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#81 Pokey Jones

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 11:57 PM

Well in fairness, Housley played for a lot of great coaches so he must have picked up a thing or two along the way. That's the main reason journeymen make great coaches, they move around and see lots of coaches and lots of ideas. 

 

It's not Housley, its the team. It's just so much easier to blame one guy instead of 20. 



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 07:21 AM

Well in fairness, Housley played for a lot of great coaches so he must have picked up a thing or two along the way. That's the main reason journeymen make great coaches, they move around and see lots of coaches and lots of ideas. 

 

It's not Housley, its the team. It's just so much easier to blame one guy instead of 20. 

Will he start popping ice one of these nights? Who else did he play for? Yeah, I could look it up...

 

I'm not blaming Housley at all. OK, maybe for the shootout call on opening night. It's 99% the players at this point. These putzes are making me thirsty.



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 02:13 PM

I'm not sure comparing this year's Sabres to last years Leafs is a fair comparison.

The Leafs were running Babcock's System for the second year, compared to the first for Housley's. Even although Nylander, Brown and Hyman spend a majority of the time with the Marlies, Keefe was running Babs System. And by the end of the dignity year the Leafs Possession Numbers were pretty impressive.

It's much easier for players of Matthews and Marner's Elk to have success when a majority of their team is already comfortable with the system.

The Sabres are starting from scratch. If there is not improvement in the next two months, there may be a problem and some player movement is necessary

Edited by BRAWNDO, 14 October 2017 - 02:14 PM.


#84 GrassValleyGreg

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 02:47 PM

Thanks for the analysis Randall. 



#85 Randall Flagg

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 12:48 PM

4-5 OT loss

4-1 win

4-5 OT loss

2-3 loss

4-5 SO loss

3-7 loss

3-2 win

1-2 loss

1-5 loss

3-2 OT win

 

Toronto showed promise right out of the gate even if the points didn't come.  We need to step up to be as good as toronto's 2-7 start.

We're now a 1-0-1 stretch from equaling Toronto's record last October. 

 

Let it be so. 



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Posted 18 October 2017 - 01:55 PM

PS Marner now playing on TO fourth line...

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 05:59 PM

Cause Marner won't back check and they are good enough to be able to do this. 

 

Much harder to send a lesson demoting players when half your team or more is playing crap. 



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Posted 19 October 2017 - 02:20 PM

This is interesting,

http://www.wgr550.co...-have-been-good

"Our defense, as a whole, needs to simplify their game. When we have opportunities to execute, whether it's in a break out or a neutral zone re-group where we can transition the other way, we need to continue to get better in that area." - Phil Housley


Edited by ShadowLiger, 19 October 2017 - 02:20 PM.


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Posted Yesterday, 08:53 PM

What was that Housley said when he was signed, I think it was "it will be fast"....................so I'm still waiting for that................

 

I think this team is uncoachable. 



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Posted Yesterday, 08:55 PM

Who is the leader on this team? I’d say nobody

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Posted Yesterday, 08:56 PM

zero emotion, zero effort.



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Posted Yesterday, 09:00 PM

Too many of the same personalities

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Posted Yesterday, 09:08 PM

I was a HUGE fan of this hire.  I'm no longer faithful.  

 

I'll give him until the quarter pole to figure out how to run a ###### power play without giving up shorties.

 

I am going to the SJ game on 10/28.  I don't think I'll watch one until then.  (Yeah, I'll be here tomorrow night, shut up.)



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Posted Yesterday, 09:24 PM

I was a HUGE fan of this hire.  I'm no longer faithful.  
 
I'll give him until the quarter pole to figure out how to run a ###### power play without giving up shorties.
 
I am going to the SJ game on 10/28.  I don't think I'll watch one until then.  (Yeah, I'll be here tomorrow night, shut up.)


It's only so painful because we know we'll always be watching :(