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Michael Pachla
Buffalo Sabres
Location: solid!!!
Joined: 09.05.2007

Tuesday @ 11:55 AM ET
Michael Pachla: How difficult will it be for the Buffalo Sabres to make the playoffs?
Der Kaiser
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I Know Nothink ... NOTHINK!
Joined: 07.27.2007

Tuesday @ 11:56 AM ET
I think we're going to be good.
seedy
Buffalo Sabres
Location: you don't need an ignore button to ignore someone., CA
Joined: 02.22.2007

Tuesday @ 11:58 AM ET
How difficult will it be for the Buffalo Sabres to make the playoffs?
- Michael Pachla


...Very.
Shadman306
Joined: 06.11.2015

Tuesday @ 12:04 PM ET
We either make the playoffs easily, or pick in the top 5
thatsapickle
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Dallas, TX
Joined: 03.08.2012

Tuesday @ 12:15 PM ET
If the team plays with any sort of structure for an entire season, they may make some waves.

It may not be enough to overtake many of the top end teams in the division, but they should have a fighting chance.
SabresFaninIndiana
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Bananaville, IN
Joined: 12.16.2009

Tuesday @ 12:20 PM ET
Michael Pachla: How difficult will it be for the Buffalo Sabres to make the playoffs?
- Michael Pachla

1. incomplete roster
2. shaky goaltending
3. new coach
4. very tough division

it will be very difficult to make the playoffs.. but i hope they do
Michael Pachla
Buffalo Sabres
Location: solid!!!
Joined: 09.05.2007

Tuesday @ 12:22 PM ET
1. incomplete roster
2. shaky goaltending
3. new coach
4. very tough division
5. very tough conference

it will be very difficult to make the playoffs.. but i hope they do

- SabresFaninIndiana


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IonSabres
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I said that months ago, keep up!, FL
Joined: 03.10.2013

Tuesday @ 12:32 PM ET
Michael, outstanding Blog sir.

Right now I have them at around 85 pts +/-...outside looking in.
I'm ok with that finish IF the key players are taking a significant step forward, but the roster proves again not to be good enough even after the moves you cited.
Lunaion
Joined: 05.23.2016

Tuesday @ 12:38 PM ET
Michael, outstanding Blog sir.

Right now I have them at around 85 pts +/-...outside looking in.
I'm ok with that finish IF the key players are taking a significant step forward, but the roster proves again not to be good enough even after the moves you cited.

- IonSabres


Agree with you, but always a chance they take a bigger step than you'd expect. It all starts with staying healthy. They don't have the depth to adsorb any significant injury.
buffalofan19
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Wonderful things can happen when you sow seeds of distrust in a garden full of (bum)holes
Joined: 07.01.2007

Tuesday @ 12:41 PM ET
They're going to catch lightning in a bottle, surprise everyone and take the 3rd Division spot over Boston and Florida.
homiedclown
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I think we will be good, in 2037, FL
Joined: 02.24.2008

Tuesday @ 12:42 PM ET
I think this really can't be answered until opening night roster is set

up front they removed pommer
and to lesser extent berglund and nylander


and added johansson, vesey, cozens and olofsson

on the back end you remove beaulieu and added joker, montour and miller

IMO they still need to remove 2 or 3 scrubs up front and 2 scrubs on the blueline



homiedclown
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I think we will be good, in 2037, FL
Joined: 02.24.2008

Tuesday @ 12:42 PM ET
They're going to catch lightning in a bottle, surprise everyone and take the 3rd Division spot over Boston and Florida.
- buffalofan19

you spelled Toronto wrong
Lunaion
Joined: 05.23.2016

Tuesday @ 12:52 PM ET
I think this really can't be answered until opening night roster is set

up front they removed pommer
and to lesser extent berglund and nylander


and added johansson, vesey, cozens and olofsson

on the back end you remove beaulieu and added joker, montour and miller

IMO they still need to remove 2 or 3 scrubs up front and 2 scrubs on the blueline

- homiedclown


They had the worst middle 6 in hockey last year. Should improve this year, it almost has to, but by how much? Average doesn't make the playoffs.
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Reluctant bridge jumper; 6th round OHL draft pick, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

Tuesday @ 1:03 PM ET
Here's the 5th worst roster in the league, Ralph. We dumped pommer, added Vesey, Mojo and Miller. Good luck!

