From leading the AHL in scoring to notching just 1 goal in 9 games with the Buffalo Sabres, that is the story of the last 9 games for Luke Adam. He was on fire with the Rochester Americans and everyone waited in anticipation for the Sabres to give Adam the call. Under Ron Rolston that call never came and Adam kept lighting up the AHL while the Sabres failed to score.
Finally when Ted Nolan came to town, it was time to give Luke Adam a clean slate and a fresh chance to impress the new Sabres brass. As he continued to score in bunches- 13 goals in 15 games- and led the AHL, the call finally came and Luke Adam was a Buffalo Sabre once again.
Everyone hoped Adam would be able to bring his goal scoring touch with him to the NHL. He came back with a bang and immediately
fans were excited for him to have another chance with the Sabres. He looked better, more mature and confident, things were looking good for Adam’s future. The only thing missing was the goals. As fans waited, patience growing thin, Adam just couldn’t find the back of the net. For whatever reason, Adam couldn’t score or contribute. He finished his short stint with the Buffalo Sabres having just 1 goal and 1 point through 9 games.
While he looked better, the offence just wasn’t there and in the end Luke Adam has found himself back in Rochester once again. How does the Buffalo Sabres organization feel about Adam?
He has 15 goals and 26 points in 84 career games with the Sabres, but has never been able to prove that he belongs at the NHL level. He’s done fantastic in the AHL and perhaps that is where he truly belongs.
After his third attempt seems to have failed, do you think Luke Adam has a future with the Buffalo Sabres? What does that future entail?
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