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Five reasons the Sabres are screwed December 27, 2010

Posted by calvin in Uncategorized.
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Normally I am a pretty positive fan, but I thought the loss of Derek Roy and being eight points out of a playoff spot with a West Coast roadtrip ahead of them would be a good time to panic.

Therefore, here are five reasons I think the Sabres are screwed:

  • With Derek Roy out, no center other than Paul Gaustad, who plays somewhat limited minutes, is in the Top 90 in faceoff win percentage.
  • Ryan Miller will need to rest soon, and Patrick Lalime’s stats are 0-4-0 with a GAA of 3.03 and a save percentage of .890. The Sabres currently sit in 21st place in goals scored with an average of 2.54 per game. If Lalime gives up three each time he plays wins don’t look likely.
  • The team takes the 9th-most penalty-in-minutes per game and their penalty kill ranks 19th in the league.
  • When they have a power play they only score 16.8#% of the time, for a ranking of 17th in the league. They’ve also allowed six short-handed goals, the second-most in the league.
  • On the road, the Sabres sit 26th in goals-for. Only the Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Islanders, and New Jersey Devils have scored less on the road than the Sabres.

If the team shows me something tonight I’ll do a post with “Five reason the Sabres may not be screwed”, but until then, they’re screwed. Sorry, folks, but it doesn’t look good.

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2. Richard - December 27, 2010

Good points all.


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