Congrats on landing Stastny.
You probably don't remember me but I showed up after the trade deadline following Ott and Miller (I'm a Sabres fan). Buffalo fans mentioned Stastny as a desirable signing, but we really didn't expect to land him. Good to hear he ended up in his hometown.
The Sabres brought in a lot of character guys to teach our youngin's how the game is played at the NHL level. I don't think the Sabres will be much better this year than last, but the future at least looks bright. We're encouraged by the no-BS of new GM Tim Murray. The guy doesn't sugar coat anything. Encouraged that two of the guys we traded away at the deadline (Moulson, McCormick) signed back on with the Sabres. Ott is apparently still in play but the feeling is Buffalo isn't actively pursuing their old captain. But you never know.
Sorry Miller and Ott didn't bring you the Cup. We honestly thought they'd be good pieces for St Louis, but they just didn't get it done. Maybe Stastny can push you over the hump. Good luck this season.
You know, as far as playoffs go, Ott and Miller were fine. It was our PP and offense that let us down vs. Chicago...and great strides were taken yesterday to improve that situation. Personally, I couldn't be much happier.
I've actually always kind of liked the Sabres. I think it stems back to when I was a kid and calling up the folks from the Great Skate catalog, which is located near Buffalo...and hearing clips from Sabres games while on hold. It may seem like a nothing thing, but it's weird what can make you pull for a team a little more than others. I'd sit and flip through the Great Skate catalog for hours while watching Blues games. I was pulling for Buffalo in the finals vs. Dallas...partly also because I didn't want to see Hull win a cup just after leaving St. Louis. I'm vindictive that way.