Happy Day

In three little hours, free agency will begin.

Last year, this was a terrible day. It was a “worst case scenario” kind of day. It was also the day that I was truly born as a Buffalo sports fan. Anyone can call themselves a Sabres fan during a deep playoff run, but July 1st was my first glimpse of the flip side, the dark side, of all that incredible energy of the Sabres postseason. But we all survived free agency ’07. It wasn’t pretty, but it’s a year later, and Buffalo is still standing. We made it!

It’s a whole new world now. Goose is already signed, and the feeling in the air is that Crunchy is not far behind. Darcy has been all over the Buffalo media saying things like, “Don’t expect dramatic free agency signings from us, yo. That’s not how we roll,” and I’m fine with that. At the very least, we know that free agency won’t leave us devastated and demolished. Frankly, that’s good enough for me this year.

Free agency will be fun. It’s fun to watch other teams do boneheaded things.


3 Responses to “Happy Day”

  1. 1 JB July 1, 2008 at 10:28 am

    Rumor has it Millsie is looking for long term like what’s his face that got that 6 year $41 mil contract…. can we say cha-ching? That would buy him lots of granola and plenty of chocolate raspberry ice cream.

  2. 2 Kathee July 1, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    I feel kind of “meh” about today. Maybe all the drama from last year had hardened me.

  3. 3 JB July 1, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    I can’t say as I blame you… last year was a “ruff” year at this time and I hope Darcy andthe front office has learned their lesson…

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