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Leafs @ Sabres - Dec. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« on: December 04, 2018, 08:46:49 AM »
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19-8-0, 38 points | 17-8-3, 37 points

Projected Lines

Hyman-Tavares-Marner
Marleau-Matthews-Kapanen
Johnsson-Kadri-Brown
Ennis-Lindholm-Gauthier

Rielly-Hainsey
Gardiner-Zaitsev
Dermott-Ozhiganov

Andersen

             
Skinner-Eichel-Reinhart
Thompson-Mittelstadt-Okposo
Elie-Rodrigues-Sobotka
Berglund-Larsson-Girgensons

Dahlin-Bogosian
Pilut-Ristolainen
Beaulieu-Nelson

Ullmark

Scratches

♥William Nylander♥
Martin Marincin
Justin Holl

      
Jason Pominville
Jake McCabe
Matt Tennyson


Game Notes

TOR
•Andersen (15-7-0, 2.30 GAA, .931 Sv%) will likely start for the Leafs
•William Nylander is back, baby!!! Just not tonight. Expect Nylander's season debut to come either Thursday or Saturday
•The post-Leivo phase of the Toronto Maple Leafs begins tonight. Expect Gauthier to of coruse draw in with him or Lindholm likely moving to the wing

BUF
•Ullmark (5-0-2, 2.57 GAA, .927 Sv%) will likely start for the Sabres
•The Sabres are probably the surprise team in the NHL this year. They recently won 10 straight games in November, but are 0-2-1 since then. That includes a 2-1 loss last night in Nashville
•If the Sabres are the biggest surprise team then Jeff Skinner is the biggest surprise player. The forward has 20 goals in 28 games, putting him just 1 goal behind Laine for the league lead
•Jack Eichel leads the way in points though with 32 in 28 games. But he's sitting at only 5 goals on the season. Gotta think at some point that 4.3 shooting percentage starts to rise

Injuries

                                                                             
      
•Jake McCabe - Upper Body - Questionable Tuesday
•Jason Pominville - Upper Body- Questionable Tuesday
•Marco Scandella - Injured Reserve - Vertigo
•Conor Sheary - Lower Body - Injured Reserve
•Scott Wilson - Lower Body - Injured Reserve
•Matt Hunwick - Neck - Injured Reserve

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Dec. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2018, 09:27:17 AM »
Good to see Wee Willy Nylander's name around finally.  Hopefully he's in on Thursday.

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Dec. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2018, 10:47:18 AM »
Healthy Scratch! Didn't take long for this contract to look like a mistake.


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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Dec. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2018, 10:55:31 AM »
Buffalo is a team on the rise.  The streak they had was flukey, but they have several good young players.  I liked the Mittelstadt pick and Dahlin and Ristolainen will be pillars on defense for years to come.

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Dec. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2018, 11:10:34 AM »
... Ristolainen will be a pylon on defense for years to come.

FIFY

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Dec. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2018, 11:28:03 AM »
... Ristolainen will be a pylon on defense for years to come.

FIFY

Heh.  I'd like him on the Leafs.

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Dec. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2018, 12:16:32 PM »
... Ristolainen will be a pylon on defense for years to come.

FIFY

Heh.  I'd like him on the Leafs.

I'm not usually a +/- booster... but man, -7 this year, worst on the Sabres.  He puts up points, but he is just NOT GOOD defensively.  Don't have time to look up advanced stats right now but they have never been good IIRC. 

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Dec. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2018, 12:26:59 PM »
Buffalo is a team on the rise.  The streak they had was flukey, but they have several good young players.  I liked the Mittelstadt pick and Dahlin and Ristolainen will be pillars on defense for years to come.

I dunno. I'm not particularly impressed by MiddlingStats.
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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Dec. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2018, 12:32:29 PM »
Buffalo is a team on the rise.  The streak they had was flukey, but they have several good young players.  I liked the Mittelstadt pick and Dahlin and Ristolainen will be pillars on defense for years to come.

I dunno. I'm not particularly impressed by MiddlingStats.

He's barely 20 (Draft + 1 season).  Plenty of time for him to improve.  Remember, Willy Nylander was still in the AHL at the same point in his career and wasn't asked to play Centre at the NHL level right out of the gate.


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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Dec. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2018, 12:42:55 PM »
Buffalo is a team on the rise.

They had 6 straight years of top 10 picks, including three picks in the top 2.

So congrats, Buffalo, for being "on the rise".
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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Dec. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2018, 12:55:04 PM »
He's barely 20 (Draft + 1 season).  Plenty of time for him to improve.  Remember, Willy Nylander was still in the AHL at the same point in his career and wasn't asked to play Centre at the NHL level right out of the gate.

Maybe, but with all the hype that surrounded his joining the Sabres late last season, it not unreasonable to be expecting more from him. I'm not saying he needs to be a superstar out of the gate, but, better than a 27 point pace this season? I don't think that's asking much.
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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Dec. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, Fan 590
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2018, 01:00:30 PM »
Right now, Buffalo seems to be built very similarly to Boston - very top heavy upfront. If you can limit their top line's chances, they struggle. Easier said than done, sure, but, nevertheless . . .
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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Dec. 4th, 7:30pm - TSN4, Fan 590
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