What Are The Buffalo Sabres Doing Right?

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My poor, fellow, dear, suffering Buffalo Sabres fans . . . .

Oct 14, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres center Cody McCormick (8) and Minnesota Wild defenseman Clayton Stoner (4) fight during the first period at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Your team is 0-6-1.  In those seven games, they have been outscored 18-7, have often looked like a one-legged and one-armed David taking on a bored Goliath, and have even managed to lose the one game in which they actually had a lead.

Suffice it to say, there are a lot of things that are not going right for these Buffalo Sabres, and pretty much every writer at Sabre Noise has discussed this team’s shortcomings at length.

Yet all is not lost in the 666.  I mean 716!  Freudian slip.  There ARE some good things happening in Sabreland, so here’s my look at three of them.

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  • dave

    There’s nothing to point out it is so bad I can hardly stand to sit through a whole game

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      That’s not the spirit I was shooting for, Dave!!!! :D

    • [email protected]

      You can hardly stand to sit?? That made me laugh.

  • Jes

    Positives Players

    1. Goalies – Played unbelievably well throughout every game (Minus CBJ ame, damn you Miller). They were hung to dry on most nights.

    2. Pysyk – Honestly our best defenseman.

    3. Kaleta – Got his first suspension of the season out of the way. So that should maybe leave one more. LOL.

    Honestly other than Pysyk, Enroth and Miller no other bright spots.

    Positive areas of game

    1. Goaltending

    2. PK

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      Ha ha – love what you said about Kaleta! Pysyk has been great; Larsson and Girgensons often make things happen when they play (which isn’t enough) . . . yeah, that’s about it for players!

      • Jes

        Ya I was thinking about putting those two on the list but in all fairness they show up in a streaky pattern. For most part if they are working as hard as we think they are the should be putting up regular points and stuff. I’d like to see Grigorenko, Girgensons and Larsson get more than 10 mins a game to be honest.

  • qwicwted

    As JimBob has so aptly put it, our guys are getting a lot of on the job training – just not all the right guys. We do need to see more of Girgensons and Larsson. Hodgson is working on improving his FO and Defense and Stafford has shown signs of life. The one positive is that our guys have not been blown out and our goalies have kept them in all the games. Maybe a win tonight will boost the confidence.

  • Dano

    “My poor, fellow, dear, suffering Buffalo Sabres fans . . . .”

    *I* am not ‘ suffering. GO STAND IN THE CORNER RICH! :)

    Something positive that nobody has touched on. Were seeing new faces and hopefully we might get a chance to watch them grow.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      My shame knows no limits . . . :D