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  1. Gabrielor

    Gabrielor Registered User Sponsor

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    Okposo
    Hutton kept us alive
    The Golden Knights coaching, buy-in, system

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    Every other Sabre not mentioned in good


    U:
    I'm considering driving to Toronto with my wife to watch an actual hockey team play
    Our coaching sucks and holds us back, however...
    ...we're just too young. Too much youth in key roles they aren't ready for. Like...
    ...Jack Eichel. I prayed and prayed this year was different, but it isn't. He sets the tone for the team, and the team is a bunch of individuals who couldn't play like a team if their lives depended on it, and that's what we'll be in this era. A collection of individuals. Maybe it'll be good enough for a wildcard in 3-4 years, but we're just ****ed.
    We're going to **** up Dahlin.

    Super U:
    I'm down the rabbit hole. This isn't how the ****ing rebuild was supposed to go. I had dreams of what Chicago was, and Toronto has is. Instead, we went from mediocre, to a joke.
     
  2. 1point21Gigawatts

    1point21Gigawatts hell's a gigawatt?

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    Good: I was able to get the laundry done while some hockey game was on in the background.

    Bad: I think the hockey team I was rooting for lost.

    Ugly: I have work in 5 hours.
     
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  3. Dahlin 2 Eichel

    Dahlin 2 Eichel Registered User

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    Good: Okposo actually put in the effort tonight

    Bad: PP

    Ugly: Effort
     
  4. EichHart

    EichHart Registered User

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    Remember when we were ahead of the Leafs rebuild? :help:
     
  5. sabrebuild

    sabrebuild Registered User

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    Might have been the worst offensive effort by Reinhart and Eichel in 10 months.

    Mitts is getting closer to the point where he might be better served in Rochester for a few weeks. He is beginning to look more tense and gun shy with the puck.

    Let’s just eat the tank that Botts chose to do. Get our top 5 pick and then maybe we get serious about winning next year....
     
  6. jBuds

    jBuds pretty damn valuable Sponsor

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    This was abominable. All ugly:

    - Again with the turnovers. Egregious ones at the worst spots on the ice

    - Passing sucked.

    - Nobody took a quality shot the entire game.

    - We lost every race to a loose puck or specific spot on the ice.

    - we got thumped around physically

    - the breakout was a ****ing disaster

    - I flip flop when trying to decide who looks worse, Thompson or Mittelstadt

    - Dahlin played like ****

    - Eichel played like ****

    - every single pass we attempted was dipped in troughs of sauce...PASS LIKE HUMAN BEINGS

    - the powerplay was an embarrassment, surpassed in that department solely by the personnel deployment on it for our final PPs of the game

    - you can’t tell me that we don’t have better options to try on the blueline...

    - we were never a threat to score at any point

    - we entered the zone at least three times in a straight line when on a 3-on-2

    - OUR PASSING SUCKED



    We looked like a minor league team in comparison. This one stunk of everything that was ****ty about us last year, unlike the previous losses. We couldn’t connect on the simplest of passing plays, yet insisted on frequently trying to connect on a more complicated pass.

    It sucked. It was a horrible game.
     
  7. sabremike

    sabremike Gritty/Sabretooth 2020

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    And then next season when we end up in the toilet by November we can tank that season to get magic draft pick, and then the same next season and the season thereafter into infinity. I have a novel idea: hire a ****ing exec who actually has a clue how to put together a credible organization, not some goddamned parody of Sam Hinkie clown like we have now.
     
  8. Top Pair Imposter

    Top Pair Imposter False Defenseman

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    moment of silence for all those who watched that game
     
  9. Moskau

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    Dahlin and Eichel looked how I look while trying to workout after drinking the night before.

    We should really be 0-6 right now. We have played 2 good periods out of 18 for the season.
     
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    The answer is Thompson. They'd both benefit from time in Roch, but the answer is Thompson.
     
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    I don't mean to "like" this, since I wish it weren't so, but I definitely agree with this. They are ****ing bad.
     
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    Was Okposo really good or did the team outsuck him? Would be nice if he came back to real form.
     
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    Top Pair Imposter False Defenseman

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    You are your record. Other teams have played worse.
     
  14. sabrebuild

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    You sound like a madman.
     
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    Mittelstadt was fiesty. Almost like he has some pride. He needs to stay in the NHL a bit longer so Housley can coach that out of him.
     
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    I'm picking scapegoats for why this team still sucks:

    1) Ristolainen
    2) Ristolainen
    3) Eichel
    4) Eichel
    5) Literally every other player except for Dahlin and the goalies.

    This team is bad and will not get better.
     
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    DDRhockey Hockeyfan since 1986

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    Call up nylander. Thompson hasnt done jack.
     
  18. Goathead

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    Good: ...

    Bad: I don’t know how much more abuse from this team I can take.
     
  19. Rasmus CacOlainen

    Rasmus CacOlainen In Botts we trust

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    U: The difference between being coached by Gallant and being coached by Housley.
     
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  20. wunderpanda

    wunderpanda Make Sabres Great Again

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    G- Sobotka prevented a shutout

    B- Casey looked ready to cry on the bench

    U- Jack was off
     
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    Goathead Registered User

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    G - Hutton, let in a crappy goal but the guy has been a rock for us. His post game interview was great. I haven’t loved a sabres player as much since the good old miller days.
     
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  22. Jim Bob

    Jim Bob Now do we believe?

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    G: I went to sleep before the game started

    B: The Sabres winning streak against bottom 10 teams is over

    U: The preseason hope is slowly getting sucked out of the fanbase before Halloween
     
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    Glad I missed this one, I guess. I saw the first 10 minutes, and what I saw was good system vs bad system. Vegas' forwards are all in on the forecheck playing man. If their man goes high, they follow. When the Sabres are in the Ozone, there's almost never more than a single forechecker, if there even is one. And then the D completely yield the blueline, leading to fast transitions on every lost possession. This can't just be about talent or effort. I cannot believe that these players are being coached to abandon the forecheck for a line change literally every time they lose possession.
     
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  24. HeartforReinheart

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    Good - the sabres good team

    Bad - the sabres bad team

    ugly - I have a feeling the bad will play much more than the good
     
  25. Yatzhee

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    As others have stated, this is exactly who this team is.
    Culture change or changing? Don't bet on it. In order for there to be culture change, individuals need to be held accountable for efforts like last night, from coaching to leaders on the ice. But, they won't be, so prepare for more of the same.

    As I've stated repeatedly, the rebuild is a complete and utter failure. We are now the Edmonton Oilers, without McDavid, and no matter how many 1st overall picks you throw at this roster, it won't find success until commitment to winning shows up.
     
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