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

Apr 22 @ 10:29 AM ET
Michael Pachla: Impressions of, and questions concerning--RW, Jason Pominville
Watchtower62
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Utica, NY
Joined: 03.03.2009

Apr 22 @ 10:32 AM ET
FIRST....and Pominville for one year if needed
RhinoFan
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Visionville
Joined: 10.12.2015

Apr 22 @ 10:34 AM ET
Agreed, time to move on.
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I can call you Housley, and Housley when you call me, you call this Hell
Joined: 04.04.2016

Apr 22 @ 10:38 AM ET
Idk if this is "fair," but whatever.

I'd rather we were stuck with Pominville at $5.4 for 4 more years than Okposo for 4 more years at his 6. At least Pominville can competently play a defensive role without taking needless penalties.

Good career. There would be a bottom-6 role for him if not for Okposo. It is what it is. He'll get a 1-year deal somewhere if he wants it
BeadyEyedDouche
Buffalo Sabres
Location: "We played a good enough hockey game to win a hockey game tonight." -Phil Housley
Joined: 07.01.2016

Apr 22 @ 10:39 AM ET
Meh. He can stay for another year on the 4th depending on who goes
SabreWest
Buffalo Sabres
Location: BC
Joined: 03.02.2015

Apr 22 @ 10:45 AM ET
"Much respect, good luck in your future endeavors and thanks for the memories. "

Agreed. Time to move on from Pommer.
gerbe75pts
Anaheim Ducks
Location: DRAFT COLE CAUFIELD AT 7!!!, CA
Joined: 09.03.2009

Apr 22 @ 10:48 AM ET
Peace out Pominville have fun in Retirement
Tragically Buffalo
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Buffalo of the South, NC
Joined: 10.05.2018

Apr 22 @ 10:48 AM ET
Meh. He can stay for another year on the 4th depending on who goes
- BeadyEyedDouche

if the goal is to have a playoff team, Pominville should not be on the roster. If we need to develop other players one more year, then sign him for one year and let him play in 50 games or so. 1.5 salary.
hehateme
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 04.11.2017

Apr 22 @ 11:04 AM ET
Idc if they sign pommer for 1 year. I would rather him then just about anyone on the 4th line.
Michael Pachla
Buffalo Sabres
Location: solid!!!
Joined: 09.05.2007

Apr 22 @ 11:05 AM ET
Idk if this is "fair," but whatever.

I'd rather we were stuck with Pominville at $5.4 for 4 more years than Okposo for 4 more years at his 6. At least Pominville can competently play a defensive role without taking needless penalties.

Good career. There would be a bottom-6 role for him if not for Okposo. It is what it is. He'll get a 1-year deal somewhere if he wants it

- jcragcrumple


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

Apr 22 @ 11:07 AM ET
if the goal is to have a playoff team, Pominville should not be on the roster. If we need to develop other players one more year, then sign him for one year and let him play in 50 games or so. 1.5 salary.
- Tragically Buffalo

how does a soft, slow player help develop players that will make the sabres hard to play against?
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I can call you Housley, and Housley when you call me, you call this Hell
Joined: 04.04.2016

Apr 22 @ 11:10 AM ET
disagree
- Michael Pachla


How so?

I'm scratching my head as to anything that Okposo does better than Pominville: Faceoff %, number of penalties taken, ability to play in the top-6 when needed. Neither play PK, both are slow.
sabresfan69
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 06.26.2007

Apr 22 @ 11:12 AM ET
Remember when I said how terrible the defence was and the system. I said Housley was trash and needs to be fired.

Then remember when posters jumped on me and told me I didn't know what I was talking about...that we could still make the playoffs.

Oh the memories
gerbe75pts
Anaheim Ducks
Location: DRAFT COLE CAUFIELD AT 7!!!, CA
Joined: 09.03.2009

Apr 22 @ 11:17 AM ET
How so?

I'm scratching my head as to anything that Okposo does better than Pominville: Faceoff %, number of penalties taken, ability to play in the top-6 when needed. Neither play PK, both are slow.

