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Sabres’ struggles ‘have to stop’ as they lose yet again

Oct 31, 2013, 10:39 PM EDT

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The frustration of poor on-ice results continues to grow for the Buffalo Sabres.

The latest installment in this already woeful start to the season came Thursday, as the Sabres fell 2-0 to the New York Rangers. Sure, the score would indicate that this wasn’t a blow-out.

But consider at the end of two periods, the Rangers had outshot the Sabres by a ratio of more than two-to-one. Sure, that improved in Buffalo’s favor by the end of the third, however the score did not.

The loss drops the Sabres’ record to 2-12-1, last in the Atlantic Division.

Naturally, members of the Sabres were saying all the right things about signifying change to their effort.

“It’s been going for a long time, and it’s going to have to stop one way or another. It’s just competing,” said Sabres’ left winger Ville Leino, as per John Vogl of the Buffalo News.

“It’s just everyone looking in the mirror and understanding how deep of a [feces] we are in right now,” added 19-year-old center Zemgus Girgensons to Vogl.

The Sabres host the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday.

  1. dhawks19 - Oct 31, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    They are awful.

    • pxland - Nov 1, 2013 at 12:49 AM

      I know. Ain’t it great.

  2. terrier92 - Oct 31, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    Their demise all traces back to Lucic hit on Miller No response trade Roy get Ott beef up with Scott trade Captain That bench is void of talent Not a Miller fan but I find myself feeling sorry for the guy

    • cofran2004 - Nov 1, 2013 at 11:45 AM

      I understood literally none of your comment.

  3. j1raz - Nov 1, 2013 at 12:04 AM

    They have 10 0f 11 games against the Western Conference top teams coming up. This team could be 2-20-1. They are just terrible. They could be the worst team ever record wise in history.

    • 19to77 - Nov 1, 2013 at 12:26 AM

      Somewhere, Thomas Vanek is weeping in joy. He is finally, blessedly free.

      • rpiotr01 - Nov 1, 2013 at 7:22 AM

        You know things are bad when being traded to the Islanders makes you weep with joy.

      • barkar942 - Nov 1, 2013 at 1:34 PM

        And Matt Moulson is talking to his agent to be ready to be busy entertaining offers on July 1, 2013.
        Now there is a gritty free agent that, of course, playing with Tavares made him better, but could you imagine him playing on a line with Stepan and Callahan?
        Hopefully Sather won’t be asleep at the switch on this one.

    • travishenryskid - Nov 1, 2013 at 8:37 AM

      You are right, and they shouldn’t be in that stratosphere. They should be bad, but not historically bad. There is talent on this roster. It’s becoming more and more apparent that Rolston can’t coach at this level.

  4. 19to77 - Nov 1, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    Poor Sam Reinhart. He deserves better.

  5. kclovesgaming - Nov 1, 2013 at 12:37 AM

    The Sabres are the Edmonton Oilers of the Eastern Conference.

    • pxland - Nov 1, 2013 at 12:50 AM

      Minus the hope.

      • withseidelinn - Nov 1, 2013 at 10:56 AM

        And skill.

  6. lovac2 - Nov 1, 2013 at 7:08 AM

    They are bad. I never thought they would miss John Scott so much.

  7. sportsfan69 - Nov 1, 2013 at 7:43 AM

    Hopefully Ranger fans don’t rush to applaud Lindqvist’s effort in a shut out the against the lonely Sabres. It was the team defense and the domination by the entire team (forwards) that won the game. He’s still allowing major rebounds and not controlling the puck.

    • magicrat13 - Nov 1, 2013 at 9:28 AM

      so when henrik gives up 4+ goals, it is because he stinks and is over-rated…and when he shuts a team out it is because the other team stinks or his defensemen did all the work or the opposing team stinks…..ok….got it (insert rolling eye emoticon)…

    • cofran2004 - Nov 1, 2013 at 11:48 AM

      The way he HAD been playing, you’re damn right I’m going to applaud a shut out against ANY team he gets one against. So what if it was the sabres? Even bad teams score goals in almost every game. A shut out is usually a rare occurance.

  8. billsin20xx - Nov 1, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    It’s his coach, his players – he’s had 16 years and four rebuilds – get somebody in that has a clue!!!

  9. withseidelinn - Nov 1, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Pierre McGuire even made a comment on how bad this team is today on TSN Radio. He spoke about how emotionless the morning skates are and the lack of effort and aggression in practice. Said it all starts with how they prepare for games which is apparently piss poor. Relates to the coach and players.

  10. miket333 - Nov 1, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    To top it off I’ll bet Buffalo doesn’t even win the draft pick lottery…

  11. barkar942 - Nov 1, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    Hey Buffalo, how about DelZotto for Molson?
    We can even throw in McIlreath!

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