Found October 21, 2013 on The Farm Club:
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The Sabres continue to struggle mightily when it comes to putting the puck in the net.      We all knew this was a rebuilding year, but with the veterans still on this team I don’t think anyone expected it to be this bad. The first ten games of the Sabres season has been atrocious. The worst ten game start to a season in franchise history. There is not much positive to write about other than the Sabres are a contender for the 1st overall draft pick at the end of the year.  1-8-1   3 points      The positives are few and far between during this opening stretch. The lone star of this stretch has been Ryan Miller. He has stood on his head many of the games only to get no support from his defense or offense. Miller has faced more rubber than any other goalie in the league and cannot win games on his own. If he continues his strong play he will most assuredly be on the United States Olympic roster. The play of Zemgus Girgensons had fans excited in the early parts of this ten game portion, but an injury has kept him out of the lineup the last few games.      Tyler Myers and Drew Stafford are the whipping boys for Sabres fans this year and rightfully so. Both players are very disappointing and quite honestly what is Stafford doing on the 1st line? I felt like Stafford was a perfect candidate for 1 of the 2 buyouts the teams were allowed after the lockout. His play is around the perimeter, I don’t know if he is afraid or just not strong enough to get to the dirty areas where goals are scored. Another player that has that same problem is Tyler Ennis. For whatever reason, Ennis escapes criticism from the fans. He is too small and soft and might be one of the worst #2 centers in the NHL. I feel like the Sabres should play Grigorenko at his natural center position. Then if he continues to struggle you know he is probably a Darcy Bust and it is not because he is being played out of position.      This season is quickly swirling down down down the toilet bowl. Quick, drastic changes are needed. Yes, we were told this is a rebuilding season, but what do we have to build on? Vanek and Miller will soon be traded or lost and then who steps up? It is very early in the season, but maybe we should start looking at who is going to be the number one draft pick in the upcoming amateur draft. The post Buffalo Sabres Report : 1st 10 Games appeared first on The Farm Club.
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