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#401 inkman

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 05:39 PM

Where? That's the difference between TBD and SS, I guess.

I thought someone would start a thread but it was posted in the opening night lineup thread.

Not sure what you are intimating with your comment.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 10:57 PM

Probably already posted, but in case it wasn't

 

@JourdonLaBarber
#Sabres are on the ice for practice. Some tweaks to the lines, looking more like what we saw in the 3rd period on Friday:
 
Pouliot-O'Reilly-Okposo
Kane-Eichel-Griffith
Girgensons-Reinhart-Pominville
Moulson-Larsson/Josefson-Nolan


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 07:33 AM

Oh lord what is that? I thought Girgs had a pretty good training camp and didn't look out of place on that ROR line. Pouliot has ranged from Meh to horrendous and now he's up there? Hopefully playing with better players will get him going I guess?

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 08:43 AM

Oh lord what is that? I thought Girgs had a pretty good training camp and didn't look out of place on that ROR line. Pouliot has ranged from Meh to horrendous and now he's up there? Hopefully playing with better players will get him going I guess?


Probably less of an indictment of Zemgus's play on the ROR line than it is a desire to help out Sam on line 3. I like it. Each top 9 centre (O'Reilly, Finkle, Einhorn) gets one of the 3 most helpful wingers (Okposo, Kane, Girgensons). It should give us some semblance of balance. One of the keys will be if Pouliot, Griffith and Pominville can contribute some good value to their lines, or at least not be a detriment to the other two skaters on them. Pominville should be fine in a third line role. Looking more in the direction of Pouliot and Griffith.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 08:49 AM

Oh lord what is that? I thought Girgs had a pretty good training camp and didn't look out of place on that ROR line. Pouliot has ranged from Meh to horrendous and now he's up there? Hopefully playing with better players will get him going I guess?

I have the impression that Housley was not happy with the ROR - Okposo line the last week. They have been largely ineffective. Now I think that is because they are really concerned about the defensive side of things but on offense they are seriously lacking. We need more from them both. Okposo btw I think has been better than ROR thus far. 

 

System changes take time to work themselves out. It will be a rough 2 months but hopefully we see signs of life immediately. 



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 01:33 PM

Probably less of an indictment of Zemgus's play on the ROR line than it is a desire to help out Sam on line 3. I like it. Each top 9 centre (O'Reilly, Finkle, Einhorn) gets one of the 3 most helpful wingers (Okposo, Kane, Girgensons). It should give us some semblance of balance. One of the keys will be if Pouliot, Griffith and Pominville can contribute some good value to their lines, or at least not be a detriment to the other two skaters on them. Pominville should be fine in a third line role. Looking more in the direction of Pouliot and Griffith.

 

I like this train of thought... just hope it actually works



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Posted 03 October 2017 - 03:40 AM

Oh lord what is that? I thought Girgs had a pretty good training camp and didn't look out of place on that ROR line. Pouliot has ranged from Meh to horrendous and now he's up there? Hopefully playing with better players will get him going I guess?

 

His play actually wasn't so good any more , his game against the Islanders was bad.



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Posted 03 October 2017 - 02:21 PM

Well, training camp is over.  This was an informative thread.  Thanks everyone who was able to attend a session (or more) and post.  

 

On to the season!  Go Sabres!!!!!