5 Predictions for the 2013-2014 Buffalo Sabres

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Thomas Vanek will get the C

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Arguably the two front-runners to become the next captain of the Buffalo Sabres are Steve Ott and Thomas Vanek. But Rolston and the Sabres are walking a fine line. Vanek was quite upset after being snubbed by Lindy Ruff last time the C was handed out, if he gets snubbed again there is very little chance of him staying with Buffalo and why would he? He’s given his all for this organization and is their best player, yet he still isn’t rewarded?

After wearing the A for years, it has to be time for Vanek to have the honour of the C and finally be recognized for his efforts. Honestly Vanek is the perfect guy to captain the Sabres. Give him the C, sign him for a 2-year deal and then give the C to Cody Hodgson when he develops a little more. Hodgson is the obvious choice to be the future of this team, but isn’t ready for the C quite yet, but it won’t be long. 

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