It's up to Mitts and Krueger how far they go
Powerslave
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Beyotch-trill
Joined: 02.10.2011

Tuesday @ 1:04 PM ET
They had the worst middle 6 in hockey last year. Should improve this year, it almost has to, but by how much? Average doesn't make the playoffs.
- Lunaion


A better middle 6 should make for a better top 3, too
hehateme
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 04.11.2017

Tuesday @ 1:05 PM ET
There Defense is better that is for sure, however secondary scoring is still iffy. may be a little better JV & MJ, but is it 24 points better, I say nope.. Outside looking in, we maybe 5 games better that puts us 85-88 point range.

with that said, Anything can happen, so who knows...

sbroads24
Buffalo Sabres
Location: We are in 30th place. It's 2017 , NY
Joined: 02.12.2012

Tuesday @ 1:07 PM ET
Here's the 5th worst roster in the league, Ralph. We dumped pommer, added Vesey, Mojo and Miller. Good luck!

It's up to Mitts and Krueger how far they go

- jcragcrumple

I think it’s almost impossible to have a bottom 5 roster with Eichel and Dahlin entering his prime on it.

cabin
Buffalo Sabres
Location: We need a You're an Ass button, NY
Joined: 09.07.2006

Tuesday @ 1:10 PM ET
I think we're going to be good.
- Der Kaiser

Agreed
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Reluctant bridge jumper; 6th round OHL draft pick, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

Tuesday @ 1:14 PM ET
I think it’s almost impossible to have a bottom 5 roster with Eichel and Dahlin entering his prime on it.
- sbroads24


They'll be better. How much so is almost entirely based on mitts's progression imo.

He needs to be a 50+ point guy for this team to be good

25-30 points and we suck again
bruceflyers
Joined: 06.16.2012

Tuesday @ 1:17 PM ET
It’s a pretty long article when really all that needs saying is...NO...the sabres will not make the playoffs this year.

Next.
SabresFaninIndiana
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Bananaville, IN
Joined: 12.16.2009

Tuesday @ 1:23 PM ET
They'll be better. How much so is almost entirely based on mitts's progression imo.

He needs to be a 50+ point guy for this team to be good

25-30 points and we suck again

- jcragcrumple

which is why i wanted to get a 2C or at least another 2/3C to help mitts out.. this roster is far from complete
jochfr
Buffalo Sabres
Location: It's totally menstrual , TN
Joined: 07.11.2009

Tuesday @ 1:23 PM ET
Michael Pachla: How difficult will it be for the Buffalo Sabres to make the playoffs?
- Michael Pachla

Very
sbroads24
Buffalo Sabres
Location: We are in 30th place. It's 2017 , NY
Joined: 02.12.2012

Tuesday @ 1:25 PM ET
They'll be better. How much so is almost entirely based on mitts's progression imo.

He needs to be a 50+ point guy for this team to be good

25-30 points and we suck again

- jcragcrumple

The best players in the league are worth around 8-10 points in the standings.

A good Mitts vs Bad Mitts might be worth 3-5

It’s important, but I think being over stated.

SabresFaninIndiana
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Bananaville, IN
Joined: 12.16.2009

Tuesday @ 1:29 PM ET
The best players in the league are worth around 8-10 points in the standings.

A good Mitts vs Bad Mitts might be worth 3-5

It’s important, but I think being over stated.

- sbroads24

mitts being better, progression from Dahlin, better goaltending, better team defense, skinner not regressing.. all important to this team.. also is ollofsson ready is another big question
Lunaion
Joined: 05.23.2016

Tuesday @ 1:33 PM ET
The best players in the league are worth around 8-10 points in the standings.

A good Mitts vs Bad Mitts might be worth 3-5

It’s important, but I think being over stated.

- sbroads24


Can Mitts + Sam + X be an average second line? It's an open question, despite people being certain Sam can carry a line.
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