Thursday, October 7, 2010
Can you feel the electrons buzzing a little faster today? Hockey starts tonight. Real hockey, where the winners get two points, and the losers get to go home and think about missed opportunities (and also possibly a point, but that's another post.) The Buffalo Sabres have had a few months now to consider all of the missed opportunities from last season, when they won their Division, but failed to make it past the Bruins in the first round of the playoffs.
Even though this year's team is full of familiar faces (the primary offseason acquisition being Shaone Morrison), how they will perform is a complete mystery. Will the team that won the Northeast division show up ready to play? Or will it be the team that got pushed off the puck again and again in the series against the Bruins? I don't claim to know how this season will turn out, but the beauty of any new sports season (even for fans of teams from Buffalo) is fresh hope.
I've got a feeling....