The ****** man.
Alright, now that I got that out of the way, let's get to the reasons for his sudden rise in popularity in Buffalo. It is a pretty simple formula: Funny, hard working and hard hitting. That's the recipe for succeeding in this town with the minions. It is the reason why fans loved the Nolan teams, Mike Peca, Rob Ray and pretty much anyone who has a few teeth missing after dishing out hits or getting their face pounded in. Hockey scars in this town are greeted as a badge of honor and you bet your ass Ott definitely has some of those.
Ott's play is pretty much the perfect set of cliches for why fans love him. The words come whistling out of your ass as if you just took a bunch of drugs to get over your writer's block. He's blue-collar, tough, witty, and just all around funny. Ott is a throwback for what Buffalo fans have always wanted since I've been around...A guy who plays with an edge on and off the ice.
I've always made the joke if the Sabres were com...