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Behind The Bench: Frustrated Ristolainen struggling defensively


On this week's edition of WBFO's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe talks about the team's tendency to give up goals in bunches, often sinking otherwise-strong efforts. Many fans are calling for the ouster of head coach Phil Housley, but would firing another coach after two years be wise move? And what do defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen's horrid plus/minus numbers tell us about a player who frustrates fans and has grown frustrated himself?

You can read Bill Hoppe's work at his Buffalo Hockey Beat blog and at Follow him on Twitter at @BillHoppeNHL.