I read an article entitled "The curious case of Rasmus Ristolainen" on SabreSpace under The Sabres Report - August 12, 2017.
Who is Dom Luszczyszyn? Hockey News?
Is this guy serious, or is he just trying to draw attention to himself?
I would be interested to know if this article was created as a result of a fair and adequate investigation of all the facts as they relate to Rasmus Ristolainen or if the writer just compiled a stack of analytical data, and shotgunned the rest.
Mr. Luszczyszyn said in his recent article titled, The curious case of Rasmus Ristolainen: "I think that might be one of the big reasons those that watch Ristolainen are enamoured by his play" Please Dom, don't think, and certainly don't presume to know the minds of the masses.
Mr. Luszczyszyn also has come to the conclusion that, "Rasmus Ristolainen is one of the most divisive players in hockey."
Wow, Ristolainen is 22 years old, I'm sorry but at 22 years old many young people are just starting to manage the responsibilities of adulthood. I am amazed and applaud Ristolainen for his courage and commitment while representing the Buffalo Sabres Organization. I can only imagine the pressures Rasmus faces day in and day out on his journey as a professional hockey player. Managing expectations, wow. Sometimes there is fine line between success and failure as young people attempt to establish themselves among their senior contemporaries.
Finally, Mr. Luszczyszyn finishes his opinion piece by representing Rasmus Ristolainen as the reason for the Buffalo Sabres failure as a team.
"Split the difference and that puts him (Rasmus Ristolainen) probably around the second pairing. By Game Score that’s exactly where he is, too. He’s Buffalo’s top D-man, but on a good team he wouldn’t be and that’s a big reason why Buffalo isn’t a good team."
After reading the Hockey News article, I couldn't help but think that Mr. Luszczyszyn article was borderline misrepresentation of Rasmus Ristolainen and his body of work as a young professional hockey player.
I hope you have a great season Risto, good luck.
Let's Go Buffalo!
Edited by hockeyhound, 12 August 2017 - 09:27 AM.