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Am I the only one happy with this team right now?

I know we have had a whirlwind of an off-season, and for the first time we have proof that we can dream big on July 1. Darcy has gone out and spent lots of money aquiring talent for us, doing a great job IMO. After trying to get anything for Kotalik and Morrisonn's contracts or sending them to Rochester I think it should be time to take our foot off the gas... 


I think we all need to remember that this is just year one of Pegula's 3 year plan. Any more major moves this off-season most likely cripples us to do anything else in the next 2 years. Leaving us totally dependant on all of the moves made this off-season. While I have good reason that they all will work out in our favor I just want some flexibility for whatever(injury or chemistry) issues we might stumble upon.

I really like our roster right now...

The change in the Defense puts Myers in prime position for a break out year. The moves made and the progression of Myers game could have him in the running for the Norris this year...

Leino is an interesting signing with the position change(seems to be a Buffalo thing). Even if he just matchs Connolly's numbers from last year its a win. I think he was aquired more for what he does in the postseason. Can't be too hard to surpass what Connolly has done for us there recently....

We still have an elite goaltender who stil has something to prove....

Derek Roy is better than most of us want to give him credit for. He might not jell great with Vanek or is a leader like Messier. Talent wise and cap hit we have a great thing going, plus we don't need Roy to be a leader now just drop us like 70 to 85 pts and we will all be happy. As long as he stays healthy I think he could have that kind of production for us this year.

And most of our younger guys(Ennis, Gerbe, Weber and possibily MAG) improved greatly last year....

This team is much improved from last year IMO. We will be given serious consideration by most of the hockey world to be a team that has a real shot of winning it all this year. Just seems almost all of us(myself included!) need to remember that everything can't be fixed in one off-season.... Go Sabres!          

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