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Boss34
Buffalo Sabres
Location: BUFFALO NY, NY
Joined: 12.03.2015

Aug 15 @ 10:09 AM ET
but we could have traded for hoffman.. i have a feeling whatever assets we gave up to get hoffman had more value than the 1 mil we may have overpaid him
- SabresFaninIndiana



Good thing Hoffman wouldnt be bringing any baggage along.

What makes you think Hoffman would have stayed and extended?

His girlfriend likes Buffalo?
SDSabre
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 02.05.2014

Aug 15 @ 10:10 AM ET
Good thing Hoffman wouldnt be bringing any baggage along.

What makes you think Hoffman would have stayed and extended?

His girlfriend likes Buffalo?

- Boss34


I have it as an inside source that she already hates Dahlin's future wife.
Bufsaints8
Season Ticket Holder
Buffalo Sabres
Location: TN
Joined: 07.20.2012

Aug 15 @ 10:11 AM ET
Elite goal scorer yes, elite hockey player no.
- Swedish_Jesus



So elite goal scorers are replaceable..if they are wingers??? He's an elite hockey player. One of the best skaters in the league, draws a sh!t tone of penalties, has been very healthy the past 4 seasons and scores goals year over year. I couldn't care less what NHL Network has to say. Hell, they put Liane in the top 20..
lulags
Buffalo Sabres
Location: St Louis
Joined: 02.24.2007

Aug 15 @ 10:11 AM ET
Some peeps on here need to put the glue down and stop sniffing.
Facts:
1.If we did not sign Skinner, walked away over a million or length of contract he would have been signed by another club for similar terms.
2. 40 goal scorers are elite in today’s NHL
3. He possesses elite skating, stick handling and defensive ability
4. Name one other elite winger willing to sign in Buffalo?
Boss34
Buffalo Sabres
Location: BUFFALO NY, NY
Joined: 12.03.2015

Aug 15 @ 10:12 AM ET
I have it as an inside source that she already hates Dahlin's future wife.
- SDSabre



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

Aug 15 @ 10:14 AM ET
So elite goal scorers are replaceable..if they are wingers??? He's an elite hockey player. One of the best skaters in the league, draws a sh!t tone of penalties, has been very healthy the past 4 seasons and scores goals year over year. I couldn't care less what NHL Network has to say. Hell, they put Laine in the top 20..
- Bufsaints8


And
Here
We
GO

lulags
Buffalo Sabres
Location: St Louis
Joined: 02.24.2007

Aug 15 @ 10:18 AM ET
I have it as an inside source that she already hates Dahlin's future wife.
- SDSabre

His future at home wife or his strip club wife he shares with Eichel?
Boss34
Buffalo Sabres
Location: BUFFALO NY, NY
Joined: 12.03.2015

Aug 15 @ 10:20 AM ET
And
Here
We
GO


- jcragcrumple



Some poster is %1,000 sure this isnt true.
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Reluctant bridge jumper; 6th round OHL draft pick, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

Aug 15 @ 10:22 AM ET
Some poster is %1,000 sure this isnt true.
- Boss34


His Laine sense must be tingling. He'll be here momentarily
SDSabre
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 02.05.2014

Aug 15 @ 10:25 AM ET
His future at home wife or his strip club wife he shares with Eichel?
- lulags


As he's from Europe, he's seen the Eiffel tower more than once. Doubt he wants to try the Eichel tower with a rando stripper. Maybe if Bogo brings the blow and has some good tunes jammin. And Reinhart is in the corner smokin some AK-47. And Casey is playing fortnite in the buffet line. And KO is trying to get everyone to stop and be professionals. And Risto is all alone in sniffers row. And all the guys who we just traded for + the rookies are at the front door wondering what the hell happened to their careers. If all that happens, Hoffmann's gf hates them both. Mainly because Dahlin makes more though.
jochfr
Buffalo Sabres
Location: It's totally menstrual , TN
Joined: 07.11.2009

Aug 15 @ 10:26 AM ET
His Laine sense must be tingling. He'll be here momentarily
- jcragcrumple

Gerbe?

TheSabresTaco
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I would pick Heiskanen and Provorov over Dahlin. But still not in my top 10. - MaximusAurelius, NY
Joined: 05.05.2011

Aug 15 @ 10:26 AM ET
Jeff Skinner is 21st in the league in Goals Above Replacement. 7th for wingers. This is a combination stat that grades your overall performance in how much you help your team while you're on the ice, in any situation.

During even strength, he is +11.8. This means while he's on the ice for even strength, he is contributing almost 12 goals (and shot generation) more than a replacement player. This is higher than Claude Giroux, Nikita Kucherov, Conner McDavid, Braydon Point and Patrice Bergeron. All elite players.

He is drawing 4.4 penalties above replacement, not much lower than players like McDavid, MacKinnon, Gaudreau and Barkov. Again, elite players.

