DBTB Open Thread - Week of 2/1 | Sabres are just average

Let’s talk about what’s going on in the world.. of the Sabres and the NHL

Here’s an open thread for discussing all matters Buffalo Sabres and NHL related for this week. Of course, you can talk about anything else you like too.

We’re 10 games into the new season - which is nearly 1/5th of the season already done! The Sabres are not really good, and not really bad either. In fact they are bang average and I’m actually feeling pretty good about my point-per-game prediction for how they will finish the season.

Which is somewhat disappointing because no team in the MassMutual East has really distinguished themselves as unbeatable, and the Sabres continue to drop points against teams like the New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers.

Here’s a good piece from John Vogl looking at the highlights and lowlights of the season so far. [The Athletic (behind paywall)]

Here’s the full Sabres schedule. [Sabres]

This week Buffalo will see two new opponents - all road games against New York Islanders (Tuesday & Thursday), and then the Boston Bruins (Saturday & Monday)

Feel free to add any links to developing news items as the week goes on in the comments below.