Can someone motivate that Sabres brass and stimulate the cognitive process? A vanilla offense, with a somewhat average defense, backed by an $8 million dollar goaltender, hasn't and will not equate to a drive to the silver cup.
Both head coach Lindy Ruff and General Manager Darcy Regier have played out the Rubik's Cube. The different line combinations and the blend of Rochester talent has been exhausted, played out and is equivalent to "Burnt Toast."
Make the move, pull the trigger and trade Dominik Hasek while the value is at high heaven. Marty Biron and Mika Noronen are ready to assume the one-two punch in goal. You can strengthen your team and inject a new wave of spirit and optimism at HSBC Arena. A beer and a sandwich are nice, but a talented hockey team would serve as an entertaining combination.
Admit it, the Peca signing was another long list of management disasters. Sign him or trade him for equal or above talent.
Paying close to $100 for a game ticket to witness this current core of talent is demoralizing to the psyche and the pocket book. A ham and cheese on stale bread has more appeal.
Cup crazy has become cup lazy. Lack of heart and desire will do that.
GARY A. CARDINALE