Saturday’s loss to the Sabres officially extended one of the worst winning streaks in professional sports history, as Buffalo now has no chance of qualifying for the playoffs mathematically. The suffering of next year may continue.
As a result, the Sabres joined the worst series in the history of the National Hockey League and became the author of the Florida Panthers (2001-2011) and Edmonton Oilers (2007-2016). Obviously, no one is proud of this “achievement” of the clan concerned.
Forward Tage Thompson told The Buffalo News every day: “I think everyone here is responsible, and we have something to do.” Through everyone in the locker room, you can See: We are a hungry group. We want to win, turn things around, and make progress every day. “
However, to restore Sabers Club to a drinkable club, some changes will be required. To this end, senior management must ensure that sufficient relief is provided for the main players of the team in the event of injury.
In 2020-2021, captain Jack Eichel and goalkeeper Linus Ullmark are absent; this season runner-up has won 9 games, while all other goalkeepers defending the Buffalo cage Won 2 victories.
Was the solution achieved by hiring a few hockey players from the outside, or was it the development of the young people of the organization? They must also make a significant contribution.
Granato said: “It is very important for young people to master it in the current situation, but all of us live in it.” We will need everyone to help this franchise succeed.
“It depends not only on your star and your best person. We are talking about depth. All clubs that win in this league have it.”
Although Montreal fans were disappointed by Eric Staal’s performance, his former team at Buffalo missed his leadership skills. In Granato’s eyes, the veteran will provide reassuring service to his teammates.
“This is at a loss because he is the leader, someone who helped us complete our coaching work during the transition. Granato explained that he is a good communicator between us and the players. The Hubbles acquired it on March 26. he.
“Everyone is watching him. So we really lost a lot. He is a player who is always there, and his help will still be with us to some extent.”