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Player Profile: Jason Pominville

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2010-11 Regular Season stats:

#

Pos

Player

GP

G

A

P

+/-

PIM

PP

SH

GW

S

S%

29

R

Jason Pominville

73

22

30

52

1

15

5

1

2

215

10.2

2011 Postseason stats:

#

Pos

Player

GP

G

A

P

+/-

PIM

PP

SH

GW

S

S%

29

R

Jason Pominville

5

1

3

4

0

2

0

0

1

9

11.1

Career:

#

Pos

Player

GP

G

A

P

+/-

PIM

PP

SH

GW

S

S%

29

R

Jason Pominville

459

145

213

358

47

127

33

7

14

1,277

11.4

Look Back: Pominville is one of the more under appreciated players on the team, and I think a sense of his value was felt during the playoffs in his absence.  In the five games he played, he contributed four points and was crucial to the penalty killing unit that helped stall the Flyers attack.  He reached 20+ goals for the fifth straight season, but his total point production dropped below 60 points for the first time in that stretch.  Fan frustration stems from the contract Pominville signed in 2008, allowing him to make $5m a season. In many ways Pominville was a benefactor of the July 1st, 2007 debacle that forced the front office to lock up some of their younger players.  While Pominville’s contract may be slightly high for his production, he still remains one of the more valuable components for the Sabres on the ice.

Look Ahead: According to Cap Geek, Pominville is locked up through the 2013-14 season and based on the aforementioned salary, he is highly unlikely to be anywhere else other than Buffalo.  He’s a two-way player from which the team needs consistent 20+ goals and 60+ points.  Over the last five seasons, he has averaged over 80 games per year and recovery from the severely cut tendon in his leg is on schedule.  Pominville is and will remain a crucial part of this team going forward at only 28 years of age.

Fake Darcy’s Take: The baby-faced assassin, that’s the meaning of the“A” on his chest.  At the draft, we were torn between him and Matt Keith. We drafted Pommers because he had a cool name. There’s your peek into the inner-workings of draft night.  He’s our perennial Lady Byng candidate. We all cringe in the box when he accidentally trips someone.  It displays an incredible amount of self-discipline for a player to take part in 82 games and amass only 18 PIM. Discipline, yeah that’s what we’ll call it.

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Sabres vs. Senators reactions

Alright, so I finally got my lap top and am back in the swing of things, but I’ve felt beyond lost for the better part of a couple weeks and out of touch.  I’m glad I have it back though and after last nights game I couldn’t wait to see what was out there. 

 

Seriously, who bites someone? Ruutu’s post game comments said Peters’ hand was “by his mouth but he didn’t bite it”.  Obviously this was before he had the opportunity to see the footage of him biting Peters’ hand.  Wow. 

 

HOLYFIELD TYSON

 

As for the game it was nice to see the Sabres put together another solid performance.  The win in Boston on Saturday was great, but I was happy to see them play a great 59 minutes (minus the back to back goals) and Lindy Ruff couldn’t be more right.  For the Sabres to be great, they need their stars to play like it night in and night out and they’re coming around.  More importantly Stafford and Pominville and some others are raising their game.  I’d still like them to make a deal sooner rather than later though.  This team is going to be in the playoff race and Lindy traditionally puts together a good second half push.  Why not make your move now and try to build chemistry heading into or out of the All-Star break.

 

More to come, but I had to write something, too much has happened in the last two weeks to even try to write a monster post, but my absence sucks and I apologize.

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