Tonight the Sabres get back to action and continue their mission of winning the division and a deep playoff run. Their first opponent is very appropriate in many ways. They face Crosby and the Penguins. Crosby arrives home tonight an Olympic hero and should have the place roaring at opening faceoff. Much to the displeasure of the national media and analysts all over the country Ryan Miller will not start in goal, instead Patrick Lalime will get the nod. I for one can’t figure out why everyone is so against Miller not playing, they say it would be good for national ratings. If MSG and the local channel in Pittsburgh are going to shoot the national ratings through the roof then I see their point, however since logical people like myself realize its a selfish, non realistic idea.
Im looking at the situation from “the glass is half full” perspective, meaning I’d see the big picture and Miller just poored his heart and soul into trying to win Olympic gold and deserves a game off especially this one where he would undoubtedly be mentally side tracked staring at Crosby all night. Instead I want to see a well rested Buffalo team go into Pittsburgh and gain some revenge for their leader watching from the bench and show him their appreciation. I expect nothing short of a balls out game from them, yes they may be rusty but Pittsburgh is coming off the same rest so there should be no excuses. This is a big picture game, the Sabres can take the division lead back with a win and gain 2 points on a conference rival. The last thing I want to see is that smug smile on Crosby’s face after a win tonight. Im excited hockey is back and look forward to a determined Ryan Miller going after Lord Stanley’s greatest prize. ITS MILLER TIME!! (tomorrow), tonight its ST. PATTY LALIME TIME!!. wow that was real lame but hey its been a long 2 weeks.
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