Buffalo Sabres 2013-14 Preview: Forwards

August 19th, 2013 by Matt Clouden Leave a reply »
Last year, the Buffalo Sabres by no means lit up the scoreboard. 

Ranking 21st in the league in scoring, the Sabres offense, while at times showing flashes of dominance, was far too inconsistent to allow the Sabres to compete for the playoffs. 

Thomas Vanek, last year's leading scorer, will likely return to the Sabres lineup despite all of the offseason buzz that he would not. Vanek was limited to 38 games due to various ailments last season, but he was still able to amass 41 points, including 20 goals. 

So what can Sabres fans expect from the team's forwards this season?

There are only a few certainties for the Sabres in 2013-14, the first being that Mikhail Grigorenko will not have to worry about being sent back to Quebec of the QMJHL. According to John Vogl of the Buffalo News, Sabres general manager Darcy Regier said that Grigorenko would remain with the Sabres all season in July, and the consensus is that the declaration will help Grigorenko's development. 

Another certainty is that Cody Hodgson, who remains an unsigned restricted free agent, will be the unquestioned first-line pivot ...

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