I’ve been thinking about this past season for the Sabres. Namely how and why things went wrong (if someone says injuries, I’m going to scream). I do really like the new players that Buffalo has brought in, and I’m anxious as to what will happen next. But my question is, will it matter?
I like the additions so far, and I get the feeling that there’s more in the works with Buffalo adding all of these players that I see starting in Rochester, (Porter and Mancari come to mind). I like that Buffalo is getting a tougher, bigger team, and a new mentality on the ice. However, is that going to change Buffalo’s game plan? Buffalo had a decent game plan a few years ago. Buffalo played a very aggressive offense game, using their speed to generate opportunities and smart defense. Then, I watched Buffalo “fix” the game plan that got them into the Eastern Conference Finals 2 years in a row.
Needless to say it didn’t work. Buffalo got worse.