One thing each Buffalo Sabres player MUST get better at in the second half of 2023-24

The Buffalo Sabres enter the second half of their 2023-24 season tonight in what is their third game vs. the Ottawa Senators, and each player must improve.

Jan 9, 2024; Buffalo, New York, USA;  Buffalo Sabres left wing Jeff Skinner (53) celebrates his goal
Jan 9, 2024; Buffalo, New York, USA; Buffalo Sabres left wing Jeff Skinner (53) celebrates his goal / Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
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Jan 6, 2024; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Buffalo Sabres center Peyton Krebs (19) skates with the / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

16 - Peyton Krebs - Contributing offensively

Once again, Peyton Krebs is playing a physical game, but he’s also invading shooting lanes and is already threatening to pass his career-high in blocked shots. The issue, however, is that his offensive game has been awful, with just six points at the halfway point after he scored 26 in 74 contests last year. 

17 - Jack Quinn - Elevating his linemates

Assuming the Kid Line remains a thing, Jack Quinn has one linemate who is struggling and another in a goal-scoring slump. Quinn has been outstanding since he’s returned, and at this point, he must find a way to elevate their respective games.

18 - Eric Robinson - Physicality

Eric Robinson has been with the Buffalo Sabres for 10 games and he has just 10 hits to show for it. The Blue and Gold have been trying to solve this issue for a while, and the rugged play Robinson had in Columbus has yet to translate consistently in Buffalo.

19 - Zemgus Girgensons - Taking more shots

There are a few Sabres on this list who must give themselves a better chance to find twine, and Zemgus Girgensons is one of those players. He’s not the best shooter on the team by any means, but he also has three goals on 30 shots on net.