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Practice Report: 10-23-2018

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I like those lines.

Wouldn't it be nice if Casey broke out on Thursday?

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Aren't those the same lines that we saw in the last 2 games?

Also:  I think the "Practice Report" threads are great.

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19 minutes ago, WildCard said:

 

Rodrigues has definitely earned a bump up from line 4 duty.

My question ( mildly fascetious): should Okposo get injured, does Mittelstadt sit in the press box with him as well? Pretty sure that has been the 1 F combo that has been consistent all 9 games to date.

I'm fine w/ those lines PROVIDED that when Pominville runs out of gas w/in the next 5-15 games, that Housley doesn't overextend his stay on the top line by more than 2 games beyond that point.

 

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5 minutes ago, nfreeman said:

Aren't those the same lines that we saw in the last 2 games?

Also:  I think the "Practice Report" threads are great.

Pretty sure both of these are correct.

Though thought lines 2&3 were flipped on the depth chart.

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6 minutes ago, nfreeman said:

Aren't those the same lines that we saw in the last 2 games?

Also:  I think the "Practice Report" threads are great.

I thought so too but I'm not 100%

And agreed

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Thompson sent down yet?   What are they waiting for? 

I've been clamoring for Larsson and Girgenson to be moved out but they're good at killing penalties (for the last two games anyway).    But not sure that ability alone deserves a roster spot (these guys simply cannot score).      You would hope they could find somebody with those same PK skills who can score 10-15g.

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1 hour ago, Taro T said:

Rodrigues has definitely earned a bump up from line 4 duty.

My question ( mildly fascetious): should Okposo get injured, does Mittelstadt sit in the press box with him as well? Pretty sure that has been the 1 F combo that has been consistent all 9 games to date.

I'm fine w/ those lines PROVIDED that when Pominville runs out of gas w/in the next 5-15 games, that Housley doesn't overextend his stay on the top line by more than 2 games beyond that point.

 

why not scratch him for a game then and let thompson play.

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1 minute ago, Huckleberry said:

why not scratch him for a game then and let thompson play.

Pominville has been better. If playing better is the philosophy you can't sit a guy for that. 

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1 hour ago, Huckleberry said:

why not scratch him for a game then and let thompson play.

 

1 hour ago, LGR4GM said:

Pominville has been better. If playing better is the philosophy you can't sit a guy for that. 

I think Huck meant that if Pominville runs out of gas, give him a game off and let Thompson play.

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2 hours ago, nfreeman said:

Aren't those the same lines that we saw in the last 2 games?

Also:  I think the "Practice Report" threads are great.

Came to post these exact two things

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What I like about 28-22-10 is that it's now Phil's defensive go-to, rather than having 3 players he likes defensively on different lines and thus constantly splitting them up and mish-mashing things together for defensive zone draws, creating havoc- if it worked and we got the puck back everything was disrupted by needing to change the second we got it out. That annoyed the crap out of me and put all the focus on the wrong end of the ice considering what we needed to figure out at the time (how to score). Now he can just roll them like he did all game in LA/Anaheim. It's better for every player involved.

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1 hour ago, Doohickie said:

 

I think Huck meant that if Pominville runs out of gas, give him a game off and let Thompson play.

Yup, though I'd rather have Thompson send down and play some actual games.

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Tuesday's practice
Beaulieu was back on the ice for the first time since he sustained an injury on a blocked shot in San Jose. The defenseman said he feels close to being game-ready. 

"[I feel] good," he said. "Obviously a little sore from that shot, but today's actually the first day I've skated in four days, so it basically feels pretty close to where it needs to be for me to get out there."

The Sabres held a skills-based practice coached by former forward Matt Ellis and his staff at the Academy of Hockey. They'll practice again at Harborcenter on Wednesday in preparation of their matchup with the Montreal Canadiens at KeyBank Center on Thursday.

"Matty Ellis, he's doing a great job with the program over there," Beaulieu said. "I got to skate with him before the season for about a week. He works on a lot of stuff that you work on during the summer and kind of forget about during the winter, so it's nice to have this in our schedule where we can kind of sit back for a day. It was an emotional road trip. You just kind of get your feet and your hands back. I thought it was a really good day and I thought we managed it really well."

 

https://www.nhl.com/sabres/news/sabres-practice-report-zach-bogosian/c-301206126

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29 minutes ago, darksabre said:

Matt Ellis coaching skills. Damn. 

Remember the old adage:

Those that can, do.  Those that can't, teach.  

He could be excellent in this role. ;)

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13 minutes ago, Taro T said:

Remember the old adage:

Those that can, do.  Those that can't, teach.  

He could be excellent in this role. 😉

I believe it. Don't plugs tend to make better head coaches?

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1 hour ago, Taro T said:

Remember the old adage:

Those that can, do.  Those that can't, teach.  

He could be excellent in this role. 😉

Those that can’t teach, teach gym - Dewey Finn

 

corrected for accuracy 

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6 minutes ago, darksabre said:

I believe it. Don't plugs tend to make better head coaches?

Yep.

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1 hour ago, WildCard said:

He works on a lot of stuff that you work on during the summer and kind of forget about during the winter, so it's nice to have this in our schedule where we can kind of sit back for a day.

I think it's good that they're going back to basics during the season.  An excellent idea, in fact.

55 minutes ago, darksabre said:

Matt Ellis coaching skills. Damn. 

On the other hand.... The Matt Ellis of Coaching

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3 hours ago, darksabre said:

I believe it. Don't plugs tend to make better head coaches?

Always 

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4 hours ago, bg17 said:

Those that can’t teach, teach gym - Dewey Finn

 

corrected for accuracy 

Nice School of Rock Reference.  Just saw the play. It was really good.

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This practicereport is from the 19th, that is why the "Buffalo Sabres Stats" is saying "tinkering with lines" because that is exactly what we
saw versus LA Kings and Ducks

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