A Twilight Zone-like pall seems to be hanging over the Buffalo Sabres since about 2000; a losing year with no playoff spot, followed by revolving doors of coaches, general managers, followed by signing superstars and trading experienced players thought not to be performers.
The year-end results keep coming back as “the same as last year,” followed by hope for The Cup next year. I wonder, does hope spring eternal or will loyal fans truly let their feelings be known, to ownership, vis-a-vis several empty KeyBank Center games?
One way out of the Twilight Zone; organize folks to push to get Buffalo a major league soccer franchise.
This sport is growing in popularity, nationally and here in Western New York; witness crowds at local bars during games. Soccer also has more a national appeal versus the NHL, whose appeal and popularity are confined to northern tier states.
I think a soccer team will put Buffalo on a third map for a national franchise; too, it will give some hope and provide a new outlet for fans who yearn for a second winning team.
This city can support a major league soccer team.