Tomorrow's the day Buffaloonians have been waiting for all year! It's the day that the Sabres spent a third round pick to get to. It's the day Jimmy "I don't care for hot chicken" Vesey officially becomes a free agent, and after spending a third round pick to get some extra wooing time, the rumours are all surrounding the fact that...
No reports have Buffalo mentioned as a finalist.
Tomorrow has the potential to be one of the greatest days since Mike Babcock ditched the Sabres for the Leafs. Remember that? From last summer?
You know what we learned? Mike Harrington is a sensitive soul who will drive hundreds of kilometers to whine at a press conference.
Oh what a day that was.
But that's just a coach, it's the players that really matter, like Steven Stamkos. Remember that? When the Sabres offered him all the money to join them?
"But some of the numbers being speculated on are upwards of $12 million per year coming out of Buffalo" - Darren Dreger
But Stamkos stayed in Tampa, even the Maple Leafs and their pool of awesome prospects couldn't woo him away.
How about when the tank was SO OBVIOUS for McDavid that they hosted an Erie Otters game because
"The Sabres organization has made a real commitment to develop and grow hockey at every level"said Sabres president Ted Black
LOLOLOL So how many non-McDavid games have they hosted? That's right, NONE.
Also they sold these:
And how did the team react when they lost and had to, ugh, draft Jack Eichel?
Wow! Why aren't superstars lining up to play for PPP's friend Tim Murray?
But, it's okay Buffalo, as long as you didn't come on too strong you won't chase him away.
Well, you know all about driving players away, eh?
Poor, poor Sabres.Well hey, atleast you have quality forwards on your team like Eichel and...uh...Masterson Nominee Ryan O'Rielly (seriously, good one Buffalo Media), and...well..you know.
Listen, the team itself may or may not look good in the future, but there are other factors that come into play when picking a team. Like, is the city constantly on fire?
How about the views you can get from your windows?
Or, is the owner such a cheap billionaire they charge $20 for ROOKIE CAMP games? Hey, if Vesey loved tightwad billionaire owners he'd be going to Edmonton or Detroit.
Atleast he'd have the support of the Buffalo News if he signs there:
I'm sick of this kid already. Hasn't played a single game in the NHL. There's my thoughts. https://t.co/KtEOH7Hq5E— Mike Harrington (@BNHarrington) August 15, 2016
Not a bit. Sign with Nashville when you're drafted or sign with the Sabres when they trade for your rights. https://t.co/mq4GEMrhIn— Mike Harrington (@BNHarrington) August 15, 2016
For the "he's just following the rules" crowd: Ask some 6-7-year NHLers what they think of Vesey's UFA status. They'd say it's a crock— Mike Harrington (@BNHarrington) August 15, 2016
Sorry Buffalo, but tomorrow may not be your day.
Here are some links:
PPP PPP - Pension Plan Puppets
Goldenhawk is gathering people at Bier Market downtown Toronto on Friday. I'll be there! (Not sure if this is incentive to come or stay away....)
Toronto Maple Leafs: There Is No More Five Year Plan - Editor In Leaf
But we're only a year or two in?
We probably shouldn't even be talking about tanking | The LeafsNation
No, no more of that
Other Top 25's:
Alright everyone, fingers crossed we get the outcome we want from today.