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Key takeaways after game

Created by: gerowrj16
Initial Creation Date: Oct 7, 2019
Published: Oct 7 at 11:40 pm
Team: 2019-20 Buffalo Sabres
Team Explanation
- Montour needs to have a quick recovery (but obviously 100% healthy) and have Scandella as the extra defenseman
- It's time for Rodrigues to get his shot on the second line with MOJO and Skinner. All goals that have been contributed by the second line have been all Skinner and MOJO not a sign of Sobotka in the plays. Rodrigues will for sure contribute more then Sobotka
- GIve Dahlin more minutes and stop babying him, 4th in TOI again....
- Sabres learned once again that not coming out of the gate in the beginning of the first will hurt the outcome of the game. They came out flying the first two games and won but started out slow tonight, got two goals on them in the first and had no goals in return.
- Hopefully Eichel has learn his mistake of not playing with the puck in OT and won't trying doing it again
-Besides the slow start in the first, the team had a decent game the last two periods and hopefully will learn and grow from a loss
-Dress Gilmour for the Canadians game and have Scandella as a 7th D just incase
Buyouts
  • Cody Hodgson: $791,667
  • Christian Ehrhoff: $0
  • Ville Leino: $0
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
DAL
2021
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
2022
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$81,617,857$0$4,440,000-$117,857

Roster

Left WingCenterRight Wing
BUF
Olofsson, Victor
$767,500
LW, RW
RFA - 1
BUF
Eichel, Jack
$10,000,000
C
UFA - 7
BUF
Reinhart, Sam
$3,650,000
RW, C
RFA - 1
BUF
Skinner, Jeff
$9,000,000
LW, RW
NMC
UFA - 8
BUF
Johansson, Marcus
$4,500,000
C, LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 2
BUF
Rodrigues, Evan
$2,000,000
C, LW
RFA - 1
BUF
Sheary, Conor
$3,000,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
BUF
Mittelstadt, Casey
$925,000
C
RFA - 1
BUF
Vesey, Jimmy
$2,275,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
BUF
Girgensons, Zemgus
$1,600,000
C, LW
UFA - 1
BUF
Larsson, Johan
$1,550,000
C, LW
UFA - 1
BUF
Okposo, Kyle
$6,000,000
RW
NTC
UFA - 4
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
BUF
Dahlin, Rasmus
$925,000
LD
RFA - 2
BUF
Miller, Colin
$3,875,000
RD
UFA - 3
BUF
Hutton, Carter
$2,750,000
G
UFA - 2
BUF
McCabe, Jake
$2,850,000
LD
UFA - 2
BUF
Ristolainen, Rasmus
$5,400,000
RD
UFA - 3
BUF
Ullmark, Linus
$1,325,000
G
RFA - 1
BUF
Gilmour, John
$700,000
D
UFA - 1
BUF
Jokiharju, Henri
$925,000
RD
RFA - 2
BUF
Luukkonen, Ukko-Pekka
$778,333
G
RFA - 3
BUF
Scandella, Marco
$4,000,000
LD
UFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
BUF
Sobotka, Vladimír
$3,500,000
LW, C
UFA - 1
BUF
Bogosian, Zach
$5,142,857
RD
UFA - 1
BUF
Hunwick, Matt
$2,250,000
LD
UFA - 1
BUF
Montour, Brandon
$3,387,500
RD
RFA - 1

Special Teams

Power Play 1
Eichel, J.
Reinhart, S.
Olofsson, V.
Skinner, J.
Dahlin, R.
Power Play 2
Rodrigues, E.
Mittelstadt, C.
Johansson, M.
Miller, C.
Ristolainen, R.
Penalty Kill 1
Eichel, J.
Olofsson, V.
Miller, C.
Ristolainen, R.
Penalty Kill 2
Johansson, M.
Vesey, J.
McCabe, J.
Montour, B.

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Oct 7 at 11:54
#1
Sabres are elite
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1000% agree about playing ERod over Vladimir I'm Sobbing. Sabres played a lot slower this game. Big OOF with Eichel's mistake but other than that he played well. Glad we could get a point, we certainly didn't deserve one
Oct 8 at 1:25
#2
Martynas
Joined: Apr 2018
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Why on earth is Dahlin getting only the fourth most TOI.... crazy to see.
Oct 8 at 2:06
#3
Shibbal18
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Dahlin also had 2 bad penalties that CBJ scored on at least one of those PPs, he wasnt having a good game
Oct 8 at 7:32
#4
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It was mentioned several times that the ice was in pretty rough condition. That hurts better skating teams
Oct 9 at 10:43
#5
future lamentation
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@Skyraider112
@ExpiredmilkYT
@Shibbal18
@Littlejerryseinfeld

