Before we dive into the meat and potatoes take this is in for a moment; the worst team in the NHL is sending two goaltenders to the 2014 Sochi Olympics. So I guess the problems in Buffalo go deeper than goaltending eh?
With most Olympic rosters being finalized today- and the Sabres not sending one to Team Canada- the Buffalo Sabres will have 4
players playing at the Sochi Olympics and one coach coaching in the Olympics.
Both Ryan Miller and Jhonas Enroth will suit up for the USA and Sweden respectively. Joining the Sabres netminders will be Henrik Tallinder (Sweden), Zemgus Girgensons (Latvia) and Sabres interim head coach will be the head coach for Latvia.
It’s quite an achievement for the 30th ranked NHL team to be sending four players and a coach to the Olympics and speaks to some of the talent the Buffalo Sabres have. Obviously Cody Hodgson, Matt Moulson and Marcus Foligno can’t beat out Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews and Steven Stamkos for team Canada, but the Sabres do have some solid talent and they will be featured internationally.
Depending on how you decide who to cheer for- by home country or favourite player, Sabres fans will have lots of players and teams to keep an eye on during the Olympic break. We may even get to see a Ryan Miller and Jhonas Enroth showdown when and if the Americans face off against team Sweden.
Russia has yet to announce their roster for the Olympics, does Mikhail Grigorenko have a spot on Russia’s Olympic team?
— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) January 7, 2014
Will any Buffalo Sabres players medal at the Sochi Olympics? Both team USA and Sweden have quite good chances to go far but can they outmatch Russia and Canada?