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stashu
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Buffalo Sabres
Location: SC
Joined: 06.04.2008

Nov 5 @ 2:16 PM ET
So I started posting about this game prior and it didn't last long. Now with the updated rosters out, I started playing again.

My Sabres are off to a slow but competitive start (sounds like real life!), only a 1-2 record right now, but it's fun to see the production.

In these few games:

Eichel: 1G, 3A
Kane: 3G, 1A
McGinn: 1G, 2A

Lehner: 3.71 GAA, .884 Save %

First game or two the lines were (top two lines, haven't edited the others yet):

Kane-O'Reilly-Ennis
Moulson-Eichel-McGinn

I swapped Kane and Moulson now to see how they go - worked well as Kane just got 2 goals, both assisted by Eichel.
stashu
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Buffalo Sabres
Location: SC
Joined: 06.04.2008

Nov 5 @ 3:07 PM ET
Eichel with the game winning shootout goal (round 5 of the shootout)!

Kane with another Eichel-assisted goal in game 4, giving each of them 5 points in 4 games.

Game 5, now on a 3-game win streak and 3-2 record:
Eichel, 2 assists

Game 6: like the real-life Sabres, the PK hurt. 403 SO loss, all 3 Boston goals on the PP
Eichel with another assist

In non-Sabres news, LA is insane: Jeff Carter leads the NHL with 13 points (7g, 6a) in 6 games! Muzzin is 2nd with 10 points and Kopitar 3rd with 9. Rangers and Kings are the only undefeated teams, both 5-0-1
stashu
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Buffalo Sabres
Location: SC
Joined: 06.04.2008

Nov 5 @ 3:55 PM ET
In a bit of real life invading video games...Lehner just got hurt in game #9. Here's the news from the game:

"Robin Lehner will be out of action for a few days after he suffered a stubbed finger in Buffalo's 3-2 defeat against the Sharks Saturday"



Other news: Eichel is on a cold streak - after starting the season with points in the first 6 games, he's gone 3 with no points and a -1 rating on this west coast swing.
stashu
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Buffalo Sabres
Location: SC
Joined: 06.04.2008

Nov 6 @ 7:38 AM ET
First month of the 15/16 season is complete. Here are some stat lines, plus a screen shot of the stats should anyone wish to look at them.

Top 5 scorers (12 GP for all):

Eichel: 2 G, 9 A, +7, 14 PIM, 20 SOG
Kane: 7G, 3A, +7, 0 PIM, 48 SOG
McGinn: 5G, 5A, +10, 23 SOG
O'Reilly: 4G, 4A, +1, 8 PIM
Gionta: 4G, 3A, +4, 27 SOG

Shocking to me to see such high +/- numbers on a team that has a 5-5-2 record. 35 goals scored, 36 against. But I guess it's a result of so many PP goals being scored against me.

Goalies:

Johnson: 2 GP, 0-0-1, 2.79 GAA, .907 Save %
Lehner: 11 GP, 5-5-1, 2.91 GAA, .900 Save %

Sabres Stats: http://i.imgur.com/hF37V2S.png

League Stats (Top 24): http://i.imgur.com/2NyRB4s.png

Other notes:

Lehner never missed a game from that lame finger injury, so that's good.

Weber never played a game, was finally sent to Rochester and in 3 games has a rating of 5.67...out of 10! I offered him to the entire league twice for trade and got no interest before waiving him and sending him to the AHL

Matt Donovan leads Rochester with 13 points (1G, 12A)..a defenseman!

Kaleta is 2nd in points for Rochester with 12 (6G, 6A)
stashu
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Buffalo Sabres
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Joined: 06.04.2008

Nov 6 @ 7:56 AM ET
Wow...The Capitals just traded a 2nd round pick for John Scott...wtf?? And they immediately put him on waivers!
stashu
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Buffalo Sabres
Location: SC
Joined: 06.04.2008

Nov 9 @ 8:19 AM ET
I just wrapped up November 2015, and here are the top 5 players, screenshot of the entire team, and some other random notes:

