This wasn’t a fun season. The Buffalo Sabres tanking negatively affected the Amerks roster and as a result we had to suffer through a plethora of meaningless games down the stretch. And…..no playoffs. Again. So, this will be the 10th consecutive season our beloved Amerks don’t get out of the first round and the 5th time in that same stretch that we don’t get to see any playoff games at all.
For most hockey fans – playoffs are what matters…and if you’re an Amerks hockey fan who followed the team in the 60’s or the 80’s&90’s – well, this is just intolerable right now. AAA hockey is not like AAA baseball where winning is minimized. In baseball, rosters expand for the big club before the season is even over. In hockey – they freeze. In baseball, the season ends a month earlier. In hockey – it goes later. Hockey IS playoffs. And Amerks hockey even moreso. It is built into the soul of the franchise. Those banners over the ice and in the Hall of Fame upper atrium area shouldn’t be decorations – they should be the mission.
I am of the opinion that the Amerks didn’t need to be [...]Read More