Jump to content

Happy Days

  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Happy Days

  1. A goalie coach plus only 2 other assistants seems like a small staff.
  2. https://mynhltraderumors.com/nhl-rumors-minnesota-wild-jason-zucker-kessel-and-the-buffalo-sabres/2019/06/04/ Buffalo Sabres: A roster reckoning coming John Vogl of The Athletic: Alas, the Buffalo Sabres’ offseason could be very good or an unmitigated disaster. Buffalo may offer sheet Kasperi Kapanen then sign Jake Gardiner from Toronto for starters. Then, the Sabres acquiring Jacob Trouba with the assurance they sign him would be quite the coup. The Sabres are hoping players like Victor Olofsson and Alexander Nylander can step up is a bit of a stretch but possible. Finally, this would rid themselves of Rasmus Ristolainen and several fringe players as well. However, there is a bad scenario. Buffalo finds themselves unable to re-sign Jeff Skinnerand he walks for zero. The roster looks the same minus Olofsson and Nylander getting second line minutes. Worse, the Sabres would be learning a new system without any real upgrade in talent. If anything, this represents a downturn.
  3. I Wonder what is taking so long? I would have thought 1 or 2 assistant coaches would have been reported by now.
  4. Housley had 4 assistants plus a goalie coach, so 5 total. They also have 2 video coaches.
  5. Who do you think Ralph Krueger will hire as his coaching team? Who should he hire? I think a Bob Boughner would be a good assistant to get.
  6. https://www.diebytheblade.com/2018/7/5/17536778/the-sabres-in-a-bubble-part-1-team-statistics
  7. The Sabres need to pick in the top 8. I feel there is a big drop off / risk after the top 8 players
  8. Ennis & Girginsons appear to be 1 and 2 then who? Hodson is better at wing due to less defensive responsibilities. Rienhart seems like he could use another year to get stronger without taking the punishment of the NHL. Grigorenko could use a year in the AHL. Larrson has struggled to score at the NHL level. Torry Mitchell is a 4th line guy Thoughts?
  9. http://www.diebytheblade.com/2014/7/31/5956907/report-danny-flynn-to-be-second-assistant-on-sabres-staff
  10. Seems as if Murray likes big physical wingers. He also seems to prefer soft puck moving defensemen.
  11. Does anyone know the official date that the Islanders have to decide by?
  12. Linus Ullmark should be getting more pub as a high end Sabres prospect. He is leading the Swedish men's league in save percentage.
  13. It makes a lot of sense if the scouting combine were to come to Buffalo. BUFFALO IS THE IDEAL CENTRAL LOCATION (less than 8 hour drive) with Toronto, and Ottawa to the north, Detroit and Chicago to the West, Pittsburgh and Columbus to south, Boston, New Jersey and New York to the East. It also will have the best facilities available for that type of event. It would be wise for the NHL to take advantage of this opportunity.
  14. Will Sam Bennett most likely be a winger or center at the NHL level?
  15. Andrew Peters --> ugh... Very tough to listen to.
  16. I was wondering why Hunter Shinkaruk is rated higher than Kerby Rychel? They both have similar offensive numbers, but Rychel had far less talent around him. Also Rychel is bigger and plays a more physical game. To me it just seems as if Rychel should be the higher rated prospect.
  17. He skates very well, playes with a physical edge, plays both ends of the ice. He is a Steve Ott of the future. He is projected between picks 20-30 in this upcoming draft. It would be great if the Sabres could work out a deal to get a 3rd 1st rounder and pick him up. Players like him and Bo Horvat are tenacious players that would be welcome additions to the Sabres lineup. http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=653066 http://lastwordonsports.com/2013/05/06/ryan-hartman-2013-nhl-draft-player-profile-26/ http://thehockeywriters.com/ryan-hartman-the-next-ones-nhl-2013-draft-prospect-profile/
  18. Trade Thomas Vanek and/or Ryan Miller in the eastern Conferance?
  19. Stafford definitely could use a change of scenery.
  20. I thought I recall something about where Ruff said Hecht would often cover up for Briere defensively. I think that is one of the reasons they kept Hecht & let Briere walk.
  21. Of the top defensive prospects on the Sabres only McNabb has really good size and grit to his game. Pysyk, McCabe, Guthier Leduc, and Brennan each are puck moving defenseman that seem to lack the real size and grit. I know the Sabres still could use more high end forwards, but The Sabres may want to add more size and grit to their defense core with 1 of their picks in the first few rounds of the upcoming draft or in a trade for a prospect.
  22. Maybe instead of having a phantom goalie the Sabres should put something in front of the net to improve picking corners and shooting.
  23. I find it to be strange how the Sabres have about 10 guys on defense who should have NHL games this season yet they never turned that into a package deal to upgrade the quality of their team. It is like Darcy is more concerned about depth and injuries to players on defense to where you had several NHL defenseman on the AHL team instead of using that asset to improve the quality of the players on the NHL team. Pysyk and McNabb both should have some NHL games this season but are stuck behind other players of similar ability because Darcy appears to prefer minor league depth over the quality of NHL talent.
  24. He scored 31 goals in 62 games in a contract year. The next most he has scored was 20. He certainly has talent to be a very good player in the league but his work ethic and character has to come into question.
  • Create New...