It’s a strange time for Buffalo Sabres fans right about now.
On the one hand, the Sabres are the youngest team in the NHL, and are about to get younger once they bring up such exciting prospects as Joel Armia and Zemgus Girgensons, to name a few. In this sense, the rebuilding process has the potential to create a team that will electrify the Buffalo faithful for years to come.
Those who are more of the “glass is half empty” type of fan, however, may notice that the Buffalo Sabres made little to no effort to immediately improve a team that struggled on both ends of the ice last season. Sure, the future may be bright – but didn’t the rest of the NHL use free agency and trades in addition to the draft? In this sense, fans should be angry that the organization took a pass on using every means available to rebuild the Sabres.
Like I said – strange days for Sabres fans. Today, I’m going to side with the fans who are excited by the upcoming season and think the Sabres are going to surprise a lot of people in the hockey world. Let’s look at three reasons why the Buffalo Sabres are going to be a crew of over-achievers next year, beginning . . . now!