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    Rochester Americans 2018-19

    I’d be surprised if they don’t have a veteran goalie on the team next year. Young goalies are way too unpredictable in the AHL. The transition can be long and difficult. They’ll have someone there to work UPL in slowly. Johansson has never played well in the AHL beyond a few games and his ECHL numbers are pretty average.
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    Rochester Americans 2018-19

    Am I missing something? That article is from 2 months ago. I don’t doubt he has an injury this time around. He wasn’t practicing.
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    Rochester Americans 2018-19

    You’re confusing call ups. This one was for an injury. This organization acts like the CIA when it comes to injuries, so no one knows what it was.
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    Rochester Americans 2018-19

    Wedgewood was hurt.
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    CJ Smith Called Up

    I don’t buy it. Who’s he coming up for? Botterill himself said the younger players will be getting looks the second half of the season. Eventually Olofsson or O’Regan will be given a shot.
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    CJ Smith Called Up

    I’m not sure why people keep saying this. He’s not in Rochester on conditioning. He was waived and sent down. And he’ll have to earn a recall like any other player. There’s a good chance he stays in Rochester the rest of the season.
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    Practice Report: Thursday, 1-10-2019

    I feel like I need to follow up on this as for some reason I thought the Sabres played tonight. So yes, they could’ve simply waived Elie at noon today, but doesn’t look like they did.
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    Practice Report: Thursday, 1-10-2019

    They’d have to send down a player who doesn’t need waivers. So Thompson, Mittelstadt or Pilut. None of those guys are going down. Or, they’d need to put someone on IR to open up a roster spot, but that’s doesn’t seem likely as no one else is hurt.
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    Practice Report: Thursday, 1-10-2019

    Yes, by waiving Elie yesterday, which they didn’t do. Theres nothing wrong with Smith getting sent down. He hasn’t been good enough for force their hand.
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    Practice Report: Thursday, 1-10-2019

    If you waive Elie at noon, he’s on the roster until tomorrow at noon. That doesn’t work.
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    Practice Report: Thursday, 1-10-2019

    If Eichel plays, the Sabres would be at 24. They have to get to 23. It’s a numbers game, someone has to get sent down. Likely Smith later today.
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    Rochester Americans 2018-19

    I think they’re somewhere in between the team in October and the one recently. I have 3 main issues. They don’t have a number 1 center. That’s very obvious. Criscuolo and Porter in the top 6 just doesn’t cut it. They are ideally your 2C and 3C. Asplund is a good player overall, but he doesn’t contribute offensively. Hopefully they’ll acquire a 1C at some point this season. Goaltending is another issue, though Wedgewood played well this weekend. They’ve both been inconsistent and they need more. I think Wedgewood will be good enough but he needs to play more. Special teams. The power play has been flat out abysmal for a long time. That goes back to the lack of a playmaking center. Redmond and Pilut can’t do it all and the league has already made adjustments on Olofsson. The latter has been way less effective recently once the league got some video on him. As for the PK, it’s been awful since the season started. Overall they’re a good team, just not as good as people might have thought after their hot start. I think Syracuse will easily pass them over the next few weeks for first place. The Amerks are probably the 2nd or 3rd place team in the division when all is said and done. Sexton clearly set expectations high in preseason when he said they should compete for a championship. I think they deserve to be held to that standard. And it’s been almost a month since they’ve been playing well. It’s mlre than just a few bad games.
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    Rochester Americans 2018-19

    Much of that production came in October when they were hot and scoring 4 or 5 goals a game. They scored 1 goal this weekend. If you actually watch them, you can’t possibly say they’ve been any good the last 3 weeks.
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    Rochester Americans 2018-19

    Playoffs aren’t a concern, but they’re not anywhere near as good as their record would indicate. A sticking point is Sexton was very clear in labeling the Amerks as a Calder Cup contender in preseason interviews. Considering he largely put this team together, I don’t agree, and he deserves to be held accountable. They have lacked a number 1 center all year, which be acknowledged himself, too many players aren’t producing, special teams have been bad and the goaltending has been inconsistent. Take away Redmond’s crazy start and Pilut’s strong play and you don’t have much of a team.
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    Rochester Americans 2018-19

    They’ve been playing .500 hockey for 3 weeks now, including some ugly losses to Springfield, Utica and the game tonight. They haven’t looked good in a long time and have been downright bad far too often.
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