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Sabres Fans Were Stars Of The Show

Mission accomplished.

Buffalo's 4-2 loss to Columbus last night, which assured them the rights to one of the McEichel brothers, officially ends possibly the most tumultuous and surreal period in Sabres history.

And now, after all the suffering of the past two agonizing years, fans and media who engaged in heated debates over the process the Sabres took to get him will come together in the coming months to give the new face of the franchise the most raucous and celebrated welcome an athlete has received in this city since Jim Kelly's black stretch limo arrival in 1986.

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McEichel Race Reveals Cold Truth About Loyalty

I walked into the locker room last night and made a hard stop when I got within ten feet of Mike Weber, who was doing his postgame media scrum.

I wasn't getting any closer.

It was nothing more than a natural reaction. The Sabres defenseman was fuming, angry and bitter at Buffalo's home crowd for cheering for the Coyotes.

While I subconsciously knew it wouldn't happen, Weber looked upset enough to randomly take a swing at someone, and I didn't want to be the guy making the headlines.

Arizona won 4-3 in overtime, and the gap between the guarantee of a McEichel brother and 29th place, to the delight of most Sabres fans, now stands at six points.

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Sabres Fans Sound Off About Wanting 30th

Yesterday, I asked a question on Twitter to gauge where Sabres fans are at emotionally as they watch their team play out the stretch with a possibility of lining up a guarantee to get either Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel in the draft.

 

 

If you want to know just how big this has become for a lot of fans in Buffalo, the responses will give you an idea. Some of them even surprised me.

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The Pens In The Year 1 BC (Before Crosby)

Fourteen-game losing streak got you down, Sabres fan?  Feeling like you've been run over by a tank?

History says things are going to get much better.  Take comfort from others who have been through it.

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