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Scouting Report – 12/19/16 – Tim Kennedy

By Dennis Allen, Jr. Tonight’s 4-1 collapse was one of the worst games Rochester played all year. After leading 1-0, the Senators scored four unanswered goals, snapping the Amerk’s three game home win streak. If O’Reilly had not been gifted an assist on what was a largely an individual effort, Baptiste-O’Reilly-Schneider would have gone their …
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Scouting Report – 12/17/16 – Cal O’Reilly

By Dennis Allen, Jr. The Amerk’s were able to squeak out a close one in overtime tonight with a 3-2 win. Justin Bailey blazed into the zone, beat his man on the wing, and deeked the keeper to get the overtime winner. For his goal he earned the first star of the night. In my …
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Scouting Report – 12/14/16 – Vaclav Karabacek

By Dennis Allen, Jr. Tonight’s 5-2 victory against the Marlies might just be the best of the year. In a contest that was bogged down by some questionable officiating, Nick Baptiste played a near perfect game; and was able to record a hat trick. Also Dan Catenacci was able to bust out of his slump, …
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Scouting Report – 12/2/16 – Cole Schneider

By Dennis Allen, Jr. The Amerks were able to hang on by the skin of their teeth tonight against the Toronto Marlies for a 3-2 victory. Rochester played an amazing first period, but after that, they didn’t look very sharp. Tonight’s game was flooded with special teams play: It honestly felt like there was no …
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Scouting Report – 11/25/16 – Tyler Strachan

By Dennis Allen, Jr. Friday’s 5-2 loss to the Comets was disappointing on many levels. The roster lacked the forward depth to allow Rochester to compete for a full 60 minutes. In what has developed into a common trend for the Amerks, there was almost no physical play. Nick Baptiste was the one bright spot …
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Scouting Report – 11/23/16 – Erik Burgdoerfer

By Dennis Allen, Jr. There were a lot of questions facing how the Amerks would perform tonight after the recent call ups of Cole Schneider and Cal O’Reilly. They looked very much like an undermanned roster playing without a captain. In O’Reilly, Schneider and Fedun, the Amerks were missing their top 3 point scorers this …
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Scouting Report – 11/18/16 – Nick Baptiste

New Lets Go Amerks contributor Dennis Allen Jr. will be posting a scouting report on a different player each home game (and the odd road game) he attends.  You can see his previous scouting reports at: http://rocscouting.blogspot.com  …… and be sure to follow him @RocScout14 Dennis is an aspiring scout wrapping up his associates program for …
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Season 61 – Preview

(10/13 PM Update) For the third summer in the last 4 years, the Amerks roster looks good…ON PAPER.  “Blah Blah Blah”, “Yeah, whatever”, and “So what”.  I hear you, guys.  But it’s October – so I’m going to put on my hopeful and optimistic mask for the time being. I was excited about Cunneyworth returning …
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Time flies regardless

5 seasons have passed since the Sabres purchased and re-affiliated with the Amerks.  While the on-ice product has been mostly miserable and sometimes embarrassing this last half-decade, there have been some players I’ve enjoyed watching here over that time period.  Here are 10 (and why) in no particular order:  Freddie Roy – A throwback to the …
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No excuses this season

It’s over.  One of the more disappointing seasons of at least the past 35 years has mercifully finished. This isn’t last year’s team who could say Buffalo’s tanking devastated their roster.  It’s not a season like 2008-2009, 2010-2011, 2011-2012 or 2013-2014 where significant injuries both here and above (Florida+Buffalo) led to too many ECHL’ers playing …
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Open Letter to the AHL President – 60th Anniversary night

Written by LGA contributor Ted Cichanowicz   Mr Andrews….if you weren’t doing anything special on this night, perhaps you should have made a visit to Rochester, NY to take in the festivities at the Blue Cross Arena. And if you had come, it may make you painfully aware of how you have so devalued, besmirched, and …
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