We are halfway there, and I am throwing myself a curveball. You know how it goes, start something and then halfway through think of a better way to do it. We have so
far taken a somewhat serious and somewhat satirical look at the Buffalo Sabres organization and what their needs are for the future, not the right now. Right now the organization needs to focus on drafting first overall. They improve their chances by losing. It sucks, but were not the first, nor are we the last that will have a season like this.
So on the sixth day of Christmas, the Buffalo Sabres need, six scoring forwards. It is no secret that there is an offensive problem in Buffalo. It is part of the culture that needs to be changed, you know, back from when Lindy Ruff hated offense and all we played was a defensive style.
This year the scoring has been absolutely non existent. Buffalo has only 71 goals so far this season, good for dead last in the National Hockey League. They are one of ten teams that have not hit 100 goals yet. They also have the leagues worst goal differential at -39.
So for Day Six of Christmas, some scoring forwards are what the Buffalo Sabres need. And since we are going with the number six (I promise you this post is not brought to you by the number six, nor will there be talking or singing number sixes) – we are going to compare the Buffalo Sabres top six goal scorers to the rest of the Atlantic Division.
The top six goal scorers for the Buffalo Sabres have a combined goal total of 37 goals, or better than half the teams goal total. Here are the top six goal scorers on each team within the division, and should be a stat the Buffalo Sabres are looking at when they look at what changes are necessary to make this team win.
Buffalo Sabres (37/71)
Cody Hodgson – 8
Tyler Ennis – 8
Matt Moulson – 7
Marcus Foligno – 5
Steve Ott – 5