Through the first four games of the 2022-2023 season, the Buffalo Sabres look like a rejuvenated mixture of youth, optimism, skill and... hope. For a city and sports fandom that’s been through plenty of tough times, it’s a refreshing change from recent years and offers a breath of fresh air for those tuning in. On Friday afternoon, I posed a question on the Die By the Blade Twitter account. It’s a simple one: who has been the best Sabres player this season so far? As one commenter posited: isn’t it nice that there are multiple options to choose from? If you’ve been around for a while, you’ll remember the days when picking a player who had been ‘good’ was pretty darn difficult. Granted, we’re only four games in, so all of this is taken with a grain of salt because of the small sample size, but there’s still been a lot to like early on.