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

Sep 11 @ 11:11 AM ET
Michael Pachla: Building the 2019-20 Buffalo Sabres roster--LHD, Marco Scandella
tyler46
Joined: 06.25.2013

Sep 11 @ 11:12 AM ET
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tyler46
Joined: 06.25.2013

Sep 11 @ 11:14 AM ET
whats up with the laine rumors?
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Reluctant bridge jumper; 6th round OHL draft pick, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

Sep 11 @ 11:15 AM ET
I think he's the best candidate to rebound, personally. 3rd pair, PK, limited minutes. I really think Housley did a number on him. And if he still sucks, Pilut will be ready before Halloween
SabreWest
Buffalo Sabres
Location: BC
Joined: 03.02.2015

Sep 11 @ 11:19 AM ET
Scandella is a place-holder at LD until Pilut comes back. I imagine Botts is trying to unload Scandella as I type this. And with Joker sitting there ready to pounce, there really is no need for Scandella on this team anymore.
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Reluctant bridge jumper; 6th round OHL draft pick, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

Sep 11 @ 11:21 AM ET
whats up with the laine rumors?
- tyler46


ristoLAINEn

Not really
Michael Pachla
Buffalo Sabres
Location: solid!!!
Joined: 09.05.2007

Sep 11 @ 11:26 AM ET
I think he's the best candidate to rebound, personally. 3rd pair, PK, limited minutes. I really think Housley did a number on him. And if he still sucks, Pilut will be ready before Halloween
- jcragcrumple

people tend to forget how much pilut struggled in the latter part of his nhl season and into the playoffs for the amerks after teams figured him out...

has great promise but has a ways to go
Michael Pachla
Buffalo Sabres
Location: solid!!!
Joined: 09.05.2007

Sep 11 @ 11:27 AM ET
Scandella is a place-holder at LD until Pilut comes back. I imagine Botts is trying to unload Scandella as I type this. And with Joker sitting there ready to pounce, there really is no need for Scandella on this team anymore.
- SabreWest

pilut's gonna need time to ramp up and methinks that will be in Rochester, a place where he struggled last year when sent down
Michael Pachla
Buffalo Sabres
Location: solid!!!
Joined: 09.05.2007

Sep 11 @ 11:27 AM ET
ristoLAINEn

Not really

- jcragcrumple

Brilliant!!!
Angler
Buffalo Sabres
Location: City of No Illusions, NY
Joined: 01.10.2017

Sep 11 @ 11:27 AM ET
Scandella is a place-holder at LD until Pilut comes back. I imagine Botts is trying to unload Scandella as I type this. And with Joker sitting there ready to pounce, there really is no need for Scandella on this team anymore.
- SabreWest


There is a slim chance that Scandella bounces back in his first 20 games and then becomes tradeable. Very unlikely though and if that happens it will be thanks to Krueger.
homiedclown
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I think we will be good, in 2037, FL
Joined: 02.24.2008

Sep 11 @ 11:29 AM ET
Michael Pachla: Building the 2019-20 Buffalo Sabres roster--LHD, Marco Scandella
- Michael Pachla

yuck
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Reluctant bridge jumper; 6th round OHL draft pick, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

Sep 11 @ 11:32 AM ET
There is a slim chance that Scandella bounces back in his first 20 games and then becomes tradeable. Very unlikely though and if that happens it will be thanks to Krueger.
- Angler


The metrics on him are horrible. I understand that for sure. But he was coming from a 3rd pairing role with the wild, to suddenly 1st pairing with Risto (where he looked ok for a minute in 2017-18 before it became clear he was in over his head), and he was playing a terrible man defense scheme. I think his confidence was destroyed and the d zone was a mess.

