So, this week is shaping up to be a VERY good week. Why just a few days ago, I suggested that Derek Roy be used as trade bait to bring in better players. While I suggested other players, I REALLY gotta like bringing in Steve Ott. Need someone to stick up for your team .. Mr. Ott! How about someone who strikes fear into opponents .. Mr. Ott! What about someone who genuinely loves his team? Why I give you Mr. Ott! Just a few short hours after being traded, Steve Ott was tweeting pictures of himself wearing Buffalo Sabres gear … What is not to love about this guy?
Let me take you to an alternate universe for a moment if I may. The Buffalo Sabres are playing the hated Boston Bruins. Milan (I didn’t mean to hit Ryan Miller .. WHATEVER!) Lucic is about to make contact with Ryan Miller. As he approaches, he gets blindsided himself by Steve Ott. Sticks and pads fly as Lucic hits the ice. Seconds go by and when he looks up, there is Steve Ott saying, “Next time you go for my goalie, you leave on a stretcher!” Show of hands …. how many fans of our beloved Buffalo Sabres are smiling at this? Thought so …. now …. back to our own universe. We get to play the Bruins 8 times this coming season. Who honestly thinks Lucic will even get within 20 feet of Ryan Miller? Steve Ott is going to make sure our star goaltender stays on his skates.
Now the rest of my last post talked about Shane Doan and Zach Parise! Mr. Regier, I know we are trying to be grittier and tougher and respected and you have done a very good job so far, but now we need to get some goal scorers. It seems we have a plethora of solid defensemen … I suggest dangling a couple D-Men to get them (just not Tyler Myers). Just look at my posts, I will be glad to offer you any assistence you want.