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Do You Consider The Sabres A ‘Soft’ Team?

from Mike Harrington of Sabres Edge,

Well, it’s long been an issue among their fan base, but the Sabres now have a full-blown issue as a weak team across the hockey world in the wake of last night’s Milan Lucic-Ryan Miller dustup.

Read John Vogl’s full recap from the Garden, which includes Miller’s rant against Lucic—and the Boston tough guy’s pithy response that just about says it all: “We wouldn’t accept anything like that. We would have [taken] care of business. But we’re a different team than they are.”

Obviously so. The Sabres are getting killed. Billy Jaffe on MSG Live out of New York called them “soft” last night. The Hockey Night in Canada Hot Stove crew of P.J. Stock and Mike Milbury was baffled by the lack of response and the headline from this New England Sports Network column says a a lot too: “Ryan Miller calls Milan Lucic gutless for hit on goalie but Sabres lack of response was truly gutless.”


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Primis's avatar

Yes, absolutely.  Baby soft.

They have some guys that play with some grit but overall there’s no edge to them whatsoever.  it can be exposed.

Posted by Primis on 11/13/11 at 01:05 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

it can be exposed.

Posted by Primis on 11/13/11 at 10:05 AM ET

That’s illegal in 47 states and four provinces.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 11/13/11 at 01:39 PM ET


NHL.com and others are reporting that Miller might have a concussion.



Suspension for Lucic to follow?

Posted by Seaner on 11/14/11 at 12:23 AM ET


Actually I thought they were one of the grittier, tougher teams in the playoffs last year but that response was pathetic. Anytime teammates don’t stick up for a guy, on a play like that, you have to wonder whats going on in the locker room.

Posted by From The Hockey Wastelands from Cleveland on 11/14/11 at 12:51 AM ET

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