Eichel/Hall/Skinner =$27M For Combined 3 Goals

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  1. Your old Jofa helmet Registered User

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    Well, no wonder Patrik Berglund would rather lose millions of dollars, than play for the Sabres. Oh, and don't forget he gave them a great parting gift. Looks like it was simply lost
     
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    Sorry what? The lengths sabres fans will go to..

    Matthews is a pretty superior player overall, and hey let’s take away ovy’s shot too and Eichel is the better player.. that’s how it works right?
     
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    oh the irony in that bolded part.

    Hahaha man thanks for the morning laugh.

    It truly is funny. you can talk about leafs not advancing past first round, etc all you want. Sabres haven’t made the playoffs in 10 years, and are a literal joke of a franchise. I see that’s rubbed off on you too. Why do you keep talking about Toronto beating up on the Sens? They are literally 3-2 on the year Vs them. But hey I guess when your team is bad for so long, you make things up to fit your argument..

    You have such a hatred for the Leafs and their fans.. we get it. But you say you use facts right? I would say you have little to no facts in your favour right now..
     
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    Who hurt you? Again with the made up argument about Ottawa. Leafs are 3-2 vs them this year lmao
     
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    On top of these contracts and the lack of production, the Sabres received more bad news this morning.
    Risto publicly addressed the covid situation. If true, a totally preventable tragedy as the NHL knew of the New Jersey infection situation before the Sabres/Devils back to backs and did nothing to protect the Sabres players.

    "THE TIMING COULD HAVE NOT BEEN WORSE. Rasmus Ristolainen, the Finnish star of Buffalo Sabers, who will play in the NHL for the eighth season, played hockey for the rest of his life at the end of January. After a long break, my own game slipped better than ever and the enjoyment of the sport was at its peak again, but everything stopped like a brick wall in early February. On February 2, Ristolainen's name appeared on the NHL's corona quarantine list. Ristolainen, 26, was one of the Sabers players diagnosed with a coronavirus infection. A torturous recovery period began, during which the Turku defender has occasionally visited the deep waters. - Yes, there have been all the possible symptoms. Sometimes there have been harsh conditions, but we are alive. What I've been talking with others around the league, anyone has not had the same conditions as I have because of this, Ristolainen says Ilta-Sanomat. - When the oxygen levels were measured from the finger, they had dropped quite badly. Anyway, he got tired all the time as soon as he did something. After a couple of days, the coronary symptoms had already gotten better, and I thought I was starting to get better from this, but after that came more chest pains and other symptoms.
    Ristolainen was subjected to new examinations due to chest and heart pain. - Sometimes there were quite disturbed states of being. When there was chest pain, it felt like my heart was cracking as I walked up the stairs. A couple of evenings there were such conditions when I went to bed that I didn’t know if I woke up here anymore in the morning. That's when he thought that hopefully this wasn't here now, Ristolainen describes. The WHOLE SABRES team was quarantined in early February. The team returned to action on February 14, but without their number one defender. Ristolainen last played on January 31 against the New Jersey Devils. Prior to the Devils matches, the Sabers organization asked the NHL for more information on the health status of the Devils players, but the league refused to share the information further. At worst, more than half of the Devils players were on the quarantine list. - It's a pointless infection in the sense that the New Jersey team had infections before those games, but we were still put to play, Ristolainen says. Ristolainen does not want to anoint his situation, but admits that the timing is particularly difficult. After a year's break, it initially took a while to get fit, but after that Ristolainen got an excellent shot and shone as his team's number one defender. - If ever it comes corona, so of course it comes to such a stage, when I'm done with Momentum. There was a feeling that exactly whatever evening or match it was, it worked, there was a good feeling to play and there was a feeling that you can’t fail. That's what a hockey player always strives for. - I played against New Jersey in both games for 27 minutes and the playing felt good and I wasn’t tired at all and now it’s in this mess. When I return at some point, the early season and that momentum is no longer of any use at that point. In that sense, you have to start from a clean slate again, says Ristolainen.
    NOW the worst coronary symptoms are behind us. Ristolainen went to the ice for the first time on Thursday to take a feel. - Now the situation is quite good. I got a clean bill of health from doctors, but I'm physically at the moment so weak that this is still a long way to get to playing condition. Little by little the built in game condition, but I still do not know when I'm back askissa. Ristolainen wants to use his own example to say that the coronavirus must be taken seriously. At its worst, it can hit a young, top-notch athlete in canvas for weeks, as happened to Ristolainen. - I have a whole league to get a fit and lifestyles are the last on the right, but still this disease can strike and wreck everything. People have asked about the return schedule a bit in the style that it was as if I had some flu. You don't have to play here for a moment now. This is a pretty serious disease, Ristolainen says. - The after-symptoms of Korona include getting tired all the time. Right now, I just sleep most of the time. I go to bed at eight in the evenings. After a 12-hour night’s sleep, I feel like I have slept for five minutes. I go to the hall during the day to sweat and come home to sleep. Not quite an ideal situation, but it doesn't help. Ristolainen does not dare to paint the exact return schedule yet. - If all goes well, you could probably think about returning somewhere next week, but let's look at it now. The team is currently on a guest trip. Now, it’s really a great situation for everyone to get into training and realize how bad the condition is right now. There is enough to do, Ristolainen announces."

