Sabres undone by losing mentality
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04-16-2012, 05:45 PM
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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.
Like Dire Wolf said, once you take Pommers Pk minutes away you are weakening the PK. Sure we seemed offensively challenged at times, but we have to have balance in our game, and weaking our PK for a couple more ES shifts from Pommers doesn't do that.
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