As a Sabres fan, some of what youre saying is just baffling. Im all for optimistic heading into this season, but noone expects us to make playoffs. If we do then its a great surprise but i dont think anyone really expects that. And best pairing in the league? Dahlin and Risto arent even set to play on same line yet. Dahlin looked good but youre nuts if think hes getting tossed first line minutes with Risto right off the bat.
Make Playoffs Hands Down
Unless Columbus gets rid of Bob and completely fall apart, theyre going to slide in easy.
Phillys biggest problem is goaltending if Elliot cant stay healthy, but they also have better depth than us. If Hutton or Ullmark go down, Wedgewood is our next up. And hes looked like trash in preseason so far, so thats not too optimistic.
Leaving one spot for Us, Florida, Carolina, NJ, and hell even Detroit if they can figure things like preseason and Howard can continue keeping them in the games.
To honestly say we should end the season better than each of those teams is a far-fetched statement, especially if youre looking at depth in all aspects, for injury sake atleast. Im all for the optimism especially after these last few seasons, and its cool youre stoked about getting some Blues players youve watched and like, but your going a little nuts with the bias.