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01-21-2013, 11:55 AM
Embrace The Suck
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There's always been bad things said about Buffalo as a place to live really. It's widely referred to by players as their least favourite place to play. As a fan who has never even been to the city it always made me a little disappointed to hear these things.
If you look at it though it wasn't even just the 90s. Most of our good players we have had in the past 15-20 years barely ever re-sign with Buffalo after their contracts are up.
Drury and Briere leaving is a great example because they had the best team in the league in the prior season and that couldn't even get the players to stick around.
It's frustrating but it's just the way things are. It doesn't seem like a desirable place to live or play, there are things you can do about it but you can only take it so far really because a lot of it probably has to do with the city of Buffalo itself. Not to insult anyone who lives there of course, this is just my opinion as an outsider.
You're ignoring the financial issues that cause much of that player exodus in that time frame. Assuming the region was the problem is pretty far off base.
Also, saying 'your city sucks' when you've never been here won't endear you to many around these parts.
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