Sabres are elite
Member Since
Jun 9, 2017
Favourite Team
Buffalo Sabres
2nd Favourite Team
Buffalo Sabres
Forum Posts
Posts per Day
Forum Threads
Forum: Armchair-GMJul 23 at 6:58
Thread: cut the cap
Forum: Armchair-GMJul 13 at 12:21
Thread: Offseason
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>dzmets</b></div><div>Sabres pass on this deal. We are not in need of depth forwards we are looking for top 6 help. Maatta contract is too high for the player he is and Caggiula is no upgrade over Mitts. We would rather hang on to him and see if he bounces back towards his ceiling as a player because his floor is the player that Caggiula is.</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>SalamiCheese</b></div><div>Buffalo decline</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Gordon_Bombay</b></div><div>Bad move for Buffalo</div></div>

I would hate to give up Mittelstadt as I have posted many times, he is not a bust.
If that was the only trade Buffalo made it would not make any sense.
Määttä was one of the Hawks PK defensemen.
Drake would obviously be a bottom 6 forward and would take the place of Girgensons.
It this was one of 2 other trades, I think it would be OK.
I use this as my test team: <a href=""></a>
The defense is balanced and solid, LW is strong to the 3rd line, the center position is deep as Lazar or Kahun could cover for injuries. RW is strong to the 3rd line, only one of Cozens or Thompson needs to be NHL ready and the team will be in the hunt until the end of March.
Of course all three trades would need to be consummated or it does not work.
Please, I am looking for feedback.
Forum: Armchair-GMJun 28 at 12:48
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>MJCrv</b></div><div>That’s a good question. You’d like to think he’d be a better player on a better team, but the analytics show that he’s just not that good. Calgary has a trade in place for Risto and their analytics Dept. blocked it and said stay away, you don’t want him. That speaks volumes.</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Skyraider112</b></div><div>No way the 1st gets moved for a lazy RW who doesnt love hockey enough to play but instead waits out for more money. Plus no way he'd come to the org that gave up on his brother</div></div>
Thanks MJ...
While analytics is certainly an<strong> IMPT TOOL </strong>- <em>let's be 100% clear</em> - <strong>IT'S NOT A TELL-ALL</strong>!!

If that alone nix's a trade between some of the best hockey clubs known worldwide - then face it, the professional scouting dept's on 31 clubs are redundant; effective immediately!

As in science, and dealing with data and it's collection/interpretation will attest: GARBAGE IN = GARBAGE OUT!

No matter how many spread-sheets you evaluate, remote data points you crunch - if <strong>you</strong> do not go out and look/smell/observe and collect the said data yourself; you will fail!

PS: Skyraider's assessment speaks volumes, cause I too have seen that player w/ my own eye-test on TV of course.
But when I go to live junior/minor games etc., I get the cheapest seats in the concourse rafters to watch the play from that 20,000-foot view; eye-opening!