There’s reason for hope, but not necessarily high expectations

October 5, 2017

There’s a new management team, a new coach and a new style of play. There are also quite a few new players. Finally, true hope for the Buffalo Sabres, right? Well, not so fast. Sorry to rain on the Playoffs-Here-We-Come parade, but to be honest, most of that hope and promise is for the near future, not the here-and-now. The Sabres…

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Kevin Oklobzija is a contributor to The Buffalo Star, a veteran hockey writer and member of the Rochester Americans Hall of Fame. He still believes National Lampoon’s Vacation may be the best movie ever made.

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