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Friday, January 18, 2008

Sabres Thrashers Preview




Here we go again, the Sabres trying to break the streak of winlessness now at 10 games. This must just suck in the locker room. Guys going man we're better then this right? RIGHT? Playing right now must not be fun what so ever. I know we get these huge checks, but it ain't worth it now man. Holy crap its cold, we're losing and we can't score. People are making fun of us right now. (This is what I think they think about) But all that can change with a big game tonight one of those 8-1 wins that just shake everyone out of the doldrums and with the Sabres going on the road for 7 straight games a win is must needed or things could get real bad. If things aren't bad already.

Whats going on with the Thrashers

Well the Thrashers since the New year have gone 4-2-2 so basically 500, but had a huge 5-1 win over the Red Wings at Joe Lewis on Tuesday and are coming off a 3-2 shootout loss to Montreal yesterday, so the Thrashers could be tired and not at full strength tonight. And coming off the plane from Atlanta into todays weather doesn't make those aches and pains any better. On the year Atlanta is 3rd in the conference and leading the Southeast, but Carolina who is 1 point back and in 1oth place in the conference. So the winner of the Southeast makes the playoffs 2nd place does not. Not the best division in hockey right now. Plus Atlanta gives up WAY more goals then they score, standing at a -18 goal differential compared to Buffalo's -1.

Who does what for the Thrashers

Well it all ends and starts with the two all starts Kovalchuk and Hossa. Two big weapons for the Thrashers. Ilya is having a big year already with 37 goals and 63 points, yet still a -7. Hossa a big back but has 20 goals and 43 points. Todd White (30) Eric Perrin (28) and Tobias Enstrom(28) are lagging behind the others, but still offensive threats. Defense isn't a top priority for Atlanta but old pal Alexei Zhitnik is still a Thrasher, which is too bad for him. Looks like Lehtonen is in net tonight and having a alright year, looks like he is getting shelled nightly though. A high 2.86 GAA but a decent .913 sv%.

Outlook

Well the Sabres are running into a tired team, playing their third game in 4 nights. Roy is back in the lineup tonight but Connolloy, Spacek and Max are not. What no Peters? Ohhhh, thats too bad. More Kaleta and MacArthur. Thats what I need. I've been expecting some offense for a while, but why should I expect it now. But I'll be watching the game at Staples, so if you would like to join me come on by its on Allen across from Nietzsche's. I'll be a little mopey though since the girlfriend is going away for a week. But its fun times.


1 comment:

coolman856 said...

how bout a 10-1 win?

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