The Annual Sabres Falling Short Discussion

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  1. Tom Kim

    Tom Kim

    10 päivää sitten

    Since this video has been uploaded (as of April 4th 2021) Eric Staal is in Montreal after being traded for a return of a third and fifth-round pick and retains half of Staal's salary (about a 1.6 million salary hit) Eichel has wanted out of Buffalo and is most likely traded in the offseason Hell has broken loose in a tie for the longest losing streak and record since video upload is 2-13-3 They are dead last in the league and are almost eliminated from playoff contention. As a fellow Canucks fan, all I will say is that we should go up to them and give them a metaphorical hug. We have a sliver of hope, but they need some love. Not mocking. And we should definitely not be the ones doing it. I should know. I'm a Cancuks fan.

  2. Colby Ricketts

    Colby Ricketts

    14 päivää sitten

    We had no idea what was going to happen

  3. shocktrauma85


    15 päivää sitten

    The Buffalo Sabres are the NHL's Factory of Sadness. But, at least the Bills are good.

  4. Sam M

    Sam M

    15 päivää sitten

    They haven't won since this video was released

  5. Abraham Potts

    Abraham Potts

    18 päivää sitten

    Just give them the 1st pick lol

  6. Lucid


    18 päivää sitten

    What happens to 07:( I want it back

  7. Inkopolis Idols

    Inkopolis Idols

    24 päivää sitten


  8. Hugs Bunny

    Hugs Bunny

    26 päivää sitten

    Sabres need to be relocated - maybe to Portland, Oregon.

  9. xCestLaVie1


    27 päivää sitten

    This is karma for purposely tanking for years.

  10. xCestLaVie1


    27 päivää sitten

    You know who the Sabres need? ERIK KARLSSON

  11. IanWest 4x4

    IanWest 4x4

    27 päivää sitten

    ..... Fleury and a pick/prospect for Eichel👀

  12. Dane Clark

    Dane Clark

    28 päivää sitten

    They got the wrong staal this off season. Should have got MARC STAAL

  13. MrOskarlol


    29 päivää sitten

    How to get your career killed play for or get drafted by the sabers

  14. drumitar


    29 päivää sitten

    should just keep posting this vid every year but just change the year #

  15. Gnocchi


    29 päivää sitten

    Trade Jack Eichel. I don't normally post comments but he is not the leader nor the Captain Buffalo needs. Hopefully the Pegula's sell the team before that happens.

  16. Mathew Beck

    Mathew Beck

    29 päivää sitten

    Its depressing for years now the Sabres have been playing softer than Charmin. Have to get a coach and gm to instil a legit work ethic and accountability to the team. But... Pegula.

  17. Jason Crandall

    Jason Crandall

    29 päivää sitten

    Grew up watching & following the Sabres. Definitely seems like the players there now do not like the coaching that is in place. Adams has to figure out these 3 steps first after firing Krueger..... 1- talk to the agents for Rhino & Risto to see If their clients are interested in extensions. -if they are not interested then you trade them. 2- You have Eichel involved in the search for a new coach/playing system. -if you dont get the vibe Eichel is 100% on board with the discussions & involvement then entertain trade offers for him. 3- Do not give up on any young players until the new coach gets to see them more in action. The main focus on Adams is to change the culture of the team from the top to the bottom. Getting as many 1st or 2nd round draft picks if you do trade any of your top 6 players is the goal at that point. Skinner should be given another year (possibly 2) under the new coach before you do the buyout in the near term but near the end of his contract a buyout should be done.

  18. Trevor Philips

    Trevor Philips

    29 päivää sitten

    that Skinner contract makes the Loui Eriksson contract look not so bad 😦

  19. Jett Bosnak

    Jett Bosnak

    29 päivää sitten

    kane and o reilly

    • Jett Bosnak

      Jett Bosnak

      29 päivää sitten


  20. Slaro


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    We are so terrible I literally don’t even know what we can even do to change it. I hate to say it but I’ve finally given up on this team at least the bills are good idk how much more losing in football and hockey this city could have handled

  21. Tom As

    Tom As

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    Even the cat is disappointed in the Sabres.

