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Michael Pachla
Buffalo Sabres
Location: solid!!!
Joined: 09.05.2007

Sep 14 @ 12:18 PM ET
Michael Pachla: Building the 2018-19 Buffalo Sabres roster--RW, Jason Pominville
Stripes77
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Where ever Matt Ellis allows me to be, NY
Joined: 07.30.2012

Sep 14 @ 12:21 PM ET
First
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: "What's the frequency, Jason," is your business degree, uh huh
Joined: 04.04.2016

Sep 14 @ 12:25 PM ET
To think, that a player with nearly 1,000 games played and nearly 700 career points could have been had by any team in the league that season.


Nice write up

Pach, were you the one who told the story about the Panthers passing on him while on waivers? Maybe it was on the radio. For those who don't know, the story is that the Panthers and Sabres shared the Amerks that year, and the Panthers wanted to pick him up, but thought it in bad taste because the Sabres were sharing their farm team.

Good luck to Pommer this year. He had a hell of a fast start to last year before the fatigue set in, and with the spectre of Reinhart sitting out looming, we may need that again.
hehateme
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 04.11.2017

Sep 14 @ 12:28 PM ET
I always loved Pommer. You need solid guys like him on this team. I am predicting 18+25 for him this year.
MLew65
Buffalo Sabres
Location: hamburg, NY
Joined: 01.23.2013

Sep 14 @ 12:38 PM ET
18-25 is pretty lofty for a 35 yr old who more cold than hot.
Der Kaiser
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I Know Nothink ... NOTHINK!
Joined: 07.27.2007

Sep 14 @ 12:38 PM ET
Meh.

I’d take him over dragon wizard bearskin sword warriors, but I’m excited about the kids.
jochfr
Buffalo Sabres
Location: It's totally menstrual , TN
Joined: 07.11.2009

Sep 14 @ 12:43 PM ET
Michael Pachla: Building the 2018-19 Buffalo Sabres roster--RW, Jason Pominville
- Michael Pachla

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
buffalofan19
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Wonderful things can happen when you sow seeds of distrust in a garden full of (bum)holes
Joined: 07.01.2007

Sep 14 @ 12:47 PM ET
Michael Pachla: Building the 2018-19 Buffalo Sabres roster--RW, Jason Pominville
- Michael Pachla

Jason Pominville on this roster neither angers nor excites me.
notalent
Buffalo Sabres
Location: lake placid, NY
Joined: 02.26.2011

Sep 14 @ 12:48 PM ET
He does still have some finish left for the PP so he's got value there for sure still. Speaking of, the PP is going to have an obviously* huge impact on where we finish this year, what are your PP #1 & PP #2 lines this year?

*obviously (great drinking game for player interviews BTW, obviously every time a player says "obviously", obviously.)
notalent
Buffalo Sabres
Location: lake placid, NY
Joined: 02.26.2011

Sep 14 @ 12:50 PM ET
Jason Pominville on this roster neither angers nor excites me.
- buffalofan19

You are becoming Buddha...a good outlook for a Sabres fan.
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: "What's the frequency, Jason," is your business degree, uh huh
Joined: 04.04.2016

Sep 14 @ 12:51 PM ET
He does still have some finish left for the PP so he's got value there for sure still. Speaking of, the PP is going to have an obviously* huge impact on where we finish this year, what are your PP #1 & PP #2 lines this year?

*obviously (great drinking game for player interviews BTW, obviously every time a player says "obviously", obviously.)

- notalent


I'm still drunk from the Jason Botterill "it's a situation where/it's a scenario where" drinking game from the season-ending press conference
51_Killer
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Buttplug, NY
Joined: 08.15.2013

Sep 14 @ 12:52 PM ET
Good readdance!
LandlordTom
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I gave myself guacoma from rubbing avocados on my eyeballs, NY
Joined: 07.16.2011

Sep 14 @ 1:02 PM ET
Happy mental-health/infrastructure/hurricane recovery/brown liquor month.
Pommer should be gone by tdl, and look for him to be working in the Sabres' broadcast booth as early as next year then onto the coaching staff the following year.
homiedclown
Buffalo Sabres
Location: "more to come...2 blogs (at least) per day starts now..." Ek 9-4-18, FL
Joined: 02.24.2008

Sep 14 @ 1:02 PM ET
Jason Pominville on this roster neither angers nor excites me.
- buffalofan19

pretty much

he holds a kid back from top 9 though (thompson)
sbroads24
Buffalo Sabres
Location: We are in 30th place. It's 2017 , NY
Joined: 02.12.2012

Sep 14 @ 1:25 PM ET
18-25 is pretty lofty for a 35 yr old who more cold than hot.
- MLew65

Yeah, but can he topple the 60 barrier?
jochfr
Buffalo Sabres
Location: It's totally menstrual , TN
Joined: 07.11.2009

Sep 14 @ 1:39 PM ET
Zetterberg is officially done for good.

