The Sabres Observer
Sabres President Ted Black and General Manager Darcy Regier today held an end of season press conference which slowly devolved into an uncomfortable circus.
In a letter mailed to season ticket holders, the Sabres announced that they'll be increasing season ticket pricing for next season.
Talk about kicking a gift horse in the mouth.
Is there something about the diehard hockey fans of Buffalo that’s become too much for this group of Sabres to handle?
If fans can dish it out, they can take it back? This town has been “taking it” for the better part of 43 years, and the Stanley Cup-hungry Buffalo faithful repeatedly look past their dissatisfaction with an inferior product by emptying their wallets to fill the building.
It was cute at first, but the constant pouting coming from this group of underachievers has really gotten tiresome.
When Milan Lucic peeled away from Patrick Kaleta, passing up a golden opportunity for a vicious check on the Sabres agitator into the sidewall early in the first period of last night’s 3-2 Buffalo shootout win over the Bruins, you knew even strictly from a hockey sense that this game was different.
Unlike as prognosticated, TD Garden wasn’t a hornet’s nest or bear’s den. The Sabres weren’t destined, as hinted during pregame by Pierre McGuire, to play the role of the Washington Generals.
Boston didn’t need the win, but they needed the game.
Buffalo Sabres goaltender Jhonas Enroth didn't mince words when discussing how things for him have changed for the better since February.
From Howard Simon of WGR-550,
"It's disheartening when we get hemmed in our zone and they’re basically mocking us. When you get up past the blue line and you finally get it in their zone after a minute and a half shift where they didn’t even have a scoring opportunity. I guess you can say it was more of the mocking of my teammates that probably pissed a lot of guys off including myself. You're a fan of the Buffalo Sabres and hopefully you come to cheer us on and motivate us."
Another day, another report of Ryan Miller and Thomas Vanek being on their way out of Buffalo.
What did Buffalo GM Darcy Regier have brewing before he made the decision to trade Jason Pominville to Minnesota for prospects and high draft picks?
We discuss the departure of Jason Pominville, a debate ensues as we don't all agree that the Sabres are in full rebuilding mode, and Zach tells us about his day in the media room covering all of the action.
RDS is reporting that the Sabres have traded captain Jason Pominville to Minnesota. Details to come.
Update 2:48 pm: Per Paul Hamilton of WGR-550, the Sabres receive goalie Matt Hackett and forward Johan Larsson.
About The Sabres Observer
Dave Davis has covered the Buffalo Sabres for various NHL accredited websites and newspapers since 2003. He was the senior writer and Sabres correspondent for The Fourth Period, covered hockey for Western New York Sports and Leisure Magazine, and has had articles featured on NHL.com, FOX Sports, Yahoo Sports and in New York Sportscene. Sabres news and notes can be found on his Twitter page.
Davis originally garnered media attention in 2002 as leader of a lobbying campaign working in unison with potential buyer Mark Hamister attempting to secure state financing to keep the Sabres in Buffalo. In 2004, Davis was briefly back on the airwaves - this time reaching the finals of the inaugural "WGR Rookie" sports talk competition. After a few years of "syndicating" his articles on various sites, along with doing some internet radio work, Davis now devotes his new media efforts to bringing quality Sabres related opinions and content to Kukla's Korner.
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