With games in hand on everyone but the Senators in the Northeast, the Sabres have reclaimed the top spot in the division.
It is a slim lead that they hold. For a team that started out with its second best record in franchise history – they have been a .500 team since. It has been the solid play of netminder Ryan Miller that has kept the team from sinking into a subpar Panther like existence.
The biggest choice the fans of Buffalo have to make this week is what to do on Thursday, watch the Sabres try to hold onto a division lead and increase their chances of making the playoffs, or watch the Bills play a divisional game in Toronto in an attempt to woo a new “home” fan base and either play for a draft pick, or as another “feel good” win for wannabe coach Perry Fewell, who could be coaching for his future job.
As a fan of both the Bills and the Sabres, with only a slight bias towards the boys of winter – I will only channel flip if the Sabres game starts to get out of control, in either direction.
Where will your focus be on Thursday night?