Found October 22, 2013 on Buffalo Wins:
PLAYERS: Lindy RuffMike Weber
TEAMS: Buffalo Sabres
Philadelphia-flyers
It’s time to get excited about the Sabres again. Well, OK, not exactly, but I’m more excited for the future than I have been in years, even though the team is 1-8-1. To be more accurate, I’m more excited for the future than I have been in years because the team is 1-7-1. For most of the Lindy Ruff era, I would’ve been happy with a scrappy team that consistently got the 6th or 7th seed. Playoffs are the best, after all, and the Bills sure as hell weren’t getting there, so just a chance at a first round upset felt thrilling. But after nearly winning the Cup in 2006 and 2007, I saw how much better it is to be great than good. After two honestly lousy chases for 8th in 2011 and 2012 (even division-winning 2010 was more bummer than joyride), I became totally disillusioned with the idea of being just good enough to get in. And let’s be honest, the 2013-2014 Sabres just plain suck, and the absolute worst thing you can do when you suck is win too many games. That’s been a chronic ...
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