- jcragcrumple


I think it’s more towards that you said you would want 4 more years Of Pominville who is going to be 37 soon and might be so useless at 38 when yes Kyle is garbage but only 31
sbroads24
Buffalo Sabres
Location: We are in 30th place. It's 2017 , NY
Joined: 02.12.2012

Apr 22 @ 11:19 AM ET
How so?

I'm scratching my head as to anything that Okposo does better than Pominville: Faceoff %, number of penalties taken, ability to play in the top-6 when needed. Neither play PK, both are slow.

- jcragcrumple

Okposo is a sub-replacement level player.

Pominville is an actually good 3rd liner still.

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

Apr 22 @ 11:20 AM ET
How so?

I'm scratching my head as to anything that Okposo does better than Pominville: Faceoff %, number of penalties taken, ability to play in the top-6 when needed. Neither play PK, both are slow.

- jcragcrumple


it's really not worth debating...pommer's 36 and looks like he should retire...Okposo's 31 and the sabres are stuck with his contract for at least a couple more seasons

end of story
Michael Pachla
Buffalo Sabres
Location: solid!!!
Joined: 09.05.2007

Apr 22 @ 11:22 AM ET
Okposo is a sub-replacement level player.

Pominville is an actually good 3rd liner still.

- sbroads24
he's not a good third-liner...he's slow and if it weren't for the talented players he spent some time with the last two seasons, he'd have Girgensons-type numbers
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I can call you Housley, and Housley when you call me, you call this Hell
Joined: 04.04.2016

Apr 22 @ 11:22 AM ET
I think it’s more towards that you said you would want 4 more years Of Pominville who is going to be 37 soon and might be so useless at 38 when yes Kyle is garbage but only 31
- gerbe75pts


Both are pretty shot, but there's no way either would make it to the hypothetical (or in Okposo's case, real) end to the contract in 4 years. I would take Pominville at $5.4 knowing that both of them would be bought out at some point anyway. Okposo might as well be 37, or 47. It doesn't matter what his actual age is. Is anyone expecting a resurgence in one of these years?
lulags
Buffalo Sabres
Location: St Louis
Joined: 02.24.2007

Apr 22 @ 11:37 AM ET
We need to move on. It was great seeing him back in Buffalo but we need some major changes and he more than likely will not fit in the new coaches vision for a turn a round.

Good read here as well

https://www.diebytheblade...irelli-rasmus-ristolainen
doppelthat
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Tampa, FL
Joined: 07.07.2012

Apr 22 @ 11:39 AM ET
Make Pominville the coach.
lulags
Buffalo Sabres
Location: St Louis
Joined: 02.24.2007

Apr 22 @ 11:39 AM ET
Make Pominville the coach.
- doppelthat

Not the worst idea
Powerslave
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Beyotch-trill
Joined: 02.10.2011

Apr 22 @ 11:41 AM ET
Not the worst idea
- lulags



Soft.

Just like Phyllis.
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I can call you Housley, and Housley when you call me, you call this Hell
Joined: 04.04.2016

Apr 22 @ 11:42 AM ET
it's really not worth debating...pommer's 36 and looks like he should retire...Okposo's 31 and the sabres are stuck with his contract for at least a couple more seasons

end of story

- Michael Pachla



If you don't believe either one should be on the team, then it's not worth debating. But i think there's a decent case that Pominville is still a useful 4th liner/extra forward, who is losing his spot to a worse forward because of poor decisions made by prior management.
Boss34
Buffalo Sabres
Location: BUFFALO NY, NY
Joined: 12.03.2015

Apr 22 @ 11:48 AM ET
Michael-

Pommer was 4th in goals for the Sabres, playing limited minutes.

16 goals is above expectations.

6 less goals then the 2014 2nd overall pick
And actually less soft

Haters gonna hate

Pommer had some of the best in game memories of the past 8 years this year.
RhinoFan
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Visionville
Joined: 10.12.2015

Apr 22 @ 11:48 AM ET
I have been rooting for the Bruins. Someone smack me.
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