In case you haven’t heard, Reckoning Day is upon us.
The Sabres have played some pretty big games in their history, but this game – if they do win, and if it propels them into the playoffs – could be right up there with the biggest games in team history.
I’m not being histrionic.
The psychological outcome of this game could be huge. Oh, and the Sabres have a chance to make NHL history if they get this playoff thing done.
There’s a serious buzz in town over this contest. Hopefully, some good ol’ Sabres BINGO will be just the dose of levity you need while we await puck drop, ants in pants.
Our winner receives a can of ant repellent.
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Here’s to hoping for bigger games ahead in this crazy season.
Hold onto your hockey socks, Sabres fans.
Lest they get blown off by tonite’s game – a game which features the return of relevant hockey. This is just fair warning, folks – it’s been a while since the Sabres have played a game of such magnitude, so be ready for a heavy dose of excitement and late period panic attacks. Goodtimes!
The Sabres and Jets will be fighting over 8th in the East. This is going to be huge. Tyler-Myers’-neck-huge.
Tonite’s winner receives an autographed stick from Derek Roy! Nevermind, I used it as a torch when I was about to march on the FN Center when 3pm hit on Deadline Day.
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Good luck folks, and have fun!
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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Brian Burke is a class act.
When asked about Dion Phaneuf being voted as the most over-hyped player in the NHL by a hundred or so of his NHL peers, Burke replied by saying that those who voted so should “defecate in their chapeaus.” Yep, not only brought back an old WWII insult, not only did he change [expletive] to “defecate,” but he even changed “hat” to “chapeau.”
This guy is a drinker of fine whine.
Indeed, in the days of “suck it,” “you got SERVED” and anything in the “Urban Dictionary” involving donkeys, monkeys, or giraffes, his gentleman’s way has not gone without notice here at BSN.
I say, “hats off” to you, Burkie! You’ve earned yourself an honorable BINGO board. And I apologize in advance for tailgating you on your way back up the QEW tonight – I just gotta’ know what you might come up with next.
Get your dabbers ready, folks: our winner receives a goal by Drew Stafford! (Please note this may take 1-2 weeks for delivery.)
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By now, you’re all too familiar with Joffrey Lupul’s tweet-take on the Buffalo skyline.
To JoffreyLupul, I say: Well played! You kicked Buffalo fans square in their overly sensitive skyline nuts. Sure, you’re looking at some incredible architecture out that window of yours, and it appears that the sun actually might be shining somewhere, and your grammar was painfully missing the obliogatory “eh?” exclamation, but this quick Buffalo sucker punch on Twitter is the best of the year so far.
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(This is a BSN screen-grab from October, 2011.) Boy, they sure know how to get to us. Say, we need one more NHLer to do this so we can do a new "Awards" post. If Chris Neil still unfortunately plays in the NHL, he could be our guy.
Also, to reassure you, Mr. Lupul, we don’t throw batteries in Buffalo (not even waffles). And in honor of your topical snark success story, you’ve earned yourself a few squares on tonight’s Sabres/Leafs Twitter BINGO. I know, I know – it’s what all kids dream of throughout the world while playing street hockey until the sun goes down.
Tonight’s winner receives one of Ryan Miler’s flaming Molotov Gatorades to toss at Lupul during the game! (I know, I said we didn’t toss things here in Buffalo, but we all must follow Miller’s lead.)
The Passion of the Crease.
Fans, get your dabbers ready. Tonight’s gonna’ be a hot one.
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Good luck, folks! And again, we still need one more NHLer (or ex-NHLer) to tweet something endearingly stupid enough to give us all another BSN Awards post. Consider it an early Xmas. If it happens. (Please let it be Soupy Campbell.)