Originally Posted by Jack Schitt
Bingo. That's the key.... and in recent years they not only played, but haven't been shy about playing a physical intimidating style. It's not about who is on the roster if they're scratched or playing 45 seconds a game.
The Isles may give them a run for their money if Carkner gets back to old form and Boulton plays regularly....
Perhaps the Rangers with Rupp, Asham, Bickell and perhaps Haley if they all play would be a bitch to play against too.
Only if John Scott
actually dresses, and finally lives up to his expectations by wrecking top HW's will the Sabres even be in the running IMO.
As far as John Scott
goes, I think the Sabres signed him with the intent of playing him. I'm sure limited minutes, but I think he gets a shot.
They signed him pretty early in the free agent period and hearing him talk it looks like he expects to play.