Are The Buffalo Sabres a Lock For The Playoffs?

December 22nd, 2009 by Eric LaForge Leave a reply »
This is actually stemming from a post that I read at  that talked about a post from Puck Daddy.

The post from Puck Daddy pretty much said that the Sabres were like the other teams in the Eastern Conference trying to get a playoff spot. However, I strongly disagree with that.

The Sabres are a lock for the playoffs. In fact, they will probably finish in the top three. Right now, they are six points ahead of the Boston Bruins in the division and nine points out of eighth place.

Over the entire season, scoring has been an issue. Right now, they are 22nd in the NHL in offense. However, the Bruins are in 28th. The difference for both teams is defense.

On the blue line, the Sabres beat just about everybody. The only people that have a better defense than the Sabres are the Devils, who aren't in the division, and the Blackhawks, who aren't even in the conference.

Now, I don't want to underestimate the Ottawa Senators. They haven't been playing their best hockey recently (5-5-0 in their last 10), and when they're on, they're on. They could come back and take the division.

However, I think that's u ...

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