    Sent from my iPhone using Blueshirts Brotherhood mobile app powered by Tapatalk
    Hidden Content

    "Everyone says you should be a good loser. If you’re a good loser, you’re a loser."
    - John Tortorella


    "I've always said, I'd rather tame a tiger than paint stripes on a kitty cat."
    - Dean Lombardi


    "If someone tells me that I've hurt their feelings, I say, “I'm still waiting to hear what your point is.”"
    - Christopher Hitchens

  12. #12
    Deleted Midget Division
    torontonyr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    3,786
    Rep Power
    73
    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    He's a star in the making, I agree. But it's still a seniority thing. Any time a rookie does this it never looks good on them. Even if he's right. Even if the whole team agrees (like much of the Rangers did with Torts). It's an optics thing.


    Sent from my iPhone using Blueshirts Brotherhood mobile app powered by Tapatalk
    Agreed. And beyond that, the team had given​ Torts a run. Moreover, Hank was not only a star and a veteran, but someone who took everything in stride as he carried the franchise for several seasons.

  13. #13
    Keep your fkin head up BSBH Rookie
    Mikey37's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    28,974
    Rep Power
    268
    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    He's a star in the making, I agree. But it's still a seniority thing. Any time a rookie does this it never looks good on them. Even if he's right. Even if the whole team agrees (like much of the Rangers did with Torts). It's an optics thing.


    Sent from my iPhone using Blueshirts Brotherhood mobile app powered by Tapatalk
    The seniority is irrelevant. Eichel will get his way, just like Crosby did with Therrien, just like Ovy did with cheeseburger eater, just like Hank did with Torts.
    Hidden Content
    $1080 and counting

  14. #14
    Moderator Junior Division
    Future's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Posts
    5,454
    Rep Power
    107
    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    He's a star in the making, I agree. But it's still a seniority thing. Any time a rookie does this it never looks good on them. Even if he's right. Even if the whole team agrees (like much of the Rangers did with Torts). It's an optics thing.


    Sent from my iPhone using Blueshirts Brotherhood mobile app powered by Tapatalk
    He's already a star and not a rookie lol

    I think it's a bad look, but he's one of the top 10 forwards in the league already.

  15. #15
    Senior Member Bantam Division Zuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    1,934
    Rep Power
    5
    And there he's gone lol

  16. #16
    //reported Junior Division
    booze and wingz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    7,488
    Rep Power
    55
    Quote Originally Posted by Future View Post
    He's already a star and not a rookie lol

    I think it's a bad look, but he's one of the top 10 forwards in the league already.
    He's in his second season. I know he was a 2nd OA pick, but let's not talk like he has even 5 years under his belt.
    Out: Girardi, Klein, Stepan, Raanta
    In: Shattenkirk, Desharnais, Pavalec, DeAngelo/Bereglazalov/Pionk

  17. #17
    Moderator Junior Division
    Future's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Posts
    5,454
    Rep Power
    107
    Quote Originally Posted by booze and wingz View Post
    He's in his second season. I know he was a 2nd OA pick, but let's not talk like he has even 5 years under his belt.
    I'm not, but two years in the league is a far cry from being a rookie. Especially when a player is, by far, the best player on his team and one of the best in the league.

    Eichel might always live in McDavid's shadow, but to be a PPG player, or very close to it, playing primarily on a line with Sam Reinhart and freaking Marcus Foligno is unrivaled in the league right now. None of the other comparable scorers did it with such a dreary cast around them and it's not even close.

  18. #18
    //reported Junior Division
    booze and wingz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    7,488
    Rep Power
    55
    What do you consider a rookie?

    Edit - Doesn't matter actually. Don't answer that. Point still stands. Eichel is in his second year. Hank was in his tenth?

    There's a difference.
    Out: Girardi, Klein, Stepan, Raanta
    In: Shattenkirk, Desharnais, Pavalec, DeAngelo/Bereglazalov/Pionk

  19. #19
    Keep your fkin head up BSBH Rookie
    Mikey37's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    28,974
    Rep Power
    268
    Quote Originally Posted by booze and wingz View Post
    What do you consider a rookie?

    Edit - Doesn't matter actually. Don't answer that. Point still stands. Eichel is in his second year. Hank was in his tenth?

    There's a difference.
    There's not a difference other than time. Certain guys carry weight more than others. Eichel is one of them. If McDavid wanted the coach gone, what would happen?
    Hidden Content
    $1080 and counting

  20. #20
    Moderator Junior Division
    Future's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Posts
    5,454
    Rep Power
    107
    Quote Originally Posted by booze and wingz View Post
    What do you consider a rookie?

    Edit - Doesn't matter actually. Don't answer that. Point still stands. Eichel is in his second year. Hank was in his tenth?

    There's a difference.
    I get that there's a difference in terms of experience, but in terms of value to the team, there isn't much.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey37 View Post
    There's not a difference other than time. Certain guys carry weight more than others. Eichel is one of them. If McDavid wanted the coach gone, what would happen?
    Yea, this is basically my point. Nobody gives a fuck if Josh Gorges rips the coach, but it matters if Eichel does.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •