This seasons’ end needs a rally.
If there is anything of this season that my hockey mind will remember until the day I die, it will be the purchase of the Buffalo Sabres by Terry Pegula.
Ok, I will also remember Mike Grier’s flubbed attempt to block a shot with his hand with 20 seconds left in the 1st period.
Mainly though, I will remember the incredible 16-4-4 charge into the playoffs, all of the improvements Pegula quickly made, and the amazing promise of next season. It’s the morning after a crushing Game Seven loss, but upon waking this morning, I didn’t feel like I just crawled out of a hockey grave.
Instead, I woke up antsy for October.
Pegula, Black, and Co. had the gusto to promise the Queen City a Stanley Cup. They have the guts and the tools to get it done.
The Sabres mighty run may have ended with disaster, but it is impossible to not be proud of the boys in Blue and Gold, and bursting with hope for the future.
The last little rally fans tried – the “Birthday Rally,” if you want to call it that, was a pretty small affair organized over just a few hours over one Saturday night and into Sunday morning.
This time, let’s get this done the right way.
Time to organize! Tweet your ideas to the hashtag #SabresRally, comment here on this post, and let Terry know that we are coming by sending messages to @SabresDotCom.
The season may be over, but the fun has just begun.