What a difference a year makes. Last summer, it was shear agony being a Sabres fan, as we watched you-know-who depart. This year, there is a little bit more hope, knowing that the team now has a bunch of core players locked up for the long term. I kind of like knowing the trio shown here will be around for the next five years. Oh, and we have a pretty decent goalie too.
Friday is the big day, and while they didn't exactly play well in the preseason, I still think they've got a good chance to go deep in the playoffs again. Last year, even with all of the chaos, at times they still showed flashes of brilliance and the ability to score at will. There were just way too many ups and downs throughout the year. They need better team-D this year and better consistency. I can't wait to see what happens!
Oh, and I can't wait to snag one of those new/old third jerseys. The end of the Buffaslug is near!