Discussion in 'Buffalo Sabres' started by VaporTrail, Sep 29, 2018.
Poll open until the season starts.
Bottom 9 to 12 would be a successful season, that would put us around 80-85 points, I am hoping for 90 but that is my end up optimism, my reality is telling me 80 to 85 if they get things figured out.
voted 5-8, still think too many things need to go right for them to get beyond that. One more 'in limbo' season because of many of these vet slot fillers & meh contracts. Wish Asplund was a year further into his development to fill the ROR matchup role, need Borgen & Guhle to take a step in development, counting on Nylander, Thompson & Pilut to all excel is asking a bit much. Not holding my breathe that any of the vet stiffs have much bounce back, not gonna squeeze any blood from those turnips.
Playoffs. I'm staying with it.
I said bottom 9-12 as a conservative guess... but my hope is that we push for a playoff spot. Should be a good year... can't wait for things to get started
78 points. Nice improvement during a development season.
Torn between 5-8 and 9-12. Went optimistic for this one
Bottom 1-4 for me. Just too many negatives in the bad column when looking at the Sabres for me to feel comfortable. We are the sort of team that would get swept by Ottawa and Montreal if Ottawa and Montreal decides it has nothing to lose.
We'll be better, but we'll be mostly out of the playoffs by the deadline. I see a finish between 7th and 10th worst.
Unfortunately another top 4 pick. Top 8 if there’s some improvement
Bottom 13-15 ... will be a nice growing season.
Sabres haven't won the opener since 2012. That's amazing to me. Probably sounds dumb but winning the opener will really boost this team. They may fall back down quickly but getting off to a good start will be huge and possibly change everything.
4-6 would be my guess.
I have us in the 9-12 range.
My thinking was that Ottawa, NYR, NYI, Detroit, Montreal, and Vancouver should all be pretty bad.
We should be in the same class as Arizona, Carolina, Florida, Jersey, Edmonton, Dallas, and Colorado. With the three of the worst teams in the league sitting in our division, hopefully that gives us some cheap points.
I think they'll be in the 7-10 range. Its time for this team to start winning, and winning NOW. If we have a decent shot at Jack Hughes, then Phil Housley needs to go. At some point all this young talent we've collected has to start producing, I'm sick of losing.
Have you seen Phil's lines at today's practice?
Suffering will continue.
Considering injuries, Housley might not have had much of a choice...and you can add Scott Wilson to the list of the walking wounded.
As for my pick, I'll go bottom 9-12. They'll be MILES better than last season....and I'll go with an 80-point season overall.
Buffalo MAY make a playoff charge, but even if they do it'll be short-lived.
Playoffs made on the last game of the season
Terry Pegula buys a beer for himself, cheap bastard
37 - 37 - 8
Better, but still needs a lot of work.
The first model that thinks Buffalo is good????
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