I still am unsure of what “asssits” are though. Thanks NHL Tonight.
The Philadelphia Flyers flat-out embarrassed the Buffalo Sabres last night, 7-2. The loss all but ended any hopes the Sabres had of making the playoffs this season, and further magnified the obvious need for changes.
After opening up the game 2-0, Buffalo then surrendered 7 consecutive goals to the Flyers. The team seemed to rollover and play dead for the final two periods, exhibiting little effort or emotion. It is hard to believe that this game was only a week after the moral victory the Sabres achieved by blowing out Boston 6-0.
With the trade deadline only 10 days away, it remains to be seen if General Manager Darcy Regier will make any significant or critical moves. Names such as Patrick Kane and Rick Nash are being tossed around – but, so were the names Paul Statsny and Brad Richards during last years trade deadline. Count me among those who are doubtful of any “blockbuster” deals happening involving the Sabres.
On the bright side, the Sabres are sitting 4th from last in the entire NHL – which would put them in the lottery for the number one draft pick this summer. The previous two number one draft picks by the Sabres were Gilbert Perreault and Pierre Turgeon.
Being number 5 in the draft order has worked out well in the past for Buffalo. That is when they selected Rick Martin, Jim Schoenfeld, Tom Barrasso, and Thomas Vanek.
With the highest payroll in the league, and one of the lowest scoring teams in the NHL, not much further evidence is needed that changes are necessary.