24 games played for most - Eichel missed one game

Moulson: 6 G, 15 A, +8, 6 PIM, 49 SOG
Eichel: 6 G, 14 A, +12, 24 PIM, 38 SOG
O'Reilly: 6 G, 12 A, +10, 12 PIM, 58 SOG
Kane: 11 G, 6 A, +16, 10 PIM, 91 SOG
Ennis: 10 G, 5 A, +9, 18 PIM, 88 SOG
Ristolainen: 4 G, 11 A, +14, 13 PIM, 57 SOG

Goalies:

Lehner: 21 GP, 11-9-1, 2.70 GAA, .908 Save %
Johnson: 4 GP, 1-1-1, 2.62 GAA, .906 Save %

Screenshot of team stats:

http://i.imgur.com/hjA4B7q.png

Standings: 9th in the East with 26 points (12-10-2). 3 points behind 8th (Columbus). Worst in the East is Philly with 11 points

League Stats: http://i.imgur.com/w9yNFBr.png

Highest Sabres in League point scoring:

27th - Moulson (T-14th in assists)
35th - Eichel
61st - O'Reilly
67th - Kane (T-18th in goals)
94th - Ennis

Gorges and Gionta each just suffered injuries of 2-3 weeks, Deslauriers recalled from Rochester to replace Gionta, Weber still sitting in Rochester - went with no call-up for Gorges so far.

Line combinations:

Kane-O'Reilly-Ennis
Moulson-Eichel-Reinhart
Larsson-Girgensons-McGinn
Foligno-Schaller-Deslauriers(Gionta)

Ristolainen-Bogosian
McCabe-Pysyk
Bryan Allen-Franson

stashu
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Buffalo Sabres
Location: SC
Joined: 06.04.2008

Nov 12 @ 7:42 AM ET
Wrapped up December 2015 the other day and forgot to update.

Top 5 players, 38 GP for all but Eichel who is at 37:

Moulson: 9 G, 21 A, +6, 8 PIM, 90 SOG
Eichel: 9 G, 19 A, +11, 32 PIM, 61 SOG
O'Reilly: 9 G, 19 A, +9, 18 PIM, 83 SOG
Ennis: 14 G, 10 A, +9, 20 PIM, 13 SOG
Kane: 15 G, 8 A, +17, 42 PIM, 130 SOG

Goalies:
Johnson: 11 GP, 4-5-1, 2.56 GAA, .910 Save %
Lehner: 29 GP, 14-11-3, 2.68 GAA, .909 Save %

Screenshot of Team Stats:

http://i.imgur.com/wuj5sZC.png

Standings: 10th in the East with 40 points (18-16-4), 4 points behind 8th (Montreal)

League Stats: http://i.imgur.com/1aPEZr0.png

Sabres in the Top 100 in scoring:

Moulson - Tied for 30th
O'Reilly & Eichel: Tied for 44th
Ennis: Tied for 84th
Kane: Tied for 93rd
stashu
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Buffalo Sabres
Location: SC
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Nov 13 @ 9:29 AM ET
Wheeling and dealing time...

Traded Mike Weber for the well-known Marc-Andre Cliche (I was in need of a defensive forward and he has good ratings)

But on the more notable side, I traded Gorges and a 3rd for Zadorov.
stashu
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Buffalo Sabres
Location: SC
Joined: 06.04.2008

Nov 13 @ 10:42 AM ET
January 2016 is complete, here is the roundup for the month:

Top 5 players:

O'Reilly: 16 G, 24 A, +12, 26 PIM, 116 SOG
Moulson: 12 G, 26 A, +7, 10 PIM, 129 SOG
Eichel: 11 G, 26 A, +13, 38 PIM, 100 SOG
Kane: 20 G, 14 A, +21, 51 PIM, 181 SOG
Ristolainen: 6 G, 21 A, +17, 27 PIM, 133 SOG
(Ennis got hurt and fell out of the top 5, missed 12 games so far)


Goalies:
Johnson: 17 GP, 7-7-1, 2.67 GAA, .910 Save %
Lehner: 34 GP, 16-12-5, 2.67 GAA, .909 Save %
Makarov: 2 GP, 2-0-0, 1.45 GAA, .953 Save %
(Lehner out a week, wanted to see Makarov get time)


Screenshot of Team Stats:

http://i.imgur.com/J1wPTRu.png

Standings: 10th in the East with 56 points (25-19-6), 3 points behind 8th (Montreal)

League Stats:

http://i.imgur.com/Zqtwnux.png

Sabres in the Top 100 in scoring:

O'Reilly: Tied for 28th
Moulson: Tied for 39th
Eichel: Tied for 44th
Kane: Tied for 59th


Lines:

Kane-O'Reilly-McGinn
Moulson-Reinhart-Eichel
Larsson-Cliche-Gionta
Carrier-Legwand-Weal

I just picked up Tanner Glass off waivers and will likely insert him for some more defensive forward play (my PK sucks), likely to replace Weal.

