BUFFALO – The anger was visible today throughout the Sabres’ tense 90-minute practice inside the First Niagara Center.
At one point, coach Ted Nolan, whose 2-8 team was demolished 4-0 in Toronto on Tuesday, yelled, “Wake the (expletive) up!” Players exchanged words and yelled out in frustration. Captain Brian Gionta banged his stick on the glass and demolished it on the bench.
Nolan said he gives his teams a “10-game grace period” to start to a season.
“You give them a little bit …