It’s that time of the year again when we all get to spend some time with our nearest and dearest celebrating Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in Canada and the United States. It was originally celebrated as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvestand of the preceding year. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Several other places around the world observe similar celebrations. Although Thanksgiving has historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, it has long been celebrated in a secular manner as well.
- From Wikipedia
This year, we have to give thanks that Jack Eichel is finally back on the ice. Ryan O’Reilly played last night too, so the Buffalo Sabres are starting to get fully healthy again at the quarter-mark of the NHL season.
We give thanks to the goaltending duo that has a starter in Robin Lehner with a .922 save % and 2.38 GAA and a backup in Anders Nilsson who has 1.74 GAA and a .951 save %.
Also very grateful for a defenseman like Rasmus Ristolainen who is going to be the anchor of this Sabres side for a long time to come after getting extended just before the start of the season.
Have to be thankful for a forward core of Eichel and Sam Reinhart, Johan Larsson and Marcus Foligno, a rejuvenated Matt Moulson and is former Islander teammate Kyle Okposo.
What else DBTB fam, what are you celebrating and being full of thanks for on this day? Tell us about the things around you that make you grateful.