Sabres undone by losing mentality
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04-16-2012, 01:28 PM
Join Date: May 2006
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And you're missing the point. Pominville was our
consistent offensive forward all season, but his minutes don't reflect that. Looking at the Sabres icetime breakdown for the season, you'd think that we were a three line team for the whole year, not just the last 20 games of the season. We had one line of offense for the first 40 games and Lindy straight up did not change his coaching style to reflect that. For the first half of the year, the right decision would've been to cut Pominville's PK time and gas him and Vanek at ES + PP, because they were literally the only dangerous forwards on a night to night basis. That didn't happen, and as a result, we left points on the board.
Why? Poms is one of our best penalty killers. Under your strategy, we might have given up more PP goals and lost even more games. How do you know you're right?
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