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Buffalo Sabres Missing Something In Locker Room

Is it just me or is something more than chemistry and leadership missing from the Buffalo Sabres locker room?

After watching the team last night, I noticed there are a good number of players on the Buffalo Sabres roster wearing some impressive playoff beards. The only problem is, the Buffalo Sabres are one of the furthest teams from the Stanley Cup playoff picture.

Has the organization spent so much money on developing First Niagara Center and the Webster block project that we have forgotten to get the players the right razors in the locker room?  Have their wallets been so effected by the lockout that they can’t afford shaving cream and a good razor?

Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with a guy in the middle of a thick playoff hunt to let everything go au natural – and I am all for the playoff beard stigma, but when your team hasn’t won the right to don the wild look? Maybe its just a pet peeve of mine, but, mustaches aside – NHL players are usually pretty clean shaven unless they are in the playoffs – or during Movember.

Sure it is pretty petty given the fact that the team is teetering on the edge of a major rebuild, and there are more problems that could be addressed regarding the potential and talent of this team, but the clear picture is, there is no one in the Buffalo Sabres locker room that has played on a championship team.  Sure, there are members of the Buffalo Sabres that were around for the back to back runs at the conference championships – but the locker room is missing someone that can lead this team the distance, to know what it is like to win it all.

Maybe that’s all the team needs, is someone who has been the distance to show the youthful Buffalo Sabres the way and the truth, and how to shave on gamedays.

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