I liked the Sabres probably for the same reasons most people in Buffalo like them. I grew up with them and I learned to love them over the years (it had nothing to do with how good they were.) Not to mention, it's a lot more convenient to follow the home team because it's easier to follow their progress.
I'm sad to say that I am looking for a new NHL team to follow and support. Maybe a team that wants to win. Or maybe a team that has Mike Keenan as a head coach and GM, that way I'll know what I'm getting into. With Regier and Mr. I-know-what's-best-for-the-team Quinn, I have no clue.
The only thing I can think of is that there are bigger politics behind the scenes. Seems to me like they don't want to win. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that if the organization wants their team to lose, there's something out of the ordinary going on. I don't know what it is. Neither do the media or the fans. That's why these letters keep on pouring in every week. Personally, I hope they keep coming.