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  1. Meanwhile, Marco Rossi has 0g 1a and is a -4 in 16gp. Still looking for his first NHL goal. Stick tap to the scouting staff.
  2. Depth on D is the primary weakness of this team. They've been drafting heavy on offense in early rounds to rebuild their forward pipeilne, which was desperately needed. Defense is another story, they need to hit on somebody like Novikov or Komarov. I'm not counting Ryan Johnson because he's likely gone, and he's not what the team needs. They need another Samuelsson or two and some quality depth in Roch. Could be another 2 seasons until it's fixed, really would've liked to see them take a Pickering or Rinzel in the 1st this past draft with those extra picks.
  3. Smaller players? Who are we talking about here? Quinn is 6'1.
  4. They need depth on defense. TRPM shows both Bryson and Fitzgerald are struggling We know Mittlestadt, Krebs and Olofosson are not playing well either... no surprise to see them at the bottom here. ============================================================== BUF even strength goal differential through 19 games = -2 BUF even strength minutes played through 19 games = 910.45 exp+/- is a function of %min played at ES and team ES goal diff TRpm(team relative +/-) is the diff btwn actual+/- and exp+/- %min is % of ES minutes played ============================================================== Team Player TRpm GP +/- exp+/- %min BUF Rasmus Dahlin 8.77 18 8 -0.77 38.5 BUF Mattias Samuelsson 8.20 6 8 -0.20 10.2 BUF Owen Power 3.85 19 3 -0.85 42.7 BUF Alex Tuch 3.54 19 3 -0.54 27.1 BUF Jeff Skinner 3.54 19 3 -0.54 26.8 BUF Tage Thompson 2.56 19 2 -0.56 28.0 BUF Henri Jokiharju 2.26 8 2 -0.26 13.0 BUF Rasmus Asplund 1.40 17 1 -0.40 19.9 BUF Jack Quinn 1.33 14 1 -0.33 16.4 BUF Dylan Cozens 0.52 19 0 -0.52 26.2 BUF Zemgus Girgensons 0.39 18 0 -0.39 19.6 BUF Kyle Okposo 0.35 14 0 -0.35 17.3 BUF Anders Bjork 0.02 1 0 -0.02 1.1 BUF Tyson Jost 0.02 1 0 -0.02 0.8 BUF Ilya Lyubushkin -0.61 14 -1 -0.39 19.7 BUF Vinnie Hinostroza -1.67 12 -2 -0.33 16.3 BUF Lawrence Pilut -1.70 11 -2 -0.30 15.2 BUF Kale Clague -1.76 7 -2 -0.24 12.0 BUF Riley Sheahan -1.96 2 -2 -0.04 1.8 BUF Victor Olofsson -3.49 19 -4 -0.51 25.5 BUF Peyton Krebs -3.62 16 -4 -0.38 19.1 BUF Casey Fitzgerald -3.69 12 -4 -0.31 15.5 BUF Casey Mittelstadt -6.49 19 -7 -0.51 25.7 BUF Jacob Bryson -12.34 19 -13 -0.66 33.1 ==============================================================
  5. Agreed. Reminds me a bit of the RAV line, where they generated plenty of offense at a young age... partly because they're not facing top defenders.
  6. Players like Muel simply are not available for trade, they're too valuable. What worries me is they don't have anybody else like him in the pipeline.... Komarov or Novikov maybe? Don't know those 2 well enough.
  7. The expectation this year (as per KA and DG) wasn't a Stanley Cup or even to make playoffs. The goal is to continue to allow the young players to grow and round out their games. This gives them a built in excuse to take nights off, so set your expectations accordingly.
  8. They're just not there yet, set expectations accordingly.
  9. It shows you how good Samuelsson really is. They've only won 3 of thee past 9 games since he was injureed. They miss him dearly. He's probably the most polished defensive defense prospect I've seen play for the Sabres the past 15 years. When Jokiharju went out, Samuelsson was playing 25min/gm. You can't replace those minutes with a Clague, Pilot, Bryson or a 19y/o rookie without taking a huge step backwards.
  10. Dylan Cozens has had 3 goals go in off him the past 2 games. Luckily one of them was called back due to an offside challenge. I understand he's a competitive kid who's trying to get in the way of pucks, and some of that is bad luck.... but that said, sometimes the best play (if you're too far away from the shooter) is to get out of the way so your goalie can get a clear look and you don't accidentally deflect the puck on your own net. He'll learn from it.
  11. Nah. They're not in "win now" mode just yet. Adam's plan is to build from within, draft well and develop his own prospects. He's done that, but there just isn't enough depth yet at some key positions, namely defense. We know that, they know that, the entire league knows that and the opposition takes advantage. That's pro hockey.
