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.