We are inside a week to the end of the regular season, and while the Buffalo Sabres on the ice still have games remaining on the calendar, management has to have their eyes on the draft lottery which is just a week away. Will the Buffalo Sabres retain the top pick in the draft?
Will the hockey gods mock the rebuild in Buffalo and take away the top overall pick in the 2014 draft forcing Buffalo into the second overall pick?
Can you name only the two number one draft picks in the history of the franchise?
Buffalo Sabres Links
Zac Rinaldo got ejected for a hit against the Buffalo Sabres Chad Ruhwedel last night, and played an overly aggresive game, penalized for charging and goaltender interference as well. Will the Flyers lose him for the balance of the season? [USA Today].
The loss against the Detroit Red Wings officially clinched last place in the league for the Buffalo Sabres. Draft lottery up next. [Buffalo News].
Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula is rumored to be one of the interested parties in owning the Buffalo Bills. [Buffalowdown].
Rochester Americans Links
Three game winning streak has put the Amerks back in control of their own destiny and in the midst of a playoff hunt. [Sports Media 101].
The Amerks are going to get some help as they have two weeks left in their season, but will help from the big club come to little to late? [Rochester D&C].
The biggest help for the Amerks could be the return of their starting goaltenders, but with Jhonas Enroth and Michal Neuvirth out for the season, its help on the blue line or up front, with healthy players returning hopefully Tuesday – help could be on the way. [Hockey Buzz].
John Tortorella is on the hot seat in Vancouver, along with several other coaches throughout the league. [CBS Sports].
Bleacher Report is famous for its slide shows and rankings, here is one on the most overrated stars in the league. [Bleacher Report].
Predictins, speculation, rumor – there has been a lot of that in Buffalo in recent weeks, here are predictions on the biggest off season moves for 2014. [Bleacher Report].