Found April 09, 2012 on
Detroit Red Wings
You have every reason to be angry.
In fact, you should be angry. You should be downright pissed at the Buffalo Sabres.
The season was a loss. A waste. An embarrassing travesty.
The Sabres spent $65,360,369 on payroll -- the fourth largest in the NHL -- and missed out on the playoffs for the third time in five seasons.
How could they get our hopes up so high, only to fall flat on their faces on countless occasions throughout that sorry excuse of a hockey season? Surely they'll just use their run from February to April to falsely justify the discontent hovering around the entire Blue and Gold fan base.
If you follow me on Twitter, you were probably one of the multiple followers bashing me for being too damn happy about the Sabres not making the playoffs. "You're not a real Sabres fan," I heard. Excuse me for not burying my head underneath my arms to mourn the shortcomings of a bad hockey team.
The truth is, I came to terms with the Sabres' poor quality ...
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Derek Roy criticized Lindy Ruff's coaching methods at locker clean out day
The Sabres are heading into the 2012 offseason with far more questions than answers.
The biggest question is what to do with their “core” group of players: Derek Roy, Thomas Vanek, Jason Pominville, and Ryan Miller.
The player who made the most “controversial” remark at locker clean-out day Monday...
It is once again time for the best playoffs AND sporting event in North American Sports. No, not the Super Bowl, you know it usually sucks, but The Stanley Cup Playoffs. 16 teams. Four rounds of best of seven. Blood, sweat, tears and missing teeth. Chris Pronger once almost died in the playoffs, shame he pulled through. Due to the immensity of the project, we simply can’t cover...
On Monday, Thomas Vanek met the media for one last time before he left the building for the last time this season. Th Univesrity of Minnesota product was understandably down and frustrated as he eulogized the Sabres season. He admitted that his confidence was hot at times in the recent past, which woul explain his lack of offensive production in February and March. When askedifhe...
The Buffalo Sabres won't be playing for the Stanley Cup this Spring, however, they will be selecting 12th overall in the 2012 Entry Draft.
No change whatsoever in their pre-draft lottery position.
Edmonton will pick 1st overall.
Earlier this season, when his team were cruising along at a 10-5 clip, Ryan Miller and the Sabres appeared to be an impressive assemblage of NHL talent. The "core" were intact, and were showing signs of maturation and growth. The kids were beginning to play like they could stick and stay at the NHL level. The new guys, who joined the club by way of trade or free agency...
After the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Buffalo Sabres, Jon went a bit overboard during his recap of the game when he decided to do a eulogy instead.Buffalo fans were already really upset that those nefarious Flyers had already ended their season and were hoping their scrappy team could exact a small measure of revenge by defeating the Bruins in the season finally while Ryan Miller...
from John Vogl of the Buffalo News, There are seasons when it’s understandable and even OK to miss the playoffs. Teams can use their also-ran status as a learning experience that will benefit the organization in the long run.
Not the Buffalo Sabres. Not this year.
There’s no way to rationalize a playoff absence. There’s nothing to be learned by a roster full of players in...