The Buffalo Sabres season ended Tuesday night as the Philadelphia Flyers beat them in game seven by a score of 5-2.
Simply, the Sabres crapped the bed.
People from here on out will call all the talk shows and say they were overmatched and that the Flyers had more talent. The truth is that is all a bunch of crap just to rationalize the loss.
There is no excuse for the loss or even the Sabres not showing up at all. They are a relatively young team, but a lot of these guys have been in big situations before at lower levels. Also, Sabres general manager Darcy Regier brought in guys like forward Mike Grier and center Rob Niedermayer to help lead them.
Still that wasn’t enough, because they aren’t the fiery leader that will hold people accountable or pump up his guys and get them ready for the task at hand.
In the end, the next move that Regier has to make is to get a real leader that won’t be fazed by any of the situations he will face.