Buffalo Sabres Season at Home Starts out on a Sour Note Overall

October 15th, 2011 by Immer Chriswell Leave a reply »
Last night, the electrifying Buffalo Sabres stepped into the First Niagara Center for their first true home game of the season. 

It disappointed in every way possible. Sitting in section 108, where my family has held season tickets for almost 10 years now, the entire experience of last night's game was possibly the most forgettable I've ever had as a fan. 

It wasn't just the players whose energy was lacking either.

To open the night, the new entrance video for the Sabres was extremely boring. There wasn't any kind of music to get the crowd into it. Then came the first of many awkward silences. Eventually the lineup was announced. Not a single player got as loud an ovation as Ryan Miller did last year for every game I was in attendance for.

Why? What was with the fans last night that so moved them to boredom? I can tell you this, the Sabres may not have helped, but last night was the worst crowd I have ever heard since the Sabres started selling their games out.

Then came the game. With 42 shots, the Sabres mustered only three goals. They looked sloppy, taking numerous stupid penalties including the kill shot of Thomas ...

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