Discussion in 'Buffalo Sabres' started by vcv, May 11, 2017.
Good. Next up, coaching staff.
Whatâ€™s an unteachable trait that canâ€™t be coached into a kid? BOTTERILL: Hockey sense, just the ability to read the game. Itâ€™s something players find at a young age. When they get to the age where weâ€™re looking at the players, itâ€™s difficult to insert the program into them or really improve at that level.
Whatâ€™s a teachable trait you can coach into a player?
BOTTERILL: The skating stride, being able to specifically work on leg strength and leg muscles. With just how technical weâ€™ve gotten â€“ what exactly is wrong with the stride, implementing drills they can work at. With skating and speed being such a big part of the game, youâ€™ll never get to the point where you develop a marginal skater into a Carl Hagelin, but there are a lot of different ways to improve your skating.
Guys I don't think we're trading Sam
Excited. Like the hire.
Per Harrington, he's already on the hot seat.
Works for me
Very happy with this pick. I was worried in the initial stages that the Pegulas were going to make a bad hire. Obviously it is very hard for us to evaluate GM candidates, but Botterill checks as a lot of boxes.
And he called it "Harrington's Hot Read". What a goof.
Press Conference @ 4 today according to WGR
YAHOO! This offseason keeps getting better and better.
Like others, I originally had my doubts. For the reasons I listed elsewhere, my mind was changed decisively. I'm excited to see what he can do. Good pick!
I think (and hope) that he will be great for you guys.. I really wanted Botterill to be the next Penguins GM
Hopefully Pens get ousted so there is minimal distraction and emotional investment / attachment into June.
Very happy with this choice. Now let's see who he picks as a coach.
I for one welcome our new Pittsburgh overlords
I'm sure he can stay focused, otherwise hiring him was a mistake
Sometimes it's better to stop fighting and just assimilate.
Great selection. Good job Pegula. Now the focus begins on coaching staff.
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Congrats to former #Amerks forward Jason Botterill on being named @BuffaloSabres General Manager!
Sam was never getting traded anyway.
No idea how it will work out but I wish him and our Sabres a long and happy coexistence!
Yinz are getting a good one, he will be dearly missed in Pittsburgh (and doubly so in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton).
I still have doubts. It's pretty hard to flop in Pittsburgh when you have Crosby and Malkin. Even Bylsma won a cup there.
I think we can all get behind this hire
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