Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) -- The Buffalo Sabres have waived forward Cody McCormick. He left the ice during Wednesday's practice at the First Niagara Center. The move may have been made to clear room on the roster to call up a player from Rochester. Lindy Ruff said, “Part of it is with John there, we’re crowded at that position and with Pat Kaleta on the right side, I tried to give him a look at center. We’ve just got too much of the same thing.”
TSN.ca in Canada reports that the Sabres tried to trade McCormick before making this move.
Sabres Waive F Cody McCormick
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This should fix all of the Sabres problems! Smart Move (Slow Clap)
What?!?! Only McCormick!!
Sabres should have sent Hecht with him! Strike a deal and send our timid Captain Pommer and a couple guys from Rochester for OOOOO'Reilly...
need more moves
Wish it was Pominville
Way to waive a guy who actually plays like he cares Darcy.
should have been hecht!one of three players with any emotion
one of three players with any emotion on the ice... gross
Let us hope this is a move....
to open some roster space that is leading to a big trade...because who in Rochester can help this team rt now? Although i'm not holding me breath.
Are you kidding me ??
They waive one of the few guys who skates his rear end off shift in and shift out. It is little signals like this that this team's coach and GM send to the players that sends the message that the harder you work the less you play. Guy puts more effort into one shift than 3/4 of these overpaid jerks put into one game.
This kid wasn't the most talented Sabre to lace them up, but he stuck up for his team mates, and played with a ton of passion. I'd rather have a team full of McCormick's than a have-no-heart players like Hecht and Stafford.
They waived one of the few players who played with heart and determination. For what? Matt Ellis or Kevin Porter. This is disgusting
ha ha ha
well thats it.the sabres are going to the finals now.while to be sure cody did not have a lot of talent,at least he gave everything he had.but lets keep such stars as gerbe,leopold,stafford and ennis.this team sucks and the organization sucks.almost overnight they have become the laughstock of the league.hey pegula are you alive?
Way to Go Darcy
After a pathetic effort by the team last night, Darcy waives a heart and soul guy who would go through a wall for the team. Continue to keep the soft uninspired players like Stafford, Hecht (couldn't get out of the way of a check fast enough last night), etc. Led by the soft, full of excuses every night Jason Pominville, this team will maske a big run for the overall 1st draft pick. Mr. Pegula when will you wake up and get rid of your pathetic R&R hockey department. We have suffered too long with these clowns. The whole league is laughing at you and this pathetic organization -- get some courage and make the tough, right decisions -- start fresh!
I can name a few other players that should have been waived before Cody. Cody was an energy player, a grinder!
Why did we waive him again???
This is why we are at the bottom of the league!!
Great job Sabres!!
Sabres Fan from NJ
earth shattering news out of hockey heaven once again . . .
Waived during practice ? This seems a bit unusual. Not that McCormick was invaluable. He had teamates back so I imagine he was respected. This is not how you waive a guy whose respected. So we are gonna get another guy to play 4th line minutes. Either McCormick said something that rankled management and they're sending a message or they're clueless. Likely a little of both. This team is a mess.
On a team with very little heart why would you trade/waive a player that has so much! Cody McCormick is the type of player the Sabres need. We need goals and team toughness. Not a rookie from Rochester. Remember the days of Ray/May/Barnaby/Boughner? The team wasn't the most talented but the fans never gave up on the team.
I think its time to make a big trade. Pominville is never going to be worth more then he is right now. He is proably one of the few NHL captains that has never dropped the gloves and I can't see him doing that anytime soon.
Anyone can sit here and list 10-20 reason why the Sabres aren't doing well. The truth is the answer lies in the locker room. It all boils down to HEART.
Oh sure, that oughta fix it!
Cody, you're a class act, be glad to be off this cursed roster. You have more heart than most of our "stars" put together. Good Luck!
Make sure we keep Gerbe and Hecht though....Their "intangibles" are unprecedented....
Great!....One of the few guys that showed compete every shift
why not hecht?
