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09-29-2005, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Jame
Actually there are only a few teams that had 5 or more 20 goal scorers last year. and the sabres ranked 10th in scoring last year so i dont know how you can say they are close to the bottom
That's nice. It has nothing to do with what I said. We don't have five that scored 20 goals last year. We have two. We only have five (in you scenario- dumping Ales) that have ever scored 20. I bet that's near the bottom of the NHL.

Originally Posted by Jame
vanek replaces satan's 27 goals. Connolly/Gaustad easily replace Kotalik's 14. Buffalo is built on depth. and i wouldnt be surprised if Grier came close to 20 again this year playing with Drury and Hecht. and getting more minutes than he had been in the last few years.
If Grier scores 20 I'll be shocked. I don't think we're getting the 15 goals Kotalik had from our 4th line center.

Originally Posted by Jame
Kotalik is not one of our top 4 goal scorers. thats a myth. based on a meaningless statistical analysis. and the most overrated shot on HF.
He scored more goals per game than anyone on the team except Satan, Dumont, and Briere. If he doesn't get hurt, he scores 19 or 20. He has the best snap shot on the Sabres, period.

Originally Posted by Jame
no potential to be anything more than a wishful 20 goal scoring PP specialist.
And that's an asset that we need, especially with the amount of penalties that are going to be called. Kotalik has become the most underrated Sabre and I'm not sure why.

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