Stock is falling: Henrik Tallinder

How many times in the last 12 years have we seen players overstay there welcome in Buffalo? From Barnaby to Miro to Max, it’s a time honored tradition. Welcome to the tradition, Henrik. Tallinder has looked so bad over the last 2 years. It shocks me the guy is still on the team, but that’s what it means to be apart of a tradition, more like a slow death.

I’ll be honest, I’ve never been a fan of Tallinder. I like my defenseman to do one of two things: Hit or shoot. Tallinder can do neither. I think at the end of the day, Henrik’s downfall was having the pressure to be the number 1-2 defenseman on the team. When he had Campbell and McKee in front of him, he was great because he didn’t have to go against the top lines. Once he had to log some serious ice time, not only did injuries get in his way but so did the way he played. He became timid and shy away from contact.

Tallinder is just holding the fort (what’s left of it) till the Sabres decide to promote one of their prospects. Remember when Henrk was a prospect? Hopefully, the next prospect won’t follow in his footsteps.
Honorable Mention: Nathan Paetsch, Daniel Paile
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3 Responses to Stock is falling: Henrik Tallinder

  1. Dale says:

    the reincarnation of mike wilson. tallinder is by far the most frustrating to watch. him and i are the exact same height and weight, like right to the pound. and to watch someone with that size not at least play the body is mind boggling. he is too nice of a guy. and is almsot untradeable because of his contract. who would watn him anyways?

  2. joe says:

    I wouldnt go mike wilson…wilson was terrible right when he got here…tallinder at least had a prime for a couple years.

  3. sabres431 says:

    Tallinder was fine until he broke his arm the first time. He hasn't been right since. Let him go

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