I’m pretty sure that I couldn’t log on, type up “The DEEG 13-14 Sabres Preview” and just post “They fucking blowwwwwww” in 36pt font, because that covers things pretty nicely. (At least not yet, give me a few more months and some job security and that might be funny).
Is it fair to demand better from the Sabres?? I’d say absolutely. But I’m not talking on ice product. Let’s face it, we’re not a storied franchise like the Bruins or the Blackhawks. There’s no real history of success to draw from here. Your best hope for the on ice thing to work out is these kids ending up pretty good, a sprinkling of vets when they are good and one or two of them to be great. It’s the same recipe that created 05-07. Right now you’re in like 2003, this is going to go on for a few years and that’s fine. They flat out told everyone it’s the plan. Later on in the year we’ll talk about how it’s going, but for right now we need to take a look at the bigger problems in Sabreland.
Face it, the Pegula Era came with a lot of hope and promise and we all had the warm fuzzies that things were going to be FUCKIN RAD from now on.
We’re so far away from there that I’ve seen people wondering what Larry Quinn is up to.
Now, there’s been some good things to come out of the Pegula Era, most notably The HarborCenter project. It’s the biggest feather in the Pegula cap. It sounds like an amazing thing for downtown Buffalo. A place for fans to congregate and do hockey related stuff, for the other hockey programs in the area to have an awesome venue to showcase themselves, to help create more Patrick Kanes in this area and grow the sport to unprecedented levels in Buffalo. It’s going to be fucking awesome.
But you know what? I don’t give one flying fuck because I’m a selfish jerkoff and it doesn’t benefit my enjoyment of the Sabres one bit. I might see it once or twice in my life if I ever go back home to visit friends or family. (I haven’t done this since I moved by the way – I’m truly a horrible piece of shit.)
I don’t directly interface with the Sabres on that level. My relationship with them is via the internet, more specifically via social media.
Speaking of the third jersey…
I understand these are nitpicky things and they’re going to be well overshadowed by how bad the team is, and you have every right to focus your spite there, but these things matter too. You’re expecting these people to deliver on the promise of Stanley Cups, and right now they couldn’t be farther away in all aspects of running an organization. We aren’t casual market fans…we deserve better than shitty third jerseys and being talked down to. I hope at some point this front office gets that, it’s just as important as the pile of shit that we’re stuck watching right now. Both things need to improve to foster the championship caliber culture they wish to have.
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