Without getting too much into the obvious of what is stated in the article, why is it that ESPN tries so hard to make it work with half assed coverage of the NHL to fail so miserably at it?
Of course the Buffalo Sabres are building from the bottom up. If you actually covered the NHL with more than a passing whisper, you would know that they had an epic bad season on a league and a club level, and the front office basically threw-up on itself several times before the ‘right’ pieces got put into place.
Even in rebuilding their were issues – with the whole Pat LaFontaine deal.
There is still work to be done with the Buffalo Sabres roster – but the fact that they were able to attract talented players, even though some might be on the decline of their career to the roster in free agency. The allure of being a part of the rebuild and something special was the selling point this year, next off season it is going to be get ready for us because we are going to be good.
Martin Biron is now the Director of goaltending at the HarborCenter Academy of Hockey – having him part of the organization will be good for the stock of goaltenders waiting in line to become the next starter for the blue and gold.
Who will be the Buffalo Sabres player to watch this season? [Die By The Blade].
Tyler Ennis had a banner year in a contract year. Drew Stafford is in a contract year. Mikhail Grigorenko is at a make it or break it point in his career with the Buffalo Sabres. Guys like Rasmus Ristolainen, Nikita Zadorov are poised to make a stand in the NHL.
Zemgus Girgensons has seasoned himself in the AHL and is ready to make the leap. Goaltending is up in the air and Jhonas Enroth and Michal Neuvirth can still the show with a solid year.
Will Sam Reinhart stay with the club and excel at the NHL level from the start?
Will it be another player who finds his way onto the roster with a stellar training camp and prove to be most valuable to the Buffalo Sabres this year? While the Hart Trophy won’t land in Buffalo after this season, there is the strong possibility that the Sabres could have a Calder Tophy candidate among them.
It isn’t just because they waited out the NHL in southern California before bursting onto the scene and winning two Stanley Cups – but Ted Nolan has a rooting interest in the Los Angeles Kings as well – with his son Jordan Nolan having won rings with both Stanley Cup runs for the Los Angeles Kings.
Is there another Stanley Cup visit in the near future for the Nolan family?
And while it is not hockey related – he was one of my favorite actors – so here is a tribute video for you to watch of Robin Williams.