Buffalo Sabres • Re: Frustration
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by Pokecheque
1M ago
E.L. wrote: Curious to see "whose fault it is" on two fronts: Was it Granato's fault in Buffalo? Was it Ruff's fault in New Jersey? GMs might be more at fault in both situations... Fitzgerald should be on a very, very hot seat next season. He was deporable this last summer, letting two top-four defenders walk (yes, I don't care what anyone else says, Ryan Graves has to be in your top four in order to function properly) and thinking they could get away with the same substandard goaltending tandem they finished with the season before? No. And then for him to publicly throw Lindy under the bus ..read more
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Buffalo Sabres • Re: Frustration
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by E.L.
1M ago
Curious to see "whose fault it is" on two fronts: Was it Granato's fault in Buffalo? Was it Ruff's fault in New Jersey? GMs might be more at fault in both situations... Statistics: Posted by E.L. — Tue Apr 23, 2024 9:10 pm ..read more
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Buffalo Sabres • Re: Frustration
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by Pokecheque
1M ago
E.L. wrote: Don Granato fired. Pretty disastrous season for the Sabres. They had playoff ambitions and they're stuck in neutral. And Lindy Ruff rehired! Honestly you can see the talent on this roster. They just had no structure whatsoever. For a short time, the lack of structure was a good thing given the fact that Krueger had choked all signs of life from the team, but once it came time to take the next step, Donny couldn’t do it. If these kids can’t get it together under Lindy then I don’t know what to think. I’ll say this and hope I’m wrong—I’m guessing Bowen Byram will at some point l ..read more
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Buffalo Sabres • Re: Frustration
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by Pokecheque
2M ago
E.L. wrote: I heard some rumblings about a Skinner buyout. It's kind of a weird one, hugely beneficial the next two seasons with one crappy third year, followed by another three manageable years. Really depends on if they've reached their breaking point with him. Skinner is a fantastic scoring talent, the problem is that he is also horrible defensively to the point where the team concedes far more scoring chances than they generate when he's on the ice. Perfectly fine if you have enough two-way guys to cover for him, but if you don't that's an issue. It also makes his $9 million AAV a tad p ..read more
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Buffalo Sabres • Re: Frustration
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by E.L.
2M ago
I heard some rumblings about a Skinner buyout. It's kind of a weird one, hugely beneficial the next two seasons with one crappy third year, followed by another three manageable years. Really depends on if they've reached their breaking point with him. Statistics: Posted by E.L. — Tue Apr 09, 2024 9:19 pm ..read more
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Buffalo Sabres • Re: Frustration
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by Pokecheque
2M ago
E.L. wrote: https://twitter.com/SabresPlays/status/1776420298595684483?t=Myy6oDzAcemLTfKN2ljFHQ&s=19 I've literally never seen anything like that in my life. Also, after a relatively hot start, Bo Byram did not finish the year strong. Buffalo better be getting one hell of a coach in there this offseason. That team has talent coming out every which way, but their structure and discipline is nonexistent. Basically unless they get superstar goaltending they don't have a chance to win. Statistics: Posted by Pokecheque — Tue Apr 09, 2024 8:42 pm ..read more
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Buffalo Sabres • Re: Frustration
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by E.L.
2M ago
https://twitter.com/SabresPlays/status/1776420298595684483?t=Myy6oDzAcemLTfKN2ljFHQ&s=19 Statistics: Posted by E.L. — Sat Apr 06, 2024 2:58 am ..read more
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Buffalo Sabres • Re: Frustration
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by Pokecheque
3M ago
Well lookee here...might be too late but the Sabres are really trying to snag a playoff spot. And thanks to the Red Wings' recent plummet, they have an outside chance. Ukko-Pekka Luukonen has been playing out of his mind the last couple months, so that's a huge help, but I'm told by some Sabres fans that after starting the year with a more structured defensive system that all but killed their offense, Granato said fuck it and told the guys to run-and-gun it from here on out. And they did. The recent addition of Bowen Byram has simply jumpstarted that into overdrive. Will they make it? Who kn ..read more
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Buffalo Sabres • Re: Frustration
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by Pokecheque
6M ago
Chris18 wrote: Is it really that big of a deal? I've always liked playing the off-side. One-timers from the point are so much easier. Clearing the puck is a tiny bit more difficult because you're handling it closer to the slot and a bit higher in the zone, likely closer to forechecking forwards, but you're also able to clear rebounds in front away on your forehand more safely to the boards. I was always coached that righties play on the right and lefties play on the left. When I got to beer league I had a team of mostly righties who all wanted to be on the right side and I was new so I got p ..read more
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Buffalo Sabres • Re: Frustration
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by Pokecheque
6M ago
Didn't realize until the Sabres came to town that both Connor Clifton and Erik Johnson are RHDs, which means Johnson has had to play the left side for most of his stint in Buffalo. I've watched EJ for the better part of 13 seasons and could count on one hand the number of shifts (not games, SHIFTS) he played on his off-side. Seems pretty dumb to me to ask a 36-year-old veteran to make such a drastic change in what is likely his final year in the NHL, but what do I know? Statistics: Posted by Pokecheque — Tue Dec 19, 2023 7:15 pm ..read more
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