- I thinks both are interesting guages. They show what the Sabres have finally grown into (Caps game), and what they still need to work on against a fully motivated very talented team. I don't think the Sabres brought their A game, but part of that was the way the Guins played the Sabres top two lines.
- Also the Sabres play a lot of match up zone defense and against the Guins they need to be able to play man to man. Without Erhoff, I am not sure the Sabre young guys are quite ready for that skill level.
- Still the Sabres didn't play horrible against the Penguins, they just need to figure out how to up their game against a team like that and at times they did, but at other times it looks like they were not sure what to do. Could be exhaustion, because I just don't think they were ready to skate at the level they needed or I hate to say this but coaching.
Thoughtful post and i agree. But,not just the young guys, While there were pp and an empty net goal, Leopold was on the ice for all 5 guins goals. Pairing of Leopold and Meyers just refuse to take a man off the puck in the d zone. I would think we teach our guys to stick check only, but Sakera/Regher will play the man. Maybe he shouldn't be leading the team in ice time.