Apr 19, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres head coach Ron Rolston on the bench during the game against the New York Rangers at the First Niagara Center. Rangers beat the Sabres 8-4. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Daily Poll: What Are The Odds That The Buffalo Sabres Will Make The Playoffs in 2013-2014?

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Even though it’s summer – the dry spell in the world of hockey – I’ve come to realize that Buffalo Sabres fans are a passionate bunch.

Very little has happened in Sabreland since the 2013 NHL Entry Draft took place on June 20, yet the Internet is alive with people expressing hope, or

dismay, over the upcoming 2013-2014 NHL season.  Some fans are excited about the direction in which the Sabres are headed, while others want Darcy Regier’s head to be displayed on a spike atop the First Niagara Center, Game of Thrones-style.    Even when there is zero news coming out of the 716, Buffalo Sabres fans want to talk about how they feel, which is why I feel Sabres fans are some of the best fans in the world of sports.

Sabres fans are also a volatile bunch, so it’s time to set up the dynamite and provide the spark: what are the odds that the Buffalo Sabres will make the playoffs next year?

We here at Sabre Noise represent a wide range of opinions.  Some of are pretty confident that the Sabres will be one of the top eight teams in the Eastern Conference next year; others can see it going either while; and there’s probably a few of us who are laughing at the question because we feel it’s possibly a sick joke.

I’ll go on the record as saying that, even though I don’t see a team that is much different from last year’s squad, I peg the odds at 50%.  The Sabres were not the worst team in the east last season, and they have shown promise, so I can see a few breaks going their way that allow the Sabres to steal the 8th or even 7th spot in 13-14.  I’m trying to be optimistic, but that’s as far as I can go today!

What odds do you give the Sabres next season?  Vote, and leave your comments below!

What are the Sabres' odds of making the playoffs in 2013-2014?

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