  22. Scott White

    Scott White

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    1. Hall-Eichel-Skinner 2. Olofsson-Staal-Reinhart 3. Cozens-Eakin-Okposo 4. Rieder-Sheahan-Lazar. All things considered these should be the day in day out 5-on-5 lines, just roll them out. I still can't believe Krueger has a job considering the salaries you're paying to Skinner+Okposo.

  23. OTR Adventures

    OTR Adventures

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    Team is too soft to produce 5 on 5. Can’t win battles, refuse to forecheck hard, and unwilling to stay in front of the net.

  24. OTR Adventures

    OTR Adventures

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    There is a cancer in the president of hockey operations and it’s keeping everything else down.

  25. Tidera


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    They have literally drained all the love and passion I had for this team. The only bright spot that makes me want to watch a game is Cozens. I really hope they don't screw up his potential. I think they need to fire RK. Kim needs to step down and hire ACTUAL hockey personnel. I hate that Jack is going through this rn.

  26. Erik Halvorseth

    Erik Halvorseth

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    Your cat turns the back on you the moment you say the word 'Buffalo'

  27. Joshua Miranda

    Joshua Miranda

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    BS: The 2021 Buffalo Sabres

  28. IceyViking


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    we have a house in Whitehorse and I really like the place so I really like Cozens so I just want him to no resign with Buffalo

  29. ThatFoxGuy30 Watch/Talk/Subscribe

    ThatFoxGuy30 Watch/Talk/Subscribe

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    People focus on the terrible team expecting the GM to fix everything. Yeah GMs fucked us. But what about working with these players. Finding some line chemistry.

  30. ben dover

    ben dover

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    All buffalo sports teams SUCK an have always SUCKED

  31. tree rat76

    tree rat76

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    The annual Sabers everything sucks report. At least I can see some light at the end of the tunnel as a red wings fan. If I were a Sabers fan I would be like God we suck again



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    Am I the only one that thought, "Man, that is the smartest hockey cat....ever! He's just taking it all in."

  33. J. Derlis

    J. Derlis

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    For the next 2years, take all the trouble makers of the NHL and bring them in, have the Bad Boys of hockey that all have that chip on their shoulder prove they still want an NHL career. The hardest part will be getting the players to go back to that blue collar hockey. Finish your hits, back checking makes OFFENCE happen, remember what got you to the NHL.

  34. Nate E

    Nate E

    Uukausi sitten

    Ultimately 3 problems, no physicality, POOR captain leadership, defensive porosity

  35. Nate E

    Nate E

    Uukausi sitten

    This is brutal to watch

  36. CaptainShort


    Uukausi sitten

    Could you do a break down like this for the devils or if you already have link it

  37. Michaelbos


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    Nice shirt. It’s all over this season. They need to just find a good AHL team, give them all contracts and they will be next seasons team.

  38. Papaduke


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    Kreuger has the team too cautious 5 on 5 afraid to take penalties... the system is awful

  39. 0YAL


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    i hate being a sabre fan

  40. Gabe Groleau

    Gabe Groleau

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    Watching a week later and noticing they are 6-14 right now 😅

  41. Erskine Patton

    Erskine Patton

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    This video is extremely accurate and really shines a light on the Sabres' many shortcomings. But I'm a little shocked that I didn't hear the name "Ralph Krueger" once (maybe I missed it?). Maybe Buffalo doesn't want to fire yet ANOTHER coach. But Krueger is just plain baaaaaad.

  42. Helly Hampton

    Helly Hampton

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    Good god that jersey is ugly lol

  43. Josey Zadoria

    Josey Zadoria

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    You are focused on the players and the lack of play for the dollars invested pretty much reveals the problem. The last three GM's have had no prior GM experience and all have handed out large contracts and made boneheaded decisions trading talent away. Also the talent is there but the coaching and the style of play is not bringing out the strengths of the players on the roster to reach their potential.

