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Honest Words From Ryan O’Reilly

from John Vogl of the Buffalo News,

Losing has made Ryan O'Reilly a shell of what he used to be and a fraction of what he was supposed to be.

Acquired in 2015 to help lead the Buffalo Sabres out of the basement, O'Reilly has instead joined them there. He's found he was OK with that.

"We're stuck in this mindset of just being OK with losing," O'Reilly said Monday. "I feel it, too. I think it's really crept into myself. Over the course of the year, I've lost myself a lot, where it's just kind of get through, just being OK with just not making a mistake. That's not winning hockey at all, and it's crept into all of our games.

"It's disappointing. It's sad. I feel throughout the year I've lost the love of the game multiple times. You need to get back to it because it's just eating myself up and eats the other guys, too. It's just eating us up, and it's tough."

O'Reilly's love for the game, his desire to be on the ice was supposed to be a positive influence for the club. 


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PierreC's avatar

just imagine if we keep our beloved coach for next season, this creeping feeling might hit our future

That’s why it was in order to remove this coach…don’t jeopardize our future. Get the losing mentality out now..

Posted by PierreC from Montreal, Canada on 04/09/18 at 08:07 PM ET

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