So we’ve established just how mediocre the Sabres are, but would you rather be the Islanders?
Last night they watched a laugher from the bench, with the Canes out shooting New York 57-12. The worst part about it all is that all three periods are mirror images of eachother. A goal early, a goal in the middle, and a goal late in each. That’s impressive no matter what team you’re playing.
If there’s any comfort for a Sabres fan this time of year, it’s that they aren’t the Islanders. They barely put an NHL-calibur roster on the ice because of a ton of injuries, and they might not even get the first overall pick out of it. They are also in dire need of a new arena, and try getting a building built in this economic climate.
Then again, at least they are going to get better right away. Consider that the Sabres are looking at the 12th overall pick right now, that’s not a guy who is ready to contribute right away. Tavares or Hedman will help right away, and with guys like Okposo already in the system the Isles will see an improvement next year.
So what’s better? Bottoming out, or consistent mediocrity?