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Predictions for the upcoming NHL season are already being posted around the web, and many teams are not done making moves. At this point, are the Sabres good enough to win the division again?

Mike Corcoran, a Tampa Bay radio host, posted his Eastern Conference predictions with Buffalo finishing in fifth place. Corcoran stated this about the Sabres:

"Some will make the claim that a winning team starts from the net out, and the Buffalo Sabres have one of the best in the Eastern Conference in Ryan Miller. He can and will single handily steal games. The Sabres signed Jordan Leopold to help fill the void left by the departures of Henrik Tallinder and Toni Lydman. They also added center Rob Niedermayer to solidify the forward lines. As long as Miller stays healthy, the Sabres are one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference."

Boston was predicted to win the Northeast Division by Corcoran, but Ottawa and Buffalo are not far behind. Ryan Miller had the whole nation on his side after his performance in the Olympics last February. He went on to win the Vezina Trophy after winning 41 games and finishing with a .929 save percentage and a 2.22 goals against.

The Buffalo Sabres defensive core helped to support Miller's numbers. The Sabres were in the top five in goals against, but how will the defense be this year with the loss of Henrik Tallinder and Toni Lydman?

Many will argue that there is no difference. Even though we lost two solid defensemen, the acquisition of Jordan Leopold and the call up of Mike Weber will fill in the gaps on defense.

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July 28, 2010 11:53 PM ET | Delete
Miller is a stud...but the Sens take the division.
July 29, 2010 10:15 AM ET | Delete
It's going to be a good race this year with Boston, Buffalo and Ottawa fighting for the top spot. I predict it to be withing 3-4 points for all 3 teams at the final game. Unfortunately I can see Boston coming out on top but finishing 3rd in the conference and having to play either Ottawa or Buffalo in 6th.
July 29, 2010 9:23 PM ET | Delete
Leafs win the division ;)
July 30, 2010 12:23 AM ET | Delete
The Leafs as they are right now will have all they can handle to win a playoff spot . But a few trades could change that dramatically if they get a couple top six forwards . As it is now I would say Boston wins the devision if they stay healthy .
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