Kevin wrote a post today that really got me thinking.  While I agree with all of his individual points about the Sabres, I don’t necessarily think that the city-wide skepticism about this team has been out of proportion.

Skepticism and joyfulness are not mutually exclusive.  I’m a skeptic and I love the Sabres.

But damn if that game didn’t knock this skeptic right into outer space.

The key to being a joyful skeptic is making sure you can still marvel when the marveling comes due.


That was a special game and I’m starting to believe that this is a special team.  We had everything tonight.  Guts, redemption, unlikely heroes, and joy, joy, joy.

Let’s go Buff-a-lo!

9 Responses to “Magic”

  1. 1 george December 29, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Joy even without any Roy!

  2. 3 Grrrreg December 30, 2009 at 6:11 am

    I love your attitutde towards the sabres this season, and this post really sums it up very well! I’m really envious of Buffalo this year. :)

  3. 4 Jonathan December 30, 2009 at 9:02 am

    Make Lalime a Western Conference and Pittsburgh specialist. 1 goal in two games against the Pens. (shootout doesn’t count)

  4. 5 Mark B December 30, 2009 at 9:58 am

    The feeling I had walking out of the arena after that wonderful game really felt like a playoff victory. It was glorious.

  5. 6 SueInVA December 30, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    A Question: I’ve heard the Grier-Kennedy-Vanek line is being referred to at the “Frozen Four”. Do you know why or where that came about?

  6. 7 Katebits December 30, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Aw, thank grrrrreg! This is a fun season so far! *fingers crossed*

    Mark B, psrt of me was HUGELY jealous that you were there, and another part of me was SO happy that you two got to go. What a game!

    SueinVA, yeah that comes from the name of the NCAA final four “Frozen Four” which they all played in. I love that line, but I do not endorse that nickname….because there are THREE of them, NOT FOUR. :P

  7. 8 SueInVA December 30, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Ah! Now it makes sense. I have to agree with you. The name is confusing with the four not three!

  8. 9 Glenn December 30, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Crispy Crunchy…

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