Are injuries a valid excuse?
By now you’ve all heard the suggestions by the Sabres brass that injuries are largely to blame for the team’s highly disappointing performance so far this season. Within days of each other both Team President Ted Black and Owner Terry Pegula referenced their hobbled ranks when asked about their poor play, Black at the Blogger Summit and Pegula during an interview on WGR with Schopp and the Bulldog. Both men made the comment that they needed to put “Humpty Dumpty back together again.”

Putting aside the ridiculousness of using this nursery rhyme character to make their point – I think most of your remember how that certain story ended and it didn’t exactly work out for the little egg – can we have a rational discussion on whether a strong rash of injuries can be a legitimate reason for a team’s downfall? After the powers that be made these comments, the fans were outraged and the media joined in the attack. And I won’t lie to you and say it didn’t both…