You know what’s infuriating?
As terrible as this Sabres team has been this season, had they won just five games – (5!) – of their 12 game road losing streak, they’d be tied for 8th place right now. If I did the math right …aaaand I could be wrong on the number of games. 12 sounds about right. I’m not looking it up. I’m sticking to our Sabres hockey theme for this season and not paying mind to that annoying “effort” thing.
So now we’ve got that stat to lament over, along with the Lucic incident, as our season
defining destroying moments of the 2011-12 season. Add the injuries, lame duck GM/coaching, and the whole MSG/Time Warner fan blockade, and applaud yourself if you’re watching the game tonight without any self-medication.
Not that Montreal has any reason to celebrate these days. Their plummet to the cellar started in the first 10 games, where they went an astonishing 3-5-2.
All that suckitude being said, here’s your Kool Aid for tonite: this is a HUGE four point divisional game.
Here’s a link to the site pictured above, tracking Gomez’s histoire de triomphe, which at least reminds Sabres fans (and Brad Boyes, and Drew Stafford, and Ville Leino, and Derek Roy, and Nathan Gerbe, and Paul Gaustad, and Pat Kaleta, and Cody McCormick) that it can always be worse.
Tonight’s winner receives another day of merciful reprieve from the game broadcast from MSG and Time Warner, so keep your dabbers at the ready. Tonight we play for our sanity.
Then again – who knows – this one could be a barn-burner. We’ll see.
All jokes and the game aside, a solemn request: get well soon, Jochen. We’re all rooting for you.
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