Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Making of a Classic

This Saturday the Sabres are releasing a dvd titled "The Making of a Classic" about the 2008 Winter Classic that was held here last season. While this was quite the event and was certainly a big deal, perspective have changed a bit since.

For one thing the Sabres lost that game in a shootout. Given how close the team was to the playoffs at the end of the season, and that the loss was part of a ten game losing streak puts a bit of a damper on the whole thing. Also that the game will move to Chicago next year, which makes it more of a general NHL thing, then a Buffalo event. Alot of the hype and excitement around the event was in the fact that it was showcasing Buffalo which is really a hockey city. The fact that Buffalo is no longer a part of it makes the ice bowl's future a bit of a disappointment.

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