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golfingsince
Location: The losers tonight are the people.-QP
Joined: 11.30.2011

Aug 13 @ 7:09 PM ET
I could see either Toronto or Boston slipping however I think the Cats could challenge for the division.

I could also see the Sabres trading for a goalie if the season starts poorly behind shoddy goaltending.
PrinceChill
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 10.06.2014

Aug 13 @ 7:16 PM ET
I am already too negative about the team. If I start yelling about them for the 1000th time, i will be utterly insufferable
- jcragcrumple

Ok, fair enough.

Shall we talk about JB’s boy Vladdy SoBottska now?
IonSabres
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I said that months ago, keep up!, FL
Joined: 03.10.2013

Aug 13 @ 7:21 PM ET
Ok, fair enough.

Shall we talk about JB’s boy Vladdy SoBottska now?

- PrinceChill


Please no.

This is the
Cole Sucks Dylan's-member Channel
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Reluctant bridge jumper; 6th round OHL draft pick, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

Aug 13 @ 7:22 PM ET
Ok, fair enough.

Shall we talk about JB’s boy Vladdy SoBottska now?

- PrinceChill



PrinceChill
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 10.06.2014

Aug 13 @ 7:32 PM ET
Please no.

This is the
Cole Sucks Dylan's-member Channel

- IonSabres

I do wonder where Zegras and Cole Muffler we’re on the Sabre draft board. How closely ranked were they?
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Reluctant bridge jumper; 6th round OHL draft pick, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

Aug 13 @ 7:32 PM ET
This is a good post.

The same sentiment can be expressed for
Risto sucks cause Housley's system sucked
Yet, Eichel, Skins, Sam, Dahlin all played very good and enjoyed reading yed career years.

- IonSabres


My primary grievance with Housley was an over reliance on veterans

He said he wanted to play an up-tempo style, but when given the chance to play CJ Smith and Pilut, he opted for Sobotka and Scandella instead. There was a disconnect between what he said, and what he did. He definitely absorbs some blame that could go elsewhere

But the d zone coverage was awful
PrinceChill
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 10.06.2014

Aug 13 @ 7:40 PM ET
My primary grievance with Housley was an over reliance on veterans

He said he wanted to play an up-tempo style, but when given the chance to play CJ Smith and Pilut, he opted for Sobotka and Scandella instead. There was a disconnect between what he said, and what he did. He definitely absorbs some blame that could go elsewhere

But the d zone coverage was awful

- jcragcrumple

How would you rate Phil’s gum chewing? Without checking the analytics, his CPS (chews per second) should at least be top third in the league, after adjusting for brand and flavor.
MEBSabresFAN
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Lancaster, NY
Joined: 07.17.2006

Aug 13 @ 8:42 PM ET
It was bad, no question. To argue that we had the best record in the NHL in spite of the coach, then the worst record in the NHL because of the coach, doesn't hold up to me. I blame the roster slightly more than the coaching. Doesn't bother me that some feel the opposite. Taking it to the extreme that it was a playoff caliber team, with horrendous coaching is too far to me.
- Lunaion



Where is Housley Now?

Where is Bylsma Now?

Sabres Management and Ownership wanted Freddie Krueger before Housley
IndianaSabresFan
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Matt FRICKIN ELLIS, IN
Joined: 01.17.2007

Aug 13 @ 8:43 PM ET
That's a really solid post.
Well played


Top 5 sabres disappointments?

No goal
John leclaire no goal
Other goal thru the outside of the net goal
*Carolina

- Boss34

I’d throw out July 1, 2007 as well. But all these other listed are worse
Lunaion
Joined: 05.23.2016

Aug 13 @ 8:45 PM ET
My primary grievance with Housley was an over reliance on veterans

He said he wanted to play an up-tempo style, but when given the chance to play CJ Smith and Pilut, he opted for Sobotka and Scandella instead. There was a disconnect between what he said, and what he did. He definitely absorbs some blame that could go elsewhere

But the d zone coverage was awful

- jcragcrumple


My biggest was promoting Sam to the top line. At that moment, he gave up any hope of having a competent second line.
Lunaion
Joined: 05.23.2016

Aug 13 @ 8:51 PM ET
Where is Housley Now?

Where is Bylsma Now?

