It’s a dull morning in Buffalo, New York. It’s just another rainy spring day; just another year that the Sabres have failed to put a playoff caliber team on the ice. Not much is different around here from year to year. Fans want what they seemingly can’t have, or will not be given. They are forced to listen to and read about having patience.
The Sabres have been telling fans the same thing for the past 5 years. When does the front office say we are sorry? It would be a nice thing to give fans. Everyone knows that things are messed up, and the Sabres as a whole have failed. Ted Black has been saying we want to win; we will win the cup, and so on and so on. But the only thing I see being done around the FNC is new TV’s new food, and new paint. Yes the team has added and subtracted players, but that is just day to day hockey business. The feeling around Buffalo is one of sickness; people want to know where Pegula is. It feels like he is more intent on building the area around the FNC, and his focus has been taken off the Stanley Cup.
I understand everything is about the future of the Sabres, and the longevity of the organization, but what about the now? Fans deserve a return on their investment. It feels like the fans in Buffalo being forced to be content with an inferior product. Hockey is a life blood in Buffalo, it is something people get together and pull for, but that seems to be thinning out.
Mr. Black likes to talk about money, and Mr. Pegula’s love for this team. I’m happy that the Sabres have an owner with the funds to keep the Sabres in Buffalo. Now be the owner you said you would be. Put the product on the ice that Buffalo deserves.
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