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Do not talk to Buffalo co-captain Steve Ott about reverse psychology. The Sabres veteran C tells WGR 550 listeners, “if you want to see a bad product on the ice, continue to boo.” “Negativity breeds negativity,” argues Ott, who has clearly spent long hours studying Wreckage‘s recorded works.
“Its disheartening when we get hemmed in our zone and they’re basically mocking us” Ott said. “When you get up past the blue line and you finally get it in their zone after a minute and a half shift where they didn’t even have a scoring opportunity. I guess you can say it was more of the mocking of my teammates that probably pissed a lot of guys off including myself. You’re a fan of the Buffalo Sabres and hopefully, you come to cheer us on and motivate us. We’ve got a lot of young players on this team and they definitely don’t deserve to be booed. They deserve to have that excitement and energy. It’s definitely not their fault for the last six years of frustration thats gone on.”
It isn’t the first time the Sabres have been booed at home this season and Ott says he doesn’t see this happening elsewhere. “I think its completely ridiculous to be honest with you. We go into other buildings and we’ve won games and teams that should have the same amount of frustration, have sold out buildings and its funny because their(fans) continuing to cheer on their team, they stand behind their team and respect the work ethic.”