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

Dec 6 @ 11:04 AM ET
Michael Pachla: The powerplay is killing the Sabres
Stripes77
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Where ever Matt Ellis allows me to be, NY
Joined: 07.30.2012

Dec 6 @ 11:14 AM ET
First!
Gr8daygo
Joined: 04.23.2014

Dec 6 @ 11:16 AM ET
Thank goodness. Now go find a second line center botts!
Stripes77
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Where ever Matt Ellis allows me to be, NY
Joined: 07.30.2012

Dec 6 @ 11:16 AM ET
Without reading more than the title

Yes the power play is killing this team

2, yes 2!!!! 5 on 3's last night and they got what 2 shots on goal...

It's brutal, they're passing way too much trying to set Eichel or Olofsson up

Shoot the damn puck more and that will open up the Eichel and Olofsson shots

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

Dec 6 @ 11:25 AM ET
Without reading more than the title

Yes the power play is killing this team

2, yes 2!!!! 5 on 3's last night and they got what 2 shots on goal...

It's brutal, they're passing way too much trying to set Eichel or Olofsson up

Shoot the damn puck more and that will open up the Eichel and Olofsson shots

- Stripes77

wasting too many opportunities to get points in the standings with an abysmal powerplay
Stripes77
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Where ever Matt Ellis allows me to be, NY
Joined: 07.30.2012

Dec 6 @ 11:26 AM ET
wasting too many opportunities to get points in the standings with an abysmal powerplay
- Michael Pachla



and while giving up short handed goals

It's bad, really bad
Michael Pachla
Buffalo Sabres
Location: solid!!!
Joined: 09.05.2007

Dec 6 @ 11:29 AM ET
and while giving up short handed goals

It's bad, really bad

- Stripes77

they've really had only two awful periods of hockey the last seven games or so--the 3rd period against tampa and last night in the second period...they gave up three short-handed goals in those two periods
Stripes77
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Where ever Matt Ellis allows me to be, NY
Joined: 07.30.2012

Dec 6 @ 11:31 AM ET
they've really had only two awful periods of hockey the last seven games or so--the 3rd period against tampa and last night in the second period...they gave up three short-handed goals in those two periods
- Michael Pachla


I was watching last nights play develop and before it was even turned over I yelled out here comes a shortie, it's all mental lapses which I believe we have been saying or heard from the coaching staff of this team for the last 4 years.

RhinoFan
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Visionville
Joined: 10.12.2015

Dec 6 @ 11:35 AM ET
Samson scored.

Suck it haters.
hubie
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Matt Ellis is my patronus, NY
Joined: 06.28.2011

Dec 6 @ 11:37 AM ET
Samson scored.

Suck it haters.

- RhinoFan


(Pokes Bear)
But he didnt make the play the play made him .... he just lazily stood there with his stick off the ice
IonSabres
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I said that months ago, keep up!, FL
Joined: 03.10.2013

Dec 6 @ 11:39 AM ET
To those who would consider trading Sam, may I hear who it is you propose to play RW on lines 1 - 3. We can assume Okposo occupies the 4RW until he doesn't.

Tage? Oh boy. Maybe 3rd...he's probably better utiluzed in a trade package.
Cozens? Ok, we have 1

Or should they plan to promote Sobotka or Sheary? Maybe they try Risto?

I fail to see the logic in dealing the only solid RW on this team.
There are plenty of good LW's, very much less so at RW
Lunaion
Joined: 05.23.2016

Dec 6 @ 11:40 AM ET
I was watching last nights play develop and before it was even turned over I yelled out here comes a shortie, it's all mental lapses which I believe we have been saying or heard from the coaching staff of this team for the last 4 years.
- Stripes77


It always feels like it's coming. Everyone in the league knows to pressure hard up top and defend cross ice passes. We don't create opportunities down low and continue to have a soft, inconsistent net front prescience. It's just the personality of our forwards.
Stripes77
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Where ever Matt Ellis allows me to be, NY
Joined: 07.30.2012

Dec 6 @ 11:42 AM ET
To those who would consider trading Sam, may I hear who it is you propose to play RW on lines 1 - 3. We can assume Okposo occupies the 4RW until he doesn't.

Tage? Oh boy. Maybe 3rd...he's probably better utiluzed in a trade package.
Cozens? Ok, we have 1

Or should they plan to promote Sobotka or Sheary? Maybe they try Risto?

I fail to see the logic in dealing the only solid RW on this team.
There are plenty of good LW's, very much less so at RW

- IonSabres


Moving Sam makes little sense at the moment unless you get a true 2nd line center that is under contract for the next 3-5 seasons at a good cap hit.

That player needs to be a 60 point two way center.

That player will most likely cost more than Sam Reinhart in a package

Then add in the fact that there are no other wingers that would replace him like you mentioned...

Botts needs to start moving defense ASAP.

