Just so we have this straight...
Hutton played like a bum, some of the guy grew tired of it... So, Risto's give a sh|t cratered, and he just said "Here you go" and allowed opposing forwards to gain way too much easy control into the Sabres zone. Once the puck was in there though, he once again gave a rat's ass, fought hard to get in shooting lanes, blocked a lot shots, and then buried forwards with big hits.
The most likely scenario is tha
A couple things bother me here:
"I haven't been able to help the team win".... he was quoted. Ok...it's called a rebuild, with a bunch of young players and still weeding out veterans who aren't in the long term plans. He is NOT the only one who 'couldn't help the team win'.....it's an entire process. So...is that cause for him to want to go elsewhere? Leave because things are tough right now and not wanting to be part of the solution?
The media HAS been speculating on whether he
Players like Ristolainen highlight the biggest inefficiency in the NHL.
1) Players get paid for points.
2) Many players who get points contribute to their teams being outscored despite their point totals.
Finding the players who help the goal share while not getting enough points to move the salary dial is the golden ticket when filling out the roster. At this stage of the game, Risto is absolutely not that type of guy. Gets a lot of points, spends a lot of time picking
I've learned several things on this board. One of them is that it's never a winning proposition to argue with @JR Ewing's stats. They're eye-opening. They don't always match the eye-test going in, but suddenly after seeing the stats, the eye-test tends to conform.
Undoubtedly. He's not garbage, for sure. Far from it. And the cap hit and term aren't horrible. Some GM--at the advice of his coach who thinks he can "coach him up"--will pay a pretty penny. I'd be calling
The drama surrounding the future of Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen took another turn when he implied that he has asked to be traded
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According to a translation of the interview, Ristolainen said he wanted to keep the discussions with Sabres' management private. Ristolainen's future has been a question, especially as the Sabres have added an a