FanPost

Myers, are you OK?



Is there maybe something wrong with Tyler Myers?

Once again, the Sabres supposed-star-defensemen looks lost on the ice. We went through this last year, when he was benched to send a message. Apparently, he's forgotten that message over the lock-out. Sharing ice-time with one of the hottest lines in hockey (Vanek is out of his mind right now!), Myers has 1 goal, zero assists and is a -6.

Touted as the Sabres #1 defensemen, his play is actually killing them.

Barring some kind of secret injury, I can't think of a reason to explain why, with his superior size and skating ability, he loses most every puck battle. Wasn't he hanging out with Shea Weber in the off-season? Learning to be a nastier physical force? With his size, he should be more like Chara, instead he's more like Ville Leino. Not everyone has to be a masher, but imagine if Tyler Myers had Steve Ott's motor...or even Nathan Gerbe's. He seems unsure and timid on both defense and offense. His rushes are now often ill-timed and ill-advised. He was also one of the teams chosen representatives during the lockout, and did nothing. He had to be replaced.

So, what is going on?

I don't know.

Did he get his mega-contract too soon? Probably. He does not look motivated to me. I argue that he needs to be scratched for more than just one game. In this shortened season, there isn't time for him to re-prove himself during practices, so I think after sitting for a while, he needs to be bumped down to the bottom pairing and fight to regain his ice-time. Something has to shake this kid up. His ice-time shouldn't be guaranteed, regardless of his salary. It should be earned on a nightly basis.

This is a FanPost written by a member of the community. It does not necessarily express the views or opinions of Die By The Blade.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Die By The Blade

You must be a member of Die By The Blade to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Die By The Blade. You should read them.

Join Die By The Blade

You must be a member of Die By The Blade to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Die By The Blade. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker