I wrote about this on Twitter last night, but I’ve given it some more thought, and I think it bears repeating. What if, in order to beat Ottawa, the Sabres first had to lose to the Leafs? Those weird streaks of TOTAL dominance (Ottawa over the Sabres, and the Sabres over the Leafs), are uncannily similar, and personally, I think they’re somehow cosmically connected.
The price we’ve had to pay for the deeeeelightful dominance we’ve enjoyed over the Leafs is that we’ve had to suffer at the hands of the Sens. The price the Senators have to pay for their dominance over us, is eternal and everlasting ickiness.
That’s my theory.