Found February 23, 2013 on Queen City Sports:
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Ryan Miller has made known his anger with the team’s performance(Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images) This past Wednesday, the 2013 season had hit a month old for the the Buffalo Sabres, though it doesn’t feel like it’s only been a month. The team is 6-12-1 on the year, and is in last place in the Eastern Conference; 29th in the NHL. Needless to say, it hasn’t been the start the team has envisioned.  Yet, before their game against the New York Islanders on Saturday night, there had yet to be any sort of frustration or sense of urgency shown by the team other than when Ryan Miller lashed out after the team’s 4-3 loss to the Penguins a week ago. After the embarrassing 4-0 loss at the hands of New York, it seems like that frustration has finally set in with more members of the team. “Obviously we’re frustrated,” Thomas Vanek said. “You can’t look at it, 4-0, that we played well. Again, we’re a good team right now that finds a really dumb way to lose.” Finding a “dumb way to lose” is just the latest for a Sabres team that seems to be dealing with it’s own version of Murphy’s Law. It’s the feeling of anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Whether it’s failing to capitalize on perfect scoring chances or having mental lapses that lead to goals against, Buffalo just can’t get anything going its way right now. It has become a major issue for the 23 guys in the locker room each night.  “All of a sudden it looks like we get a little nervous that it’s going to happen again,” Tyler Myers said about falling apart at critical moments during games. Steve Ott, who is experiencing his first taste of the — what seems like annual — collapse of the Sabres, was blunt with his anger after the team’s loss. “It’s not like we’re going out there trying to lose,” he said. “Guys want to win. We need to pick our [expletive]  up and get to work. We can’t sit and pout about it.” On the notion that the team was finally showing frustration, Ryan Miller, during his short post game interview, didn’t hold back his thought of it all. “It’s about God damn time,” he said. The post Frustration Finally Setting In For Sabres appeared first on Queen City Sports.
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