Discussion in 'National Hockey League Talk' started by The Wizz, Oct 8, 2018.
Close to 6 years without a winning record. Hopefully they can keep building going forward.
That is a ridiculous stat. So so bad
Incoming Sabres tanking trades so they can get the best odds for Jack Hughes.
Wow, that is nuts that they haven’t been over .500 in that long.
Its 3 games in, I'll get excited when they are above .500 in December. They do look like a different team playing in front of a decent goaltender. They still bleed shots against, but they look like they have faith in Hutton saving them so they are more willing to make plays. They gotta cut back on the shots allowed though, cant continue to depend on > .530 goaltending long term.
To be clear,that is .500 WIN percentage. Not .500 point percentage. Although that has been a while too.
Still incredibly sad. But even though it is only 3 games they are providing some hope for change.
Feels good/bad, man.
Can go either way with that statement.
It's so nice not to be icing a couple of AHL caliber lines every night
Part of what is crazy is that they haven’t even won an opener since 2013.
if you look at their first month records since 2014 it becomes very clear how this happened. They dig holes they never get out of.
Did they lose every opening night game or something? Or are you only counting after they've played 2-3 games?
Actually that's not the worst record. Including this season Calgary has lost 9 straight season opening games.
Wow, thats an insane stat.
Definitely could see Eichel having his MacK/Hall/Seguin breakout season this year and that alone is a big part of the battle. With him not just scoring points but absolutely driving the team as the leader of the offense (now officially on his chest as well). Not sure as an entire team they are quite as prepared to make the kind of jump the Avs and Devils did behind their alpha dogs but no reason to suspect this won't be a season of great progress. Plus in a few seasons when Dahlin is really pushing into rarefied defenseman air (let's be honest - defenders will usually take a bit longer to hit their full stride) - the Sabres will have him and nobody else will.
I remember up until this decade, Buffalo had an all time winning record against all but 5 or 6 franchises...boy has that sure changed.
Is this real?
well if every atlantic team wants to do well this year it will be a bloodbath of a year.
Maybe they'll even be able to sustain .500 for a week or two if they keep tanking for another 3 - 4 years.
Carter Hutton may well be, based on three games, the best goalie we've had in some time.
I will wait a few more games before getting on his bandwagon, but I am hopeful here....
Only 3 games, but all those years of bottoming out and drafting top prospects is finally showing some promise. Gonna be interesting to see how much these guys grow this season.
Going to be good. Much better D than some of the other teams in their division.
Actually only 3 teams were ahead. Before this debacle the Sabres had the 4th best win % in nhl history. Now that they have finally built a competitive team again they will reclaim an top 5 spot in a few more years.
Winning percentage: January 24, 2013
Points percentage: March 4, 2017
They're a lock if they can come up with better music. This wretched song has been holding them back for years. They don't want to go near the playoffs and introduce the slightest possibility they'll have to hear this song again. It's not the players. It's not the management. It's that damn song!
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