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Hank Balling
Buffalo Sabres
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Jul 28 @ 6:53 PM ET
Hank Balling: Let’s Make Some Lines – Forward Edition
Khmylev
Buffalo Sabres
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Buff36
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 10.13.2019

Jul 28 @ 7:17 PM ET
Skinner Tallness Tuch
Krebs Mitts Olofsson
Peterka Cozens Okposo
Asplund Girgensons Hino
Quinn takes Olofsson spot as the season progresses and either everyone moves down a line and Hino goes to the box or Olofsson is traded.
Anderdog
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IndianaSabresFan
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Matt FRICKIN ELLIS, IN
Joined: 01.17.2007

Jul 28 @ 7:29 PM ET
Hank Balling: Let’s Make Some Lines – Forward Edition
- Hank Balling

They really don’t have a good 2C choice. Savioe needs to work out in a few years.
Lunaion
Joined: 05.23.2016

Jul 28 @ 7:29 PM ET
Skinner Tallness Tuch
Krebs Mitts Olofsson
Peterka Cozens Okposo
Asplund Girgensons Hino
Quinn takes Olofsson spot as the season progresses and either everyone moves down a line and Hino goes to the box or Olofsson is traded.

- Buff36


I find it infuriating to even mention Quinn in Roch, after the way they handled him last season.
Hank Balling
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 05.18.2021

Jul 28 @ 7:38 PM ET
They really don’t have a good 2C choice. Savioe needs to work out in a few years.
- IndianaSabresFan


One could argue Tage is the good 2C option and they need Savoie to be the 1C
IndianaSabresFan
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Matt FRICKIN ELLIS, IN
Joined: 01.17.2007

Jul 28 @ 7:40 PM ET
One could argue Tage is the good 2C option and they need Savoie to be the 1C
- Hank Balling

I almost went there
Hank Balling
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 05.18.2021

Jul 28 @ 7:42 PM ET
I almost went there
- IndianaSabresFan


All 3 of the Sabres unproven centers have a certain skillet that can flourish in the right opportunity. Krebs needs finishers, and Cozens centering a "heavy" line makes sense to me. Mittelstadt is the wildcard if he can put it all together. He can score and he can pass but he hasn't done enough of either
jdfitz77
Buffalo Sabres
Location: buffalo, NY
Joined: 05.21.2007

Jul 28 @ 7:56 PM ET
Skinner-Tage-Olofsson
-Olofsson played on that line quite a bit last season & it didn’t slow down Skinner or Tage
-plus playing Olofsson on line1 means Tuch can move down to strengthen line2

Mitts-Cozens-Tuch
-a bit of a 2way line here with Tuch adding support to young Cozens & Mitts being put in a position he could thrive in if healthy

Quinn-Krebs-Peterka
-lots of youth here, but Krebs & Peterka showed a nice chemistry in the Rochester playoffs. And Quinn needs a center that can feed him the puck
-they’ll be sheltered with offensive zone starts

Asplund-Girgs-Okposo
-our main defensive line, with our forwards who are best suited for that role
-putting someone like Peterka or Mitts, etc on this line would be nonsensical, as they aren’t suited for that type of defensive role

-Hinostroza could slot onto just about any line there with injuries or poor play
-Bjork is strictly Press box material

-Routsalainen & Murray are likely the first callups
Buff36
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 10.13.2019

Jul 28 @ 8:14 PM ET
I find it infuriating to even mention Quinn in Roch, after the way they handled him last season.
- Lunaion

Are you talking about at the end of the Year and not calling him back up.
Lunaion
Joined: 05.23.2016

Jul 28 @ 8:19 PM ET
Are you talking about at the end of the Year and not calling him back up.
- Buff36


at all during the second half
MCGUIZZY
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Bay Area, CA
Joined: 06.20.2012

Jul 28 @ 8:27 PM ET
I think we will start the year off with Hinostroza in the line up and Quinn waiting in the wings until he gets going. I don't think we will see a ton of changes to the line up from last season:

Skinner-Thompson-Tuch
Krebs-Cozens-Hinostroza
Asplund-Mittelstadt-Olofsson
Peterka-Girgensons-Okposo

Samuelson-Dahlin
Power-Jokiharju
Bryson-Lyubushkin

Comrie
Anderson

Forward Extras:
Quinn
Bjork

D Extras:
Pilut
Clague

Call ups:
UPL
Murray
Rousek
Laaksonen

Edit; I don't think there is anything wrong with Quinn/Peterka rotating in and out. They will both be sitting some nights but I expect both to stay with the team full time.
jochfr
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Nashville , TN
Joined: 07.11.2009

Jul 28 @ 8:32 PM ET
Skinner-Tage-Olofsson
-Olofsson played on that line quite a bit last season & it didn’t slow down Skinner or Tage
-plus playing Olofsson on line1 means Tuch can move down to strengthen line2

