Archive | April 2012

Evaluating the Sabres’ 2012 Free Agents


Not long after the Sabres’ 2010-11 season ended in Game 6 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at the hands of Ville Leino James van Riemsdyk, I wrote a series on my personal blog wherein I evaluated the worth of their free agents. I looked at some simple statistics and ranked each free agent based on the results. While the use of advanced statistics would be best used to determine a player’s worth, I feel that using simple statistics is much easier for everyone to understand. While I have slightly modified my analysis this season, the results were essentially the same as those using last year’s statistics. When the Amerks season has concluded (hopefully after a Calder Cup championship!) I will also evaluate the RFAs (Restricted Free Agents) and UFAs (Unrestricted Free Agents) on their roster. Nevertheless, I give you my take on who the Sabres should and should not re-sign. Not that I have not included playoff statistics for any of these players. Read More…

From Where I Sat, Amerks Edition: Toronto Marlies


Tonight marked the last of ten meetings between the Rochester Americans and the Toronto Marlies (Maple Leafs). Looking to rebound after an emotional loss to the Marlies with 5.6 seconds remaining in overtime on Friday, the Amerks were in desperate need of two points. The question on everyone’s mind was whether or not the Amerks would be able to step up and earn those points. Unfortunately they were unable to do so and lost by a final score of 1 to 0. As usual, here is The GoodThe Bad, and The Ugly. Read More…