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Broken Ankles

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  1. A Florida win wasn’t helpful to the Sabres, but always pleasurable to see Boston lose.
  2. Wishful thinking. Perhaps true but to the previous point, we have moved on, and we are all better for it. You don’t attempt to add an ingredient that previously made you sick.
  3. Contemptuous but warranted and accurate.
  4. How much money does Tage put on the board tonight? Modest amount based on his current salary? Or commensurate with his extension?
  5. @Doohickie what’s the deal with the tix behind the Dallas bench? Before DeBoer after
  6. Kelly Hrudey ripping the Canucks Tonight on HNIC. "It's cruel" Goes onto mention how they're doing this on Hockey Talks day. Bieksa on Boudreau: "Why do we all know about this? That's the problem." Sad to see our sister 1970 organization suffering from such dysfunction. I mean glad we are not writing about this with respect the Sabres (anymore). I mean, Bruce was tearing up at a presser yesterday. Not a good look.
  7. The Anaheim broadcast team (Brian Hayward) was very complementary of VO’s goal scoring ability and elite shot. That line is playing so much better lately.
  8. Always up for a good conspiracy theory, however don’t derail my Friday dose of schadenfreude. The work week is winding down, Bill Maher is back tonight, oh and this wonderful nugget…..
  9. Bryson, Mitts, and Lyubushkin. Would have selected Asplund as my third but he has been resigned to a #13 forward.
  10. If you break it down to Even Strength points, Bennett has a 17% edge in PPG (.299/game vs .254/game) over the same period measured (year 20-24). And more Goals per game ES. His Corsi and other advanced metrics are better, as are blocked shots, hits and take aways. His plus /minus is also better. (Can we still use that stat?? 👀 ). He brings a different element to a third line that Casey does not. To look at a singular overall PPG metric and declare victory is short sighted. I think almost all GM's if given the opportunity take Bennett 7 days a week, and twice on Sunday. That said, as one of those who clearly would not be considered for the Mitts fan club, I would be remiss if I did not recognize the progress he's shown in the last 7-9 games. Developing a synergy with Jost and seemingly skating faster, losing the puck less - especially along the boards. Prior to today he was even in +/- during January and I think on the ice for the most goals (ES) of any skater except Dahlin, which says a lot. But the progress needs to continue. As I noted earlier in the thread, I'm firmly in the camp he will be traded, but it doesn't have to be this year, as he still has another year at a very reasonable number to prove himself.
  11. Casey has to be player 2 based on games played. Question is who is player 1?
  12. Good call out. I had to look at the winning streak in January for the Kraken. They are the first team in NHL history to sweep a seven game road trip, and three of the six teams that swept 6 games went on to win the cup (according to On the Fly/NHL). They also have a goal difference of +25 month to date. That was one hot team, and the Sabres were ultra competitive.
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