When Ottawa's Erik Condra scored into an empty net last night to make it 4-1, I couldn't help but think, "Hey, that wasn't much harder than when Miller's actually on the ice!" I guess the one upside to last night's loss, though, is that it didn't start with Miller for a change.
But as I've said before, it didn't start with injuries either. The first Ottawa goal came after a turnover by Mike Weber. The second was the result of a turnover by Luke Adam and a good play by Kyle Turris. The third was on a power play tap-in by Erik Karlsson.
Hell, the best forward for the Sabres last night was Derek Whitmore, the 26-year-old rookie making his NHL debut. Derek Roy and Drew Stafford, on the other hand, who together comprise an $8 million cap hit, were flat-out putrid.
So please, once and for all, let's dispense with the notion that the Sabres' unraveling and disarray are due to injuries. After all, it's not like Ottawa's any effing good.