Or is this old news?
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: "What's the frequency, Jason," is your business degree, uh huh
Joined: 04.04.2016

Sep 14 @ 1:40 PM ET
Here’s one area where Sabres season ticket holders can take solace. It costs less to possess a seat in Buffalo than in nearly every other NHL city. The Athletic researched season ticket prices for 27 NHL teams

Buffalo’s highest-priced season ticket is lower than any available number. Only Florida is cheaper behind the benches and net, while Colorado joins the Panthers in offering a better value up top.


John Vogl, The Athletic
Stripes77
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Where ever Matt Ellis allows me to be, NY
Joined: 07.30.2012

Sep 14 @ 1:49 PM ET
Zetterberg is officially done for good.

Or is this old news?

- jochfr



Yes it's old news
HonkFortheGoose
Buffalo Sabres
Location: "___________ stinks."-Sabres89, NY
Joined: 07.26.2008

Sep 14 @ 1:51 PM ET
Yes it's old news
- Stripes77


What's the over/under on how long it takes before he gets traded to Arizona?
jdfitz77
Buffalo Sabres
Location: buffalo, NY
Joined: 05.21.2007

Sep 14 @ 2:02 PM ET

Today @ 12:16 PM ET
Complete lines


Group A lines:
Skinner-Eichel-Okposo
Nylander-Berglund-Bailey
Olofsson-Larsson-Oglevie
Wilson-Criscuolo-Cornel

Defense:
Scandella-Ristolainen
Dahlin-McCabe
Pilut-Fedun
Stephens-Redmond


Group B lines:
Sheary-Mittelstadt-Pominville
Smith-Sobotka-Thompson
Rodrigues-Asplund-Baptiste
Girgensons-Malone-O’Regan

Defense pairs:
Beaulieu-Bogosian
Guhle-Nelson
Hickey-Tennyson
Kevin Porter-Borgen
- gordong



Skinner-Eichel-Okposo
Sheary-Mittelstadt-Pominville
Nylander-Berglund-Bailey
Rodrigues-Asplund-Baptiste

Swap Thompson for Pominville and we're all done here
-jcragcrumple


Reinhart though...

I’m sure Sam will get done, but I’d rather it be sooner than later

I’m gonna be worried if Skinner isn’t extended by the time the season starts
LandlordTom
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I gave myself guacoma from rubbing avocados on my eyeballs, NY
Joined: 07.16.2011

Sep 14 @ 2:09 PM ET
Yeah, but can he topple the 60 barrier?
- sbroads24


You're joking, right? Pommer has had 60 pts once since 2012, and had 34 last year. I f he's higher than 4th line this year then we are in trouble.
SabreWest
Buffalo Sabres
Location: BC
Joined: 03.02.2015

Sep 14 @ 2:09 PM ET
When did McCabe start playing right D?
RhinoFan
Buffalo Sabres
Location: It's the things you can't put numbers on that makes Matthews better.
Joined: 10.12.2015

Sep 14 @ 2:11 PM ET
Reinhart though...

I’m sure Sam will get done, but I’d rather it be sooner than later

I’m gonna be worried if Skinner isn’t extended by the time the season starts

- jdfitz77


Sam be worried.

It doesn't make sense to extend Skinner now. If we are out of the playoffs, we trade him. So an extended Skinner doesn't work for most playoff teams given cap limitations. If we are playoff bound, I expect Botts to push the idea.

Either way though, I'd actually be more worried if Skinner was being extended now. If he doesn't work, our team craps the bed again or if a good offer comes in, we'd be stuck. Let the chips fall first IMO.
adambuffalo
Buffalo Sabres
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 01.30.2007

Sep 14 @ 2:12 PM ET
I wouldn't get too worked up about Skinner. He hasn't played a single game with his new team and hasn't spent much time in NY yet. I would be more concerned around December. It's not like being traded to a contender and resigning right away. As long as the team is competitive and he can see that it's a team with a bright future, then I'm sure he will consider signing. Right now, I would not expect him to sign a long term contract.
HonkFortheGoose
Buffalo Sabres
Location: "___________ stinks."-Sabres89, NY
Joined: 07.26.2008

Sep 14 @ 2:13 PM ET
Sam be worried.

It doesn't make sense to extend Skinner now. If we are out of the playoffs, we trade him. So an extended Skinner doesn't work for most playoff teams given cap limitations. If we are playoff bound, I expect Botts to push the idea.

Either way though, I'd actually be more worried if Skinner was being extended now. If he doesn't work, our team craps the bed again or if a good offer comes in, we'd be stuck. Let the chips fall first IMO.

- RhinoFan


I've thought about all those same things. Makes more sense for us as an organization right now to not rush getting him signed to something long term. Let the chips fall where they're going to after a month or so into the season at least and then maybe evaluate.
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