for earning their way into the playoffs. Giving quite a smackdown to the Hurricanes tonight. The all-important stat was the Islanders winning the games vs the Sabres this year.
Hopefully the Sabres organization will learn a lesson finally, one they haven't learned for three years now. You don't turn the light switch on in January and start playing hockey. You don't flub up the first half and decide that December is a good time for creating new losing streaks.
Maybe next year.....huh Darcy Regier? There's a lesson plan for you.....or as you like to call it.....an "education".
Congrats back to the Sabres and fans like SuperNinetendoChalmrs (Not sore losers like your colleague in this thread - the type of "fan" who likely was calling for the Sabres to throw in the towel a month ago. ) Your team made NYI earn a spot, bigtime.
The Sabres, especially their younger players, will benefit from this playoff race, despite falling just short. No quit in your coach or your team.
Congratulations to Sabres, as well. They kept the Isles on their toes this past month. For having the youngest team in the league and do what they did late in the season, they deserve the highest marks. We all look forward to the Sabres joining us in the playoffs next season.