OK, it's the middle of the day, but I have to spread the word on hockey and the Buffalo Sabres. And what better place to talk smack (other than right here) than on the superb
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Last season, the Sabres went down in the semi-finals, but they were hurting, having only three healthy defenders by the time they were eliminated. Barring injuries, the Sabres are headed to the finals this year and if you check the Buffalo Sabres Forums you'll see that I'm not alone in this opinion. Daniel Briere had a hat trick last night against Boston and the offense is percolating once again. Buffalo's 197 goals is tops in the league.
Right now, the Sabres have 72 points, the best in the Eastern Conference and right behind league-leader Nashville, with 75. And the Sabres are built for the playoffs. Their home and away records are exactly the same at 17-7-2. Balance, baby, that's where it's at.