The position of captain hasn’t really been a high point for the last three leaders of the Buffalo Sabres. Last season saw Jason Pominville shipped to Minnesota.
Without the “c” on his sweater – Ryan Miller has been the heart, the voice, and the determination of the Buffalo Sabres both on and off the ice. In two short seasons, the Buffalo Sabres have shed four members of the team that have acted in a leadership role.
The question is now – who is left? The Buffalo Sabres will most likely ride out the remainder of the season without a captain, and just rolling with the assistant captains on the roster.
Oh wait, your assistant captains may not be here next season either? Christian Ehrhoff has submitted his no-no list of eight teams and is likely to get moved before the deadline, and Henrik Tallinder is an unrestricted free agent. Sounds like this rebuild is going smoother than planned, without a captain at the helm of the ship – a straight crash into the rocky beach is imminent no?
It is time to do what many are probably thinking about but no one is willing to stand up and say it.
An official announcement needs to be made that Tyler Myers is the new captain of the Buffalo Sabres.
Ok, so hopefully you didn’t burn your mouth on your coffee, or worse, spit it all over your now non-working electronic device so your still reading this.
The kid has been about as unstable and unreliable as all hell since winning the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year, so why the hell pin the C on his chest (or shoulder when wearing the caped crusader jersey)?
Simple logic. Sure the kids name has popped up in trade rumors the past couple of days, but guess what – whose name hasn’t? Now go ask Ted Nolan what he thinks of Tyler Myers and his game.
Myers has gotten better in recent stretches of the game and if you listened to Ted Nolan after the game against the San Jose Sharks – Myers has really come into his own. Now is the time to make a statement, hand Myers the ”C” and make this his team. If he can play as big as he did without the additional oomph – what might the letter on his sweater do to the rest of him, it would be fitting given his contract size no?