Dahlin...stay at home D!?...and Mittlestadt.

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  1. DobHoc

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    I have been wathcing a couple of Sabres games. I root for an other team...but like to watch your games. Sabres is a future team...Stanley Cup contenders in a couple of years...not now...but give it 3-4 years.

    A question...why is Dahlin staying at home? He is like the most skilled puckhandler you have got in this team...why not use it? He looks good. But he would be amazing if he could follow up in the offense.

    Also...why are your forwards not using the D´s. I have been noticing that forwards just rush the goal...why not playing it back to a D that can take the shot!

    Mittlestadt...i´m sorry, i don´t see it. Super overrated player. He does not belong in NHL...i really doubt he would do well in AHL. Everything he does is in slow motion. The passing...the movment. I really don´t get why he is so hyped up.
     
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    Hes 18 and 4 games into his NHL career. It will come once he gets more comfortable. Right now hes been great with his stick and gap control which I wanted to see translate before the offense.
     
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    Yeah, totally staying at home all the time. Like that breakaway he had. Or his assist on the Beaulieu goal where he was down low.
     
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    Both guys are focusing on their d zone play. Once they are confident to make plays without turning it over they will get going offensively.

    And Dahlin has jumped into the rush plenty.
     
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    Because the Coaching staff is terrible.
     
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    You can get on Housley for a lot of things but this ain't it chief
     
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    He is making the right choice to get his own house in order before taking chances, with a bad team.

    Our forwards are generally stupid. That’s why they don’t pass to Dahlin enough.

    Mitts is young and can play fast. He will be fine.
     
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    On top of everything else everyone has said... the Sabres have to be leading the league in cycling around the perimeter and passing the puck back to the D for low percentage shots.
     
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    Dahlin was a turnover machine in preseason when he tried to rush the puck and stick handle through traffic every chance he got. There would be talk about sending him to Rochester had he continued along that path. He figured out he can't get away with playing the same game he played in Sweden. He's learning to pick his spots. Dahlin is a fast learner. It's not going to take long.
     
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    How the **** do you like them apples?!
     
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    This post aged like a fine glass of milk
     
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    premature thread is premature
     
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    50% of threads on this forum I feel are premature. :laugh:
     
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    Christ almighty, this is a pair of teenagers 1 week into their first season. Clowntake.
     
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    So OP has watched 4 sabres game and decided he knows what’s going on with the youngsters :thumbu:
     
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    To be honest, I've loved seeing an 18 year old rookie play such a veteran style two way game. He'll start kicking things into gear for sure offensively.
     
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    Dahlin... one-dimensional offensive defenseman!?
     
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