Well last night was a disappointment. After I made a nice little post praising the team's play and how well Ryan Miller has been playing lately and they go and play like a bunch of doofuses the next game. I guess it was bound to happen at some point. The Sabres have like a 54-0-0 record when they play in Tampa Bay and I think Miller has a career record of 573-0-0 against them with a 0 GAA. Sooo you know, these things happen. In all seriousness, I thought the team played much better in the 2nd and 3rd period, but they just couldn't tie it up. I'm not going to get too hung up over the game. They've had a hell of a stretch this month and they've been very impressive. You can't win them all. Let's just hope that they enjoy this break and rest up and get straight back to business.
Unfortunately we are very, very thin at the blueline. Hank Tallinder is now out with a shoulder injury and Lindy wasn't too reassuring when talking about his status. It seems as if we'll be without his services for some time. Although he did say that Sekera may be ready by the end of the break, which is good. I guess the good thing is that this happened right around the All-Star break which gives the Sabres more time to figure out what they're going to do, whether it be calling someone up or making a trade. With the injury problems looming in Portland, it may be time to make a trade and bring someone new in. Who, I don't know... (Max for Pronger or Bouwmeester, totally!!) but maybe Darcy has a few tricks up his sleeve.
The dreaded West coast trip is approaching us. The Sabres have shown that they don't really do the whole different time zone thing. To make matters worse, not only will these four games not be televised, but we are going to be without Rick Jeanneret since he has decided to take his vacation now. Bummer. I'll most likely use an online feed to watch the game, but still it won't be the same without our dear RJ calling the game. Hopefully the Sabres make up for this blasphemy by winning a few for us.
Well since it's going to be quiet in Sabreland and around the rest of the NHL due to the All-Star break, it will be pretty quiet around these parts as well. Perhaps I'll find some shenanigans to write about regarding the All-Star Games. My birthday is also tomorrow! So that's exciting for me. Classes also start up again for me on Monday. So with the All-Star break and my birthday tomorrow along with me getting ready for school again, I might not be posting as frequenty as I usually do.
Take care my fellow Sabres fans and try not to miss our boys (and me, of course) too much while they take this little breather.