First things first:
THEY TRADED AWAY MY FAVORITE PLAYER PAUL GAUSTAD AND IT MAKES ME VERY, VERY UNHAPPY!
So yeah I've had time to accept it and everything, but it doesn't make me any less unhappy about the whole thing. It always seems like the Sabres itch to do these trades so badly, and nothing that good comes out of them. We also lost Zack Kassian and Marc-Andre Gragnani in the process, to get Alex Sulzer (who does have 1 goal), and Cody Hodgson (who I am pretty sure has none). Also, Cody Hodgson will always be a Cory to me, and he may or may not be called Cory Hodges because I can never remember his damn name. He also looks like that one kid that used to be a bully on "Glee"....haha yeah I don't know. -shrug-
So now Vancouver has our other two guys (which I thought that Kassian thing was pretty stupid, but yeah), and we are just playing for our playoff lives. It hurts my head to actually do the stats type thing, like how many games left vs. how many to win or lose, plus factoring in how other teams would have to do in the process. So to me, it's like let the chips fall where they may, and make it or not, there is work to be done, as there always seems to be. I am just hoping this off season we see Paul Gaustad come back, because I think the team needs someone like him on it. Face off man and all that is one thing, I know he doesn't score a lot, but having his type of personality in the dressing room has to help them. Someone there for so many years, in that core with Pominville, Vanek, and Miller, it has to have an effect on overall team chemistry. So here's to hoping we can get him back in the summer.
Season is winding down, and between that and wacky weather in Buffalo (yeah it's like 60-something, I dunno), I am getting an overall blah feeling. I love winter and I love Sabres, and knowing they might not be around much longer bums me out. I just don't know if I would rather they just not make the playoffs at all, because exiting early is just so much heartbreak. Last year I really did cry (yeah, for reals), and it was just really rough. Maybe I would just rather we not make it and have the summer to fix some things up, and get back out there in the fall ready for something major. It's just hard to tell at this point.
Ok, so guess that's it for now. Next game is tomorrow and I will actually be home to watch it on a Saturday, so we'll see how that goes. Game on!!