As Sabres fans look at this year’s team after the offseason moves (or lack of them), most likely they will be disappointed. Fans have been very critical of the management’s moves over recent years. With a deeper look at the team, has the team improved? A quick comparison may not look better, but even with the lack of acquisitions, the Sabres may be set for a deep run into the playoffs.
The Sabres have bulked up and got tougher with the addition of Shaone Morrisonn. Morrisonn will add more grit to the defense that the Sabres have been missing. The Sabres also got tougher by moving Cody McCormick to the starting lineup after he played well in the Boston series when he was called up from Portland.
The Sabres lineup stayed similar to last season, but that may not be a bad thing. Many fans are forgetting that the Sabres did finish third place in the Eastern Conference and were just a win away from finishing in the 2nd seed.
The Sabres have gained more experience and getting the taste of the playoffs may benefit them this year. Players like Tyler Ennis and Tyler Myers will be expected to do much more this season.
When the playoffs start the regular season doesn’t matter anymore as we learned last year with the 7 and 8 seed making it all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals last year. This proves that it shouldn’t matter where the Sabres finish at the end of the regular season as long as they make it to the postseason.
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