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Sabres vs. Flyers 10/26/10 Postmortem October 27, 2010

Posted by calvin in Uncategorized.
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I can’t do a Liked/Didn’t Like post for this because I fast-forwarded through parts of the game in disgust (it was on DVR since I wasn’t home when it started) when it became obvious the Sabres were melting down faster than the snowman some energy drink company built in Niagara Square this morning. Memo to companies who come to Buffalo thinking it’s a shoo-in to be cold: it’s not.

So the Sabres had a bad call go against them and a goal counted that shouldn’t have. Last night wasn’t the first time, nor will it be the last time this will happen. It worries me that the team STILL seems so mentally fragile that something like that makes them completely lose their cool and blow a game. Didn’t Darcy Regier go out and get guys like Leopold, Niedermayer, Grier, etc so this WOULDN’T happen?

Where was the veteran leadership when the young guys were taking stupid penalties in the second period (or even in the first)? I know where Craig Rivet was – he was taking a stupid penalty himself for cross-checking Danny Briere that led to a Philly goal on the power play in the beginning of the third period.

For that matter, where has the veteran leadership been all month? I’ll excuse Leopold from this discussion because I think he’s playing pretty well but Rivet, Grier and Niedermayer have been total wastes of roster spots so far from what I can see.

It drives me crazy that this team has no mental fortitude, and even more so that I can’t figure WHY they don’t. As a team they’ve had a lot of success over their professional careers, so why are their little egos so fragile? Buck it up, buttercups.

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1. C.A.R. - October 28, 2010

I think you hit the nail right on the head, buttercup, about their fragile egos. Where did it all come from on this team? Did they go out with a sign at the draft that reads “Give me your poor, your downtrodden, your wusses?”

You Sabres are professional athletes who earn millions. Hire a therapist for Pete’s sake!

manda903 - October 28, 2010

Yes, a therapist would help. Or a kick in the ass. Or running Tim Connolly out of town on the next freight train…


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