Sorry for the lack of a post last week… it was not because last Wednesday was not wacky enough to warrant one, but because I was in the midst of moving. Without further delay here we go!
The Pirates Mancari has taken the point lead for the team in recent weeks, and now has 25 points total, Adam seems to be slowing down. The slow down could be for a number of reasons, the recent call ups may be affecting his play, or the overall lack of play with the Pirates has resulted in less points, lets hope it’s that one. They recently lost three in a row, but rebounded with a win in Providence, against the Bruins. The worse loss of those three was against the Monarchs where the lost 6-1, and Leggio was pulled for Enroth who only let 2 goals in… The Monarchs have overtaken the Pirates in the standings and have 32 points to the Pirates 29. Hopefully they get back on the winning track!
Into Buffalo we go! The Sabres missed the playoffs a couple years ago, because of what they are doing now… that is winning one game and losing two more, or going into a nicer win one lose one pattern. The “lack of consistency,” which has been a thorn in our side for many years now, seems to be getting infected at this point. With 25 games played there is still time to right the ship, but that time is quickly running out, and I fear a Titanic-Iceberg scenario, and no playoffs for us at this rate. But maybe I’ll be wrong. Lets look at some bright spots shall we? Leopold has 7 goals, and is a +5, while the defensemen I’ve been talking about all year continues his good play; Montador has 11 points and is a +16! In a recent article here on Sabre Noise we spoke about the captain situation but left out a viable option in my opinion and that option is Steve Montador. Why not throw the “C” on him, he’s been a measure of consistency, and since no one else seems ready for it at this point, give it to him to try on. The only issue would be his contract is up this next year, but for our sake lets hope we keep him around. Some more good news is Vanek has been finding the back of the net more often recently lets hope that continues.
First and foremost the Sabres may belong to a new rich guy sooner rather than later!
The All-Star fan balloting is dumber than ever this year.
Colorado traded Hannan to the Capitals for Fleischmann, in a blockbuster deal! (Sarcasm)
Stamkos has 21 goals in 25 games and was/is on pace for 50/50, but recently has slowed down, can he do it?!
In TSN power rankings the Sabres are 26th!
Other Stuff, But Still Just as, if not more, Important!
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