I am constantly bemused by how may fans dump on Scandella, yet RK is playing him a lot. Only McCabe and Ristolainen have more 5 on 5 or PK ice time than he. Only Dahlin has a better Corsi for than Scandella. Every one wants to play Jokiharju over Scandella yet Henri has as more give away than the rest of the defense combined. Let’s settle down before we anoint Jokiharju with more ice time and give him time to develop his defensive game (remember Ristolainen was rushed). Every one wants to pile on Marco but we forget his first year here he was paired with Ristolainen while playing top LHD minutes and last year only Dahlin had more defenseman goals than he last year.
The entire team played poorly in Columbus. In part Buffalo came out flat, but the Jackets were certainly fired up as well. As Shibbal18 correctly pointed out, Dahlin was called for 2 penalties that led to goals and Jack had the terrible give away in OT that led to the winning goal, but we seem to want to blame Marco for the loss. Yet he was on the ice for only one of the Jackets goals (a PP goal let me add),
Oct 9 at 10:53
#6
Shibbal18
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Quoting: GMTD
@Skyraider112
@ExpiredmilkYT
@Shibbal18
@Littlejerryseinfeld

I am constantly bemused by how may fans dump on Scandella, yet RK is playing him a lot. Only McCabe and Ristolainen have more 5 on 5 or PK ice time than he. Only Dahlin has a better Corsi for than Scandella. Every one wants to play Jokiharju over Scandella yet Henri has as more give away than the rest of the defense combined. Let’s settle down before we anoint Jokiharju with more ice time and give him time to develop his defensive game (remember Ristolainen was rushed). Every one wants to pile on Marco but we forget his first year here he was paired with Ristolainen while playing top LHD minutes and last year only Dahlin had more defenseman goals than he last year.
The entire team played poorly in Columbus. In part Buffalo came out flat, but the Jackets were certainly fired up as well. As Shibbal18 correctly pointed out, Dahlin was called for 2 penalties that led to goals and Jack had the terrible give away in OT that led to the winning goal, but we seem to want to blame Marco for the loss. Yet he was on the ice for only one of the Jackets goals (a PP goal let me add),


Jokiharju is Scandellas d partner and has made him look good, thats why he gets inflated ice time. Scandella has been better, this so far has been the best season for him in a Sabres uni (season is still young). But Scandella has hit his ceiling, hes a bottom pair guy and way over paid for it. Jokiharju has a much higher ceiling and is already playing at the level of Scandella. Thats why he should get the nod. I also havent seen anyone blame Scandella for the loss, but if they are thats just stupid.
Oct 9 at 11:14
#7
future lamentation
Joined: Apr 2017
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Quoting: Shibbal18
Jokiharju is Scandellas d partner and has made him look good, thats why he gets inflated ice time. Scandella has been better, this so far has been the best season for him in a Sabres uni (season is still young). But Scandella has hit his ceiling, hes a bottom pair guy and way over paid for it. Jokiharju has a much higher ceiling and is already playing at the level of Scandella. Thats why he should get the nod. I also havent seen anyone blame Scandella for the loss, but if they are thats just stupid.


I know Nylander had a great preseason and good opening game, but probably no one was happier to see Jokiharju in a Sabre uniform than I. I just do not want to see him rushed, defensemen need more time and with the number of solid NHL defensemen on the roster, IMO it would be better for him to be in Rochester.
Second, no one should be blaming Marco, as he was only on the ice for one of the Jackets goals and that was on a PK. The team was badly out shot, badly out hustled, badly our chanced, the loss was a team effort. I hope they wake up in time for tonight game.
On the other hand that is a new twist, the player with more give away is making his partner look good! I agree that Marco is over paid, but he is still a solid NHL defenseman with a very hard shot. Since he is our 6th or even 7th defenseman, it is amazing how much the defense has been improved in one year. At the close of the 2017-18 season he was our top LHD with only Ristolainen playing more minutes than he. Now it is universally recognized that only injuries will keep him in the line up.
Oct 9 at 1:28
#8
Sabres are elite
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 2,548
Likes: 563
Quoting: GMTD
@Skyraider112
@ExpiredmilkYT
@Shibbal18
@Littlejerryseinfeld

I am constantly bemused by how may fans dump on Scandella, yet RK is playing him a lot. Only McCabe and Ristolainen have more 5 on 5 or PK ice time than he. Only Dahlin has a better Corsi for than Scandella. Every one wants to play Jokiharju over Scandella yet Henri has as more give away than the rest of the defense combined. Let’s settle down before we anoint Jokiharju with more ice time and give him time to develop his defensive game (remember Ristolainen was rushed). Every one wants to pile on Marco but we forget his first year here he was paired with Ristolainen while playing top LHD minutes and last year only Dahlin had more defenseman goals than he last year.
The entire team played poorly in Columbus. In part Buffalo came out flat, but the Jackets were certainly fired up as well. As Shibbal18 correctly pointed out, Dahlin was called for 2 penalties that led to goals and Jack had the terrible give away in OT that led to the winning goal, but we seem to want to blame Marco for the loss. Yet he was on the ice for only one of the Jackets goals (a PP goal let me add),


Scandella has been playing well. I have no problem with his game. Man has the most unique slap shot in the league and probably has one of the hardest ****s too. Would like Gilmour to get some reps and swapping out Scandella is the obvious choice.
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Oct 9 at 10:53
#9
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Stop tagging me in your nonsense
 
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