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Vulgar Statistics: Sabres Milestones Within Reach, 2011-2012 Edition

10/09/11

Luckily for me, the Sabres website keeps all kinds of handy stats for the boys in Blue and Gold.  Let’s see who might be making history this season, shall we?  Major figures only, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 10th.

The Forwards (Ranked out of All Players):

Highest Ranked Current Sabres:

  • Games Played – Jochen Hecht – 20th (544)
  • Goals – Thomas Vanek – 11th (206)
  • Assists – Derek Roy – 11th (240
  • Points – Thomas Vanek – 12th (391)
  • (+/-) – Jochen Hecht – 16th (+60)
  • PIM – Paul Gaustad – 19th (517)
  • Power Play Goals – Thomas Vanek – 4th (88)
  • Short Handed Goals – Derek Roy and Jason Pominville – T-13th (7)
  • Game Winning Goals – Thomas Vanek – 6th (34)
  • Overtime Goals – Thomas Vanek and Derek Roy – T-1st (5)
  • Shots – Jochen Hecht – 10th (1,493)

Thomas Vanek (Current Record in Parentheses)

  • Needs 66 points to pass Miroslav Satan for 10th (456)
  • Needs 6 goals to pass Alexander Mogilny for 10th (211)
  • Needs 47 goals to pass Craig Ramsay for 5th (252)
  • Needs 27 power play goals to pass Richard Martin for 3rd (114)
  • Needs 2 game winning goals to pass Daniel Gare for 5th (35)
  • Needs 1 overtime goal to take sole possession of 1st (5)

Jason Pominville

  • Needs 51 assists to pass Michael Ramsey for 10th (256)
  • Needs 1 shorthanded goal to move into a tie for 10th (8)
  • Needs 2 overtime goals to move into a tie for 5th (4)

Derek Roy

  • Needs 17 assists to pass Michael Ramsey for 10th (256)
  • Needs 73 points to pass Miroslav Satan for 10th (456)
  • Needs 1 shorthanded goal to move into a tie for 10th (8)
  • Needs 3 game winning goals to pass Don Luce for 10th (30)
  • Needs 1 overtime goal to take sole possession of 1st (5)

Jochen Hecht

  • Needs 2 overtime goals to move into a tie for 5th (4)

The Defensemen (Ranked vs. Other Defensemen Only):

Highest Ranked Current Sabres:

  • Games Played – Andrej Sekera – 26th (235)
  • Goals – Tyler Myers – 20th (21)
  • Assists – Tyler Myers – 26th (64)
  • Points – Tyler Myers – 25th (85)
  • (+/-) – Mike Weber – 20th (+22)
  • PIM – Mike Weber – 55th (102)
  • Power Play Goals – Tyler Myers – 17th (6)
  • Short Handed Goals – N/A
  • Game Winning Goals – Tyler Myers – 8th (6)
  • Overtime Goals – Tyler Myers – T-1st (2)
  • Shots – Andrej Sekera – 30th (260)

Tyler Myers

  • Needs 20 goals to pass Jason Woolley for 10th (40)
  • Needs 6 power play goals to move into a tie for 10th (12)
  • Needs 1 game winning goal to move into a tie for 5th (7)
  • Needs 1 overtime goal to take sole possession of 1st (2)

Andrej Sekera

  • Needs 1 overtime goal to move into a tie for first (2)

Marc-Andre Gragnani

  • Needs 1 overtime goal to move into a tie for first (2)

The Goaltending:

Ryan Miller

  • Needs 12 wins to pass Dominik Hasek for 1st (234)
  • Needs 2,560 shots against to pass Dominik Hasek for 1st (14,370)
  • Needs 56 goals against to pass Dominik Hasek for 1st (1,062)
  • Needs 2,504 saves to pass Dominik Hasek for 1st (13,308)

Final Thoughts:

There’s not a whole lot to say tonight because I’m not drawing any conclusions from the data.  It’s more of an “oh, that’s interesting” post than anything.  That having been said, it’s strange to think that Ryan Miller is likely going to take down a few of Hasek’s records this season, and will probably own them all when his career is over (aside from shutouts where he’s 33 behind).

The other interesting point is (of course) Thomas Vanek.  It’s just as strange to realize that if he remains a Sabre, he’s probably going to take a bunch of Gilbert Perreault’s records (though based on his career arc, points and assists are likely to remain with #11).  I don’t know about you, but it feels weird to me think about one day calling these guys the all-time Sabres leader in ____.

 

One Comment leave one →
  1. Sabres in Seven permalink
    10/11/11 9:32 PM

    I saw a couple of these stats last week in the game notes. I definitely did not realize how close Miller was to surpassing some of Hasek’s records already… it seems pretty surreal, but good for him. He deserves it.

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