  44. Rizzo Kerr

    Rizzo Kerr

    Uukausi sitten

    Its a culture problem in Buffalo, the fans and front office are trying to cultivate an offensive culture, which is the hardest way to build a team. Great offense teams are almost always built through the draft. Look at the offseason additions, Hall and Skinner, clearly they put more focus on scoring goals than winning games. Maybe the reason they can't score 5 on 5 is because they are too wide open defensively, and the forwards need to overcompensate so every game isn't 5-0, stifling offense. As much as it would hurt the move now is to bring in veterans who will show the team how to work hard, the talent is there but they need to play for each other. Just one perspective.

  45. Andrew Hirschorn

    Andrew Hirschorn

    Uukausi sitten

    numbers are irrelevent when the whole team is garbage... right?

  46. Big Terminator

    Big Terminator

    Uukausi sitten

    Dahlin is a bust. He’s so bad it’s actually hard to watch him play defense

  47. Andrew Layser

    Andrew Layser

    Uukausi sitten

    Dahlia will get a lot more than $4 million

  48. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory

    Uukausi sitten

    You got to get a new owner

  49. Joe Meosky

    Joe Meosky

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    Back when I was in elementary school, we had Sabres' spirit days when they ran to the semis with Briere, Drury, Campbell, Vanek, and Miller... they haven't made the playoffs now since I was in middle school. I just started my first post-college full time job lol, we all miss the days when Lindy Ruff was coach, and being the worst in the league wasn't acceptable. Oh well, it is what it is because the ownership doesn't care enough to put a proven President, GM, or coach in place... but they ask us to care lmao

  50. Mike Breen

    Mike Breen

    Uukausi sitten

    ownership could give a rat's ass!

  51. Jeremy Senko

    Jeremy Senko

    Uukausi sitten

    Its the damn low to high system that ralph is running the reason why the power play is fantastic is because they play it different its not the low to high game we have studs on the ice and ralph want out d men to shoot and our players to bang it in down low that is maybe 2 players on our team that plays that way sam and maybe skinner

  52. snake knife

    snake knife

    Uukausi sitten

    No they tanked 14-15 to get McDavid. Settled for Eichel.

  53. snake knife

    snake knife

    Uukausi sitten

    The Pegulas just sold 716 food and sports bar in the Harbor center to a brewery company. It is still not back open. So seems they are starting to cut their loses. If there were fans in the stands for those two shutout loses vs Philly the team would have been booed off the ice.

  54. Jason Supernault

    Jason Supernault

    Uukausi sitten

    Dahlin for nuge and russell

  55. Jordan Wolfcastle

    Jordan Wolfcastle

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    I honestly feel really bad for sabres fans. I’m a hardcore avs fan and bruins are my second and I honestly wish Buffalo is good again someday. I remember hating vanek and stafford so much because they Bruin killers. It was fun watching those games in the late 00’s

  56. Alex T

    Alex T

    Uukausi sitten

    Annual cracked me up haha

  57. Daniel Fielding

    Daniel Fielding

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    You seem to be mystified that the Sabres score well on the PP but not 5-on-5. That's simple: no one is willing to go into the dirty areas, to cause traffic in front and get rebounds or tip-ins close in front of the goal. That leaves scoring from the perimeter, which is much easier on the powerplay than 5-on-5.

  58. eric maloney

    eric maloney

    Uukausi sitten

    Also, Krueger should've never been hired. Was a trash coach in Edmonton with arguably a better roster.

  59. eric maloney

    eric maloney

    Uukausi sitten

    Hall has been with Staal and Okposo. Hard to produce with those line mates.

  60. Charles H

    Charles H

    Uukausi sitten

    9 millions until 2027.... KEKW

  61. Chardonnay


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    It's a shortened season, so it makes sense the Sabres don't have time to make an early run

  62. Mynamesbob8


    Uukausi sitten

    Another year, another THG sabres video where I just want to crawl in a corner and die.

