The Buffalo Sabres had yesterday off, and probably enjoyed the day relishing the though of snapping their seven game losing streak against the Edmonton Oilers. Today the focus is getting ready for the Vancouver Canucks. The team skates again tomorrow against the Canucks, as their Western Conference trip continues.
The reaction given to Thursday nights loss to the Buffalo Sabres would have you wondering if the Edmonton Oilers were thick in the hunt for the playoffs – and took the night off because it was just the Buffalo Sabres they were playing. [Buffalo News].
Sure things are bad in Buffalo – but when guys can laugh at situations and take matters lightly that deserve to be taken lightly – maybe, just maybe its a team on the mend. Have we finally gotten rid of the death in the locker room mentality? Cory Conacher shoes the Sabres how to laugh again, donning John Scott‘s helmet after a scrum [SB Nation].
Has your bracket been busted? How are you doing in your office pool? [Bleacher Report].
This one is a few days older, but does a good job of possibly tracing the origins of when the Buffalo Sabres started their tail spinning and fan numbing rebuild. [Black&Blue&Gold].
Miring round the bottom isn’t the way to build a winner, but there are exceptions to every rule. Should the Sabres follow the Boston model, or the Pittsburgh/Chicago model. How about the Buffalo model and what works for us? [Buffalo Wins].
SI.com ranks fan misery and puts the Buffalo Sabres third? Being a Sabres fan I would think we are number one, but I guess there are teams out there whose fan base has suffered more. [SI.com].