Join us in going back to black and red for Lindy Ruff’s homecoming on October 28th.
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As you may have heard, Lindy Ruff is coming back to Buffalo on Monday. His return is expected to be accompanied by a tribute from the team, which is nice.
Eric, from 3rdManIn, has came up with a little event to coincide with Ruff’s return on Monday. Eric, along with many additional members of the Basement Brigade will be calling for fans to break out their red and black Sabres gear as a way to honor the team’s former uniforms on a night when their former coach – who coached plenty of teams in those colors – returns to Buffalo.
Pull out your old red and black gear from the late 90s and early 2000s and wear it to Monday’s game. You may not have liked the red and black jerseys, but no one liked the Slug jerseys and plenty of lemmings went out and bought them, didn’t they? This is a cool little idea that isn’t a protest, complaint or anything else but a way to honor what may just be the most successful era in team history.
Here at BBG, we keep our fingers tight to the pulse of Sabres fandom. A grassroots movement has been forming, beginning at 666 Bucky Street, Gleasontown and spreading like wildfire throughout the fanbase.
But that’s not all, other protests have been springing up everywhere!
You know, after they were done giving up an insurmountable lead to the Avalanche, I thought the played maybe 12ish minutes of competent hockey. Progress is progress.
Alright, making a few distinct changes to the power rankings this year.
- Goals per game
- Goals Allowed per game
- Even Strength Goal Differential per 60 minutes
- Even Strength Shot Differential per 60 minutes
I have also added an extra column to help separate the divisions to make better sense of things with the new playoff format.
As Jeremy White of WGR has noted, the Seattle Sounders MLS team allows a portion of its fanbase to vote every four years on their GM (among other things). He has questioned whether or not this would work in Buffalo. The gut answer, knowing most Sabres fans and the media that informs them, is no. But I’m curious, what if Darcy Regier’s tenure was dependent on a vote every four years?