Because of my December work schedule and my holiday travels, I haven’t been paying super close attention to the Sabres lately. I feel zero obligation to blog from a position of actual knowledge, so I’ve been happy to publish post after post of “Hey, the Sabres SUCK!” Now, I’m not saying that the Sabres don’t suck, but i recently realized they are currently sitting in playoff position. I know. It makes no sense. Furthermore, the Sabres are only THREE POINTS behind the Penguins in the standings. Before I looked at the standings last night I honestly would have guessed that the Sabres were in twelfth place. Either I’m being too hard on the Sabres, or the rest of the Eastern Conference is truly, spectacularly bad.
My point is that I’m going to try to be a bit more upbeat about the Sabres, because even if they ARE as bad as I feel like they are, there are still many teams worse than them. Plus, even though I complain mightily about them, I still love them. If they’re just a bunch of scrubs, at least they’re our scrubs.
Favorite Sabre: I’ve been loving Drew Stafford lately, but today is Goose’s triumphant return after getting his brain scrambled, so I gotta go with Goose tonight.
Least Favorite Sabre: Henrik Tallinder. I’m sorry Heather, but they just showed the Ovechkin highlight from Friday night and that’s a hard one to get over once it’s been burned into your memory.
Prediction: The mighty eighth place Buffalo Sabres easily defeat the Capitals 8-1.
After the 1st (2-0, Capitals)
Summary of thoughts: Hm. Immediately after I declared my intention to love the Sabres more, they play like….that. Interesting. On a side note, I’m a little concerned about how the Sabres will do in the playoffs this spring. Assuming the standings stay exactly as they are now (which is a SUPER safe assumption, I think), the Sabres will be playing Boston.
Most/Least Favorite Sabre: I love them all equally. *shifty eyes*
High point: Uh…..no one died on the ice?
Low point: Minutes 1-20.
After the 2nd (3-0, Capitals)
Low point: No one died on the ice.
At the End (4-2, Capitals)
Summary of thoughts: That was….unpleasant. The postgame interviews were the best part of the game. Tonight was a total meltdown. On the ice, in the locker room, and in my blogging. M-E-L-T-D-O-W-N
Epilogue: They finally beat me. I have nothing to say except for “OMG”. Omg, dude. Omg.