Hey we’re only 2 points out of a playoff spot!
From there, it’s all bad news.
Let’s quickly get the caption puns out of the way, before we go into actual analysis:
“2 points out? The plane has crashed into the Goddamned mountain!!”
But we’re still ALIVE. Now, who gets eaten first?
Drastic times call for drastic measures.
Onto the analysis…
Here’s a dose of levity for you wonderful people, as we all explode the Internet over testing the trade market with Thomas Vanek.
A note to the Buffalo Sabres’ 2nd, 3rd, and 4th lines:
Last night was kinda fun.
Last night was really fun for Thomas Vanek, who notched his latest hat trick, continuing his remarkable early season run.
We might just have to make a “Stop it, Buffalo” series.
On the heels of the success of the #BillsMafia, someone decided to copy-paste it into the Sabres game chat and try to make it a hockey thing.
Now breathe in, and do this with me:
GROOOOOOOOAAAAN/scream into pillow
I wasn’t going to write about this Sabres “mafia,” but it’s becoming a Thing, so… here… we… go…
4 Hot Takes:
1. The Sabres Mafia is Gaining Traction
Which is embarrassing.
The hilariously NSFW Bruins blog “Days of Y’Orr” was all too happy to pick up on this copycat effort. Here’s a few gems:
…is just one of the many, many better ways Rick Jeanneret could have called Mikhail Grigorenko’s first career goal in the NHL (and ours involves a horrendous “Friends” reference). Instead, we got this:
Shoveled into the net from behind, and the Buffalo Sabres have managed to come back and tie this game, and they wanted the guy to get it, and the guy who got it was the fellow who was just signed into the NHL for a season early in the day confirmed, Mikhail Grigorenko!
We’ll absolutely give the Poet of the Pressbox the benefit of the doubt on his mouth-diarrhea, given his recent illness and general awesomeness. He’ll make up for it, folks.
And frankly, it kinda fits. I think all our brains went a little fizzy when our latest Buffalo Sports Savior notched his first goal. I think we all went a little giddy and goofy, and that’s a good thing.
Oh and speaking of giddy and goofy, this happened, too:
Good thing Mike Weber got in there to spray them with snow and cool them off before things got serious.
Put it all together, and here’s how it all went down after Grig’s first goal:
- Awkward, yet somehow fitting call
- Awesome hockey hug/dry hump
- Spray the rookie down hells yea!
Let’s not forget the goal earned the Sabres a critical point. And again, we give RJ all of the benefits of all of the doubts here. We advise you do the same. Otherwise, you have to go through:
And then this guy and his blade.
Next up: the Boston Bruins. And things get serious. Don’t forget to enjoy the great moments like this one along the way.