Sabrenation is not a joyous location to reside in right about now. Buffalo is in the infancy of a full-scale rebuild; the Sabres are often unbearable to watch; the NHL is busy suspending players from the blue and gold; and the media is calling for the heads of John Scott and even head coach Ron Rolston.
In short, it’s a sucky time to be a Sabres fan.
However, that’s exactly what we ALL are: Sabres fans. No matter how many years we profess to having spent following the team – whether you just started rooting for the team last season, or whether you have been watching the Sabres for 40+ years – we all come to this website because we claim some level of loyalty to the blue and gold.
The past few days, we have had a number of writers here at the site publish some articles that have stirred up passionate and often conflicting emotions among the fanbase. I love to jump into the conversations – engaging like-minded fans in discussion is truly the reason I chose to write here – but lately it feels like many of use have forgotten that, whatever our opinions are, we all support the Buffalo Sabres and will continue to do so as the season progresses.
Believe me when I say that everyone who works for Sabre Noise wants to see the Sabres do well, and that anything we write is born from our desire to see the organization move toward becoming a relevant, competitive NHL team. We’re human – we get caught up in our emotions and the negativity of the media just like anyone else. But in the end, we are all fans here at this site, and it helps to be reminded of that from time to time, as I was earlier today.
I, for one, am going to make a concerted effort to be objective and try my best to see all angles – the positive and the negative – of the Sabres’ play for the time being. I’m not here to provide the Sabres with good PR – I’m not a total homer! – but I do feel it is time to move past some of the negativity and get back to supporting the team.
Of course, a few wins would make that a whole lot easier!
It’s game night, so I hope you all enjoy the action and can savor a Sabres’ win when it is all said and done! Thanks, and go Sabres!