Last night Sabres fans got to a chance to see three teams play. The Jets, the Sabres, and some team that showed up for 40 minutes. It was a Tale of two teams for Buffalo fans. The Sabres have started firing back at fan, and fans have taking to ripping the team. But, after all it is hockey.
First, let me address the booing issues. Mr. Ott while we understand that booing does nothing and that most players on this team have not been around for 5 or 6 years of poor play. You are all wearing the Blue and Gold fans love. I don’t think it is hard to believe that a lot of the booing is directed at the crest on the front of your jerseys. To be fair, after a game like last night the players should be thankful they were not playing in Buffalo last night.
Team one, the first 20 minutes the Sabres came out hitting and skating. Buffalo looked like they understood any chance of making the playoffs hung on how hard they played, and how badly they wanted it. The first period was fun to watch, and as a fan it had to peak your curiosity. For 20 minutes Sabres fans had something to hold on to, they had a hockey team to be proud of. But, like everything good third year that too faded with the horn at the end of the first.
Team two, sadly this team is the one that gets all the booing. They deserve any booing that comes their way. I guess the Sabres left their heart and soul in the locker room. There was very little work being done. For whatever reason this year’s Sabres team is just not going to cut it. I don’t know if it is skill or character, but I do know there is very little drive, or heart being shown on the ice. For 40 minutes the Sabres did little more then go through the motions. How is it that some of the Sabres feel booing in unjust? Are they watching how they play?
I understand that teams have down years, and teams cannot always give a full 60 minutes. But, do not go on the radio and rip fans, only to play a game that night and not show up for the game. After a three game winning streak and putting the playoffs in sight; a game like last night is the last thing the Sabres needed. Tomorrow night the Sabres take on the Canadians at the FNC. If the Sabres come out the way they left last night booing won’t be the team’s only problem. It’s a bad season, and last light was nothing more than another chapter in the Tale of two teams.
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