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With Derek Roy on the second line, I expected him to be producing with easier match ups. However, Roy hasn't done anything in that respect. The other two lines have been equally as lifeless behind Roy's.
Ville Leino and Brad Boyes are both looking like they could be dead weight in contract (Leino gets more time to prove himself. Boyes, not so much).
There's a lot of depth in these lines. It's scary to see with Luke Adam centering the first line how much better the rest of the lineup gets center wise. While it's not the top center I wanted, but it's working just as well.
With 18 goals on the season, eight of those have come from Thomas Vanek or Jason Pominville. Luke Adam makes it 11 goals for the first line. That's just too much pressure on one line, and it was proven against Tampa Bay.
The Sabres need these lines to step up soon, because they can't keep up with the winning all season this way.