Barnaby: I Just Don’t see it Turning Around

Matthew Barnaby didn’t take it easy on the current state of the Sabres during his podcast last week.

The Buffalo News’ Josh Barnett wrote about it in detail and you can view that article here.

It contains some very notable opinions from Barnaby including this one:

“I don’t think that anyone could be in the running for the most awfully run organization in the National Hockey League. I thought this was fairly simple, the Ottawa Senators, right? Eugene Melnyk is the worst owner in the league. But he’s being given a run for his money in Buffalo, a place that is very near and dear to my heart.

“Having played in Buffalo for seven years and been part of the organization for nine years, I know the fan base. And (expletive), do I feel bad for this fan base.”

Oh, and this one:

“To Buffalo Sabres fans, I say this in all sincerity, I love you and I hope I’m wrong. … I loved being a Buffalo Sabre and I’m proud of alumni of the Buffalo Sabres. I just don’t see it turning around. I just don’t. Good luck. It’s been a bad nine years. They might be the only organization, even if fans were allowed to come back, they might not. Corona might be a good thing because we’d see a lot of empty seats. The people I’m talking to in Buffalo, not happy.”


Kevin Freiheit
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