Tip #1: Let It Go Already.
The past, that is. Too many of you are still living in the past, pining away for Danny Briere to come back to the team for one last hurrah, or hoping beyond all hope that the Sabres will retain the services of Ryan Miller and Thomas Vanek. Heck,some of you are even going so far as to secretly wish that the Sabres will urge Dominik Hasek, Alexander Mogilny and Pat LaFontaine to come out of retirement. Don’t play coy – you know who you are.
Trust me when I tell you that you are not doing ANYONE any good by holding onto past success in an attempt to somehow turn next season into a success story for the Sabres. First of all, let these players land on contending teams – they have earned it. Second, next season is going to be painful to watch at times, no doubt about it, and you need to accept that the front office doesn’t care if you don’t like it – I didn’t see them asking for anyone’s opinion, did you? There will be blood; we Sabres fans need to stop clinging to this outmoded idea of “winning” and begin developing our coping mechanisms now. Personally, I recommend taking a shot (of alcohol, not a hockey puck) every time the Sabres fail to score on the power play, or maybe just fail to score at all. Eventually, you’ll find yourself looking forward to scoreless efforts, just like the front office already is! (With that, I release all of the negativity I have built up over the double-D first round – I promise!)