The Buffalo Sabres are NOT going to win the Stanley Cup this year. That makes me smile. A Very big, pearly white smile. Why, you ask, do I feel like this? Let me explain. No, there is too much…let me sum up: their fans are absolute JERKS.
The Carolina Hurricanes (the 2006 Stanley Cup Champions!) played the Sabres in the Conference Finals last year, and I was fortunate enough to get to go to game 1. I had always liked the Sabres up to that point. I mean, who hasn’t had a soft spot for the long-suffering fans of EVERY sport in Buffalo? Well, my sympathy lasted about 30 seconds. Those (and I use “those” to encompass the 200 idiots, not the 3 nice fans that were there) people are absolutely obnoxious. They chant “OOOH! AHHH! Sabres on the warpath!” everytime they score, and believe me, that gets OLD.
Here’s a good example of how obnoxious they are: the guy that took me to the game is FROM upstate New York, and he told me he guaranteed I’d hate the Sabres by the end of the game. He was wrong. I hated them before the game even started. We had to hear about how we couldn’t even sell out our own barn for the conference finals, and how we don’t deserve a team, and blah, blah, blah…
Saturday, the Ottawa Senators eliminated the TOP SEEDED Sabres in 5 games.
Bottom line: my Hurricanes are Stanley Cup Champions.
They’re playing golf.
And I can deal with a long summer of no hockey in Canes Country for that simple reason.