I mentioned in the other blog that I think Botterill is so gun shy about moving roster players especially after the ROR trade (depending on who you believe that could have been Pegula's doing)

I don't want him to go all GMTM here but enough is enough, a move needs to be made before the Christmas roster freeze.
sbroads24
Buffalo Sabres
Location: We are in 30th place. It's 2017 , NY
Joined: 02.12.2012

Dec 6 @ 11:42 AM ET
It always feels like it's coming. Everyone in the league knows to pressure hard up top and defend cross ice passes. We don't create opportunities down low and continue to have a soft, inconsistent net front prescience. It's just the personality of our forwards.
- Lunaion

They need to just get shots on early and let the opposing D scramble and then set up.

Even if you shoot wide on purpose they will collapse by the net and it will give them some time
IonSabres
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I said that months ago, keep up!, FL
Joined: 03.10.2013

Dec 6 @ 11:43 AM ET
Maybe Botts needs to order his team to start taking many liberties at all the 1 and 2 RhD's in the league to create Demend, since his Team has an abundance of them.
Stripes77
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Where ever Matt Ellis allows me to be, NY
Joined: 07.30.2012

Dec 6 @ 11:44 AM ET
They need to just get shots on early and let the opposing D scramble and then set up.

Even if you shoot wide on purpose they will collapse by the net and it will give them some time

- sbroads24



THIS!!!!

Holy crap, show you will shoot the puck from everywhere, it gives the D more space to make that cross ice pass or if that's not there shoot the damn puck
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Reluctant bridge jumper; 6th round OHL draft pick, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

Dec 6 @ 11:50 AM ET
Moving Sam makes little sense at the moment unless you get a true 2nd line center that is under contract for the next 3-5 seasons at a good cap hit.

That player needs to be a 60 point two way center.

That player will most likely cost more than Sam Reinhart in a package

Then add in the fact that there are no other wingers that would replace him like you mentioned...

Botts needs to start moving defense ASAP.

I mentioned in the other blog that I think Botterill is so gun shy about moving roster players especially after the ROR trade (depending on who you believe that could have been Pegula's doing)

I don't want him to go all GMTM here but enough is enough, a move needs to be made before the Christmas roster freeze.

- Stripes77



He wont do jack poop. That's my guess
Angler
Buffalo Sabres
Location: City of No Illusions, NY
Joined: 01.10.2017

Dec 6 @ 11:53 AM ET
Interesting thing about the power play problems is that they have to be a coaching problem. We have the guys that can make a potent power play but the system that Kreuger implemented is currently failing. It was running hot at the beginning of the year and other teams have caught on. What changes are made moving forward are on the coach. I trust it will get ironed out in time.
Lunaion
Joined: 05.23.2016

Dec 6 @ 11:54 AM ET
They need to just get shots on early and let the opposing D scramble and then set up.

Even if you shoot wide on purpose they will collapse by the net and it will give them some time

- sbroads24


You know they get told this. It will be obvious for a few PP's, then they just drift back into what they always do. It's the personality of this group and why whoever questioned the composition of our core last thread was dead on.
IonSabres
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I said that months ago, keep up!, FL
Joined: 03.10.2013

Dec 6 @ 11:56 AM ET
THIS!!!!

Holy crap, show you will shoot the puck from everywhere, it gives the D more space to make that cross ice pass or if that's not there shoot the damn puck

- Stripes77


And, how about getting the puck into the slot from the point, rather than always sending it to Jack or Olo...who are now usually covered.
jdfitz77
Buffalo Sabres
Location: buffalo, NY
Joined: 05.21.2007

Dec 6 @ 12:07 PM ET
Michael Pachla: The powerplay is killing the Sabres
- Michael Pachla


Nope, special teams don’t matter
kingcong39
Buffalo Sabres
Location: albany, NY
Joined: 02.21.2007

Dec 6 @ 12:07 PM ET
You know they get told this. It will be obvious for a few PP's, then they just drift back into what they always do. It's the personality of this group and why whoever questioned the composition of our core last thread was dead on.
- Lunaion


Questioning it is easy. Making the right quality moves to change it is much more difficult.

There's also been analytics that show point shots with traffic in front are a negative outcome event for the offense. I wonder if that plays at least a part.
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Reluctant bridge jumper; 6th round OHL draft pick, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

Dec 6 @ 12:07 PM ET
Thank goodness. Now go find a second line center botts!
- Gr8daygo


You will get no trade and you will LIKE IT
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Reluctant bridge jumper; 6th round OHL draft pick, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

Dec 6 @ 12:11 PM ET
Questioning it is easy. Making the right quality moves to change it is much more difficult.

There's also been analytics that show point shots with traffic in front are a negative outcome event for the offense. I wonder if that plays at least a part.

- kingcong39


Get miller off the point. For the love of god, the guy cant hit the (frank)ing net. Let DJ bogo fire some slappers
Lunaion
Joined: 05.23.2016

Dec 6 @ 12:15 PM ET
Questioning it is easy. Making the right quality moves to change it is much more difficult.

- kingcong39


No question there, but JB has also kicked the can on committing to this core. Big decisions coming on Sam, Montour, and even Risto (with only 2 more years remaining on his deal).
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