Sabres Dylan Cozens Calls Out His Team for Being Soft

The Buffalo Sabres lost 6-2 to the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday and to say Dylan Cozens wasn't happy after the game is an understatement.

Cozens was extremely candid following the Sabres loss, and provided quite the explanation for why he and his teammates weren't able to get the job done:

We're too easy to play against, and we need to get a little 'F you' in our game. I think we had more of that last year. We're way too soft this year. I feel like we don't kill plays. We kind of get bullied. … We need to finish more checks, be harder to play against, stronger on puck battles. We need to kill plays in the defensive zone

Cozens, 22, is one of the leaders of the team despite being so young. He's been banged up to start this season and admittedly hasn't been producing at the clip he'd like to be. So far in 22 games, Cozens has managed four goals and 11 points. 

The Sabres signed the young forward to a seven-year extension worth $49.7 million and this is the first season the new big ticket kicks in. More money, more expectations so seeing Cozens boil off shouldn't be much of a surprise.

The Sabres sit 10-12-2 on the season entering Sunday's action and have gone 3-6-1 in the past 10 games. After being considered one of the up and coming teams to watch before the season started, Buffalo hasn't met expectations and one of their best players thinks the team is soft.

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