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Buffalo Sabres Daily: Prospects, Prospects, Prospects


How loyal are we as Buffalo Sabres fans?  Apparently, not all that loyal to our hockey team?  [Sports Media 101].

Not loyal?  Could coming in last have anything to do with it?  If the Buffalo Sabres weren’t loyal – why do we buy turd burger jerseys that during the reveal everyone hated?

The Columbus Blue Jackets made the playoffs this year, and came in below the Buffalo Sabres in the rankings.  I think a dismal showing on the ice and all the turmoil that happened this year had a lot to do with it.  Give it five years and the past will be in the past and the Buffalo Sabres will rank much higher in such a survey.

The Buffalo Sabres didn’t have a very productive season, will have a busy off season – and will likely repeat as a poor team next year.  The prospect pool had a very productive off season though.  [Hockey's Future].

There wasn’t a league that didn’t have the mark of the Buffalo Sabres on it, AHL, ECHL, OHL, WHL, QMJHL, USHL, ECHL, NCAA, prospects in Europe and international tournaments all performed well.  Now if they can only translate that success into production at the NHL level the Sabres rebuild can move forward.

The Buffalo Sabres are hoping to bring the NHL Combine to Buffalo.  [FanSided].

Whether or not the city is ready for it, the Buffalo Sabres want the prospects of the NHL to start loving Buffalo for Buffalo even before they are drafted in the NHL.  From things to do and amenities, can the Buffalo Sabres lure players here that way?  For the first few seasons we may want to hang a pardon our dust sign on all entrances to the city.

I think it is a great idea, although it would be interesting to see if they can someone make it fan friendly.  I mean, no one wants to see Aaron Ekblad lose his breakfast after riding a stationary bike hard for 45 minutes; but that is up to the team to decide.

The Stanley Cup is here!  The Stanley Cup is here!

The New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings kick things off on Wednesday with Game One.  The league doesn’t get an Original 6 finals, but for the first time since 1981 in any sport we have a coastal playoff series to clinch a championship series.

 

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