Miller Time: Buffalo Sabres 2010-11 NHL Season Preview

October 2nd, 2010 by Benjamin Benya Leave a reply »
As part of a continuing series, writer Benjamin Benya will be previewing all 30 NHL teams over the next two weeks in preparation for the 2010-2011 regular season.

Up next, the Buffalo Sabres.

Key Additions: D Jordan Leopold, C Rob Niedermayer, D Shaone Morrisonn, RW Tim Conboy.

Key Subtractions: D Henrik Tallinder, D Toni Lydman, LW Raffi Torrez, C Tim Kennedy.

The Buffalo Sabres once again proved that you can play with incredible heart and ferocity and win games in the NHL despite not having a single “superstar” in the ranks. Sure, Buffalo has had scorers step up at the right time, but last year, they created an all-new superstar thanks, in part, to the Winter Olympics.

A disappointing first round exit for the Sabres after winning the Northeast Division likely didn’t sit well with goalie Ryan Miller or head coach Lindy Ruff. So it was back to the drawing board in the offseason, making moves that would more or less keep the core of the team intact for another hopeful run.

Offensively, the Sabres have an impressive retention rate for nearly all their homegrown forwards. We are over a year removed from the dominan ...

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