Now that he's firmly back in a 3rd pair role, I really think there's a decent chance he looks ok. Or he's terrible again. Who knows
lulags
Buffalo Sabres
Location: St Louis
Joined: 02.24.2007

Sep 11 @ 11:37 AM ET
people tend to forget how much pilut struggled in the latter part of his nhl season and into the playoffs for the amerks after teams figured him out...

has great promise but has a ways to go

- Michael Pachla


Well, we have a good problem on our hands. Depth at defense
Bufsaints8
Season Ticket Holder
Buffalo Sabres
Location: TN
Joined: 07.20.2012

Sep 11 @ 11:38 AM ET
I hate to say it but the depth Scandella adds to the left side of the D where we currently stand as the season approaches is imperative. Even after Bogo is cleared to play it will take some time before he will be in the lineup every night. With Bogo healthy he become a 7-8 guy. I think the Sabres carry 8 D for the season with Scandella and Nelson as the 7-8 to start. Joker and Pilut will start in Richester but will get their shot to prove they should be on the big squad as soon as injuries start to happen, which is inevitable. My opinion, of course, doesn't stand if Risto is gone.
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 11 @ 11:43 AM ET
A Miller/Scandella pair, with proper minutes and matchups, can be solid depth.
Michael Pachla
Buffalo Sabres
Location: solid!!!
Joined: 09.05.2007

Sep 11 @ 11:50 AM ET
Well, we have a good problem on our hands. Depth at defense
- lulags

yup, some real nice depth and another year of development for joker, pilut and Borgen...which isn't a bad thing as their time will come.
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Reluctant bridge jumper; 6th round OHL draft pick, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

Sep 11 @ 11:55 AM ET
yup, some real nice depth and another year of development for joker, pilut and Borgen...which isn't a bad thing as their time will come.
- Michael Pachla


It's going to be a really annoying year from a national media perspective if Joker is in the minors and Nylander is tearing it up with P. Kane

LOL'Reilly 2.0!!!!!!!!
Angler
Buffalo Sabres
Location: City of No Illusions, NY
Joined: 01.10.2017

Sep 11 @ 12:00 PM ET
yup, some real nice depth and another year of development for joker, pilut and Borgen...which isn't a bad thing as their time will come.
- Michael Pachla


I'm really excited for Borgen. I hope he ends up on this team. Him and Pekar can add the grit that this team needs (maybe in 20/21).
washedup20
Buffalo Sabres
Location: center of the universe les
Joined: 08.19.2014

Sep 11 @ 12:03 PM ET



Nelson or bust
lulags
Buffalo Sabres
Location: St Louis
Joined: 02.24.2007

Sep 11 @ 12:04 PM ET
yup, some real nice depth and another year of development for joker, pilut and Borgen...which isn't a bad thing as their time will come.
- Michael Pachla

I agree. Don't force these guys. Get them some playing time this year but use the last year UFA's to their full extent so we can either get something at the deadline for them, or if we manage to get ourselves into a playoff spot, we can re-assess then.
Ratsreign
Florida Panthers
Joined: 10.27.2017

Sep 11 @ 12:11 PM ET
I think Krueger is gonna be a good coach for the Sabres. He seems like a guy that a team will get behind and give all effort for.
IonSabres
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I said that months ago, keep up!, FL
Joined: 03.10.2013

Sep 11 @ 12:12 PM ET
I'm really excited for Borgen. I hope he ends up on this team. Him and Pekar can add the grit that this team needs (maybe in 20/21).
- Angler


As am I.
I question where Borgen fits on this D though. A great spot for him would be next to Dahlin...but can't do that for a few seasons I would guess of ever.
RhD is going to be quite interesting.
washedup20
Buffalo Sabres
Location: center of the universe les
Joined: 08.19.2014

Sep 11 @ 12:12 PM ET
I think Krueger is gonna be a good coach for the Sabres. He seems like a guy that a team will get behind and give all effort for.
- Ratsreign



Just hope he doesn’t bang Eichels squeeze...
IonSabres
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I said that months ago, keep up!, FL
Joined: 03.10.2013

Sep 11 @ 12:16 PM ET
A Miller/Scandella pair, with proper minutes and matchups, can be solid depth.
- buffalofan19


Not directed at you...
But seems like a lot of the Dmen on this roster now need to sheltered/protected.
I'm looking forward to the day when we have 6 guys that they can play without having to find the perfect spot in a game for them to play.
-Risto
-Scandella
-Pilut
-Nelson

SabresFaninIndiana
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Bananaville, IN
Joined: 12.16.2009

Sep 11 @ 12:17 PM ET
As am I.
I question where Borgen fits on this D though. A great spot for him would be next to Dahlin...but can't do that for a few seasons I would guess of ever.
RhD is going to be quite interesting.

- IonSabres

thats why risto at 2RW makes so much sense
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