Buffalo Sabres Searching For Top Six Forward

July 27th, 2010 by Kevin Freiheit Leave a reply »
The Sabres lineup has not seen many moves since the beginning of the offseason. The loss of Henrik Tallinder and Toni Lydman didn’t surprise many fans. The addition of Jordan Leopold and the expected call up of Mike Weber will replace those openings.

The Sabres have depth at forward, but the fact of whether or not they have enough scoring power remains the question. The team is fairly intact from last season and last year it was good enough to win the division and come in third in the Eastern Conference, while totaling 235 goals. However, the 235 goals is the lowest Buffalo has seen in recent years.

At the moment, the Sabres top six forwards look are Thomas Vanek, Derek Roy, Jason Pominville, Tim Connolly, Drew Stafford, and Jochen Hecht. Lindy Ruff’s teams have always relied on a good two-way forwards, solid defense, and goaltending. The Sabres leader in points last season was Derek Roy who finished with 26 goals, 43 assists, and 69 points.

The leading goal scorer was Thomas Vanek who recorded 28 goals in 71 games, which was significantly lower than his average over the three seasons prior where he averaged over 39 goa ...

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