I Watched This Game: Canucks at Buffalo Sabres, October 17, 2013

The Canucks have had a strong start to their season-long seven-game road trip, picking up wins in both of their first two stops. Granted, it helps that those stops have been in Philadelphia and Buffalo, two cities whose NHL teams these days are making a compelling case for relegation. I mean, seriously, the Buffalo Sabres are to hockey what Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever is to the action film genre.

The Sabres hardly showed up in this one. If I had to guess, I’d say their gameplan was to hang Ryan Miller so thoroughly out to dry that he gladly, gleefully waived his no-trade clause and agreed to go to Edmonton in exchange for Nail Yakupov, as per that stupid rumour. Either that or Buffalo didn’t really have a gameplan, because they’re terrible. I had a hard time making up my mind as I watched this game.

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