10:23 PM ET 02.01 | In my game recap of the Sabres-Bruins game, I tried to focus on the positives. After all, it was a big win, a fun game to watch, and a high profile display of one of the NHL's best players right now, Thomas Vanek. Even with my upbeat approach, however, there was one problem I feel compelled to discuss: Buffalo's defense. Specifically, Tyler Myers and Jordan Leopold. I didn't dwell on them too much last night; today, it's time to dwell. I'm afraid I have to break one of my momma's rules: if you don't have anything nice to say about someone, don't say anything at all. Sadly, I don't have anything nice to say about Tyler Myers, but I'm still to going say this: he's playing atrocious right now, and if he doesn't improve he will find himself sitting on the bench for an entire game, real soon. If you want proof, and you're a numbers kind of person, then his stats for the season will support my argument very clearly. Through seven games played, Myers has one goal and no assists. He has managed to fire off six shots, but has at least earned 12 penalty minutes so far, which would imply he is trying to become a more physical presence. His plus/minus is -3. Overall, the NHL will tell you he is ranked 97th in the league among all defensemen -- there are three Sabres ahead of him -- but in terms of goals, assists, points, and plus/minus, his rankings vary between 147th to 550th. Numerically speaking, Myers is not anywhere near the defenseman everyone hoped he would be following his rookie season.