Phil Housley. Dave Babych. Paul Coffey. Denis Potvin. Rob Blake. Larry Murphy.
Every single one of these players is a Hall of Famer so if you’re a Buffalo Sabres fan there is a reason to be pretty turned on right now.
Selected number 1 overall 2 years ago, we all knew Dahlin was going to be the real deal and that the only issue was that he was going to Buffalo. It’s no secret that Buffalo has sucked farts since Afinogenov, Drury and Briere so I think its okay to be pessimistic. Known for their long cold winters and die hard fans, Buffalo is an interesting market. They’re not too far from Toronto, have unreal chicken wings and jump and hump through tables at tailgates. To be honest, if they had a different announcer, I’d probably take a shine to them. Having said that, it is also a place that hasn’t had a winning culture. Stanley Cup winner Ryan O’Reilly had to have his diaper changed and was sent to St. Louis after “falling out of love with the game of hockey.” There has been rumors about Rasmus Ristolainen wanting to leave because he says theres only room for one Rasmus in the 716. Despite all of the distractions, what did Dahlen do?
Low key, fantastic stats for a first year defenseman getting MINUTES in the NHL. Now, through 10 games, he has 10 points meaning if he keeps this pace up, he’ll put up 82 points as a defenseman, something that isn’t done often. The sky is the limit for this kid and if I was a Sabre fan I’d decorate my RV with Rasmus Dahlin wallpaper.
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