I’m already sick of people doubting the Sabres.

7 Oct

Lol at everyone thinking that the Sabres aren’t making the playoffs.  They lost what… Tim Kennedy, Matt Ellis, and Adam Mair on the offense, and are replaced by Tyler Ennis, Nathan Gerbe, Rob Niedermayer, and Cody McCormick. Upgrade x100!   (I’m not even adding Torres because it was pretty much like he was invisible anyways).

On defense they lost Tallinder who ONLY became somewhat relevant because Myers rejuvenated his career, and Lydman, who was a good defenseman, but loved turning the puck over. Morrisonn and Leopold are an upgrade over those two too.

If Stafford and Vanek can turn it around we’ll be fighting for top 3 in the East. Stafford had a strong pre-season, and I’m hoping he’ll keep it up.

This team is a force to be reckoned with.  I’m already sick of people saying “All they have is Miller. He’s the only one getting them to the playoffs.”  Yeah, it’s not like they were 9th in scoring or anything last year. With the addition of Gerbe and Ennis it’s only going to get higher.




4 Responses to “I’m already sick of people doubting the Sabres.”

  1. boonies October 9, 2010 at 9:03 am #

    Sorry to get on you for the Sabres offense but… the problem is that the Sabres seemed to score all of their goals against subpar teams. In 26 games against the Islanders, Maple Leafs, Thrashers, Panthers, Lighting and Hurricanes, the Sabres scored exactly 100 goals,(4 per game) which makes up almost 46% of their 231 goals scored last year. Of course, those teams happen to be non-playoff squads.

    Now, in 32 games against the Flyers, Capitals, Penguins, Devils, Bruins and Senators, the Sabres had only scored 61 goals. Yes, 61 goals! That’s a shade under TWO goals per game. Bottom line: When the Sabres were playing piss poor teams from Florida, they could easily run up the score.
    See why we are not amused?

    • lefty824 October 13, 2010 at 2:19 am #

      Can we at least leave out the Senators for that? That’s pretty much a given we’re only going to score 1 goal. Kudos to you for counting all those goals and doing the stats on them. It’s a shame that is is such a frightening stat.

      At least we can say we were the only team to shut out the Caps last year, that’s got to count for something, right? Right!?

      • boonies October 14, 2010 at 10:35 pm #

        hey lefty!
        Shutting out the Caps is indeed a feather in our…Oh I cant do it! But yes it shows what they can do if they put their minds to it…
        I am WORRIED about the Friday game hosting Montreal.2 years ago they took a flamethrower to their roster and rebuilt…they jelled for the playoffs and went farther than we did.
        LAST year Darcy made a fateful choice to stand pat and add a few lateral pickups on D. He felt the regular season team was the real Sabres NOT the playoff edition that crashed on the runway. We are seeing frightening flashbacks to the soft/ lazy/ bad PP team that wiped out in Round One. The contrast between the two teams tomorrow night may be ugly…THEN we meet up w/ the Dreaded B’s again now with Nathan Horton (5 shots, 3 goals so far this year) to make them bigger and meaner.
        This could get ugly fast. Lets hope not and that we wont have to wait til the trade deadline again for hope for the future…sheesh.
        All the best.

      • lefty824 October 15, 2010 at 12:53 am #

        Cammalleri was the ONE player on Montreal that I wish Buffalo would have picked up when he was an FA. Just look at him in the playoffs last year. He was incredible. That’s the type of player we need. I absolutely LOVE our 4th line. That’s what we needed for Boston last year. I don’t know why McCormick wasn’t up the entire time.

        They better get going on Friday. Although I guess I can say that I’d rather they do this now than in the middle of March.

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