Strike Three Darcy: The Tale of the Bumbling GM

August 3rd, 2010 by Matt Clouden Leave a reply »

I've got three words for you Darcy Regier: You blew it.

Buffalo Sabres fans are a loyal bunch. They'll argue in an Elmwood bar until 4 a.m. on how the team is on the right track.

They'll fill up opposing arenas to get an extra glimpse of their beloved blue and gold. 

But most of all? They're loyal to their own.

Tim Kennedy was born and raised in Buffalo. He played South Buffalo's own Bishop Timon in high school. He turned down the OHL to stay home a bit longer. 

He even went to Michigan State, the most Buffalo-friendly Division I hockey program one can find. 

Yet, despite all the hometown ties and the undeniable potential, you decide that the best move for the franchise is to cut him loose?


The Buffalo fan base has been scratching at your door since you let Danny Briere and Chris Drury leave town in 2007. The relationship has grown even more fragile given your apparent inability to do anything positive aside from saving Tom Golisano some money. 

So now you throw this mob another reason to come kicking at your door? All this for $200 ...

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