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#321 Crusader1969

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 09:13 PM

Goals for the 2nd half of the season:
 
Team goal  - 41 points in last 41 games, finishing season in 2nd last place     (0 points in 1 game played)  but
 
Reinhart find his game and put up 25 points in last 41 games.  Back to career avg of .6pts per game.    (0 points in 1 game played)
 
Sign Mittelstadt, Borgen and Fitzgerald when college seasons ends
 
Trade Kane for a high end prospect who will play in NHL next year and high draft pick
 
Nylander find his place on Amerks and become a point per game producer.


0/1 4 goals remain.

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 10:39 PM

I think their only goal should be to win games. Especially home games. Even if you are a bad team you should feel enough pride to play harder at home and make your building one other teams would rather not visit. Been a long time since I've seen home town effort levels.

The bigger goal is that "change the culture" thing I still read about. Team unity, leadership, all that sort of stuff.

No tanking allowed.

Players don't tank

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 10:46 PM

One goal is to play well enough to convince fans to actually watch a game.



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Posted 27 February 2018 - 01:07 AM

Players don't tank

Maybe not, but some of them do quit. Amounts to the same thing.

 

I'm not sure what they can do to create any future momentum for next year if the plan is to keep Rochester intact and create a culture there. Going to be some really bad empty games here on in UNLESS it turns out that Kane actually was a problem, but I doubt it makes any difference.  



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Posted 27 February 2018 - 04:58 AM

Lets move on and start to get things right. Sure Botterill will get things right.



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Posted 27 February 2018 - 08:56 AM

60 points

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 09:09 PM

Now 20 games into the 2nd half of the season, only 21 painful games to go
5 points in their last 5 bringing them to 17 points in the 20 games. A winning percentage of .425
If they play at this pace for the remainder of the season, they will end with 65 points. At 65 points they are 3% to finish 3rd last, 50% 2nd last and 47% in last
I've been tracking Samson Reinhart as well. In the 2nd half of the season he has 20GP 6G 12A. 18PTS. An impressive .90 pts/game clip.

Another 5 games down (16 to go). A nice run of 3-2 with victories over Toronto, Boston and TB. They now have 23 points in the second half of the season. Winning % of .460.

Samson has another 5 points in his last 5 games. in the 2nd half of the season, he has played 25 games and has put up 23 points
.92 points per game clip. Tied with 11 others for 29th in the scoring in the league since Jan 7

Note - since he started putting up points on Jan 17, he is tied for 15th in league scoring. with 23 points in 22 games

I also hoped to see Nylander find his game and become a point per game producer for the Amerks. It took him until Jan 27 to get anything going but since then has 12 points in his last 15 games, including points in each of his last 5 games. Hopefully a ray of sunshine in an otherwise disappointing AHL career

Edited by Crusader1969, 06 March 2018 - 09:28 PM.


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Posted 06 March 2018 - 09:13 PM

Just beat the Leafs. 



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Posted 08 March 2018 - 02:03 AM

Another day and another win by  the Coyotes.  Yeah!  The Sabres have now moved into last in the NHL.  Congrats.  Well earned.  The teams are actually tied on points and the Sabres are actually +1 in ROW, but because Az has played one less game, they are in 30th and the Sabres 31st.

 

Big game tomorrow.  Buffalo vs Ottawa.  The Sens currently sit in 29th at 56 pts (Sabres have 53) and have two games in hand on the Sabres.  However a victory by the Sabres moves us back into 30th and only one pt behind the Sens.

 

Please don't misconstrue what I'm writing.  I am rooting for the Sabres to beat the Sens later today, but I thought the Sabres sinking to the bottom of the well after their loss to the Flames (the other former Atl club) was worth noting.

 

Remaining season goal still in place.  1) get a top 4 pick (check) 2) find player willing to step up (check - see Reinhart, Wilson) 3) Find Amerks ready to make the jump (check; see Guhle, Ullmark, Nelson).



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Posted 18 March 2018 - 11:35 AM

Goals for the 2nd half of the season:

 

Team goal  - 41 points in last 41 games, finishing season in 2nd last place     (0 points in 1 game played)  but

 

Reinhart find his game and put up 25 points in last 41 games.  Back to career avg of .6pts per game.    (0 points in 1 game played)

 

Sign Mittelstadt, Borgen and Fitzgerald when college seasons ends

 

Trade Kane for a high end prospect who will play in NHL next year and high draft pick

 

Nylander find his place on Amerks and become a point per game producer.

Goal #1 play .500 hockey

 

Sabres have now played 30 games in the 2nd half of the season.

 

Record is 13-14-3 for 29 points. Since Jan 7th they have the 21st best record in the league.

 

Goal #2 Reinhart to pick up scoring to at least his career Avg of .60 pts/game 

 

Samson has been red-hot picking up 29 points in his last 30 games. .966 per game. Hopefully Sabres have found a second scoring option behind Eichel. Over the last 2 months he is tied for 14th in league scoring - tied with Marner, Laine, Giroux and Pasternak.

 

Goal #3 Sign Mittelstadt, Fizgerald and Borgeon

 

#caseywatch officially launched last night as both Minnesota and BC saw their seasons end. Borgen will continue on as St.Cloud is the top seed in its bracket.

 

Goal #4 Trade Kane for a #1 and top prospect

 

likely a fail but still a chance for a #1 draft pick. O'Regan was a top prospect of the Sharks but not one of the names I was hoping for.

 

Goal #5 Nylander improve and become a point per game player

 

Definitely improvement but still needs to score more  4G 11A in last 20 games


Edited by Crusader1969, 18 March 2018 - 11:42 AM.


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Posted 18 March 2018 - 12:17 PM

 O'Regan was a top prospect of the Sharks but not one of the names I was hoping for.

 

This seems like a substantial overstatement.



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Posted 18 March 2018 - 12:21 PM

This seems like a substantial overstatement.


No, it’s not.

https://www.nhl.com/...tch/c-290741928

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 03:22 PM

No, it’s not.https://www.nhl.com/...tch/c-290741928


Thanks for the confirmation!

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 03:38 PM

This seems like a substantial overstatement.

 

I think I know where you were going with this ...

 

 

 

Thanks for the confirmation!

 

Just because he was a highly rated prospect does not mean he was going to be a very good player.  Maybe a 3rd liner?  Maybe a 4th liner?  Maybe an AHLer?



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Posted 18 March 2018 - 04:02 PM

 

Wow.  San Jose has no prospect depth then.  This kid has AAAA player written all over him.


Edited by We've, 18 March 2018 - 04:03 PM.


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Posted 18 March 2018 - 07:00 PM

Wow.  San Jose has no prospect depth then.  This kid has AAAA player written all over him.


Agreed! It’s why they traded for Kane and maybe why they’ll sign him.

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 10:27 PM

I think I know where you were going with this ...
 

 
 

 
Just because he was a highly rated prospect does not mean he was going to be a very good player.  Maybe a 3rd liner?  Maybe a 4th liner?  Maybe an AHLer?


Don't think I said he was going to be a good player, just that "he was one of the sharks top prospects" which is completely accurate and doesn't mean I think he is going to be an NHL star