Mitts-Cozens-Tuch
-a bit of a 2way line here with Tuch adding support to young Cozens & Mitts being put in a position he could thrive in if healthy

Quinn-Krebs-Peterka
-lots of youth here, but Krebs & Peterka showed a nice chemistry in the Rochester playoffs. And Quinn needs a center that can feed him the puck
-they’ll be sheltered with offensive zone starts

Asplund-Girgs-Okposo
-our main defensive line, with our forwards who are best suited for that role
-putting someone like Peterka or Mitts, etc on this line would be nonsensical, as they aren’t suited for that type of defensive role

-Hinostroza could slot onto just about any line there with injuries or poor play
-Bjork is strictly Press box material

-Routsalainen & Murray are likely the first callups

- jdfitz77


https://www.prohockeyrumo...signs-in-switzerland.html

Arttu Ruotsalainen Signs In Switzerland
JULY 22, 2022
Buff36
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 10.13.2019

Jul 28 @ 8:43 PM ET
at all during the second half
- Lunaion

Agree with that, think it could have benefited him immensely to. He got pushed around in the AHL Playoffs
Buff36
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 10.13.2019

Jul 28 @ 8:44 PM ET
I think we will start the year off with Hinostroza in the line up and Quinn waiting in the wings until he gets going. I don't think we will see a ton of changes to the line up from last season:

Skinner-Thompson-Tuch
Krebs-Cozens-Hinostroza
Asplund-Mittelstadt-Olofsson
Peterka-Girgensons-Okposo

Samuelson-Dahlin
Power-Jokiharju
Bryson-Lyubushkin

Comrie
Anderson

Forward Extras:
Quinn
Bjork

D Extras:
Pilut
Clague

Call ups:
UPL
Murray
Rousek
Laaksonen

Edit; I don't think there is anything wrong with Quinn/Peterka rotating in and out. They will both be sitting some nights but I expect both to stay with the team full time.

- MCGUIZZY

How does either one sitting benefit Quinn or Peterka
MCGUIZZY
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Bay Area, CA
Joined: 06.20.2012

Jul 28 @ 8:48 PM ET
How does either one sitting benefit Quinn or Peterka
- Buff36


Read again- I said they will be sitting some nights. You cant expect them to play an entire 82 games without having some stretches that warrant sitting/watching from above. It happens with a lot of young players. We just haven't see much of it lately because we have had pretty wide open roster spots.
jdfitz77
Buffalo Sabres
Location: buffalo, NY
Joined: 05.21.2007

Jul 28 @ 8:58 PM ET
https://www.prohockeyrumo...signs-in-switzerland.html

Arttu Ruotsalainen Signs In Switzerland
JULY 22, 2022

- jochfr


Oops, totally missed that
jdfitz77
Buffalo Sabres
Location: buffalo, NY
Joined: 05.21.2007

Jul 28 @ 9:02 PM ET
Joe Pesci’s best role

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111732/

….and best movie btw
Buff36
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 10.13.2019

Jul 28 @ 9:06 PM ET
Read again- I said they will be sitting some nights. You cant expect them to play an entire 82 games without having some stretches that warrant sitting/watching from above. It happens with a lot of young players. We just haven't see much of it lately because we have had pretty wide open roster spots.
- MCGUIZZY

So is Quinn playing in Rochester while he's waiting in the wings for Hino or are him and Peterka sitting every other game, cause that doesn't benefit them.
jdfitz77
Buffalo Sabres
Location: buffalo, NY
Joined: 05.21.2007

Jul 28 @ 9:16 PM ET
So is Quinn playing in Rochester while he's waiting in the wings for Hino or are him and Peterka sitting every other game, cause that doesn't benefit them.
- Buff36


The Hinostroza signing was a clever one imo
He played well enough last year to force Quinn/Peterka to have to play well enough to earn their roster spot/ playing time
Hinostroza is also not so good as to have a nightly spot in the lineup if the kids are outplaying him

Good move by Adams
Buff36
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 10.13.2019

Jul 28 @ 9:26 PM ET
The Hinostroza signing was a clever one imo
He played well enough last year to force Quinn/Peterka to have to play well enough to earn their roster spot/ playing time
Hinostroza is also not so good as to have a nightly spot in the lineup if the kids are outplaying him

Good move by Adams

- jdfitz77

I am not disagreeing with that, but until Hino is supplanted I don't think it benefits having 1 of JJ or Quinn sitting.
The_Inkwell
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Buffalo, NY
Joined: 06.29.2006

Jul 28 @ 9:39 PM ET
Read again- I said they will be sitting some nights. You cant expect them to play an entire 82 games without having some stretches that warrant sitting/watching from above. It happens with a lot of young players. We just haven't see much of it lately because we have had pretty wide open roster spots.
- MCGUIZZY


Disagree. Quinn in the top 6, JJ in the top 9 is the way this season. Most talented dudes play. Always.
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