What Advanced Stats Say about the Sabres Pt. 4: Luke Adam


‘It still remains a mystery why Lindy Ruff decided on Nov. 12 to remove Adam from his line with Pominville and Vanek. He was producing and the team was winning. Adam’s glaring flaws were his ineffectiveness on the power play and weak puck possession numbers, which may reflect his poor defensive play. But Ruff was using him correctly, starting him largely in the offensive zone, putting him in a position to do what he does best. Even if he was a liability in the D-zone, Adam was plus-1 in the first 15 games.’