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GDT: 1/14/21 7pm ET Washington at Buffalo, MSG, ESPN+, WGR


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1 minute ago, Stads said:

I was taken aback by that comment. I would say watching from Angola is the cause, but Razor always says nonsense like that

He wasn't as bad as the score would indicate - but he wasn't good. You want a better performance than that. 

It was less bad than it was PREDICTABLE. 

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Just now, CallawaySabres said:

I still can't believe our coach said just go have some fun and we'll worry about coaching tomorrow. This CAN'T be true

It is true. Ralph Kreuger is a trash coach, but fk Jbot for picking this cupcake of a coach.

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1 minute ago, CallawaySabres said:

I still can't believe our coach said just go have some fun and we'll worry about coaching tomorrow. This CAN'T be true

I heard him say it.

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This entire philosophy of stay above the puck is stupid. We saw it in action just now. Reinhart is down low and gets pressured so the pass to the point isn't clean and NO Sabre is below the circles to help him, easy shot down the ice for Washington and game over. 

Hutton was Hutton. He looked just as mediocre as ever. 

Dahlin needs to work on his conditioning because holy ***** that was terrible. 

Skinner looked good... too bad his linemates aren't. 

Sheahan did look good for what he is and I didn't hate him... unless Skinner fed him a puck. 

Staal... wtf

Eichel... you wanna play hockey or was that too much?

Hall, meh

Olofsson... I realized in the 3rd you were playing in this game. Completely invisible. 

Tage is still a tall Giraffe who takes too long. 

Miller, solid game

Risto... I just... I can't anymore. He passes mediocre and makes bad decisions. 

Cozens looked good but had no line help for most of his rushes... too bad we don't have a 40 goal scorer to pair with him. 

No pressure in the center of the ice. Defenders backed off a ton. They played scared and they played from the perimeter which is exactly how I think they are being coached "stay above the puck" "keep it outside and get point shots". Basically this was a winnable game they lost because of being underprepared to compete. 

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Game is full of rust it’s wrong to be too judgemental

 

That being said, Staal is an uninspiring statue. Reinhart sucked. Oloffson was invisible except on man advantage 

Eichel turnover machine.  Hall is good but turnovers too. Thompson fits on that line I’m excited for it

Rieder is shaping up to have a great season. Eakin looks fine. Cozens will stay on the team if he is like this

Skinner actually looked good tonight. I don’t think his linemates held him back. In fact I think Staal and Reinhart would have the way they were playing. 
 

Mccabe is awful. I expected more out of Jokiharju but there’s still time. I thought Dahlin was just fine

 

Hutton is a tire fire. We win this game with an average goalie

 

We scored goals. This isn’t a team who can’t score anything, and that’s a major step forward. That is something to be happy about. Most of the goals against came from silly turnovers that were mainly due to 10 months of rust. Go watch highlights of all the other games every team is like this. 
 

Wish we would have won. Capitals are a good team. We need a new goalie ASAP

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2 minutes ago, Eleven said:

I heard him say it.

I don't know what that means, "we'll worry about coaching tomorrow" ... so RK took a personal day?

Messy play overall, I agree. I wouldn't much stock into the game... but they had no control of the puck until the dire moments, thennnnn lost control again.

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Just now, Shmuffalo said:

I don't know what that means, "we'll worry about coaching tomorrow" ... so RK took a personal day?

I still like RaKru; however, I can't believe he said what he said.  How passive can you get?  Poor example.  Can't fathom a coach like Torts even thinking that let alone delivering something like that

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On the positive side they didn’t quit. 

Quick thoughts

1) Hutton is just as bad as last year

2) So is the PK 

3) RK really needs to do some serious thinking.  Skinner hustled all night and his reward was a firm seat on the bench when we pulled the goalie.  Also as a “great” motivator his team came out flat as a pancake and remained that way for most of the game.

4) Jack needed to come out flying but didn’t. He looked lost for most of the game.

5) RK can’t coach offense at all.  His team doesn’t go to the dirty areas.  

 

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7 minutes ago, Derrico said:

How long before Buffalo brings in a competent goalie?  Too many games the backup is going to have to play this year.  He’s going to cost sabres a playoff spot.  Make a damn move before it’s too late. 

There is zero chance the Sabres make a goaltending move during the season. They will live or die with these two. And after another missed playoff year I’d be shocked if they don’t bring in someone next year. But yes it should have been done this year if they were actually serious about winning. 

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Just now, Billznut said:

There is zero chance the Sabres make a goaltending move during the season. They will live or die with these two. And after another missed playoff year I’d be shocked if they don’t bring in someone next year. But yes it should have been done this year if they were actually serious about winning. 

The easiest way to improve this team, this year, was to improve the goaltending, and Hutton is an AHLer...yet they stick with both.  

Shows you where the organization is in their thinking.

Eichel took the night off.  Nice!

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Cityo'Rasmii said:

I still like RaKru; however, I can't believe he said what he said.  How passive can you get?  Poor example.  Can't fathom a coach like Torts even thinking that let alone delivering something like that

I like him too, but it's a weird comment

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1 minute ago, Claude Balls said:

I'm going into work tomorrow and telling guys, hey, just have some fun today. I'll supervise you Saturday. Wonder how well that would go over with my superiors.

Should be fine, your superiors will probably say the same.

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1 minute ago, Kruppstahl said:

The easiest way to improve this team, this year, was to improve the goaltending, and Hutton is an AHLer...yet they stick with both.  

Shows you where the organization is in their thinking.

Eichel took the night off.  Nice!

 

 

There is no way that the Sabres don't have a goalie in the system who is better than Hutton.  They HAVE to.  I don't care if it's Ryan Vinz.

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1 minute ago, GASabresIUFAN said:

6) I thought Cozens didn’t look out of place

7) Can’t wait to see the spine tomorrow of Eichel, Eakin, Lazar and Sheahan

8.) Hey RK, two checking lines don’t work.  Need scoring.

No, you see Skinner gives his line scoring... he just has to do it alone. 

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2 minutes ago, Kruppstahl said:

The easiest way to improve this team, this year, was to improve the goaltending, and Hutton is an AHLer...yet they stick with both.  

Shows you where the organization is in their thinking.

Eichel took the night off.  Nice!

 

 

Seems like the organization was worried about cap cost due to the pandemic or whatever excuse they are using this year. There were a lot of available goaltenders this off-season. It’s criminal that they didn’t try to improve the goaltending situation. 

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But Ralph you’re paid to coach. 

I watched that one on NHL.tv and that was just a terrible broadcast. Looping continually the entire game. If thats what I have to look forward to ? . Chromecast to my tv and the game ended on my phone a full 5 minutes before it ended on my tv ? Wtf

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