Archive for November, 2010


Sabres vs Habs Musings

November 5, 2010

Watch the video.

The Sabres are that baby monkey. When life is going great, they’re riding around on that pig, happy as can be. When things get rough, they tumble off that pig. However, unlike the baby monkey in the video, they have yet to figure out how to climb back on that pig.

I can only hope they figure it out soon, because hockey is getting pretty depressing to watch these days. Hockey should not be depressing. It should be fun. I know losing is no fun for the players either, but it seems so much worse for the fans. There’s only so many Buffcon1 jokes one can make before one just gives up.

And really, things seemed to be going well for the Sabres tonight. They had goals. They had pep. They didn’t commit a turnover until midway through the second period. (I don’t know about you, but I’m impressed by that one.) It’s like every bad mistake, every sneeze in the wrong direction, every stupid penalty somehow ends up coming around to bite Buffalo in the arse. When does it stop?


The T Word

November 3, 2010

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Really, after that debacle of a game, most people would be quite happy if the T word was put in a box and shipped to a land far, far, away.


Off to See the Wizard

November 1, 2010

Katebits and Heather B. have already proven that the Sabres are quite like the Sound of Music. However, I would like to submit the hypothesis that the Sabres are also like the Wizard of Oz.

Work with me here.

The Tin Man (for once, I’m not referring to Tim Connolly) would be one Larry Quinn. For all we joke that Larry can be a heartless & ruthless so-and-so, his heart surgery earlier this fall proved that old LQ contained a heart after all. (All kidding aside, I do wish LQ a full and successful recovery from his operation.)

The Cowardly Lion would be represented proudly by one Craig Rivet. His interviews the past days regarding his benching and the status of his captaincy have been very bold and forthright. He could have hid from the Buffalo media, fans and even his fellow teammates, but instead looked deep down inside himself to find the courage to confront his play, his critics and the fact that the end of his career is potentially looming larger and larger in front of him.

The Scarecrow would be played by none other than Jason Pominville. His adventures in neuropsych tests these past few days have proven to Sabres fans that years of parroting The System’s talking points has not killed Pommer’s brain.

Dorothy would probably be most similar to Patrick Kaleta. He proves that there really is no place like home, as he gets to don the familiar blue and gold every night for his hometown Sabres.

Toto is none other than Sabretooth. Do I really need to explain this one?

Picture it (Sicily, 1922): Kaleta, Pommers, Rivet, LQ and The Tooth skipping hand in hand down the Yellow Brick Road Washington Street towards the Land of Oz HSBC Arena.

GM Darcy Regier is of course the wonderful Wizard of Oz. But alas and alack, we do have to pay attention to this man behind the curtain.

See, it really is that easy.