Dec 19, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres right wing Drew Stafford (21) brings the puck up ice while being defended by Boston Bruins center Ryan Spooner (51) during the second period at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres vs Boston Bruins Knee Jerk Reactions

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What happened to the Buffalo Sabres rivalry with the Boston Bruins?  Is it just me or did tonight’s affair just kind of happen?  Normally when your talking about two division rivals that are facing each other in a home and home type situation, there is one play, or a series of plays that leaves you wondering what is going to happen in just two days when the team plays again.

Sure we had a fight in the early portion of the game; and Mike Weber wanted to dance with Milan Lucic who had nothing to do with him.  Outside of that, you would have thought the Sabres were playing another game against the Winnipeg Jets.

Matt Ellis has a goal.  Hasn’t played ten games yet.  Luke Adam has a goal.  Hasn’t played ten games yet and has been sent back to Rochester.  Nikita Zadorov has a goal.  Hasn’t played in ten games and has been sent down to juniors.  Ville Leino still has yet to score a goal.

Not gonna lie, my next rant was all about how the Buffalo Sabres could have traded Drew Stafford to the Edmonton Oilers for Linus Omark and it would have carried the same weight as a conditional sixth round pick.  Stafford’s efforts as of late paid off with the go ahead goal late in the third.

Did Ryan Miller really think about the empty net 180 feet away before second guessing himself and passing it off?  He should have went for it.

I can just hear the whiner line tomorrow morning on the way to work <whiner line voice> “you can tell darcy is gone, we beat the bruins and we didn’t get a first round pick in a trade.”


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