Found February 09, 2013 on Queen City Sports:
Today the Sabres face the Islanders in Nassau Coliseum thus completing the first quarter of this lockout shortened season.  It has been a disappointing start, both for the organization with a 4-6-1 record, and for many of the individual players who have struggled mightily out of the gate.  Injuries, a lack of training camp, and the condensed schedule have been the common excuses for the poor play around the league, but how much effect has the lockout truly had on this team?  Do the players that played elsewhere in November and December have a leg up on those who were working out on their own?  Let’s go through this Sabres roster and see. The most glaring issue for the Sabres 11 games in has been the play of their defensemen, particularly the erratic play of Tyler Myers and Jordan Leopold.  Here’s a breakdown of how the Buffalo rearguards spent their lockout: Myers wasn’t his Calder self even in Austria. (Getty Images) Tyler Myers – 17 gp for Klanegenfurt AC (EBL, Austria) Christian ...
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