The ups and downs the Buffalo Sabres have seen over the past two decades is nothing short of amazing. Their last Stanley Cup Finals berth came in 1999, with Hall-of-Fame goalie Dominik Hasek commanding the nets.
Since then, the Sabres had another Vezina Trophy winning goalie in Ryan Miller that nearly led them to a Stanley Cup. But, the Canes stood in the Sabres’ way during the 2006 NHL Playoffs, on their way to winning the franchise’s only championship.
At this moment, the Sabres are not at their best point in franchise history. The promising future of young superstar Jack Eichel gives hope that better times are just around the corner in Buffalo. For now, they need to find a goalie to provide the team with a reliable final source of defense in net.
This could be yet another last place finish in the East for Buffalo. They will battle the Sens for last place in both the Atlantic Division and the entire conference. One more high draft pick could be exactly what the Sabres need to finally contend again.