I’m certainly not going to tell you not to react poorly when your favorite team plays poorly – it’s an understandable reaction. The short season makes every game feel important right from the get-go, so losing points hurts. Still, it’s worth looking at the big picture here. This season is one tenth over – that means NINE tenths are yet to be played. The problems are many, but fixable. The D has been a train wreck at times, that won’t last. The Sabres finally scored some goals without Vanek on the ice, though of course that was because he couldn’t play due to an injury. So while I tossed down the remote in disgust at the end of the game today, I also know there’s time yet to pick things up.
In other news, I hope Grigorenko sticks around. He hasn’t gone all Tarasenko on us, but he hasn’t looked out of place. If Lindy is willing to play him as much as he did today, there’s no reason not to kick one of the scrubs to the press box and keep him in the lineup. I like Foligno’s game today, and Kaleta as well. Saw a few good plays by Myers so I’m hoping he gets things rolling in the right direction. See everyone on Tuesday.