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Buffalo Sabres Daily: Power Rankings, Predictions, Teemu Selanne


Happy weekend Buffalo Sabres fans.  Eastern Conference Finals start today, with the Western Conference finals starting tomorrow.  The end of the season is upon as, and the Stanley Cup will start its annual pilgrimage to the cities most deserving of its presence.

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After a year at the bottom of power rankings, the Buffalo Sabres make it to number one, in this edition of Spring 2014 power rankings, based on its pool of prospects, that is only going to get deeper.  [Hockeys Future].

The prospect pool is deep, and GM Tim Murray has openly stated he wants the Rochester Americans to be winners just as much as the Buffalo Sabres.  So don’t be surprised if the Rochester Americans (and by the trickly down theory the Elmira Jackals) rosters get loaded for bear, to protect the teams in the event that the Buffalo Sabres reach into the depths of the system based on injuries or trades.

There is a lot of work to do for Tim Murray, and the rosters are going to be in constant flux in the coming seasons as more prospects and players are added.

First Niagara wants the First Niagara Center to be a beacon, and talks are underway to move the sign that will be largely blocked by the HarborCenter.  [Buffalo Business First].

If I was paying for 15 years of naming rights, I would want my company name front and center on the building as well.  Will be interesting to see how they manage to incorporate the signage into the new building as the HarborCenter is completed.

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ICYMI: Teemu Selanne closes out his NHL career with a tear filled goodbye from the organization and the fans.  [Puck Daddy].

The NHL loses one of the classiest, one of the greats, as Teemu Selanne wraps up his career.

Stanley Cup Playoff Tracker

Chicago Blackhawks (0) vs Los Angeles Kings (0)

New York Rangers (0) vs Montreal Canadiens (0)

Ok, so its time for my prediction thread.  In the West, I really think the Los Angeles Kings are going to have a tough time getting passed the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference Finals.  I have said all along I think the Chicago Blackhawks have what it takes to be the best team in the league once again, repeating their Stanley Cup.  Chicago just overpowers the Los Angeles Kings in this series but needs six games to do it.

In the East, I have to go with the boys in blue, I can’t root for the Montreal Canadiens anymore, as they aren’t playing a team I hate or a heated rival.  Plus I think it is time the Stanley Cup returned to Broadway, even if only to visit.  Rangers beat the Canadiens in seven games.

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