The Sabres are one of the best teams in the league, and Jack Eichel still doesn’t get any love

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  1. MakeTheGoalsLarger

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    He's a serious dude with curly hair.

    Curly haired dudes aren't liked if they are not clowns.
     
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    7 goals only though.
     
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    I thought Eichel looked great last night against us. It looks like he's been working on his defensive game as well. Having a talented winger like Skinner has helped for sure. Sabres as a team looked solid, I was impressed. Wondering how their goaltending will hold up but if it does I think they are a play off team for sure.
     
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    They actually out played the Leafs pretty badly last night in game 4 of a 4 in 6 nights stretch that saw them get back from Nashville at 1am the morning of the game. They should have won.
     
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    Its time that great wingers are given credit for their accomplishments. Like Eichel, Sakic never led the league in scoring even once.
     
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    Eichel is given plenty of credit on the main boards, I find.

    A lot of Toronto fans seem to possess an irrational hatred for him but aside from them I don’t find he’s really underrated on HF.

    Think most would have him ranked at least as a top 25-30 forward in the league, which is about right.
     
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    Shooting percentage
     
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    The Sabres are one of the top teams in the standings tonight, but they are not one of the best teams in the league, for sure.

    A good offseason or two should hopefully get them there.
     
  9. CapitalsCupReality

    CapitalsCupReality It’s Go Time!!

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    I noticed that odd stat...leads the NHL in shots on goal, 5.7% shooting and 7 goals....yikes Scooby!
     
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    Can't blame people for not wanting to watch Buffalo before this year, even with an elite talent like Eichel.
     
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    Let's not go down that road, the same can be said regarding many Sabres fans and Matthews. There are threads that could be bumped filled with all kinds of irrational Sabres fan rage towards the kid. The teams are regional rivals, any excuse to tear the other down is a good one. Both sides are guilty of it.


    As for Eichel, he has local media and the two national media's. In spite of what a bunch of people seem to think the NHL Network isnt in Canada and Canadians arent their audience, so if they arent talking about the kid that's not on "eastern Canadian bias". It seems like certain fans think that if Toronto isnt talking about your favourite player he must be getting the short end of the stick somehow on the media front.

    Just an fyi though, the Sabres and Eichel were talked about in Torontos local media today. Overdrive was very complimentary of the Sabres and Eichel. Ferraro said it was a rare regular season game that had a playoff atmosphere.
     
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    I think the answer is simple. Nobody argues of everyone agrees. He's a really good centre, what's to talk about?

    And I think he's talked about quite a bit. Hes likely hockey's most memed general manager.
     
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    His career shooting % is close to 10%, so yeah, despite all the assists (many to Skinner), Eichel has been a bit snakebit with a low SH% this year.

    Expect those numbers to regress to the mean and for Eichel to start potting more goals as the season goes on.
     
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    He gets talked about plenty! There is a million threads on here about him!
     
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    they have one great line and a awesome young rookie d. Thats about it. their 3rd and 4th line is bad.
     
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    :rolleyes: You're just taking cheap shots at the Sabres when you could insert 25 other teams into the category of losing three one-goal games to the top three teams by points. "Dumped on"? Dumb, cheap, biased, inflammatory rhetoric. Whatever makes you feel good though...
     
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    As long as it isn't Tampa Bay.
     
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    I have really enjoyed watching Buffalo this year.
     
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    How can anyone dismiss the good/excellent results that the Sabres have this season. Just like all teams, will their last 2/3 of the season be the same as the first third? We'll find out. Good for the Sabres doing so well this year. Even Ottawa and Montreal have done better than expected, so the Atlantic looks so far as being the premier division.
     
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    The problem lies not with the wins, but how they're winning. Typically teams streaking one goal games dont have the best success in the post-season if they make it.

    Also, Jack is a ginger.
     
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    Too lazy to go through the whole thread, so I'll apologize if it's been brought up already.

    What's with the shooting percentage? I don't watch enough of him to have an educated opinion. Is his shot bad or is he riding a historically bad cold streak?

    His shot total is one of the best in the league......but he's shooting at what, 4%?
     
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    Just a cold streak, he's normally a 10% shooter. Part of it is that he's been trying really hard to possess the puck and control the play in the ozone, now that he's had some wingers that know how to work around the net. Eichel's been looking to create or taking some shots from range for rebound chances.
     
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    Strange thread. He gets more than enough love from most fans. He's often cited as one of the future top C's in the league.
     
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    I really hope Toronto and Buffalo meet in the playoffs. That would be epic!

    considering where the two teams were 3 years ago, i dont think anyone would have guessed that.
     
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    Thanks for that.....

    Man, if he ever gets his scoring touch back.......the kid will be a beast.

    Always liked him. He's put up with a lot of **** in Buffalo.

    I hope they have real success this year.
     
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