(note: I started writing this before yesterday’s game)
Five games, and Ville Leino is already on the list of Darcy trade busts? Man. I know his contributions have been small so far – we all know that – but they’ve won 4 of 5. Lindy’s already changing lines, I mean seriously, he LOVES that so of COURSE he has, and I’m betting Ville will be fine. It’s easy to forget what Gerbe’s numbers looked like through the first half last year (that would be one goal before January). He ended the season as one of the Sabres’ hottest forwards along with Stafford, and it’s continued this season. It’s too early to give up on him, less than 1% of the way through his contract.
edit: And he gets on the scoresheet last night. Go Ville! I believe in you, and will be pulling for you to keep up the good work.