WOW……..What a season this was. Coming back to own a team after a short break couldn't have gone any better. I thought my back to back Vancouver finals teams S12 & S13 were solid teams…..and they were. Then my cup winning S16 Philadelphia team took that notion of a solid team to a whole new level. But this S20 Buffalo team……..this juggernaut of a team…….simply redefines what a solid team is. From top to bottom and everywhere in between the S20 Buffalo Sabres Cup Winning Team is in my opinion the best team ever assembled in the history of VG. What started out as just a "maybe I'll come back to own this season" and then lead to "well why not come back to own this season" I went to work early in making sure the team consisted of players that would mesh. Keeping the core of the team from the previous season was a must. Adding the right players to that core was key and very instrumental in winning the cup this season.
Tankcal420 : Info I got on Tank was "a solid dman who can hold his own". Sure enough Tank did just that. All season long Tank was there to man the right side and keep teams at bay. Was a blast playing with him.
Feros-feros : Info I got on feros was "put a solid team in front of him and he won't let you down". Feros played great and was definitely a presence in the game chat. Always available to jump in when needed and should have a solid career as a goalie in VG.
ll_Mattll : What can I say here…...Matt was just nasty putting up some big numbers. Was fun to play with and a very nice guy in game chat always saying sorry if he made a mistake where others usually blame their connection…...lol
Goalieman92 : Glad I was able to pick him up. Solid tendy who was on top of his game each night he played. Navigating his work schedule was like going up shitscreek without a paddle…...lol…...but definitely a huge asset to the team and I'm glad he was here.
El-Baxxter : There is a reason several owners asked me if Baxxter was playing this season and if he was available for trade. Baxxter aka Buzz simply played solid all season for us. I'm glad he decided to come back another season. Definitely a huge asset to the team.
Blades-l59l : An absolute pleasure to have on the team. I put big expectations on him early on and he definitely did not disappoint me. Easy player to work with and fit perfectly with the core of players here. Amazing talent that brought back memories of my boy Sudzy streaking down the right side.
Polana_Punisher : If I had to describe Parishe I think I'd say "as advertised". I don't think I had a better or more enjoyable time playing with a D-partner other then playing with my boy Scarcella. Parishe did an amazing job for the team all season, very vocal in game chat, and locked down the right side like no body else.
Ransom613 : What a player…….solid all season at LW/C. Stepped up to play LD and did a fantastic job. Shows the versatility our team has. I always wanted to get Ransom on my team in VG and I made sure he was an integral part of this season.
Mjvoell44 : This guy…...I mean jesus…...the things he can do. Playing LD with MJ in front of me on LW I get to see first hand why I consider him a "human highlight". MJ has the ability to basically do what he wants to do and its a pleasure to watch him work. I'm glad I was able to assemble a team to get MJ his VG cup.
Akonvict21 : Akon (formerly Calgary) and I (formerly Vancouver/Philly) have had some team battles in the past during our VG careers. Getting the opportunity to have him as captain was a no brainer. One of if not the best two-way center in any league is an understatement. Akon flat out brought it each and every game. Extremely competitive and vocal in game chats Akon was instrumental in our Buffalo team achieving its goal of winning the S20 NHL Stanley Cup.
So thats it……..S20 is in the bag. To all the teams in the league I want to say it was a fun season. The ups and downs were there as they are every season but the league made its way to the finish line. To the staff who make it all possible I say a big thanks from myself and my team. Without you the league wouldn't be here so keep up the good work. A shout out to Statistician and his organization. Stat and I both had issues Wed night during our series, mine being a bit more pressing. We both agreed to a mutual reschedule which benefitted both teams. I thank Stat for the ease at which the situation played out as I am sure he is appreciative as well. With that said lets hope next season can be even better. See you all for S21.