Welcome to Wacky Wednesday, a new weekly segment I am going to be doing. It will cover some quick hits from across the Sabres Universe, as well as the NHL and some more substantial rants and raves. So to start of this Wednesday…
Matt Ellis is now that Captain of the Portland Pirates… in case anyone hadn’t heard, and with that they sit at the top of their division with 5 wins and 1 loss, which gives them 10 points making them tied with the Peoria Rivermen, for tops in the league. Mancari the big player who couldn’t, has 10 points, and so does Portland’s newest scorer, Luke Adam. Goaltending has been good, with Enroth going 4-1 with a 2.41 GAA and a .927 SV%. We cannot forget the Williamsville native, David Leggio, who also has a win. For Portland everything things to be snapping into place, same can’t be said for our Sabres.
The Sabres are going through a bit of a miserable start to this young season, but why? For starters our hero from last year, not counting Miller, Tyler Myers has, for lack of a better term, forgotten how to play hockey. He’s got 1 point and is a -7. Our enormous off season signing of Rob Niedermayer, has no points and is a -5, same goes for another veteran, Mike Grier. Tyler Ennis has been very good, same goes for Stafford, which I didn’t see coming. Gerbe hasn’t been bad, but sadly is being played with the wrong players and can’t really do much. Millers numbers have been good, and so has Miller. The games we have lost have been direct results of our Defensive coverage, like giving Hossa breakaway after breakaway, leaving Kovalchuck open in the slot in overtime, all things that can be fixed.
With the addition of a few new body’s on the blue-line it will take some time for things to run smoothly.
In other news…
-Luongo continues to be mediocre.
-The Leafs have yet to lose a game in regulation.
-Hossa has 11 points already.
-Bryan Murray the GM of our favorite Ottawa Senators team, is hitting the panic button and is searching to make trades, “so we’re talking to management of other teams, trying to find if there is a need and possibility of making a move.”
-T.O. and Ocho Cinco tell the world they think hockey is tougher than the NFL… and we needed them to tell us that?!
-Clarke MacArthur has 5 goals so far for the Leafs.
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