What was that? It sure was not NHL hockey. The Buffalo Sabres gave their fan yet another uninspired performance last night. The Sabres only managed 15 shots and netted one goal in a 5-1 beating at the hands of the Canadians.
The Sabres are just a bad team; people should not expect much more. Fans want more; fans deserve more but if the team can’t give more noting that can be done. It looks like the Sabres have giving up. Game after game they are outwork, and out played. But, I’m not sure it is completely the players fault. Players go out on the ice for the team they work for. While players sign contracts, they have no voice when GM’s trade, or add players. The Sabres have good players, but they don’t play well together. That falls solely on the GM and front office.
During a season like this the true grit of a player can be found. Sadly there is no fight or grit left in the Sabres locker room. Some thought it was a Lindy problem; some believed it was a Darcy and Lindy problem. Now I think we can see it is a team problem. There is a fundamental flaw in the organization, a flaw that no one is willing to admit to. Sabres brass believes that they are getting better by the day, and it will take time to reach their goal. The second part of that statement is true it will take time. However the first part, getting better by the day is nothing more than political banter aimed at the casual fan. Buffalo Sabres fans, the true hardcore fan know that this is not a team that is getting better. Last night “game” if you want to call that a game shows how far off the Sabres are.
The Sabres say they are in a playoff push; right now it looks like they are thinking more about golf then hockey. After watching yesterdays game there is little room for hope. This team is just what they appear to be BAD. The chemistry is off, they determination is gone, and in a few weeks the season will be gone. All a fan can do is say there’s always next year.
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