Jun 27, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Sam Reinhart puts on a team cap after being selected as the number two overall pick to the Buffalo Sabres in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres Daily: Recapping Major Offseason Moves

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How much better are the Buffalo Sabres one week after Tim Murray and company reshaped the team through free agency/ [Bleacher Report].

Listen – everyone knows the end result of this season is drafting high and drafting often.  Connor McDavid is still the goal.  That doesn’t mean the Buffalo Sabres have to be terrible to watch.

Tim Murray made this team better, but not so much that the Buffalo Sabres will risk losing out on the chance to have very good odds in the NHL Draft Lottery.  You won’t however, want to dig your eyes out with a spoon after the opening ten minutes of a hockey game.

Don’t forget the success of the 2014 NHL Draft.  [Hockey's Future].

Yes – I want to call the draft a success.  Why – simple reason, we got bigger.  We got faster – and Tim Murray isn’t going to rush the kids into the NHL.  He would even like to see Sam Reinhart, the second overall pick in the draft play another year in junior.  Hell, maybe even start the kid in Rochester.

By the time the rebuild is finish, these two draft classes and free agent pools are going to resurrect fan hope in this team again on a large scale.

Tim Murray’s Buffalo Sabres are going to have an attitude.  [Sports Media 101].

This more than anything is what is making Buffalo Sabres fans happy.  We might actually dig in the corners, stand in front of the net, get into the dirty areas where trench battles are fought and hockey games are won.

I have a friend who thinks the Buffalo Sabres should change the team colors to pink, and make the logo a swinging purse – then they would have a uniform scheme that would match their style of play.

He was hoping for John Scott to resign in Buffalo so someone could protect the youth.  I like the motto of teaching the youth to play with grit and determination.

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