You know, I’m dreading this game. Not because Buffalo has sucked since game 3 of the season. Not because we’ll get a hundred and fifty Miller/Lucic references. Because it won’t live up to the hype. They almost never do, these ‘team toughness’ statement games. Oh, Lucic might fight somebody, John Scott may terrorize some poor sap, but at the end of the day, what the Sabres need is two points. They need to GET RIGHT. They could hardly pass the puck with a purpose in the last game, the only reason they were in that game at all is the Leafs suck just as bad. This might mark me down as a ‘bad’ fan for a certain portion of the fanbase, the part that thinks adding -mafia to the team name makes you sound intimidating. I don’t care. Two points, awesome goals, that’s what needed.
Now, if John Scott were to rip Lucic’s spine out, Mortal Kombat style, I’d probably nod and say ‘Good Job, Hodor’…but not if it’s 4-1 Bruins at the time. Sorry.