Terry Pegula's beloved investment can once again fall into 30th place in the NHL overall standing tonight but it's not likely to happen. To pass the Sabres, the Columbus Blue Jackets** would need to get two points in Chicago, which has opened the season with a league-record run of 17 straight games with a point from the start of the year (14-0-3).
(**You know things are hitting rock bottom when you're in the same category as the Jackets, a woebegone franchise that has won exactly zero playoff games since it was born in 2000).
Still, the Sabres are already dead last in the East and 29th in the NHL. And nobody thought that's where they would be closing in on the halfway mark of the shortened season.
Another low point was Saturday's 4-0 loss to the New York Islanders. And while the owner stays silent -- even after firing coach Lindy Ruff -- at least one member of the Pegula family is talking about the mess at One Seymour H. Knox III Plaza.
Jessie Pegula, the professional tennis player and loose tweeter of the family (remember "So no Richards" from free agent day in 2011?) let out the blast I posted above during the second intermission of Saturday's game.
The tweet was later taken down and replaced by one that said, "Ok sorry guys ill stay positive. Rome wasn't built in a day right? #change #Sabres" But nothing ever goes away on the Internet, of course.
Today, oddly enough, is Jessie Pegula's 19th birthday. Something tells me that instead of a few presents to celebrate, she's going to get a good talking to.
But anybody want to argue her honesty? Nope.