Zadorov-Ristolainen
Colaiacovo-Franson
McCabe-Bogosian

Mike Komisarek
Montreal Canadiens
Location: we all appreciate and value the touch of class you bring to this site, mike.
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Nov 22 @ 8:39 PM ET
Hello sir.
stashu
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Buffalo Sabres
Location: SC
Joined: 06.04.2008

Nov 23 @ 8:05 AM ET
Hello sir.
- Mike Komisarek


Mike Komisarek
Montreal Canadiens
Location: we all appreciate and value the touch of class you bring to this site, mike.
Joined: 02.14.2007

Nov 23 @ 9:07 AM ET

- stashu


Pretty quiet in here...
stashu
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Buffalo Sabres
Location: SC
Joined: 06.04.2008

Nov 23 @ 9:49 AM ET
Pretty quiet in here...
- Mike Komisarek


Meh, not many people get absorbed into the stats of a game someone else is playing I guess.
stashu
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Buffalo Sabres
Location: SC
Joined: 06.04.2008

Mar 21 @ 1:48 PM ET
This update is going to include the trade deadline, so lots of deals listed, including other notable trades not by Buffalo.


I inquired about a trade for Liles (Carolina) - 35yo d-man, last year of his contract. The response? Zadorov (I had traded Colorado for him previously, see above posts), a 4th and a 5th. WTF?!!? No thanks...

On the GOOD side for trading, I inquired about Mantha as rumors showed up they were linked to sending him away on some trade, and the Red Wings offered him for Makarov and a 6th. I couldn't say no to that one.

Moulson hurt for 2 months (mid-February, so that's the rest of the season...wonder if I should just bring Mantha up - though he just got hurt for a week. 5 points in 3 games for Rochester to this point).

Traded Colaiacovo, Karabacek's rights and my '16 3rd for Slater Koekkoek (#10 overall in the 2012 draft, D-man).

Could have gotten Nurse from Edmonton for Estephan's rights, a 4th and 5th in 2016, but I turned it down. His ratings in his games played weren't great and my scouts were putting him as a 5/6 d-man - I figure I can get that sort in the 4th round.

Traded Franson for a 2nd and 3rd

No big deals happened for other teams after all, though there were all kinds of rumors for players like Suter, Parise and Pavelski, but nothing actually happened.


Top 5 players:

Kane: 29 G, 20 A, +21. 55 PIM, 234 SOG
O'Reilly: 18 G, 29 A, +9, 28 PIM, 140 SOG
Eichel: 14 G, 29 A, +19, 58 PIM, 131 SOG
Moulson: 13 G, 28 A, +6, 14 PIM, 144 SOG
McGinn: 17 G, 18 A, +15, 38 PIM, 146 SOG

Goalies

Johnson: 20 GP, 7-9-2, 2.77 GAA, .909 Save %
Lehner: 42 GP, 18-17-6, 2.82 GAA, .906 Save %

Screenshot of Team Stats:

http://i.imgur.com/nYUh4Yu.png

Standings: 12th in the East, February record of 2-8-3
(Started with a great 5-1 win over Montreal with Price in goal, then hit a LONG skid and lost 10 in a row, 2 points accumulated in those 10 games)

League Stats (Top 24):

http://i.imgur.com/U5yWpKr.png



Sabres in the Top 50 in Scoring:

Kane: Tied for 30th
O'Reilly: 44th


Lines:

Kane-O'Reilly-McGinn
Reinhart-Eichel-Ennis
Larsson-Legwand-Foligno
M. Reinhart-Girgensons-McCormick

McCabe-Ristolainen
Zadorov-Bogosian
Pysyk-Ruhwedel


stashu
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Buffalo Sabres
Location: SC
Joined: 06.04.2008

Mar 22 @ 10:06 AM ET
I ran this latest update through the end of the regular season, since it was only a handful of games in April. Posts will be about Rochester for a little bit since they're #1 in the AHL. I don't do anything to manage that team but will probably send Eichel, Reinhart and McCabe down.

