With the recent signing of Mike Grier, Cody McCormick, Steve Montador and Drafted players like Kassian and Foligno, Buffalo is shaping out tobe a pretty grity team for the 09-10 season. To add to that, resigning Ellis and Cmac to deals was a good deal. With the likes of Goose, Kaleta and Mair the Buffalo Sabres should be one of the hardest hitting teams in the eastern conferance along side the Bruins. Also in the system are the likes of Tyler Myers a big 6'7 deman who destroyed the junior league with the Kewlona Rockets and team Canada for the Gold Medal. My main point here is that if you go in the corner this year agianst the Buffalo Sabres theyre in all likely hood coming out with it. Something that we lacked hard body last year and in the playoffs. I like managments approach to the grit this year but it will be a defining year for those big contract players to step up and win some home games this year. Buffalo was way under 500 at home last season. Will Hecht have a break out year? (prolly not) A trade will be in works i believe some time this season, perhaps a couple of them.