I didn’t expect it to be this year. To be honest, we’re not a Stanley Cup contending team; but I’m sitting here watching us roll over and completely give Philadelphia the series, and I’m wondering if I’ll live long enough to see this ever happen.
I love Buffalo, and I love the Sabres…but tonight was just pathetic. As usual, when we’re in a clutch, do-or-die situation, we shut down completely.
We sucked the first half of the season, yet since January we’ve had the BEST record. All that work, clawing our way back up from 30th in the league, to not give two shits now?
I would have been okay with a loss if we played our hearts out, and just happened to lose. But we didn’t.
We didn’t showed up to win.
We didn’t show up to lose.
We didn’t show up at all.
Tonight, the Sabres were nothing more than an absolute embarrassment to a wonderful city.
Looking back, I wish they would have been swept. It would have hurt less than having them get our hopes up just to rip our hearts out in the end.
This team doesn’t deserve the incredible fans that they have. They don’t give a crap about us, why do we care about them?
Right now, they can go to hell.
I hope they firesale most of the team. Something needs to change. We’ve had the exact same problems for years now, with no changes. (no defense, no power play, and a joke of a second period.) I love Lindy Ruff, but he’s not doing his job…none of the coaches are. There’s no excuse for not correcting blatant, repeated mistakes. I’m sorry, there just isn’t. If you don’t do your job, you get fired…no matter how much people like you.
For now, all I can ask is that Washington breaks Briere’s legs (or face, or any other part… I’m not picky) and sends Philly crying to their mommies like Buffalo could, and should, have done.
I could cry.
I just may.