Buffalo Sabres Mid-Season Report

December 31st, 2009 by Michael Ghofrani Leave a reply »
Sabres fans have long waited a return trip to the NHL Playoffs, and it looks like their time has arrived.

The Sabres are almost halfway through the regular season and they have built themselves a comfortable lead atop the Northeast Division, and as an added bonus they are only five points out of first place in the Eastern Conference. However, despite their position in the standings, the Sabres should consider themselves lucky because this team still has many holes to fill going into 2010. Here is a look at some of the highlights and disappointments so far.



Ryan Miller

No doubt, he is the best goaltender in the NHL right now and he has stolen a ton of games for the Sabres.

Their are however a couple of worrisome statistics to be aware of. The first one is the number of games Miller will start this year. If the Sabres do plan on going deep into the playoffs they will have to keep Miller as well rested as they can. If you combine the fact that he is on pace to play over 60 regular season games plus the Olympics, you can't help it be worried how long he will last. Another factor is his play of late. ...

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