In shocking news (Sullivan article)
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04-08-2012, 09:59 AM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Buffalo, NY
I love how he brings up the Caps making it over us even though they were missing Backstrom and Green for half the season. He fails to mention that the Caps got those two guys back right when they needed them, and leaves out that at the same time the Sabres lost their two best dmen to injuries. I know people are sick of the injuries excuse, but the fact that those guys all got hurt or came back when they did matters. Just like Ennis coming back and moving to center helped spark our turnaround.
Just like when he talks about Philly and their injuries. Philly lost Pronger, but they still had Coburn, Timmonen, Meszaros, and Carle. Four guys who can play big minutes. And Briere might be hurt, but they still have Giroux, and as long as he's in the lineup they'll still be good.
The Sabres just don't have that kind of talent where they can overcome injuries to major players. It's annoying to hear people point to how well the Pens were playing without Crosby to say injuries aren't an excuse. Yeah because having one of the best players in the world in Malkin to pick up the slack wasn't the reason they still played so well.
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