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Grit Rankings 2: The 4th Line Strikes Back (2024 Ed.)


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  1. 1. Pick the three (3) grittiest/physical forwards you think are on the Sabres.

    • Tage Thompson
      1
    • Dylan Cozens
      9
    • Jason Zucker
      5
    • Alex Tuch
      4
    • Jordan Greenway
      15
    • Ryan McLeod
      2
    • Sam Lafferty
      28
    • Nicolas Aube-Kubel
      30
    • Zach Benson
      6
    • Jack Quinn
      0
    • JJ Peterka
      1
    • Peyton Krebs
      3
    • Beck Malenstyn
      36


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On June 14th before Skinner was bought out or the draft had happened, when we were all bemoaning the complete lack of vertebrae this team seemed to have, I asked a question about who on this team was actually a gritty player. Well, 1 month later it is time to revisit that because the times, they are a changin. 

The defense stayed the same for the most part so I won't rehash that but how have the forwards changed? Last month the grittiest guys were:

  1. Zach Benson
  2. Jordan Greenway
  3. Dylan Cozens

But now that Buffalo has added a bunch of new faces, how do you feel now? Is Buffalo going to be able to play a more gritty playoff style of hockey? 

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  • LGR4GM changed the title to Grit Rankings 2: The 4th Line Strikes Back (2024 Ed.)

The grittiest Sabres forwards were Benson, Cozens, and Greenway.   Now you can add Aube-Kubel, Lafferty, and Malenstyn.  

I want to see the last 3 be gritty as a Sabre.  

No players are going to go out swinging without top cover from teammates.  On defense Clifton and Dahlin and Gilbert have toughness and grit.  If these guys stick together they will finally have enough grit to more than hold their own.  

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1 hour ago, matter2003 said:

I thought Benson was consistently highest in that category in TOO many games last year for an 18 year old rookie. Kinda inexcusable really.

5'10" and 170lbs and 19, he shouldn't be our grit team leader. Tough to play against? Yes, but let's let him grow up, fill out and protect him a bit in the interim.

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2 minutes ago, Green lightning said:

5'10" and 170lbs and 19, he shouldn't be our grit team leader. Tough to play against? Yes, but let's let him grow up, fill out and protect him a bit in the interim.

There really is no reason for it when you have big guys who play physical at times like Greenway, Tuch, Robinson, Girgensons, etc...but it's like they only chose to do it once every 4 or 5 games.

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