Buffalo Sabres 2.0: What To Expect For The Second Part Of the Season

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Welcome back, Sabres fans!

Feb 5, 2014; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres right wing Drew Stafford (21) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the first period against the Pittsburgh Penguins at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

O should I say, welcome back Buffalo Sabres.  Strange as it may sound, I’ve missed the Sabres and their frustrating brand of hockey these past two weeks.  Yes, the Sabres are 15-34-8, with their 38 points 9 worse than the NHL’s second-worst team, the Edmonton Oilers.   Yes, half of their roster probably belongs in the AHL, or better yet, coaching youth hockey.  Even so, I love the franchise and miss the boys when they are off.

Allow me , then, to be one of the first fans to welcome everyone – the Sabres and you, the fans – back, and as a token of my gratitude I have created this handy little guide on what to expect as we kick off the second part of the season.   After all, there are still 25 games left on the calendar and an NHL trade deadline of March 5 coming up, so it’s imperative that we all be on top of our game.  Take notes if you must, but here it is: what to expect from the Sabres 2.0.

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  • Kevin

    Good read Rich! I’m not sold on Larrson. I think he will end up as a career AHL’er. JMO I would love to see Joel Armia up here for at least 5 games, and not on a stupid line like the 4th with duds.Where he can succeed. I like your other Ideas, However, Rochester is doing so well with them you almost hate to mess that up by taking them out of a winning situation. Know what I mean?

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      I know what you’re saying, Kevin – since there is no chance of the Sabres making the playoffs, why not keep the Amerks rolling and see what they can do? Even so, someone like Nolan (should he be the guy they hand the reins to next season) probably prefers to see what his talent can do against NHL-ers, especially playoff-bound teams.

  • Jes

    An ok read Rich.

    Murray’s got to get something for Miller at the deadline. If he doesn’t and Miller walks the guy should be fired. In honour of your Buffalo Sabres 2.0 title Murray would be Darcy 2.0 in relation to letting star UFA’s walk for absolutely nothing.

    Moulson and Miller will be traded. Ott I see also traded but returning in the summer.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      Ok? This was genus! :)

      Hell, I certainly WISH they would get something for Miller, but right now I hear a lot of talk about the Sabres trying to get him to resign – fat chance of that happening. But unless they want to give him away for peanuts, there are not many teams willing to give up much for a rental. It will interesting to follow, but I’m no longer sure Miller will be traded this season.

      • Jes

        Honestly I’d rather have a 2nd rounder for Miller rather then just see him play in another 20 games or so and then walk away. Erat and a 2nd for Miller done and done. Got to get something. Just because the price is high at the moment doesn’t mean it’ll remain the same by the deadline. It’ll drop, Murray isn’t going to let him walk. He will get something. And yes I’ve heard they are trying to resign him, hopefully it’s not true.