Buffalo Sabres fans who are fed up with the team's lackluster 1-8-1 start to the 2013-14 season want to make a statement prior to Wednesday's home game against the Boston Bruins that things can't stand as they are.
A group of fans wants anyone attending the game to not be in the arena for the opening faceoff at 8 p.m. The game will air on three national networks (NBC Sports in the United States, TSN2 and RDS2 in Canada), which will make this game the widest-reaching Sabres game left this calendar year in terms of broadcast reach. So they want as many people to know as possible they want to see GM Darcy Regier fired sooner rather than later.
"If our arena is empty for the start of the game, it will be an embarrassment to Darcy and the organization for the embarrassment they have put on the ice for the loyal fans of Buffalo," said a graphic circulating on Facebook advertising the delay. "We can send a message to the entire North American hockey community."
Fans have already taken to starting "Fire Darcy" chants during several home games this season. He's been general manager since 1997.
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