His PP and PK are relatively pedestrian, as the eye test and simple stats show. However, since typically 80+ % of the game is played at full strength, you should be paying the players that first exceed at even strength (Skinner is an elite even strength player, by definition of collective opinion of the other players in elite category combined with being tops, statistically in the league) instead of powerplay or penalty kill specialists, which are typically below replacement level players.
TheSabresTaco
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I would pick Heiskanen and Provorov over Dahlin. But still not in my top 10. - MaximusAurelius, NY
Joined: 05.05.2011

Aug 15 @ 10:27 AM ET
Gerbe?


- jochfr


He's on vacation with Cole Caufield to his dad's private island
jochfr
Buffalo Sabres
Location: It's totally menstrual , TN
Joined: 07.11.2009

Aug 15 @ 10:28 AM ET
Jeff Skinner is 21st in the league in Goals Above Replacement. 7th for wingers. This is a combination stat that grades your overall performance in how much you help your team while you're on the ice, in any situation.

During even strength, he is +11.8. This means while he's on the ice for even strength, he is contributing almost 12 goals (and shot generation) more than a replacement player. This is higher than Claude Giroux, Nikita Kucherov, Conner McDavid, Braydon Point and Patrice Bergeron. All elite players.

He is drawing 4.4 penalties above replacement, not much lower than players like McDavid, MacKinnon, Gaudreau and Barkov. Again, elite players.

His PP and PK are relatively pedestrian, as the eye test and simple stats show. However, since typically 80+ % of the game is played at full strength, you should be paying the players that first exceed at even strength (Skinner is an elite even strength player, by definition of collective opinion of the other players in elite category combined with being tops, statistically in the league) instead of powerplay or penalty kill specialists, which are typically below replacement level players.

- TheSabresTaco


Does this mean he is an elite scorer or elite hockey player?

TheSabresTaco
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I would pick Heiskanen and Provorov over Dahlin. But still not in my top 10. - MaximusAurelius, NY
Joined: 05.05.2011

Aug 15 @ 10:28 AM ET
His future at home wife or his strip club wife he shares with Eichel?
- lulags


These are real issues.
TheSabresTaco
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I would pick Heiskanen and Provorov over Dahlin. But still not in my top 10. - MaximusAurelius, NY
Joined: 05.05.2011

Aug 15 @ 10:28 AM ET
Does this mean he is an elite scorer or elite hockey player?
- jochfr


It means he likes Lucky Charms
TheSabresTaco
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I would pick Heiskanen and Provorov over Dahlin. But still not in my top 10. - MaximusAurelius, NY
Joined: 05.05.2011

Aug 15 @ 10:30 AM ET
Jeff Skinner is an elite hockey player for 80+% of the time his team is playing, and approximately 90% of the time he is on the ice.
SDSabre
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 02.05.2014

Aug 15 @ 10:31 AM ET
Jeff Skinner is an elite hockey player for 80+% of the time his team is playing, and approximately 90% of the time he is on the ice.
- TheSabresTaco


yep, his play dips a little bit when he's on the bench. Tough break really.
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Reluctant bridge jumper; 6th round OHL draft pick, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

Aug 15 @ 10:31 AM ET
Gerbe?


- jochfr




It's unfair that McCabe hit him while Laine was thinking about his fortnite K/D ratio
Stripes77
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Where ever Matt Ellis allows me to be, NY
Joined: 07.30.2012

Aug 15 @ 10:32 AM ET
I know this has nothing to do with the Sabres or Buffalo sports at all, but it's columns like these that make The Athletic so great.

https://theathletic.com/1...-mike-leachs-qb-meetings/

- buffalofan19



I am freaking crying laughing so hard in my office right now reading this
TheSabresTaco
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I would pick Heiskanen and Provorov over Dahlin. But still not in my top 10. - MaximusAurelius, NY
Joined: 05.05.2011

Aug 15 @ 10:34 AM ET
yep, his play dips a little bit when he's on the bench. Tough break really.
- SDSabre


The titties couldn't be tougher in this situation.
TheSabresTaco
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I would pick Heiskanen and Provorov over Dahlin. But still not in my top 10. - MaximusAurelius, NY
Joined: 05.05.2011

Aug 15 @ 10:35 AM ET


It's unfair that McCabe hit him while Laine was thinking about his fortnite K/D ratio

- jcragcrumple


A very charming cop out right here. I love when this gets brought up in honest debate.
Stripes77
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Where ever Matt Ellis allows me to be, NY
Joined: 07.30.2012

Aug 15 @ 10:37 AM ET
A very charming cop out right here. I love when this gets brought up in honest debate.
- TheSabresTaco



He's moved on to NHL 20
SDSabre
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 02.05.2014

Aug 15 @ 10:38 AM ET
He's moved on to NHL 20
- Stripes77


Hoffman traded Karlsson in NHL16
BeadyEyedDouche
Buffalo Sabres
Location: "We played a good enough hockey game to win a hockey game tonight." -Phil Housley
Joined: 07.01.2016

Aug 15 @ 10:39 AM ET
Sheary was a top 6 winger on a team that won multiple cups. Was he making $9M ?
- Swedish_Jesus

No he wasnt, you need to stop. You been hanging with Fitz?
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