1. Okay, I think I understand now why Vanek can’t play with his broken jaw. With his jaw wired shut, he can’t breathe enough to play hockey, and he also can’t eat enough to stay buff and game ready. What I DON’T understand is why the doctors didn’t just knock out his front teeth to create a blowhole. Maybe they could attach a snorkel or something to aid his breathing. Not to downplay Vanek’s injury (I ASSURE YOU, I would opt for medically assisted suicide rather than eat only smoothies for a month), but I think that the Sabres doctors need to think outside the box here. All he needs is a blowhole.
2. Whining aside, I think the Sabres could come out of this alive. This might actually be good for them. When thinking about the Sabres, one must never underestimate their stunning capacity for laziness. These guys need to be compelled to work hard. Perhaps being without their top goal scorer will cause them to buy further into Lindy’s system. I completely DON’T CARE if the team resorts to a full blown trapping in order to get through this. All they need to do is keep the boat steady for 3-4 weeks.
3. When is Goose coming back? When is Pommerdoodle going to remember how to score? What the hell happened to Yo-Yo? Can Mair, Paetsthchstchstchs, and Ellis stay together forever?
4. I watched the Devils/Rangers game last night. Both Montreal and NY seem to be in a full blown shame sprial of pathetic losingness and total impotence. If I were a shark I’d say “there’s blood in the water, Sabres” but I’m a violist, so I’ll say, “Go get em, boys.”