Buffalo Sabres Poised for Deep Playoff Run

October 6th, 2010 by Kevin Freiheit Leave a reply »
Another highly anticipated NHL season is just a couple of days away, and once again, the Buffalo Sabres are not favored to win the division. The Sabres haven’t changed too much from last year. A few players came and left, but for the most part, they are relatively the same.

Many experts have already submitted their predictions for the 2010-2011 season, and many have favored Boston, or even Ottawa to win the Northeast Division.

Puckmeplease.com even has Buffalo finishing ninth in the Eastern Conference. That’s good enough for fourth in the division. You’re telling me that the Sabres have become that much worse since winning the division last season?

My first question would be, “Why aren’t the Sabres a playoff team this year? What makes them that much worse from last season?” As I pondered whether or not the other teams in the division, such as Boston and Ottawa, have improved that much, there was nothing significant enough for me to believe the Sabres can’t win it again.

The Bruins may have improved, especially with the addition of Nathan Horton. But now Marc Savard has post concussion syndrome ...

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