Welcome, Buffalo Sabres fans, to an afternoon extravaganza!
On this half of the ice, we present the Buffalo Sabres, the team with the worst league in the NHL. The Sabres organization started the year in full-blown rebuild mode, with a roster full of rookies and zero delusions of grandeur. They players played such emotionless, uninspired hockey that they got their head coach and GM fired in November, and then a funny thing happened: the team turned the corner (or at least started to make that turn) and is playing competitive hockey as of late.
On the other side of the ice, we have the Calgary Flames, a team that started the year in rebuild mode and got its GM fired just a few days ago. It should be noted that the Flames had a worse season than the Sabres did last year. It should also be noted that the Flames have 5 more wins and 12 more points than the Sabres do as of today.
Let the battle for the first pick in next year’s draft begin!
In all seriousness, this should be an exciting game to watch, because let’s face it: both of these teams are pretty close in talent. I am disappointed to see that rookie Sean Monahan is on injured reserve and will not be playing today, but the way Zemgus Girgensons has been playing, he is the only rookie I would truly care to watch today even if Monahan was in the lineup for Calgary.
Questions to ponder:
1. Who gets more points today: Tyler Ennis or Zemgus Girgensons? They have both been playing outstanding hockey lately.
2. Which teams hires a GM first? if we’re lucky, it might actually occur during the game!!!!
3. Final score – in Latin, please!
Just kidding! Chime in and give me something to do for the next two hours!