Originally Posted by Bomm Bastic
I expect a lot of PIMs in that game, from a wide variety of personnel. If you are in a multi-cat league that includes PIM start any of the following w/confidence: Scott, Ott, Kaleta, Foligno, Myers (minors), Regehr...and I would not be surprised if Ruff inserts Weber and Ellis into the line up that night.
If you're in a goon league, Scott's the easy choice for the fighting major, but the real value is in the misconducts and instigators for which I really like Ott and Kaleta.
Brennan was kept up only because he would have to clear waivers to get back to Rochester and Regier didn't want to risk losing him. Not after seeing AHL journeyman Finley get claimed by the Isles. As far as playing time...good luck.
Hey if it were up to me, Sekera would be jobless and I would gladly give Brennan a shot. But there are those that feel Brennan's offensive skills wouldn't translate well to the NHL, and that he's nothing more than a PP spec-ial-ist.
I will say this - and I will keep the rant to a minimum because it's an old story - Ruff needs to go. I mean that with the utmost sincerity.
Oh, he'll win some games against lesser teams. But I believe that Sabres fans tend to impart or project qualities onto Ruff that we want him to have - due to hope, desperation etc, who knows. Irrelevant, quite frankly.
The man is the sole reason why this team has no identity. Defense first! But the Dmen have to pinch....but don't be caught out of position lest ye get benched. Juggling lines to find a spark is his bullsh!t excuse. Such moves are performed sparingly with exactness of timing in order to rouse a team from a mid-season funk. Instead, Ruff shuffles lines like a Vegas blackjack dealers blending six decks on a new shoe. To me evidences a man who doesn't have a true read on his players skill set.
Hecht bumped to a scoring line the other night, gave proof to my long held belief that Ruff defaults to reliable mediocrity over relative inconsistency from a higher end talent.
More bluntly,I shat myself when I saw Grigorenko put on the fourth line w/ Scott.
That's all....like I said, same movie we've all seen.
14 Tm H2H Y! Dynasty
G, A, PIM, +/-, PPP, SOG, BLK
W, GAA, SV%, SHO
2C, 2LW, 2RW, 2F, 4D, 2G, 3Bn, 5IR
LW: Parise, Hall
G: Lundqvist, Bobrovsky
Farm (17): Players < 164gp | Goalies < 82gp
Galchenyuk, Landeskog, Tarasenko, Kuznetsov, Silfverberg, Schultz, Vasilevsky