Archive for February 11th, 2009


A Quick One

February 11, 2009

There’s going to be a new video debuting before tonight’s Sabres game. It’s a 2.5 minute look at the relationship between the Sabres and hockey in Western New York. Once again, it will use a Goo Goo Dolls song (“Real”) as background music.

However, what struck me the most about the article was the following comment from the Sabres producer, Matt Gould:

Paul Gaustad and a couple of the guys who have been around a few years commented that the younger players didn’t grasp the depth of the community’s relationship with the team

We all know Goose called out the boys for their lack of on-ice performance after that dreadful Washington game in December. Now he’s calling the boys out for not getting the relationship the fans have with the team? That’s called being a leader, that character guy in the room. (I also have a nagging feeling that Miller may be one of Goose’s cohorts in the comment making. Just a hunch with no concrete proof at all.)

I’ll be intrigued to see how this video plays out, as well as see if it ruins another Goo Goo Dolls song for me.