Shocker but I’m not impressed. The Sabres beat the Caps 4-2 @FNC tonight but I would be hard pressed to call It an impressive win. The feeling Caps have been in complete disarray since about game 10 of this season.
They fired Bruce Boudreau and have now moved on to Dale Hunter (really?) Its pretty clear to see at least so far that it wasn’t the coach. This Caps team has no heart and for whatever reason has given up. When they do want to play with a little fire they end up taking stupid penalties a la Ovechkin.
What this bad streak of the Caps has shown me is that when there is a cancer on your team either you remove it or it festers and eats its way on to the rest of your team. Alexander Semin has got to Be one of the laziest SOBs in the league if not the laziest. It’s truly disgusting to have someone with so much talent just totally waste it because he doesn’t care.
I think the Caps made the wrong move by firing Boudreau, they should have traded Semin long ago, before he infected the rest of the team with his craptastic work ethic and in game laziness. To me that’s jut the wrong message to send, keeping a lazy player around too long that it start to seep into other players mentality.
Drew Stafford comes to mind, are you listening Darcy????
According to the lines at practice this morning the Buffalo Sabres 3rd line for tonight’s matchup against the Washington Capitals is 8-28-36. So Paul Gausted who I believe to be the leagues highest paid 4th line talent will be centering for Cody McCormick and Pat Kaleta.
The Sabres have a ton of injuries right now to be certain, but there have been many a night when Lindy Ruff rolls this line out as if it’s some kind of “shutdown” line. I find it hard to swallow that McCormick or Kaleta make it on to the roster for any other teams in this league with the exception of a Columbus or Islanders team that are among the worst teams in the league.
It’s time for the Sabres to move on from Gausted who wins his fair share of face offs but contributes very little else to the team and has a 2.3 million dollar cap hit. The combined cap hit of this line is a total of 3.6 million dollars. It’s no wonder aside from the injuries that the sabres aren’t competing right now. This portion of your lineup is where your up and coming young players develop their skills while costing the team very little in respect to the cap.
The good that comes out of all these injuries is that we have been able to see young talent galore that should now be able to compete permanently for these spots. I’m not sure if there would be any takers in a Gausted trade scenario but McCormick and Kaleta should be nothing more than seat warmers up in the press box.
Put your thinking cap on Darcy, time to set some wheels in motion before its too late.
Have you ever read a blog post or an article about a particular player or teams and wondered if the writer was actually on the team payroll? That’s what a homer is and if you are anything like me , you can’t stand it either! So now I foray into the world of blogging. ill be writing about the NHL and my “homer” team the Buffalo Sabres because if no one else is going to say some of these things I might as well say them myself even if no one else is listening.
N.H.L sure doesn’t stand for No Homer League. Just about everything I read out there right now sounds like its coming straight from the teams P.R. Squads. So instead I will say what I’ll say and come what may.
So here goes nothin…