God, fuck Buffalo. Seriously, that city is nothing but a pit of misery and despair and I should know - I root for their football team. Seriously, I've never seen a city so fucking miserable in all their life when it comes to sports. I've written about this multiple times so I'm not going to harp on the shittiness that we expect from them week in and week out.
It's a deeper kind of shittiness once you hit 1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza where the First Niagara Center is located. The shittiness in that organization just doesn't start with the owner or the GM, it starts at a molecular level. The organization has always been on a level where even when they were good, they were always the ugly bridesmaid. Yeah, you know that one - the ugly bridesmaid that finally gets some action because one pug fugly groomsman whiffed his way down the bridal party skank ladder and she was the last resort.
That's the Sabres.
Then it starts with the new owner, Terry Pegula, who said that he would usher in a "New Era" of hockey in Buffalo. Well apparently this new era just includes getting the piss and tar beat out of them because since he took the reins in 2011, the Sabres have been god awful.
In 2011-2012, the Sabres finished 9th, missing the playoffs by 3 points because they could score a fucking goal to save their life. Seriously, 218 goals for which ranked them higher than Islanders, Montreal, Florida and Carolina - that's it. Last year they were even worse, if that's possible. Last year they finished 12th in the Eastern Conference with an abysmal 48 points (in 48 games) . The team is a god damn mess and it wasn't made any better with the Steve Ott trade.
Yeah - Steve Ott. Remember when that trade went down? Dallas traded Ott and Adam Pardy (who isn't even on the team now) for Derek Roy - who had a good season with Dallas/Vancouver before signing with St. Louis - the city no one cares about. Seriously, people only go to St. Louis for two reasons:
1. To watch a good gang fight
2. To catch their connecting flight to get far away from St. Louis.
Sorry, I'm off track.
How is Steve Ott doing? 1 assist in 10 games.
Man, what a trade that was huh? The Sabres are really issuing in that "new era" of hockey.
Don't forget though, the new era can't begin without some new threads:
That is the ugliest thing I've ever seen. The best part about it was that the Buffalo Sabres twitter account teased the shit out of this jersey before Steve Ott got "upset" and posted pictures of it online. What a disaster. What a complete and utter disaster and not only are we not surprised by this, we expected it.
Buffalo can't get anything right. They're the NHL's version of Lemon Party and if you don't know what Lemon Party is, then keep it that way.
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Reilly Smith - Patrice Bergeron - Loui Eriksson
Brad Marchand - Chris Kelly - Jordan Caron
Shawn Thornton - Greg Campbell - Dan Paille
Zdeno Chara - Matt Bartkowski
Dennis Seidenberg - Dougie Hamilton
Torrey Krug - Johnny Boychuk
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