GDT: Game 53: Hurricanes @ Sabres - 2/7 7pm ET (MSG-B, WGR 550)

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  1. Tatre

    Tatre Mother Accountability

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    I could identify housley by his ears
     
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    toomuchsauce Registered User

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    Could the Sabres possibly be worse without him? I guess it's possible, but considering he's had some of the worst possession metrics in the entire league over the course of his career, and he plays so many minutes, I'm willing to roll the dice on that ****. We're not getting better with him. He's not getting better. Shut it down.

    If Risto was left handed, a lot more of us would think that he's bad. A 6'4" RHD in the NHL is like a left-handed relief pitcher in MLB - coveted regardless of his results.
     
  3. Dreakon13

    Dreakon13 Registered User

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    I suppose I'm just not there yet, but I don't have that many years invested as you do. Hopefully you stick with the good guys, but more importantly do what makes you and your family happy. ;)
     
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    Phil's quip about doing as he says, and not as he did, was pretty entertaining.
     
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    or you know just cut down on his minutes.....and use him properly. Instead of constantly whining about one of the most physical defenseman in the league and wonder how soft the team would be without him.
     
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    buffalojedwardo Registered User

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    I like Phil. Wish he showed more emotion but look at Belichick...
     
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    Kind of wish these media members would ask the man himself instead of putting the questions in the twitter universe where he can get useless likes and retweets but not get a useful answer.
     
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    This has been my same though process for the past few weeks. I think most Media members just don't want to lose good graces with their sources/coaches. I do think that the NBA has significantly more balls when it comes to media asking crazy questions. Sometimes that ESPN level of reporting is good for a team/game (although usually it's cancer)
     
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    They did
     
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    OkimLom Registered User

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    I’m not just talking about this question in particular. I just quoted it because it’s been bothering me lately.
     
  11. dortt

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    Reinhart publicly called out the worthless goalies

     
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    Goaltenders might be a little unproven(namely Ullmark) but the defensive side of the game certainly does not do him any favors
     
  13. Fezzy126

    Fezzy126 Rebuilding...

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    People keep wanting to scapegoat this dude, but once again he just gets his **** done.

    Tonight:
    • TOI leader
    • 50% CF% & GF%
    • 14/11 SCF/SCA
    • 9/5 HDCF/HDCA
    • Zero Offensive zone starts (yes, ****ing zero), while matched up against the highest quality of forward competition.
    Honestly, even the analytics community has stopped complaining about him this year, Sabres fans can't seem to move past his poor historical analytics (because of the piss poor state of the team) for some reason.

    Yes and double yes.

    For some reason there is a growing amount of people that want get rid of our above replacement level players, simply because they're not perfect and also not able to elevate our below replacement level players. Meanwhile, teams like Nashville, Winnipeg, Tampa, and Toronto have been roster building for years by slowly upgrading the bottom 10% of their roster every year until they can boast a quality 18 player roster.

    This team reminds me so much of the early Winnipeg/Chevy/Maurice years where there was young talent, but immature and not enough of it.
     
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  14. Aladyyn

    Aladyyn play Reinhart at C you cowards

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    Unfortunately we were stupid enough to trade our Blake Wheeler for garbage.
     
  15. Sabreality

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    Sam & Linus are probably hashing it out over a beer right now (Hutton probably wasn't invited as an 'old', see Gionta, Gorges)
     
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    Isn't Risto always a positive corsi player when paired with Pilut? It's partly why a lot of us hate that he keeps getting scratched.
     
  17. Fezzy126

    Fezzy126 Rebuilding...

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    He's a positive corsi player with Pilut, and a positive fenwick player with McCabe. He's basically a net positive without Scandella...

    But in limited minutes, him and Dahlin don't seem to mesh, like at all.
     
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    Thanks. Been awake until the END. was buzzed with the game tying goal by Skinner. Screamed as well! Threw my Adidas cap into the corner already when Eichel missed the net, lol
     
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    Haha pretty much same story here. Match began 01:00 local time and I was at work 07:00 so not much sleep. Would have appreciated a win ..but at least I got to wake up the neighbours a few times.
     
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    Sure. But.. put Lundqvist in our net. Same 'D' and even Lundqvist would look bad IMO. Nevertheless, we NEED a starter in goal!
    Besides of a Top4 defender, a 2nd line Center & a Top4 Winger/Power Forward.

    Botts must handle this situation. Unfortunately, he doesn't want to. I know a rental doesn't make any sense at this point, I agree. But....
     
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  21. Zip15

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    Sam probably knows he can get himself traded out of Buffalo merely be appearing bad for the locker room culture. Savvy.
     
  22. GoCanes2015

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    Well, it was a fun game to watch. Not the prettiest, but good for the crowd.

    Ullmark's numbers actually got worse. Updated below - Ullmark should get Thursdays against the Metro off from here on out:

     
  23. VaporTrail

    VaporTrail Hasta la Vista Berglund

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    you're over-reacting....I've been watching them almost 40 years...We are still in the rebuilding process...Have to see what Botts does at the TDL and this off-season
     

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