Buffalo Sabres: Is the Best Offense Really a Good Defense?

January 7th, 2010 by Eric LaForge Leave a reply »
If you ask me, I would say the Buffalo Sabres have the biggest opportunity they've had for success in a while. They're winning games by playing well on both sides of the ice, mainly the defensive side.

Their goalie, Ryan Miller, is the best in the NHL right now, leading the league in save percentage and coming in second in GAA (I don't count Rask because he's only played in 18 games). However, that's something you probably already know.

The Sabres' defense has been the storyline around the team for the entire season. The Sabres are showing why a solid defense beats a solid offense.

Right now, Buffalo's offense is 15th in the NHL, with 2.74 goals per game. That's worse than Florida (12th), Philadelphia (ninth), and Atlanta (fifth).

The thing about those three teams is that they are out of the top eight. They have been scoring a lot, but have not been able to play solid defense.

If you were to ask me, I'd say that they had the saying backwards. The best offense is actually a strong defense.

I talked about this in another article that I wrote (read article ) that talked about the new NHL, and how the biggest mista ...

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