    The Sabres are facing a really tough situation overall.
     
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    Not a Sabres fan, doubt they actually exist. I've been mocking then for a good number of years.

    The post I replied to said something about Matthews being a complete player, my reply makes sense in that context not in the stripped context you are using. Eichel is the better all-round player (injuries this year excluded). Matthews took his game to another level and has an asset Eichel doesn't. Before this year I'd have said that Matthews shot wasn't enough to overcome the gap in the rest of their games, now I'm not so sure. Eichel has assets Matthews doesn't have for sure, Eichel makes mediocre players look amazing in a way the Matthews just doesn't (which isn't a knock on Matthews, he's got the best finish in the league right so he doesn't need to be that type of player).

    If Eichel played with a 100pt linemate, he'd be recognized as a top 5 centre in the league for sure.
     
  7. tenken00 Oh it's going down in Chinatown

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    Really sucks to hear, and hope he makes a full recovery soon in terms of getting his strength back. Sounds like he was in really bad shape. He was always a pain in the Caps side, great player. And it's a shame that the whole Devils/Sabres fiasco was allowed to happen.
     
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    It is weird. When the Coyotes traded for him they were like 8 games above .500 and as soon as he started play, they went straight into the ground. But, it really wasn’t him. He was one of our best players, it made no sense.
     
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    Ville Leino can breathe again, Skinner's deal is so bad that it's not even funny.
     
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    Haven’t watched sabres a lot this season as I can only handle so much dumpster fire with NYR. But in limited viewing I think Hall is trying to do too much, and overall team defense is crippling. A bad team can impact your top players.

    skinner - no clue. Just one of those terribad signings.
     
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    They are both just as good as the other, but one of them has DEFINITELY had a better supporting cast of teamates and if people cant admit to that then i dont what to say :help:
     
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    You’re way too angry over a children’s game that millionaires play
     
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    Oh yes I’m the mad one.. Lmfaoo did you not see what I replied to?
     
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    You’re insanely smug and condescending and are taking this shit way too seriously imo
     
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    Not counting this season's stats yet in the below discussion, as Eichel is ice cold this season and Matthews is volcano hot, but if this seasons performance does turn out to be their new normal for production then Matthews obviously is the better player. I'd rather look at their careers pre 2021 for a more accurate take than this bizarre season and its small sample size.

    Matthews has scored on average 4 points more per season than Eichel over the course of their careers pre 2021.

    Now imagine if you could go back in time and have them swap places. Do you think a Tornoto Maples Leafs Jack Eichel gets outscored by a Buffalo Sabres Auston Matthews by an average of 4 points per season for their careers up to this point?
     
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    You do have a point. Grown men (me included) bicker about which millionaire hockey player is better than another millionaire hockey player or which team worth hundreds of millions is better than another. I mean it's all about a puck. Grown men on the ice punch each other in the face over a frigging puck. Now that's funny when you stop and think about it.
     
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    Get them a real NHL coach like Gallant. Krueger is beyond awful.
     
  18. Hitch Slap I don't consider myself to be all that credulous.

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    Your 2021 Buffalo Sabres.

    This is who Eichel has to deal with on his line, and people wonder why Eichel is "struggling"
     
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    Just Linda is not Sabres fan.
     
  21. Olofssons Garage Let’s Go Buffalo

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    The Leafs are first place in the NHL
     
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    “Through their 13 games, Buffalo has scored just 15 5 v 5 goals. Meanwhile, over in Toronto, Auston Matthews has 16 total including 12 at 5 on 5. He’s played four more games but still, that’s a darn eye-opening stat if we’ve ever seen one.”

    LOOOL
     
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    Kids play a game for free that adults get paid millions to play. Actually kids have to pay to play a game adults get paid millions to play.
     
  24. Damien Darhk Black Lives Matter

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    He's comparable because he didn't want to play in NJ.
     
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    But he did stay and ended up loving it.
     

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