Sometimes knowing that other people share your sadness, frustration or anger can help you cope with the pain.
Buffalo Twitter erupted in agony on Wednesday when The News' John Vogl reported that Sabres star Jack Eichel suffered an injury in practice.
While there's been no official diagnosis as of 1 p.m. - head coach Dan Bylsma said it was Eichel's ankle - Buffalo hockey fans are fearing the worst. The Sabres open the 2016-17 regular season at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at home against the Montreal Canadiens. For more hockey coverage, check out TBN's Hockey Preview.
Here are some notable tweets reacting to the news:
Not Eichel. Not now. Why Hockey gods, why?!!??!
— Sam Kralles (@SlamminSammy03) October 12, 2016
There's nothing more Buffalo than Jack Eichel getting hurt opening day of the season
— Jake Roth (@jakeroth13) October 12, 2016
When you're at work and you hear Eichel just got hurt at practice pic.twitter.com/z5MbfoGdYK
— Chad Lock (@Cchad26) October 12, 2016
First: Sammy Watkins.
Then: Jack Eichel:
Next: Paula's Donuts? Might Taco?? WHERE DOES IT STOP??
— Thom Two Sheds Cich (@ThomCich) October 12, 2016
Pretty sad when the worst part of the Eichel injury isn't the injury itself but the takes flying off because of it.
— TJ (@SteadyRiot) October 12, 2016
Having Jack Eichel get injured literally just ruins the whole day if not week if not month if not year
— Joey Pecoraro (@Joey_Pec) October 12, 2016
If Eichel is out any long length of time, tomorrows party in the plaza is going from party to memorial service real quick
— 🏒ord🎃n M. (@J_Marrs_) October 12, 2016
*Logs on twitter*
*Sees Jack Eichel is hurt* pic.twitter.com/Jrsu22zs4r
— Jake Recoon (@JRecoon) October 12, 2016
I will personally give jack Eichel my healthy leg
— M'Rah (@MariahHowe) October 12, 2016
This last hour has sucked. No Eichel, no Okposo, Century Grill is closing for good.
— Bubba (@bubbalandes) October 12, 2016
At least 60% of my energy is going to worrying about Jack Eichel.
— Lynne Elizabeth (@lynneelizabeth) October 12, 2016
— Jakubaconda (@jakubim425) October 12, 2016
*Buys Kiko jersey* traded
*Buys Sammy jersey* on IR
*Buys Eichel jersey* serious ankle injury
Who keeps letting me buy jerseys?
— Carter (@CClarkeBurton) October 12, 2016
Can't believe Chad Kelly ran out on the ice to defend Eichel
— Taylor Nigrelli (@Nigrelli93) October 12, 2016
@TSNBobMcKenzie is Jack Eichel going to be okay
— Matthew Ryberg (@MattRyberg) October 12, 2016
This Jack Eichel injury is giving me an existential crisis. Not sure I see the point of lunch any more.
— . (@ambrunton88) October 12, 2016
/checks Twitter for first time today /sees "Eichel" "hurt" "ugly" /closes Twitter for eternity
— juice (@juice716) October 12, 2016
why did eichel have to get hurt why couldn't it have been moulson or gionta
— nick myers (@NickMyers_33) October 12, 2016
You want three straight Bills wins? You have to sacrifice Jack Eichel. Just the way things work.
— Nick Pollina (@n_pollina) October 12, 2016
Do you hear that? The rumble out in the distance? Is it coming from the shores of Lake Erie..?
— Fidel Cashflow (@HeyItsKamo) October 12, 2016
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