  63. ThomB1031


    Uukausi sitten

    As a non Buffalo fan... I'll say they're getting closer. It takes a while to change culture. They have the talent though, it'll come together in the next five years.

  64. One Buffalo

    One Buffalo

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    We're at a 9 season drought, 1 shy of tying the record, and whats MIND BOGGLING is that WE ARENT EVEN CLOSE. WE HAVENT FINISHED HIGHER THAN 8TH FROM THE BOTTOM DURING THE ENTIRE DROUGHT. Now going on what is going to be our record tying 10th year without making it, we're posed for another bottom 5 finish that probably end up 3rd from the bottom only bc DET and OTT are so terrible its be hard to catch them (although I wouldnt put it past buffalo). I mean WHAT ARE WE DOING, NOT EVEN EXPANSION TEAMS HAVE BEEN THIS HISTORICALLY BAD AND THE DAMN CAPITALS WON LIKE 11 GAMES THEIR FIRST YEAR AFTER ENTERING THE LEAGUE.

  65. quag311


    Uukausi sitten

    Greased-up Deaf Guy: You’re wasting your time. Forget about it. Go do something else. *SEE YOU ALL NEXT YEAR*

  66. jgzero18


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    As a life long Sabres fan, I can't explain for the life of me this shit brain mentality that right away the coach/GM must be fired. 3 game losing streak? fire the coach, Eichel not scoring every game? fire the coach, coach doesn't care for chicken wings? fire that fucking coach. It's redundant and makes ZERO sense. Another typical Buffalo thing; bring back (insert name). This coach sucks, bring back Lindy Ruff, fire this GM and bring back Darcy Regeir. This team is too soft, fire this coach and bring back Ted Nolan (what?!). As you can tell, the bulk of Buffalo sports fans aren't too bright, maybe it's ignorance, maybe the excessive amount of pizza and wings have created mini strokes in all of us, perhaps it was one too many slams through picnic tables. But yeah, Kruger needs to be fired.

  67. aaron johnson

    aaron johnson

    Uukausi sitten

    This only gets solved by patience. The sabres need to aggressively promote player development. Wherever Possible restock the cupboards, trade a higher pick for multiple lower picks, target unsigned / undrafted players as examples... And scout, scout, scout everywhere. It's likely they won't attract many quality free agents for a while, and trading from a place of weakness is a non starter, not to mention foolish. Free agency will be the better of these options, shoring up holes on the bottom 6. Also waivers should be used like Winnipeg did, providing inexpensive depth solutions as needed.

    • The Hockey Guy

      The Hockey Guy

      Uukausi sitten

      LOL, been rebuilding for a decade and preaching patience is what the Canucks do.

  68. zwfan1983


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    And people thought Garth Snow was bad! This team is an absolute dumpster fire!

  69. fubar totale

    fubar totale

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    Whatever happened to those Buffalo teams of the '70's that would regularly put 7-8 goals on you?

  70. Aric Mayberry

    Aric Mayberry

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    Eichel is skilled and talented, but the leader of the team also sets the work ethic standard. Clearly that standard isn't high enough. I'd bring in a GM like Rutherford and let him retool. Too many passengers on this team and a few have letters on their jerseys.

  71. Jon Lenton

    Jon Lenton

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    Buffalo....The oilers of the States...this coming from an Oilers fan LOL

    • snake knife

      snake knife

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      At least they have Mcjesus and Draisaitl who the sabres should have picked instead of reinhart in 14.

  72. Miles Kuma

    Miles Kuma

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    torts to buffalo??

  73. The Banshii

    The Banshii

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    Texier Savard 2 firsts and Elvis for Eichel?

  74. silence averted

    silence averted

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    At 42 years old Patrick Kane will sign a 1 year deal to play for hometown Buffalo and carry them to the playoffs, winning a hart trophy in the process

  75. Jordan Perepolkin

    Jordan Perepolkin

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    NHL Players hate playing in Buffalo, as they’re a cursed NHL Franchise.

