Oct 15, 2013; Uniondale, NY, USA; Fight between the New York Islanders and the Buffalo Sabres during the third period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Buffalo won 4-3 in shootout. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres-Colorado Avalanche Fan Prediction Thread

All right, Buffalo Sabres fans.

The dancing boots, I mean the gloves, are off.

It’s time for these Sabres to figure out what kind of team they are going to be.  If they want to be the kind of team that sleepwalks through every game and plays listless, lethargic hockey – fine.  I’m okay with that.  If the goal of the franchise is to ensure they have the best odds in the NHL of winning the first pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, the least they could do is be consistently terrible.

However, if this team is going to put together exciting stretches of hockey, as they did against Ottawa, Chicago, and the New York Islanders, then they need to dedicate themselves to putting in that same effort, commitment, intensity, and desire into each and every game they play.  There is no middle ground here; the team needs to commit to one course of action, and it is up to Ron Rolston and the Sabres’ front office to deal appropriately with players who are not on board.

And what better time to see which type of team we are going to expect out on the ice than tonight, with the Sabres playing host to the one-loss Colorado Avalanche?

This is the perfect test for the Sabres, who are coming off a loss in which they played probably their wosrt hockey of the still-young season.  Can Buffalo give the Avalanche all they can handle tonight?  Can they even steal a win?

Questions to consider:

1. Will someone from the Sabres score his first goal tonight?

2. How many goals will Buffalo allow against the Avs?

3. Can Ron Rolston get Patrick Roy to suffer another meltdown behind the bench?

Join the conversation and share your ideas!!!!

Tags: Buffalo Sabres Colorado Avalanche.

  • [email protected]

    I am going to hate watch this game, just like I have all season so far. Part of me still hopes we can get it together, love is blind I suppose.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      It’s either love, or the fascination we all get from watching a train wreck. :)

      • Jes

        Hey we love this team. Through the good, bad and for the most part the ugly.

        • Joe Mazurkiewicz

          You mean good,bad and SUFFERING, don’t you?????

  • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

    Avs win 4-1. I don’t see anyone scoring his first goal of the season. I would think a Sabres goal would come from Vanek or Hodgson.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      Dammit, Foligno!!!

  • Jes

    Sabres win 5-2.

    1. I see Myers with a goal tonight.
    2. 2 GA tonight.
    3. I am so hoping he does. Rich do you have any access to the players bench before game time? If so you should partially unscrew that partition so once John Scott, Ott and McCormick are on at the same time we can actually get something exciting going. LOL

    • Joe Mazurkiewicz

      Get a NEW crystal ball !!

  • davidmuscalo

    I think they get lucky and get a couple of good bounces and win tonight. Grigo, if he is playing, gets his first goal. Ron Rolston couldn’t get ice cream cone to melt down in the Sahara desert.

    • Joe Mazurkiewicz

      GREAT line about Rolston!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

  • Jes

    Looks like Zadorov will be making his debut tonight. Hopefully he does better than Ristolainen.

  • Joe Mazurkiewicz

    Any conversation where DARCY’S concerned,HAS to end with “YA CAN’T POLISH A TURRRRRRRRRRRD”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!