  12. Most women might watch moist walruses mingle without mentioning why many white men would masturrrbate.
  13. ============================================================== BUF even strength goal differential through 13 games = 6 BUF even strength minutes played through 13 games = 627.05 exp+/- is a function of %min played at ES and team ES goal diff TRpm(team relative +/-) is the diff btwn actual+/- and exp+/- %min is % of ES minutes played ============================================================== Team Player TRpm GP +/- exp+/- %min BUF Rasmus Dahlin 5.74 12 8 2.26 37.6 BUF Mattias Samuelsson 5.24 5 6 0.76 12.7 BUF Rasmus Asplund 4.74 11 6 1.26 20.9 BUF Henri Jokiharju 2.47 4 3 0.53 8.8 BUF Victor Olofsson 1.49 13 3 1.51 25.1 BUF Alex Tuch 1.39 13 3 1.61 26.9 BUF Kale Clague 1.10 6 2 0.90 15.0 BUF Jack Quinn 0.91 11 2 1.09 18.2 BUF Vinnie Hinostroza 0.29 6 1 0.71 11.8 BUF Lawrence Pilut 0.05 8 1 0.95 15.9 BUF Zemgus Girgensons -0.33 13 1 1.33 22.2 BUF Kyle Okposo -0.37 13 1 1.37 22.8 BUF Owen Power -0.49 13 2 2.49 41.5 BUF Jeff Skinner -0.60 13 1 1.60 26.6 BUF Ilya Lyubushkin -0.98 8 0 0.98 16.3 BUF Peyton Krebs -1.08 11 0 1.08 18.0 BUF Dylan Cozens -1.59 13 0 1.59 26.4 BUF Tage Thompson -2.64 13 -1 1.64 27.4 BUF Casey Fitzgerald -4.02 9 -3 1.02 17.1 BUF Casey Mittelstadt -4.49 13 -3 1.49 24.9 BUF Jacob Bryson -7.10 13 -5 2.10 35.0 ============================================================== VS ============================================================== VEG even strength goal differential through 14 games = 14 VEG even strength minutes played through 14 games = 728.23 exp+/- is a function of %min played at ES and team ES goal diff TRpm(team relative +/-) is the diff btwn actual+/- and exp+/- %min is % of ES minutes played ============================================================== Team Player TRpm GP +/- exp+/- %min VEG Shea Theodore 6.87 14 12 5.13 36.6 VEG Jack Eichel 6.04 14 10 3.96 28.3 VEG Nicolas Hague 4.09 13 8 3.91 27.9 VEG Mark Stone 3.77 14 8 4.23 30.2 VEG Reilly Smith 3.41 14 7 3.59 25.6 VEG Chandler Stephenson 2.84 14 7 4.16 29.7 VEG William Karlsson 2.31 14 6 3.69 26.4 VEG Brayden McNabb 1.11 14 6 4.89 34.9 VEG Zach Whitecloud 0.94 14 5 4.06 29.0 VEG Keegan Kolesar 0.43 12 3 2.57 18.4 VEG Paul Cotter 0.04 4 1 0.96 6.9 VEG Nicolas Roy -0.32 14 3 3.32 23.7 VEG Jake Leschyshyn -0.42 2 0 0.42 3.0 VEG William Carrier -0.70 13 2 2.70 19.3 VEG Jonathan Marchessault -0.71 14 3 3.71 26.5 VEG Ben Hutton -1.21 1 -1 0.21 1.5 VEG Michael Amadio -3.14 11 -1 2.14 15.3 VEG Brett Howden -4.34 14 -1 3.34 23.8 VEG Alec Martinez -4.71 14 0 4.71 33.7 VEG Phil Kessel -4.95 14 -2 2.95 21.0 VEG Alex Pietrangelo -5.98 14 -1 4.98 35.6 ==============================================================
  14. Hinostroza needs to be in the lineup. He's better than Krebs and Girgensons. 5 points in 6 games and he's a healthy scratch, smh
  15. Stick tap to Coach Granato for keeping the boys spirits up after guving up a goal early in the 3rd to go down 2. Past Sabres teams would've collapsed.
  16. Stick tap to Coach Granato for keeping the boys spirits up after guving up a late 2nd period goal and a shorthander early in the 3rd. Past Sabres teams would've collapsed.
  17. It's an encouraging start to the season, but we all know they lack depth, and at this point of the rebuild it's OK. I, for one, hope he doesn't panic and sell off futures for a filler on D.
  18. Mike Weber might watch. Most women may water many watermelons.
  19. Still concerned about his lack of size. NHL shooters will exploit any and every weakness. Hope Portillo signs.
  20. Are there still physical ads on the boards or no?
  21. What I used to love about hockey was the different roles that needed to be filled in order to ice a winning team. It used to be you needed some skill, some grit, some defensive specialists, some size, etc. That's no longer the case. As a result of rules changes the modern game has evolved into a skills contest. This makes it much easier to build a winner by simply drafting guys who post the best metrics as determine by analytics, hence the explosion of data scientists in front offices across the league. Is the game "better" than it was 20 years ago? It's certainly more skilled.. but is that "better"? Depends who you ask. Personally I miss the physical game. Today, losing teams simply roll over and concede. What made hockey unique was the toughness required to play the game. Today's game is no different than basketball or baseball both massively successful sports, but nothing as entertaining as a hockey game used to be. Think about it, what's the only play in hockey that gets fans of both teams out of their seats? A fight. You can't tell me that's not entertaining.
  22. UPL was positionally sound he made a lot of saves just by pucks hitting him. That said, he did not look confident and his rebound control was poor. He needs a full HEALTHY season in Roc to gain back some confidence and fine tune his game.
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