This week the TankThread returned, and Buffalo won both games, something that shouldn't be surprising if you have paid attention. I first took note of the Tankthread last year, as the Sabres crashed down to last place, we began to wish for the Tank so we could be in a good position to draft a top Center prospect like Mikhail Grigorenko.
Of course something funny happened on the way to the draft podium, the Sabres began to win. They uncharacteristically won a lot of games on the West Coast swing and turned doubters into believers. The Tank Thread was replaced by the MustWin Thread, and as we know we finished 9th.
Analyzing the tank threads, (I found 13), we can see the Sabres excel in a TankThread environment.
The Sabres are 9-3-1 in tankthread games, with 7 Regulation & Overtime Wins while outscoring opponents 35-27.
The All Tankthread First Team is:
Pommers: 3 goals 10 points
Roy: 3 goals 7 points
Ennis: 2 goals 8 points
Ehrhoff: 1 goal 8 points
Myers: 2 goals 6 points
Goalie: Ryan Miller 9-2-1 as starter (TankBuster MVP)
All Tankthread 2nd Team:
Vanek 2 goals 7 points
Stafford 4 goals 6 points
Boyes: 2 goals 4 points
Sekera: 1 goal 3 points
Weber: 2 points
Goalie: Enroth 0-1-0 as starter
With only 9 games remaining and only 4 points out of 8th, let us learn from last year's mistakes, and finish out the regular season (and postseason if applicable), under the leadership of the TankThread!