Came in thread to explain, knowing there'd be random baseless hate. Saw this. Leaving.
Sadly there is indeed random baseless hate, but one poster doesn't speak for the board, or even a sizeable chunk of it. The simple fact is the Sabres are icing a notably more complete lineup than is normal at this stage of pre-season. It's going to get noticed and folks are going to rag about it. That's what team boards are about. Don't let one or two posts drive you away. And actually, now that notice who the poster is, I think the "classless org" thing was pretty clearly sarcasm.
Well, this should be interesting. The kids are going to be tested tonight or the Sabres will take one look at our line-up, say who the **** are these guys and mail it in. lol
I know they are going to Europe, but that's still a ridiculous line-up to be playing right now. They still have N.A. exhibition games to play before heading over including a game tomorrow night against the Leafs. Who wants to bet that tomorrow night's line-up is compiled quite differently?
You know what..I don't think they're gunna pound us at all. The Sabre's aren't known for they're brilliatn offence. They are a boring defensive system team, and have been that way for as long as I can remember. let's counter that with high octane speed and offense. Patches, Gio, Desharnais, gallager, PK SUBBAN, beaulieu. let's ****ing rock their world!!!!
I'm pretty sure the 4th line will be a combination of the following:
Darche - White - Moen - Engqvist
I'm pretty sure Moen plays all 82 games (barring an injury) and the other 3 guys rotate in depending on injuries, poor/good play and who we're playing. Nothing makes players turn the jets on better than a bit of competition.
Agreed. And Blunden may get called up when need be as well to play on the 4th line.
The amount of non-NHLers your team is icing equates to the amount of NHLers our team is icing pretty much. What about that isn't a big difference?
We're missing Markov, Gill, Yemelin, Weber, Gomez, Cammalleri, Plekanec, Cole, Kostitsyn, Price. That's probably 2 top-4 d-men, our top line, our 2nd line center, our starting goalie, and a top-6 forward on our team (even though he'll play on our 3rd line).
Preseason, results are meaningless...no biggie, as stated the Sabres are heading for Europe, and don't have alot of time to evaluate their young guys....so they are looking to get their guff in order now...I think both the Habs and Sabres are going to give Boston a real run for the division this year!