Sorry for the delayed response; I have been utterly swamped at work. I really appreciate the feedback, comments and questions, so let me see if I can get some responses in before I get back to it here...
Originally Posted by The Messier Scowl
Hey Sabres fans, how is Ehrhoff doing this year on the team? Will he be productive fantasy-wise this season, or is he another Leino-esque bad contract?
Overall his play has been good, though he has had some hiccups. He's consuming a ton of minutes both even and PP. Out for the past few games, Ehrhoff today labeled himself health and ready to return. Dpairings for tonights game yet to be disclosed.
The Sabres D as a unit has been playing up to the level of....ohhhhh, somewhere between Sucky-and-Really Sucky. Hard to pin all of that on Ehrhoff, especially given the aforesaid injury. His return will help tremendously.
Originally Posted by PrairieDog
Any word on Mcnabb, Bomm? 27 pts in 41 AHL games isn't terrible by any stretch, so is it a case of too many blueliners? In Ruff's doghouse? Needs a trade? Numbers better than he's actually playing?
Good question. I too was perplexed when I had received seemingly conflicting info w/regard to his reported poor play in Rochester, but then that he had been voted to the AHL All-Star squad (did not confirm that).
My guess is he's doing fine. Just a glut of dmen in his way. My guess is they called Pardy up because they needed a vet stabilty on the back end, due to the really poor play as of late.
I am hanging onto McNabb and I suggest all others do as well. The Sabres were never finished making moves to bolster their offensive core (boy...lol... there's an apt double entendre), and now especially w/the team spiraling out of control - if not completely regressing - moves will be made. Consequently, opportunity will be McNabb's, and fantasy GMs hope it's on a team that will utilize his skills to the fullest.
Originally Posted by dejeanneret
Did you hear Paul Hamilton railing on about Enroth during the intermissions and post-game last night? If not, the thrust was to just waive the guy and send him down given that nobody will pick him up, he's useless, can't play, etc., etc.
What's your take? I mean, I also have a really hard time trusting Enroth at this point and am not sold on him long term given his lack of size and playing style (i.e., relying much more heavily on reflexes than solid fundamentals in terms of positioning, angles, etc.). But you may have seen him play more than I have. Any faint hope that he could improve with more time in the minors? Or does his style really not translate well to the NHL game such that they should be searching for yet another new option to back up Miller?
Hey DJ....skill set-wise is a question better served to ask Justin Goldman over in the Goalie Post section of this forum.
That said Regier (yesterday?) stated the Enroth will NOT be sent down, and that he has been putting in extra time with Sabres goalie coach, Jim Corsi.
Keep in mind, Miller hasn't been too hot either. Neither goalie tends to excel under a defensively substandard play. Both need sound fundamental d-play in order to succeed - more so Enroth - so it is no surprise that both are struggling. So it's tough to condemn the back-up when the starter is performing just as poorly.
Look for me in the audience at tonight's game!
...I'll be the guy w/a gun to his head.
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