Sabres Management and Ownership wanted Freddie Krueger before Housley

- MEBSabresFAN


Phil's an assistant with Arizona, Dan with Detroit. Take a job coaching a bad team and that happens more often than not.
MEBSabresFAN
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Lancaster, NY
Joined: 07.17.2006

Aug 13 @ 8:51 PM ET
MEBSabresFAN
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Lancaster, NY
Joined: 07.17.2006

Aug 13 @ 8:53 PM ET
Phil's an assistant with Arizona, Dan with Detroit. Take a job coaching a bad team and that happens more often than not.
- Lunaion



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

Aug 13 @ 8:59 PM ET
It was bad, no question. To argue that we had the best record in the NHL in spite of the coach, then the worst record in the NHL because of the coach, doesn't hold up to me. I blame the roster slightly more than the coaching. Doesn't bother me that some feel the opposite. Taking it to the extreme that it was a playoff caliber team, with horrendous coaching is too far to me.
- Lunaion

It’s both.

The roster certainly wasn’t good enough to sustain their November record

Only bad coaching let’s it get away as far as it did
SabreWest
Buffalo Sabres
Location: BC
Joined: 03.02.2015

Aug 13 @ 9:18 PM ET
this roster is much better then
blue jackets
flyers
red wings
sens
habs


on par with
canes
islanders
panthers
devils
rangers
and honestly pens


only rosters better in the east as a slam dunk IMO is bolts, leafs, bruins and caps

- homiedclown


I agree Clownie.
Lunaion
Joined: 05.23.2016

Aug 13 @ 9:19 PM ET
It’s both.

The roster certainly wasn’t good enough to sustain their November record

Only bad coaching let’s it get away as far as it did

- sbroads24


Sure, just feels to me like people (here and other sites) are shifting more and more of that blame onto the coach.
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Reluctant bridge jumper; 6th round OHL draft pick, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

Aug 13 @ 9:29 PM ET
Sure, just feels to me like people (here and other sites) are shifting more and more of that blame onto the coach.
- Lunaion


People like Jason Botterill?
BeadyEyedDouche
Buffalo Sabres
Location: "We played a good enough hockey game to win a hockey game tonight." -Phil Housley
Joined: 07.01.2016

Aug 13 @ 9:35 PM ET
I could see either Toronto or Boston slipping however I think the Cats could challenge for the division.

I could also see the Sabres trading for a goalie if the season starts poorly behind shoddy goaltending.

- golfingsince

Good post
Lunaion
Joined: 05.23.2016

Aug 13 @ 9:39 PM ET
People like Jason Botterill?
- jcragcrumple


He knows to sell people on excitement for Ralph, that's for sure.
seedy
Buffalo Sabres
Location: you don't need an ignore button to ignore someone., CA
Joined: 02.22.2007

Aug 13 @ 9:49 PM ET
Sure, just feels to me like people (here and other sites) are shifting more and more of that blame onto the coach.
- Lunaion


I dont know why he insisted in playing man on man defense. I dont think any other team in the league does it. I didnt watch enough of Nashville when he was an assistant there to know if he did it there and it worked. But man on man leads to exactly what happened to us over and over again last year.....we chased the opposition around in our end and watched the goals go in. And he refused to change the system. Man on man might work if every player on your team is faster than every other player in the NHL. Otherwise, you start chasing sooner or later. Especially 20 games in when the rest of the NHL figures out what you are doing. He was lost at sea with a piss-poor crew.

Der Kaiser
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I Know Nothink ... NOTHINK!
Joined: 07.27.2007

Aug 13 @ 9:49 PM ET
I expect him with the big club to start
- homiedclown


I expect him to go to other places for lunch when he gets to know the city better.
Frizzlefry
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Don't get so high and mighty about your superiority over Lockport, NY
Joined: 10.10.2015

Aug 13 @ 9:54 PM ET
I expect him to go to other places for lunch when he gets to know the city better.
- Der Kaiser


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

Aug 13 @ 9:58 PM ET
Sure, just feels to me like people (here and other sites) are shifting more and more of that blame onto the coach.
- Lunaion

He deserves a lot of it.

He said and did things that were illogical.

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

Aug 13 @ 10:04 PM ET
He knows to sell people on excitement for Ralph, that's for sure.
- Lunaion


JB made the right called. Housley sucked
seedy
Buffalo Sabres
Location: you don't need an ignore button to ignore someone., CA
Joined: 02.22.2007

Aug 13 @ 10:08 PM ET
He deserves a lot of it.

He said and did things that were illogical.

- sbroads24


But....but....thats a pretty good team over there.
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