Suffering, suffering -blah, blah, blah! When are fans going to stop their whining and complaining about what the
Buffalo Sabres did or did not do, have or do not have? The time has come to put aside all this nonsense and move on. Here is my hand….
Sure the Sabres will not have an abundance of talent, heck, what they will have is prospects, AHL’ers and a few veterans thrown in. But that doesn’t mean you have the right to call them – last in the NHL – pushovers. And it doesn’t mean the games won’t be entertaining, because that is what’s going to matter most during these times of rebuild.
Personally, I feel they will not be cellar dwellers. The Sabres, believe it or not have too much talent for last place in my eye. A good portion of that talent will depend on if we can keep our prize stud – Ryan Miller - in goal. I’m not too keen on Jhonas Enroth carrying this team, not yet.
I’ve also heard a ton of chatter about trading or even giving away Thomas Vanek. I would like to keep him if we could. A scorer like him is hard to find, let alone trying to entice one to come to Buffalo.
Never forget that it’s in a players blood to compete and compete as best they can. Hockey players are a proud bunch of men like no other sport. They love to play the game and they love to play the game for their fans, despite what you may have heard or read.
What I am going to do and I hope you will too, is break away from the pack of wild dogs and get behind what we do have and stop wishing and whining about we don’t have. Can you?
Now I leave you with one last question I think we all need to ask ourselves. Are we as fans of the Buffalo Sabres going stand behind our players this season win or lose, despite what you think about management? The connection is, players for fans and fans for players. Let’s do this.