Why?! He puts in the effort every single game and is a solid 4th line guy. Why not cut Hecht or Gerbe or Scott! Stupid move Cody deserved better!
You know, I was just thinking, this team really needs to waive McCormick to go anywhere.....
WHAT A JOKE. This is their fix? To put a bandaid on a severed head??
Oh Ah Sabres on the warpath. Not.
Sabres are a joke
Other players should have been waived before McCormick. (Can we put our GM on waivers?)
When your team shows no heart or effort, it's best to waive a heart and effort guy. Darcy is brilliant.
you SUCK sabres !!! Lets waive the type of player we need more of. I guess we are so tough we don't need anymore toughness !!! I am done watching these candy asses !!!! FIRE DARCY AND LINDY NOW !!!!!!
SHOULD HAVE WAIVED
If they wanted to make a statement they should have waived Hecht. He is one of the "leaders" of the team. Cody was one of the few on the team who cared. Who`s next, Kaleta??? Hopefully, he`ll end up on the Bruins and he help beat up on the Sabres.
wants to be tougher and this is what they do? while Hecht is still playing are you kidding me. Darcy you are a joke and Mr.Pegula your becoming one also.
Makes no sense
Why waive a center who can fight and play hockey? Why is Gerbe on this team, why Hecht?? This is dumb
Keep the skirt wearing purse swingers & midgets. Coach & GM are extreme losers.
this is the best they can come up with?? with all the problems we get rid of the 4th line center?
What the ?
Lets get softer...
Let's call up another young, talented player and ruin them with our lame, predictable "system". Just wonderful.
Wanna make headlines??? FIRE LINDY!!!
To much grit for Linda!Now he call up another player he can ruin. The saga continues
Sabres Waive F Cody McCormick
They should have waved Lindy Ruff.
I can think of two more qualified players who should be waived. 1st by a long shot is Hecht, then Gerbe. Hecht doesnt pay the price, he offers nothing of value. His signing was a joke then, and even more of one now. Gerbe offers a little hustle but nothing else. I would rather see Mancari up on a line with Ott and Grigerenko.
Honestly, I can think of two others even more deserving to be gone.......Darcy and Lindy are a JOKE!!!!!
This is the big move that will shake the team.. come on let's get real. waive all the 3rd and 4 line players
One of two reasons for this........
McCormick spoke up and it didn't sit well or a big trade is coming
Yet Gerbe and Hecht still have jobs?..
Ok I am done, from the GM down, FIRE EVERYONE!
...so a player with physicality and who shows up every night is let go? Sounds about right.
Its a start but a lot more has to be done
I THINK THERE WERE A FEW OTHER PLAYER'S THAT I WOULD HAVE LET GO BEFORE CODY, AT LEAST HE CAME OUT AND GAVE HIS ALL EVER GAME.
..and agony on me. Deep dark depression, excessive misery. If it weren't for bad luck i'd have no luck at all! Doom, despair, and agony on me!!
how gutless to waive the dude while he is practicing...the whole management group is spineless, and so too, are most of the players. Cody always gave a terrific effort, and brought a lot of character to this team of loafers. Good Luck Cody, go win a Cup somewhere!
because he was clearly the problem. He's a straight-up kinda guy.... he probably called out Lindy for the terrible coach he is, and hence had to go.
Waive all the underachievers
and we can barely put a squad on the ice each game. Maybe we should call up the Amerks for a couple of games and sit everyone who's currently playing in Buffalo. Stafford should be on McCormick's heels out the door. Norty Knox must be rolling over in his grave. Wishing for the days when wearing a blue and gold sweater meant something important. In my book, Ruff is not the problem. I'd go to war with Ruff every day of the week. Regier gave the store to players like Roy (thankfully gone), Stafford, etc. and must now take responsibility for the mess that is the Buffalo Sabres. Disgraceful.
is the move? Maybe this means they will get Greggie with it.
move toward the cup
this is huge, this sends a message. You people wanted a move, you got it. Now leave poor Darcy alone!
...the wheels on the bus go round and round....
