Last Year the Buffalo Sabres could not find a way to lose during the first month of the regular season. But A far place from where we have came now.
The Sabres finished off a poor opening weekend with two straight losses to the New York Islanders, the final one coming Saturday night 3-2 in Long Island.
But if you were talking to most Sabre fans, you would think it was Game 6 of the playoffs. Fans across message boards are beginning their mass dissection and "bandwagon jumping" after the 2 poor showings.
While there is certainly not much good that comes out of a loss, the best thing to do in situations like this is to look at the positives.
The Defense was much better Saturday then it was Friday night. They made a consistent effort to at least try and play defense. Didnt always work, but the effort was there for most of the night.
Hot first period starts have helped the team. The team came out flying the first 10 minutes of Fridays game before penalties set them backwards. Starts like that will give you the jump more times then not. Sustaining them is something that needs work.
Jaro Spacek has finally showed his true abilities. Probably our best player over the weekend. Finally using that big shot as its true weapon.
So my fellow Sabre fans, please let the noose loose around your neck and step away from the cliffs and sharp objects. Things will be ok. This is not a curse of the captains or the destruction of the Sabres. Its a losing streak. We didnt see many last year, so we were due for one eventually.
There are 80 games left, dont freak out too much now. get ready for Thursday and Atlanta, which I think will be a win.
Why? Because im going to the game, and the Sabres are 19-3-1 when I am in attendance.