Well, when I originally bought my tickets for tomorrow's Sabres game, I thought I'd be making the drive south to see two of the Eastern Conference's top teams battling for the division lead.
That's certainly not the case.
The Ottawa Senators have been every bit as bad as Buffalo has been good so far this season — but I remain hopeful it'll still be a game well worth the low, low ticket price.
Maybe Ray Emery will be back between the pipes? Maybe Daniel Alfredsson can get off this ugly, 20-goal pace he's been on all year? Maybe Wade Redden will remember he's, uh, Wade Redden?
A neutral fan can hope, as I've already seen my fair share of Sabres romps on the tube.
In any event, I'll have my thoughts on both teams sometime after the game.
PS. When I was in Buffalo last February for a game, it was as a lost Canadian, one who couldn't find his way to any decent grub. Can any Buffalonians recommend a good steakhouse near the HSBC?