He's a good kid
Cody is a good kid with limited ability. Next move lets waive Ruff and Regier!
Too much of the same thing ?
How about too many soft forwards and defensemen ? That, Lindy doesn't notice. This guy is fried. Only in Lindys world.
only in buffalo
he gives 10 times more effort than hecht gerbe pomminville
stafford myers leopold sekera grigorenko sulzer and by the way always watched out 4 them. so what does the brilliant organization do they waive him. and it continues.....
Yeah, let's waive a guy who hits...
...and keep Jochen "I'm Tim Connolly in disguise" Hecht who bails out of hits and couldn't score on an open net....
"crowded at that position?"
I'm sorry, but the sabres aren't "deep" at any position other than that of bending over...sorry, that's the fans.
But Nathan Gerbe is still on the team?
Lindys right about one thing
We got too many 4th line players on this team. Except they're playing on the 2nd and 3rd lines.
Sabres waive F Cody McCormick
Id rather have McCormick, over Stafford and Hecht why couldnt we get rid of these bums instead?
Done with these moons
John Scott is better than Cody McCormick?? These guys have no clue. 14 years is enough. I am done. Go Leafs!!!
East Aurora NY
The Big News we all wanted to hear.....
Pathetic... ONLY WAY THIS TEAM MOVES FORWARD IS TO RELIEVE DR AND LR OF THIER DUTIES...........
Lindy and Darcy
After a heartless loss on home ice - Sabres react by waiving one of the few guys that always plays with heart. Brilliant.
....one to go, but at least he had a pulse
are you sure it wasnt gerbe?
if it wasnt why is he still on the team. he was a great novelty item now get rid of him and bring up some one form rachacha. id rather have mancari out there than gerbe!!!!
you are next
1st step in blowing it up!
Not to say that McCormick was the most talented player on the roster, but when he was on the ice he brought his 'a' game every night. I'm going to miss his grit and toughness that, i guess we have so much of on this team. Here's athought Darcy and co.... We have had you guys around to long and it's geting crowded with year in and year out excuses on how you are going to right this sinking ship! This team just sucks!
OK lindy bring up another marchmallow
This is just the shakeup the Sabres needed to get this season turned around.
Coach change please!
I must say that Derick Roy must have a large smile on his face right now. He was the only person, last year, that had the B*lls to tell it like it is= Ruff must go...now look at the Sabres...this coach is popular, yes...but we need change now and regroupbefore its too late...
Some Solution to the Problem
Is this the only the answer they can come up with????
Get Bob Corkum
I think darcy is angling to bring bob corkum back. That should put us over the top
Waive Hecht and I will be thrilled!!! He is getting top line minutes and would not be playing at an NHL level on ANY other team in the league. Lindy Ruff is a joke for this alone. Time to play the kids and see what they have. Try something new. If we arenot firing the coach and GM, try different players. This team is obviously not getting it done!
HIRE RISEBROUGH - ROY - GAINEY!!!!
FOR GM-COACHES NOW!!
Hopefully we're making room for Matt Ellis #StanleyCup
What happened to the new so called rough and tough new sabres.Darcy says he wants to be a tougher team,why in the hell would you wave Cody McCormick.Get rid of the candy asses that don't stick up for there teamates.Darcy played like a whimp and he runs his team like a whimpy team.As far as I am concerned this team is no tougher except for Scott.And as long as Darcey is here it will never change.Darcey should be shown the door.just like Lindy.Enough is enough already.
And we STILL have HECHT?
Are you kidding me. at least you know what youre getting with Cody night in and out. a kid that plays his backside off. Unlike Hecht who comes to play hockey maybe 1 out of 10 games. what a terrible decision. And I am pretty sure most of us would take Cody over John Scott any day.
Waive Cody are you kidding me.There are a lot other players that should be waived before Cody.Get rid of the dead weight and that also includes Darcey as GM.We are half way there with getting rid of Lindy lets get rid of the other half and send Darcey where he belongs(Out the door)lets get a fresh start and give us fans some hope.