March was pretty decent, going 6-5-3. Getting points in 9 out of 14 games is probably a record for the season. The craziness happened at the end of the month. In a span of 5 days, I lost to Arizona (the worst team in the league) twice. 4 days after the second loss, I beat Chicago 4-2....


Final season stats - top 10 Sabres

Kane: 82 GP, 39 G, 27 A, +25, 72 PIM, 282 SOG
O'Reilly: 77 GP, 21 G, 40 A, +12, 36 PIM, 178 SOG
Eichel: 81 GP, 17 G, 34 A, +27, 68 PIM, 152 SOG
McGinn: 79 GP, 23 G, 23 A, +15, 52 PIM, 202 SOG
Moulson: 59 GP, 13 G, 28 A, +4, 14 PIM, 145 SOG
Reinhart: 72 GP, 19 G, 21 A, +28, 43 PIM, 151 SOG
Ristolainen: 80 GP, 6 G, 32 A, +5, 44 PIM, 192 SOG
Ennis: 65 GP, 23 G, 14 A, +20, 30 PIM, 214 SOG
Bogosian: 75 GP, 5 G, 23 A, +9, 86 PIM, 115 SOG
McCabe: 77 GP, 7 G, 20 A, +14, 16 PIM, 125 SOG


Goalies

Johnson: 25 GP, 9-9-4, 2.75 GAA, .912 Save %
Lehner: 52 GP, 22-23-6, 2.67 GAA, .911 Save %



Screenshot of Team Stats:

http://i.imgur.com/Sd0ka1p.png



Standings: 13th in the East, 35-36-11, 81 points, 225 Goals For, 236 Goals Against

ALL of the Eastern Conference playoff teams have 100 points or more. 9th place had 98, 10th had 97.

Arizona worst in the league with 56 points, Flyers 2nd worst with 60.



League Stats (Top 24):

http://i.imgur.com/ZOZKB9j.png



Sabres in the Top 50 in Scoring:

Kane: Tied for 24th - Tied for 8th in goals (Steen, Vrbata, Ovechkin, Kessel, Hagelin, Neal, Okposo top 7)
O'Reilly: Tied for 42nd


Lines that ended the season:

Kane-O'Reilly-McGinn
Reinhart-Eichel-Ennis
Moulson-Girgensons-Foligno
Larsson-McCormick-Gionta

McCabe-Bogosian
Zadorov-Ristolainen
Victor Bartley-Ruhwedel

(Bartley was a waiver wire pickup when I needed depth for injury time. Claimed on 2/27/16, didn't play until 3/15/16 but played so well - 7.36 overall rating - that he stayed in the remainder of the season)
stashu
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Buffalo Sabres
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Joined: 06.04.2008

Mar 22 @ 11:42 AM ET
World Championships

Lehner selected to team Sweden
Bogosian selected to team USA
O'Reilly and Ennis selected to team Canada (weird that Kane wasn't)
Girgensons selected for team Latvia


Canada beat the US in the finals, 4-0. Blah


The Stanley Cup ended up being "fought" by the Rangers (2nd in the East) and Stars (4th in the West). The sarcasm is due to the Rangers sweeping it in 4 games, including a 5-1 game 4 in MSG to win it all.

June 11, 2016....NHL Lottery.

With the 3rd worst record in the NHL, the winner of the lottery is......EDMONTON!

Toronto won the 2nd spot despite placing higher than me, which bumps me down to draft 8th overall.

In good news, Rochester won the Calder Trophy, beating the Stockton Heat in a 4-2 series.

AHL Playoff point leaders:

Ristolainen - tie 2nd - 3 G, 18 A
Koekkoek - tie 6th - 2 G, 16 A
Reinhart - tie 7th - 10 G, 7A
Eichel - tie 7th - 10 G, 7 A
D'Amigo - tie 7th - 9 G, 8 A