Buffalo Sabres' Inability to Hold Lead Cost Them Against Carolina Huricanes

By Greg Higgins
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There are a handful of reasons as to why the Buffalo Sabres are currently the worst team in the NHL. The Sabres currently have 33 points, which is three less than the next closest team — Edmonton Oilers. Take away the fact they fired their general manager and head coach a few weeks into the season and you still have the fact that they traded their best player, Thomas Vanek, early in the season as well.

The Sabres proved once again why they are at the bottom of the league on Thursday night against the Carolina Hurricanes. The Sabres lost the game 5-3, but what’s most frustrating for the team is that they held a lead in the game three different times. Every time, the Canes were able to erase the Buffalo lead and tie the game. Eventually in the third period, Carolina took the lead for good.

Fans of the Sabres have to be disappointed. Not just in the loss to the Hurricanes, but in the entire season. Obviously, having the worst record in hockey isn’t going to make anyone happy. However, it’s a combination of things that has Western New Yorkers asking questions. Is there a clear direction for this team moving forward? After trading Vanek, are the Sabres going to part ways with their all star goalie, Ryan Miller? What about Steve Ott? Also, what direction will they be taking in the front office going forward?

The Sabres’ fans would probably be a little more at ease with the current situation if they knew for sure there was a direction going forward. As it stands now, though, they have to cross their fingers and hope for the best.

Greg Higgins is a NHL contributor for Rantsports. Follow him on Twitter, Like him on Facebook and add him to your network on Google.

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