OH, OH, OH, O'Reilly!!!
Bring it on!
1.) Regier needs to go
2.) Stafford needs to go
3.) Sekera needs to go
4.) Myers needs to stop playing like a pussycat, and start playing like either Pronger or Chara, or he needs to go
5.) Sabres need to sign O'Reilly.
6.) Need Dudley as GM
I understand the need to make a spot for Porter, but McCormick played hard every shift. As a "paying customer" of the Sabres, that's what I want to see. Find a guy that doesn't play hard and wave him. That should be pretty easy onthis team.
Unless I was missing something McCormick was always playing hard; that's what Sabre fans wanted to see. Let one (or two) of the cream puffs go!
reformed their game
There was 3 bash brothers (Kaleta, Weber and McCormick) 3 seasons ago bash everyone in sight and hitting everything. last year they added Mr Suspension and the bashing slowed down and suspension were handed out. Kaleta reform his game, McCormick was starting to but Weber doesn't fit in but he continues to play. Its when he plays like a jinx they lose. Why McCormick and not Weber -19 in 2011-12 there better talent in Rochester.
Good Cody hope its just a trip to Rochester but the Coyotes would really love ya too.
ok lets talk about playing as a team. this a job stop pointing fingers and get to work. because its the players who got to play together. if you play the whole game like it means something to you you would win. get back to basic you know play to win you know you can do it and so do the most of us. fight strong to the very end goodluck.
Two many guys not playing at the NHL level,
Would have made much more sense to send Kaleta *down*, as least McCormick will work hard and do the physical things that the team needs. Two many guys not playing at the NHL level, Kaleta, Leopold, Hecht, Ellis (already down).....
Bring up Porter and Pardy if you're a smart coach.
Cody McCormick is one of the more talented fourth line players in the entire league. He's a great skater, has decent hands, hits, is a darn good fighter and most importantly he has heart and puts in effort. There are other players I would have released first.
please explain to me why you all think Cody is such a great player and Sabres can;t not have him in the line-up? really. he's a 4th line player who has VERY LITTLE to offer other then a fight here or there...will you people please get a little smarter and stop worrying about a fringe player who isn;t going to help up win......
hey top brass
listen to the fans, bring cody back
Must of told Pominville to grow some and upsetting him so Darcey decided to get rid of him...Look for a real team like Boston sign him right away.
I'd rather see Pominville go
McCormick gave the Sabres some heart...Why I think of Pominville I picture soft/week....we need a captain with McCormick's grit
TEAM 1st guy, class act
Cody is exactly the type of player this team NEEDS. Marcy, end your love affair with Gerbie, Stafford, Hecht, and the softest player on this team Captain aww shucks Pomminville. Spare me the crocodile tears, again, and grow a set. Remember the big end of the season press conference a while back when you bawled your eyes out about hating losing? Well what has happened since then??? NOTHING! Then you go and drop one of 3 guys on this team that will stand up for a team mate. Great message. Cody you deserve better and I hop you end up on a WINNER like Pitt, Boston or Chicago
really? you people have to ask such a question..ok have 20 Cody's on your team and see how many games you win. do you want to win games or be tough and loss...wait a minute, i know that answer to that one., if they win what on earth would you have to complain about...grow a pair? how about get a brain and use it to understand hockey for once.
RE: TEAM 1ST
so Cody is exactly what this team needs eh? ok he's been on this team for 3 seasons now..what have they won with guys like him on the team......that's right! NOTHING!
Clean house & bring Cody back
This team is too soft which falls on the GM who built it. We need Team Toughness not just a couple guys but the whole team.I would rather watch a team of Cody McCormicks play because they play with heart & soul every shift than a bunch of so-called offensive players who never pay the price too score "dirty" goals and never hit anybody or win the one on one battles along the boards. The team takes on the personality of the GM & Coach. Bring in someone like Rick Dudley to be GM and Bring Cody back up.It has gotten to the point that I would rather watch paint dry than watch this team play !!!