  76. Oothyo 99

    Oothyo 99

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    They are being punished by the Hockey gods for dumping Ted Nolan

  77. Oothyo 99

    Oothyo 99

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    why do I get the feeling my Sens are next in line to be bad every year

  78. Jeffrey G

    Jeffrey G

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    If you were GM Kevin Adams what would you do? 1) I'd start by finding a hard nose experienced coach who'd be willing to come to Buffalo. It would take money. 2)Then I would fire coach Kruger. He's a nice guy. In my view the Sabres don't need a nice guy coach at this point. 3)The Sabres need a good disciplined system. A new culture has to be built to build up the confidence, morale and aggression of the players as individuals and as a team. The Sabres need a coach who is going to drive them right now. In short, I don't think the Sabres are buying into Krugers coaching.

  79. Drew Jenkins

    Drew Jenkins

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    Last time Buffalo was in the playoffs I was fighting the Viet Cong.

  80. Ken Wilk

    Ken Wilk

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    No way this is a player issue, buffalo has a pretty solid top 6 and they should be producing. Situation screams coaching and management

  81. Killerbeast 2508

    Killerbeast 2508

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    I feel so bad for Sabres fans every time Shannon makes these types of videos

  82. dnasty312


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    Not the practice jersey! 🙈

  83. Tony Abbott

    Tony Abbott

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    I broke up with the Sabres after 30 years of supporting them, it's too hard to watch and they keep falling on their faces year after year. It's never going to end!

  84. Josip Broz Tito

    Josip Broz Tito

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    Atleast the Bills are good

  85. Steel Assault

    Steel Assault

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    Buffalo is bad again for Sabre reasons!!! I didn't see this coming, and no one else did either, oops!!!

  86. zack thompson

    zack thompson

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    Bad take on Eichel, teams can see what he would be and if the Sabres really were gonna trade him someone would pony up a haul for him

  87. Pyledriver Media Group

    Pyledriver Media Group

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    Legit hope Ullmark can get out of there. He'd look better on a good team lol

  88. Sloppy Painter

    Sloppy Painter

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    I mean, Montreal could use him if he would return to form... it would be really nice to have a superstar forward

  89. Wade Anthony

    Wade Anthony

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    ..actually, all but the cup winner fall short...

  90. Daniel Michalak

    Daniel Michalak

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    Come on Guy.... the season is already bad and now you're saying there is no way to fix the future either?!?!?

  91. Alec Newman

    Alec Newman

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    it's hard to be a Sabres fan in times like this

  92. Kissa Kissa

    Kissa Kissa

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    Watching this made me feel sad..... and I`m not even a fan of Buffalo😯

  93. Jason w

    Jason w

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    I love the Sabres everytime my team plays bad I think well at least we're not Buffalo..

  94. subraxas


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    10:26 - That's why they should have never gotten rid of the Buffaslug. They brought a curse upon themselves. :-)

  95. Shaman


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    Hall = when you have a hot year when it financially matters.

  96. Shaman


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    I was sure Eakin & Staal could fix the defensive game deficit, but apparently that's not going to happen.

  97. Logan May

    Logan May

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    You can't look at this roster and say the whole team can't score 5 on 5 and blame the players. that has to be a system issue

  98. Jason Bieber

    Jason Bieber

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    I don't think the Sabres want to trade Eichel, but I think he'll eventually force a trade. Additionally, in any trade they do, they're going to have to eat salary dumps in order to make the trades happen. I think Hall will eventually get traded, but the Sabres will have to eat some of his contract and get a lot less in return than they'd want (maybe just a 2nd round pick and a mid-tier prospect). I also think they need a better overall team around the GM; the front office feels very reactionary, throwing money at yesterday's leftover talent and no real understanding of how to develop their own internal talent. Maybe a President/Director of Hockey Operations? Someone who can take the day to day role away from the owner(s), who are clearly in over their heads?

  99. That Toronto Guy

    That Toronto Guy

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    Hey, at least we have the Bills! Barley even watch the games anymore, and I'm happy if we score a goal.

  100. JM3


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    Jack Eichelanders 👀👀👀