Since there is nothing substantial to talk about regarding the Buffalo Sabres, let's talk a little bit about NHL '09 by EA Sports. They released their rankings a couple of weeks ago and the entire Sabres team rankings can be viewed here. I know that in the grand scheme of things, these rankings mean very little but why not just drum up some conversation. Lets' list the best Sabres player in each category.
|Offensive Awareness||Max Afinogenov||90|
|Passing||Derek Roy, Tim Connolly||84|
|Discipline||Jason Pominville, Tim Connolly||89|
|Toughness||Andrew Peters, Craig Rivet||87|
|Slap Shot Accuracy||Jason Pominville||85|
|Slap Shot Power||Craig Rivet||88|
|Endurance||Jaro Spacek, Thomas Vanek||86|
|Wrist Shot Accuracy||Thomas Vanek||86|
|Wrist Shot Power||Thomas Vanek||85|
|Puck Control||Max Afinogenov||87|
|Defensive Awareness||Craig Rivet||86|
|Shot Blocking||Craig Rivet||94|
Again...I don't think this means much but what do you think about the rankings? I didn't list the goalie stats because there are only two goalies. I'm guessing they never seen Andrew Peters skate if they think he has the best balance on the team. Derek Roy has better balance than Adam Mair...are you kidding me? Roy falls over if you blow on him too hard. Anyway just a little bit of fun looking at the rankings...what do you think?