Stars: Business as Usual? Dallas Loses Again

After dropping a 4-0 decision to the Buffalo Sabres Monday, the Dallas Stars sank to 1-5-1. This is their worst start since 1990-1991, back when Minnesota was home and a 26-year-old Dave Gagner was the leading scorer. So, what’s going on? For one, the Stars are 30th overall in goals scored per game at 1.86.Continue reading “Stars: Business as Usual? Dallas Loses Again”

2019-2020 Season Preview: Buffalo Sabres

Count the Buffalo Sabres among the many teams hoping to make a big splash in 2019-2020. With a new head coach in Ralph Krueger and some serious off-season acquisitions, Buffalo could be in line to end the longest active playoff drought in the league. They haven’t made the post-season since 2011. Krueger’s name might notContinue reading “2019-2020 Season Preview: Buffalo Sabres”

What Went Wrong: Buffalo Sabres

So far our immensely popular What Went Wrong series has examined the (mis)fortunes of the Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Coyotes and Boston Bruins. A lack of scoring was acknowledged as the main problem for two out of those three, while the Bruins’ difficulties may lie ahead. In the case of the Buffalo Sabres, it’s fair toContinue reading “What Went Wrong: Buffalo Sabres”

Sabres: Dahlin Ups the Ante, but Buffalo Still Struggles

Being a fan of the Buffalo Sabres isn’t easy. In 2017-2018, the club won just 25 games and allowed 81 more goals against than goals scored. They were dead last in the standings. Jack Eichel was a rare bright spot, scoring 64 points in just 67 games. He had a team-leading 25 goals and aContinue reading “Sabres: Dahlin Ups the Ante, but Buffalo Still Struggles”