The Top Five Changes I Want to See the Buffalo Sabres Make

1 of 6

Confession, Buffalo Sabres fans:

Nov 15, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres head coach

Ted Nolan

watches play from the bench during the first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

I used to despise Twitter.  I avoided it like the plague, found it to be a pointless exercise in self-indulgence for celebrities and athletes, and really dragged my heels when it came to finding a reason to actually use the account that I had set up for myself.

Now, however, I use Twitter (or at least, I check my timeline) fairly frequently, and today I came across this blurb from Sabres interim coach Ted Nolan:

The first time I read that, I nodded my head and went back to whatever it was that I was doing (probably nothing, if we’re being honest).  The more I thought about it, though, the more excited I became.  This is the sort of talk I want coming from the Buffalo Sabres right now, because it essentially admits the obvious: for the past few years, the organization has been headed in the wrong direction, with the wrong people steering the boat.  Mistakes have been made, and it’s time to change them.

If the Sabres are taking suggestions (and they should be), here are the five most important changes the franchise needs to make ASAP.  Enjoy, and feel free to leave me your ideas on what the Sabres need to change in the comments below!