Found February 23, 2013 on Queen City Sports:
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The Sabres have a lot to fix if they want the booing to stop.(Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images) The players hear it, the coaches hear it, the managers hear it: boos raining down on the ice during a Buffalo Sabres game. It’s commonplace for the fans that pack the First Niagara Center every night to boo a team on the ice. However, the team being booed isn’t the team people would expect it to be. Instead of belittling the opponent Buffalo is facing, it’s the Sabres that face the wrath of the 19,o7o fans in attendance each night.   “The fans expectations on us are very high and they should be,” Tyler Myers said. “A hockey town like this, with as much support as we get from them, it’s not acceptable for us.” With its 4-0 loss to the New York Islanders on Saturday night, Buffalo has fallen to 3-6-1 on home ice this season. Hearing the chorus of boos, that included chants of “Good-bye Darcy” and “This team sucks”, come from the people who pay good money to watch them play is something that no one on the staff likes hearing. “It hurts,” said Myers. Whether it hurts to hear the boos or not, the fans will keep letting the team hear them. The players admittedly know that. And in order from them to die down, they team needs to start winning hockey games, especially on home ice. “They’re entitled to do whatever they want,” said Thomas Vanek. “I’m sure they’re frustrated. They want a winning product on the ice, so do we. This is a good hockey team that just finds a way to lose right now.” He noted: “I’m a goal scorer that’s not scoring goals right now.” The post Sabres On Boos: It’s Their Right appeared first on Queen City Sports.
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