The good seasons go by too fast, and the bad ones just lurch by in fits and starts. New GM? Someday. Maybe. Different coach? Ehh, we’ll see. The Sabres point out that ‘interim’ label on quite often. That drain the team has been circling sucks them further down every game, with little to cling to for hope.
“Next season!” appears to be the rallying cry, with fans looking at draft position and prospects. “All the cap space!” too. But without someone in place that you trust to make those choices or sign the right players, how can you still be looking forward to all that? It’s like getting excited for a new movie being announced, until you read that the same two idiots that ruined that other franchised you loved are writing it.
I know things are going to be very different here next season. The fact that there will be a new GM, possibly yet another coach, and a bunch of new players (especially if Miller and Moulson aren’t here) makes that true. But moving 6th round picks for minor contributors is just shuffling deck chairs on the Titanic. I’m patient, but you kind of need a GM in place to do the significant trades that will help the team be better in the NEAR future. They could be significantly better next year, but right now it’s less likely with every day that passes and the Sabres just standing still.