I think most of Buffalo would agree that this has been a pretty darn good off-season. Long-term contracts for Paul Gaustad, Ryan Miller and Jason Pominville, a good dose of defensive toughness in Craig Rivet, a serviceable back-up goalie in Patrick Lalime and a two-year extension for the general manager behind it all. There seems to be more of a calmness across Buffalo, a feeling that maybe things will be all right after all. I didn't think it could get any better. And then - then! - I read this amazing news at Bfloblog.
On a completely unrelated note, I see the Sabres have signed a five-year deal to make Coke the exclusive soft drink provider at HSBC.
Best! news! ever! As I said in my 100 Things posts, I don't drink alcohol and I don't sniff, inhale or shoot up anything. What I do do is drink a huge ass amount of pop. I would probably lose 100 lbs. if I just quit drinking pop but I can't because I love it. And while I will drink Pepsi if there's nothing else available, I'm a Coca-Cola Classic girl through and through. (No Diet, please.) Six more years of Jason Pominville? Yeah, okay great. Gigantic souvenir cups full of the sweet, sweet nectar of life? You guys, this could be the best season ever!