Rasmus Ristolainen’s Paradoxical Corsi

Rasmus Ristolainen, the number one defender for the Buffalo Sabres entering the 2017-2018 season is an interesting case. Most Sabres fans love him and are happy to see him as the number one guy. Analytics, however, tend to disagree—often making note of his bad Corsi numbers. Let’s take a look at these numbers and see…

An Early Look for Improvement

Matt Moulson. Zemgus Girgensons. Zach Bogosian. Not necessarily the most exciting players on the Buffalo Sabres, but players nonetheless. These three, in particular, have faced struggles recently and have taken criticism from Buffalo fans. That being said, a new season is upon us, and with it—a fresh start. In order to look ahead at the…

Buffalo Sabres: Early Lineup Projection

Now, that we’re almost half way through the month of July. It is safe to assume that the Buffalo Sabres roster is pretty much set as is. While it’s possible we see a move here or there. Any big changes to the roster are pretty unlikely at this point. Prospect development is wrapping up and…