Sabre Metrics: Should He Stay or Should He Go?

Whether you love him, hate him, or still don’t know the difference between him and Patrick Kane, Evander Kane is currently one of the hottest topics for the Buffalo Sabres. This is particularly true due to the trade rumors starting to swirl, most of which involve the Los Angeles Kings. The basic argument is this—those…

Advanced Stats: The Real MVP

With the Stanley Cup Finals in full swing and the NHL Awards approaching, it’s a good time to look at who the league MVP might be. It’s important to consider what MVP actually stands for while evaluating the player’s performances this past season—Most Valuable player. Not necessarily the best. That being said, those two accolades…

Sabre-Metrics: Moose

Marcus Foligno, AKA “Moose”, was one of the many topics of discussion this past season, particularly due to his playing time on Eichel’s line and his desire to continue to play on that line. Many people argue the Foligno doesn’t have the speed to keep up with Jack and is hurting more than helping. This…

Sabre-Metrics: A Tale of Two Centers

Johan Larsson, aged 24. Zemgus Girgensons, aged 23. Both centers for the Buffalo Sabres. Both restricted free agents. With the changes the Sabres have been seeing lately these two are often debated in the context that one should stay and one should go. All that’s left to figure out is who’s who in that debate.…

Advanced Stats: Defense Targets

If you read my analysis about Eichel’s return, or managed to watch at least five or so games this past season, you probably noticed that Buffalo’s D could be awful to watch at times. Injuries didn’t help, but they weren’t an excuse. Long story short, Buffalo has same work to do on fixing their defense…

Advanced Stats: The Eichel Effect

Leading up to the season opener against Montreal, there was optimism all over Buffalo. The team was looking good. It was a playoffs or bust type year. Then Eichel went down and everyone held their breath, only to let it out in a scream of frustration when it was discovered he would be out for…