After hearing the great news that former Sabre superstar Gil Perreault had been unanimously elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame, a sad thought occurred to me.
All last year, we continually heard the Sabres' public relation department tell the fans to "Celebrate The Tradition." Yet, isn't it ironic that the player who meant the most to this franchise, and who gave us the greatest thrills, feels uncomfortable to return?
Come on Sabres.
Let's bury the ax and the hard feelings left over from the Scotty Bowman years. Bring back Gil and put his number 11 in the rafters of the Aud where it belongs. Let's proudly bring him back to the Sabres family and to Buffalo.
EMMETT J. PETERSON