March 10, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers (57) and Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier (14) fight for the puck during the second period at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres - Philadelphia Flyers: Fan Chatter

Afternoon, Buffalo Sabres fans, Sabre Noise readers, and anyone else who may have stumbles across this site looking for a row!

It’s game day down in Philadelphia, as the Sabres are getting themselves ready for their first game of the year against the Flyers.   Philadelphia is one of the few teams in the NHL that can relate to what Buffao is going through, as the Flyers saw their coach get the axe only three games into the season.  Unlike the Sabres, however, the Flyers actually had high hopes heading into this season, so the fact that this team is currently sitting on top of just 8 wins – just three more than the rebuilding Sabres – cannot sit well with the Philadelphia faithful.

To which I say, “Boo hoo.”  You won’t get much sympathy from me, Philly fans!

On the Buffalo side of things, the Sabres are still getting used to the style and scheme of interim head coach Ted Nolan.  In addition, Buffalo now must adjust to having some new (old) faces on the ice, as both Luke Adam and Brayden McNabb have been called up from Rochester and will take the ice tonight.  Fans who have been wondering whether these two would ever return to the NHL – myself included, as I have a jersey autographed by both of them! – should be excited to hear that their strong play in Rochester is what prompted Nolan to give them the call.  Could it be that Adam and McNabb are finally ready for prime time?

The puck is set to drop at 7 p.m.tonight.

Now: your food for thought!

1. Matt Moulson and Cody Hodgson have been practically invisible since Nolan came to town.  Call it: which one of them finds the back of the net tonight?

2. Ryan Miller has not recorded a shutout since 2012.  With Philadelphia scoring only 2 goals per game, will Miller blank the Flyers?

3. Call it: of Adam and McNabb, which one gets a point tonight?

Let me hear your chatter folks – this is a winnable game!

 

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