Bufffalo Sabres Twelve Days of Christmas – Day Five

So, when I started drawing up the plans for this little satirical piece, the Buffalo Sabres weren’t doing much winning.  Since Ted Nolan has taken over, they

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are, despite still being down in the standings, earning more points than they were under Ron Rolston.  With that the, though fifth day brings us around to either five golden rings, or five days of winning.

In an Olympic year I could have gone with either of these, either a hope for five Olympians on the Buffalo Sabres by the time the next games rolled around call it Five Olympic Rings or whatever, or I could ask for a much simpler, and apparently closer goal, an honest five days of winning.  So just a short Christmas season want today.

Now, I don’t want to see five games of winning when the Buffalo Sabres have a short week against two mediocre teams.  I want three games in give nights, where the Buffalo Sabres walk away with at least five of the six points.

Consistently.

Teams are going to lose once in awhile, even the good ones.  The key moving forward for the Buffalo Sabres, much like every other team hell bent on winning the Stanley Cup – is to quickly bounce back from a loss and follow it up with a win.

Buffalo’s first two game winning streak didn’t happen until November 12th and 15th this season.  There second one?  December 17th and 19th, one month later.  They have yet to win three games in a row this season.

They have four games this week.  Sure it’s seven games, but for Christmas, I will grant them the two day leeway.  I would love to see them win three of four this week.

Topics: Buffalo Sabres, Christmas, Twelve Days Of Christmas

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  • qwicwted

    Hey Tim, I think one nice Christmas gift this year was reading that Moulson would like to stay in Buffalo. Haven’t heard that in a long time. With that being said – winning two of four – playing 500 would be good for me at this point. Remember – this is a team that is rolling 4 lines continually. What I think is exciting is that with playoff bound teams suffering injuries (Dupuis, Hertl, Steen, Spezza) – the Sabres might get a valuable toy or two from players/places we never imagined (Tillander, Sulzer, Weber). Should be fun to see who makes the first move.