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    Quote Originally Posted by mounD View Post
    Any bright spots? I didn't manage to watch any of the game due to work. Did Reinhart play with Eichel/Skinner most of the night?
    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    Reinhart played alongside Eichel the entire night but Skinner was bumped off the top line in the 3rd period in favour of Sheary.
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    I watched the 2 first periods and Buffalo was so bad.
    Eichel tried to do everything by himself and Dahlin did some weird passes.

    But it's just one game and there is a lot of new players in this team, we'll see in 10-15 games
    I agree. I also watched most, but not all, of the game (missed some action here and there for bedtime routines, etc.) But overall, I saw the Sabres playing fairly tentatively. Probably a mix of some young guys getting their feet wet in the show and afraid to make mistakes, more established (albeit, in some cases, still young) players gripping the stick too hard wanting to turn the page on past failures, and a bit of misfortune opening up against a more talented, more experienced, and freshly angry Bruins team.

    Some quick observations: Dahlin was fine -- played fairly well defensively, but was pretty quiet otherwise (which is fine, particularly for a young Dman); Skinner looked like he's still trying to find his groove with the team and Eichel specifically (which I think he will); Eichel was trying to do too much by himself (could be the weight of wanting to do too much to buck past losing seasons, wearing the C on his chest for the first time, still getting acclimated to the significant offseason turnover); Mittelstadt was largely unnoticeable (a continuation from the preseason, but I also think he'll be fine); Tage Thompson I thought was working hard when he was out there, but inefficient (lots of skating, but not really going anywhere; which I chalk up to jitters). And so on....

    We'll see. Better games and days lie ahead. But for one game at least, it was not a terribly inspiring performance.
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    Also, from two minutes ago:

    https://twitter.com/BuffaloSabres/st...886055936?s=19

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    Good bounce back from the Sabres last night against the Rangers. Of course, I didn't get to watch any of it (cue superstition), so would appreciate any thoughts from anyone who was able to watch.
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    Anyone with Skinner on their teams panicking or think he?ll be able to slot in on those top units with time?

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    Lawrence Pilut out 5-6 months after shoulder surgery


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    I actually really liked Pilut. Watched quite a few Sabres games this season and he definitely stood out in the way that a 10 year veteran does, in that he seemed calm and could control the game. Going to be a tough start to the Sabres season if they don't replace him on the back end.
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    Very happy to see Ralph Krueger get another NHL chance. Seems like a quality coach and a quality man. I always felt he got a bit of a raw deal in Edmonton. Eakins too.
    All the best the Ralph next season and beyond - terrific young pieces he can work with as they grow this team into a contender.

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    I didn't expect Ralph to come back to the NHL as a coach. He got a raw deal in Edm though so hopefully it works here, he seems to be very astute and likeable in a management position.
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    I love this for Buffalo. I do agree that Ralph got the shaft in Edmonton.


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    Personally, I think this is going to be one of the better coach signings of the off-season. Very strategic coach who gets analytics. Not sure of the fantasy impact for players not named Dahlin or Eichel on ice. I think we'll see their & possession stats improve across the board by Xmas.
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    I remember Krueger getting good reviews for his work in Edmonton only for him to be booted for no reason. Hopefully this time he has a real chance to prove himself.


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    No pen to paper but it sounds like the chances of Skinner straying in Buffalo are strong


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    That definitely more than I would want to pay for Skinner. But for a bigger UFA to actually want to sign in Buffalo, I guess they have to jump on it.
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    That's a huge payday for Skinner, if it comes to fruition.


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