Buffalo Sabres – Edmonton Oilers: Fan Picks!

Afternoon, everyone!

Jan 28, 2014; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres head coach Ted Nolan watches play from behind the bench during the first period against the Washington Capitals at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

I almost feel bad for making everyone make picks for the Sabres-Avalanche game; sitting through that mess just to see how well you did in our friendly competition doesn’t sound very friendly to me.

But hey – I endured yesterday’s “Super” Bowl in order to see if I won any money, so I guess we suck it up and do what we can!

Hopefully, tonight’s game is a little easier to digest, as the Edmonton Oilers are languishing at the bottom of the Western Conference, having only accumulated 4 more points than the Buffalo Sabres.

By the way: since Dano and wolfdoctor tied Saturday, I didn’t get a chance to hand out 25 bonus points to a first-time winner.  (I also realized I need a tie-breaker system!)  So tonight I’ll UP the ante: 30 points to someone who wins for the first time tonight.  If you have never played, those 30 points will help you close the gap between your newbie self and the top of the leaderboard, so come join the fun!

So, what are we looking at for tonight?

Questions to consider: 

1. I’m tempted to set the over/under at zero – I dare you terrible teams to score!  I won’t do that, though, so let’s set it at 5.5.  Will the two teams combine to score 5 or under, or 6 or more?  5 pts.

2. Pick five players, assembled from both teams.  If one of your players scores first: +10.  Other goal scorers get you 5 pts., with 1 point for every additional goal scored.  20 pts. if a player gets a hattie!

3. How many hits will the Sabres dish out tonight?  +7 for closest pick; +4 for second-best.

4. Cody Hodgson has tallied 10 points in 11 games; Tyler Ennis is riding a three-game points streak; Steve Ott has six points in his last seven games.  So :which defenseman will have the most points tonight?  (Ah-ha!  Misdirection!)   +5 for picking the blueliner with the most points; an additional 7 pts. for picking exactly how he got those points.

5. Who wins, and what will the combined final score be?  +5 for winning team; +7 for closest to combined score.

Let’s go Buffalo!!!!

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  • wolfdoctor

    Over. Hodgson, Ennis, Foligno, Eberle, Hall. 24 hits. Ehrhoff most points (one assist). 4-3 Buffalo wins (7 total goals).

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      Errrr, shut out? Say it isn’t so!

      • wolfdoctor

        Sure, rub it in.

  • Jes

    Oilers win 5-3

    1. Over
    2. Edmonton – Hall, Eberle & RNH
    Buffalo – Hodgson & Ennis
    3. 22 Hits for Buffalo,
    4. Myers with the most points (even strength)
    5. 5-3 Oilers win.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +5 for Oilers, +5 for Myers = 10 pts.

  • JHizzle75

    1. Over
    2. Hodgson Ennis Foligno Eberle Hall
    3. 26 Buffalo hits
    4. Myers 1G 1A
    5. 5-2 Sabres
    Note: This is perhaps the biggest game of the year so far, just because I will have to hear about it from practically everyone I know if the Sabres don’t win….
    So Let’s Go Buffalo !!!!!

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      So I take it you plan on laying low for a few days now that Buffalo has clearly established itself as THE worst team in the NHL??? :)

      • JHizzle75

        I can’t lay low…living in “Oil Country” when you’re a Sabres fan is a lot easier to handle when the Sabres beat Edmonton, not so much when they lose;(

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +7 closest to hit total, +5 for Myers = 12 pts.

  • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

    I see the over is popular, so I’ll go . . . over. Hall, Eberle, Yakupov, Hodsgon, Girgensons. Buffalo lays 25 hits on the Oilers, Myers leads all Buffalo D-men with 2 assists, and the Sabres win 4-2.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +4 for second-closest to hits, +5 for Myers = 9 whopping points.

  • Darius

    1. Under
    2. Ott, Ehroff (not the goalie the defense guy), Varone, Stafford, Ennis
    3. Sabres get 36 shots
    4. Ehroff with a goal!
    5. Sabres win 3-2

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +5 for under, +10 for Ott and Stafford, +7 for closest to the score = 22 pts. On a crappy night, that’s good enough to win!!!

  • Caitlin Campbell

    1. Over- battle of the back ups
    2. Hodgson, Eberle, Hall, Ennis, Nugent Hopkins
    3. 23 hits for Buffalo
    4. Ehrhoff will have a goal and an assit
    5. Oilers take this one 6-3

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +5 for Oilers winning!

  • Sean McGrath

    1. Over!
    2. Hodgson, Ennis, Hall, Eberle, N-H, and Stafford
    3. 25 Hits Buffalo
    4. Weber with 2 assists
    5. Buffalo wins 5-4 in SO

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +4 for second-closest to hits. That’s it, buddy!

  • Dano

    1.) Over!
    2.) Perron, Hall , Eberle, Coho and Zemgus
    3.) Hits = 24
    4.) Going off the farm here, McBain, 2 points.
    5.) Total score of 7. Edmonton.

    • Dano

      Damn.. absolutely shut-out! Fat assed zero on this one! :(

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      Hey, you got 5 for Edmonton winning!

      • Dano

        w00t! 1337! Not shut-outagez! ;)

  • AndrewAmerk

    1. Over
    2. Nugent, Perron, Ennis, Hodgson, Hall
    3. 25 hits
    4. Rudy with an assist
    5. 4-3 Oilers

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      +4 for second-closest to hits, +5 for Myers, +7 for picking how Myers got his points, +5 for Oilers = 21 pts.

  • Dano

    I dont think anyone busted 20 points on this game Rich.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      Ugh – it was terrible!!!!!! But Darius nailed a bunch of picks, so he probably destroyed everyone.

  • JHizzle75

    Who won this debacle anyway?

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      I’m adding scores up now – I’ve been too disgusted to look until today!

  • Dano

    Darius beat Drew by 1 point. Hes starting to reel in everyone in the standings too! :D