All posts by Austin Broad

NC Journalism Student

The Broad Statement: Dahlin is ready to be the #1 defenceman in Buffalo

For the last four seasons Rasmus Ristolainen has been the anchor on the Sabres blueline, and has done as good a job as any could have expected him to. Anyone who truly new Ristolainen's skillset knew he was better suited as a 2nd pairing defenceman, and when the Sabres drafted Dahlin they drafted a a ...

The evolution of Tage Thompson

When the Sabres acquired Tage Thompson from the St. Louis Blues, everyone knew that they were getting a big forward with an even bigger shot. The unknowns surrounding Thompson were evident, when would he be able to make an NHL impact? What role would he play with the Sabres? Would he even make the Sabres ...

The Broad Statement: The Sabres are back

It's been one hell of a ride watching the Sabres play over this six game win streak. Watching the team win night after night, and battle back from multiple goal deficits and take down some of the NHL's best has myself, and Sabres fans all over reminiscing about the 2005 era Sabres. And for good ...

The Broad Statement: Mittelstadt’s points will come

Since his shaky pre-season there has been a debate about Casey Mittelstadt, and if he is ready for a top-6 role in the NHL. While it is clear that maybe he was a little overhyped heading into the 2018-19 season, and he hasn't been putting up the points, Mittelstadt has shown why he is going ...

The Broad Statement: Sabres Stagnant PP

Welcome to The Broad Statement, my new regular column on TCB. In this column I will be addressing all things Sabres as the 2018-19 season progresses, up first: The Sabres Powerplay issues. Hope you Enjoy! The Buffalo Sabres have been one of the worst 5v5 scoring teams in the NHL for the last few seasons. ...