Risto comments on Buffalo's culture

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  1. IlikeEich

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    Right, and I guess I'd say that can just be a Risto thing, it's not necessarily about the culture. Like, I'd worry about the same thing in that situation, and that's just me. I understand wanting to read more into it, but I feel he'd be more guarded were he actually commenting on the team's culture. This sounds kinda bad, but that makes me think he meant nothing and doesn't feel there's an issue. Otherwise I hope it would be expressed in other ways, but who knows? I just don't see Risto throwing his team under the bus like that, dude has been through worse things than workout situations in Buffalo and hasn't complained.

    edit- I understand it's about more than the workout situation, but ya get my meaning- dude's played 25 minutes a night with **** teammates, if he felt they weren't trying or were creating a lazy anti-work atmosphere I think we'd know through some other way
     
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    Eichel has sure impacted the Sabres to an impactful under .500 team. :sarcasm:
     
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    Yes let’s blame a guy for no reason...lol

    Can always rely on IPS for high tier posts
     
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    I think it's about him working out in the team gym that made him feel that way, not working out in general. Like he fears others might think he's training there because he wants the coaches too see him instead of using his own gym like everyone else.
     
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    Ha way to ignore that ROR is a top defensive forward in the league and Eichel is a defensive liability
     
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    W's and L's?
     
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    Overly simplified- the lineup has been ugly and the coaching awful, given those factors I'd say the wins and losses reflect those issues and not so much effort. I've complained about effort with the Sabres before, but the last few years they just haven't had the talent.
     
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    Might as well ask for a trade, none of them are going to match their coach.

    Race is for 2nd place.
     
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    I think everyone can recall a point in their life when this mentality was pervasive - how it's "uncool" to really put in the work and show you care. I mean, I can totally remember a time when I was like.. 12-13 when this was the case in middle school.

    If this mentality is actually still a thing in an NHL lockerroom.. good lord. Buffalo has a huge problem on their hands.
     
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    It is overly simplified and unfair.

    Your post seemed to basically be summarized as: it's hard to believe what he is saying is true because I would hope he wouldn't say that in public.

    That is an odd take from where I sit. But to be honest this isn't an issue I care just a ton about. Risto will probably get traded relatively soon and perhaps blossom elsewhere.
     
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    It just sounds like he's insecure and isn't really an indictment on the Sabres at all
     
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    If only he spent that time working on his outlet pass or studying game film.
     
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    Yea why won't everyone just do that and become first pairing D-men?
     
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    I'm not sure what you're getting at. He's always been in impeccable shape. I'd just prefer if he put in those extra hours working on the glaring flaws in his game. Maybe he does and it just doesn't translate, I don't know.
     
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    Where I'm getting at is that you've no clue what he's doing and not everyone's going to become a top player, no matter how much work they put in.
     
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    Theres a reason hes always in impeccable shape.
     
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    Bullying? Obviously?
    [​IMG]
     
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    Maybe Jack is the bully?

    Do we have a full fledged bullying conspiracy theory in the Sabres fitness center? Maybe Jack whips him in the butt too hard with his towel?
     
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    That had a lot to do with Hall, Hopkins, Schultz and Eberle.
    Nobody else was cool enough to hang out with them when Hall was running the show.
    There were stories in the media about this when Ference was our team captain.
     
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    Who the hell on Buffalo isn't a defensive liability? :D
     
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    Yeah, his offseason workouts and the ridiculous amount of ice time he gets force fed..
     
  22. kundahlini

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    When did I say I think he is or even could be a top player?
     
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    Lets put it even more simply; he could watch his game tape all summer long and not get any better, because its never about "just do this".
     
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    I read it as one of two things:

    1. He is scared to outdo someone(s) and be shamed or bullied for it.

    or

    2. He is working hard and no one else is

    I'm leaning towards 2.

    How funny that this is ROR v2. Risto lost the love of the game and instead of Buffalo changing their environment, they'll ship him out of town and swear at him the whole way out. Never change Sabres, never change.
     
  25. Rabid Ranger

    Rabid Ranger 2 is better than one

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    Yet another thread where its "everyone else"

    Maybe Risto should look in the mirror?
     
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