In the midst of Buffalo's spiral into new depths of futility, many fans are degenerating into zealots taking ultra-aggressive stances of protest. Boiling frustrations turn the idle opinions of a few into the angry mantras of many. Frankly, some of these exaggerated cries lack any common sense whatsoever. Take the Jason Woolley situation.
Archives for November 16, 2002
'The 33-year-old Woolley spent five full seasons with the Sabres after being acquired from Pittsburgh in September 1997. He played in 365 games with Buffalo, recording 40 goals and 125 assists.'
'Woolley is Buffalo's all-time postseason scoring leader among defensemen with seven goals and 27 assists in 49 games.'
'The cost-conscious Sabres received a conditional pick in next year's draft, while freeing themselves of Woolley's $1,425,000 salary. The Sabres are looking for a new owner and are operating on a fixed budget overseen by the NHL.'
'The Detroit Red Wings on Saturday acquired defenseman Jason Woolley from the Buffalo Sabres for future considerations.'
…JASON SPEZZA, PATRICK LALIME… Yes! Not a former Buffalo Sabre in that bunch of current Ottawa Senators. After Richard Smehlik was a plus-6, Steve Shields made 34 saves and Alexander Mogilny scored twice in the three most recent defeats at home, that's perhaps the best news the Sabres could get as they prepare for their meeting with the Senators tonight in Canada's capital. Of course, Ed Belfour, not Mogilny, was the one who really extended the Sabres' winless streak to 10 games, second-longest in franchise history, on Friday night at HSBC Arena.
The Buffalo Sabres are suffering from massive hemorrhaging. Emergency medical attention is needed immediately to save the patient. Unfortunately it appears that a rescue team will not arrive on the scene in time.
'Of Ottawa's 37 goals, 21 have come on the power play.'
The Sabres have earned the worst record in the NHL honestly.
'But Buffalo was doomed by a rash of penalties in the second period. Toronto, including a power play late in the first period, went on five straight power-play opportunities.'