I can't remember the fanbase being more down on the Sabres since the bad old days of the Rigas bankruptcy, or perhaps right before the 05-06 season, when the loss of Zhitnik and Satan made people want to picket HSBC Arena.
Here are some quick stats:
The Sabres are:
-23rd in the league in wins, points, and goals per game
- 8th in the league in losses
- 19th in the league in goals against per game
- 18th in shots per game
- 26th in shots against per game
- The Sabres only have a .273 winning percentage when trailing after the first
During the past ten years, the Sabres have only ever made the playoffs when Mike Grier has been on the team. Mull that one over for a second. It could just be a coincidence, but when he played for the Sharks, it was the same core. I know that last year, Grier was a shadow of his former Goal scoring Colossus status, but almost everyone reporting on the team has said that this years team misses him in the locker room desperately.
In a way, it seems like we're all in an abusive relationship. In the past when we've had divorce papers in hand, the Sabres have shown up with Flowers and Champagne. Will that happen this year, or are both parties ready to move on for the time being.