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07:29 AM ET 10.11 | Very little grabs ownership's attention the way an empty building does. Will the fans put up with what they're seeing? Will owner Terry Pegula? If so, for how long? For a good chunk of the crowd in First Niagara Center, the answer was 40 minutes. There were rows and rows of empty seats as the third period began, the fans apparently deciding they had better ways to spend their time. The ones who stuck around did a lot of booing, and a significant number sustained a "Fire Darcy" chant. ... "Do I blame them? No," Sabres captain Thomas Vanek said. "The way we've been playing, I understand. It's obviously been frustrating on our side, too." Suffering doesn't have to mean unwatchable, but about 80 percent of the Sabres' season has been exactly that. There are few signs -- if any -- that things are going to get better.

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October 11, 2013  07:58 AM ET

Speaking of contraction...

October 11, 2013  08:36 AM ET
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Speaking of contraction...

Moving the Panthers and combining them with Buffalo might be a good idea.

October 11, 2013  08:47 AM ET
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Moving the Panthers and combining them with Buffalo might be a good idea.

I am starting to think the NYR need the charity more, and FLA should be merged into them.

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October 11, 2013  09:29 AM ET
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I am starting to think the NYR need the charity more, and FLA should be merged into them.

shall I remind you of 1967? Just because your team is relevant again.......ah nevermind I know it will be short lived so I will let you gloat

October 11, 2013  09:29 AM ET
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Empty barn? It's okay, the Leafs will be in town soon :)

Do alot of Canucks make that truck?

I know we used to do that to Isles, and Jersey

October 11, 2013  09:30 AM ET
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Empty barn? It's okay, the Leafs will be in town soon :)

Will Jimmy ever get another sniff?

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October 11, 2013  09:49 AM ET
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I think so.In Edmonton. And from what someone who's been right about these things before told me last night, it could happen sooner and be real big.

I'm still not sold on him but he's better than Dudnyk.

He even looks like a goof.

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October 11, 2013  10:11 AM ET
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LMAO who or what is that?!

That's the Oil's #1 tender Devan Dubnyk.

He of the 5.27 GAA and .847 SV%.

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October 11, 2013  10:23 AM ET
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I'd never actually seen his face. Oh my.

Obviously, you've lived a charmed life. ;-)

October 11, 2013  10:27 AM ET
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That's the Oil's #1 tender Devan Dubnyk.He of the 5.27 GAA and .847 SV%.

I wonder what .27 goal looks like?

October 11, 2013  10:39 AM ET

Great game by the Jackets!

October 11, 2013  10:41 AM ET
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Great game by the Jackets!

It was smokin'.

October 11, 2013  10:44 AM ET
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I wonder what .27 goal looks like?

Best I could come up with.....

October 11, 2013  10:51 AM ET
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shall I remind you of 1967? Just because your team is relevant again.......ah nevermind I know it will be short lived so I will let you gloat

TY

;)

 
October 11, 2013  10:54 AM ET
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I think so.In Edmonton. And from what someone who's been right about these things before told me last night, it could happen sooner and be real big.

Please tell me it also involves the Captain.

But then again, if the Leaf D-men keep using their heads to stop pucks and stanchions, they may need all the available bodies

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