After watching two awful performances by the Buffalo Bills, I am ready to watch my Sabres play. However, I cannot. It's amazing to me that lockouts have become normal with the recent NBA and NFL lockouts. It's really depressing to know that we cannot see our hockey team play because the players and owners are at odds over what? Money. Again. Up until the end of last week no talks between the two sides were scheduled. Hopefully the two sides will be together this week to try and work out a deal.

The hardest part about being a Buffalo sports fan is remaining optimistic. I am more optimistic at this point that we will see hockey this year than I am about the Buffalo Bills turning this season around. It's a tough time for fans, hopefully hockey will return very soon. I just want to see Buffalo's new additions Ott, Grigorenko and Girgensons. What is your level of optimism that we will have hockey this year, see the poll below...