Now before I get flamed by every single Sabres fan on Earth this is just an opinion I've formed after watching the Sabres take out the Isles in 5 games.
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The Sabres are incredibly talented, they are loaded with offense and have a pretty good back end to boot. But, they didn't run away with this series as much as some Sabres fans (and again I''m not painting them all with the same brush) think they did. Yes at times the Sabres skated circles around the Isles. But the Isles were (and most will tend to agree) the worst team in the playoffs this year, and the Sabres never blew them out. They won game one by 3 and game 4 by 2, but the other games were 1 goal. And tonight they almost blew a 3 goal lead with less than 10 minutes to play. The Islanders only just barely cracked the 30 shot barrier twice in the series and they still remained tight with the Sabres score-wise the entire game.
After this round I'm not overly convinced the Sabres are the powerhouse that was predicted to roll to the Cup by so many. What will happen when the Sabres line up against a team that is a dynamo offensively, like Tampa Bay or defensively like New Jersey? Will Miller and the D be able to deal with 35 shots a night? Or score enough/defend well enough during games where they themselves are only held to 20 shots? I don't know.
But the series against the Islanders has got me thinking that Sabres fans shouldn't be planning a parade route quite yet.
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