What do you guys think about the Sabres?
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08-05-2011, 11:21 AM
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I'm not entirely convinced that they are better than they started with.
But they're definitely a horse in this three-horse race; I'd say that at present, they're the third horse. But not by much.
Kotalik (remains to be seen if he stays given that they are over the cap)
imo that's a pretty undeniable upgrade in talent.
add to that Roy's return (health is a ?, not unlike Markov/Gorges/MaxPac whom we are also counting on to return healthy)
and the continued development of young players like Myers (who should benefit greatly playing next to regher), Vanek, Stafford, Ennis & Sekera
and I think it's a pretty -shall we say ambitious?- statement to make to be
"unconvinced that they are better than they started with"
The facts, as I see them, is that the 2011 Sabres are more talented and deeper than the 2010 Sabres. I'd be interested to hear a rational argument to the contrary (i don't think Leino/Erhoff performing worse than they did last year equates to them being less effective than Connolly/Montador, do you?)
I'm all for optimistic thinking, but not at the expense of ignoring pretty substantial evidence... or does your statistical crystal ball forsee that erhoff/leino/regher will all wilt under the pressure of "regression to the mean"
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