The Rangers have NO chance. In addition to the Sabres being the overall superior team in every facet of the game, this series is a terrible match up for the Rangers. Sabres in 5 at most.
Since I’m confident that round two is “in the bag” already… Let’s spend a little time looking forward to next season. Here’s how I think the line up will look on opening night next year.
Pomenville – Connolly - Kotalik (Connolly will end up with 60 + assists by feeding these two snipers)
Vanek - Roy - Stafford (already proven this combination can click)
Hecht - Drury – Afinegenov (A little bit of everything on this line)
Mair –Gaustad – Zubrus (The Legion of Boom)
Lydman – Tallinder
Campbell - Spacek
Kalinin – Paetsch
Perhaps they trade Spacek and pick up UFA defenseman.
By this account, Sabres would need to sign UFA;s Drury, Zubrus, Mair and RFA Vanek.
Smells like another cup run! Thoughts? Post your lineups too!