The Sabres admitted the obvious today: They made a few mistakes. They needed more experience. The goalie played too much.
But they also were quick to point out their bright spots. They got Jason Pominville cheap (three years, $3.1 million). Derek Roy's 81 points were a bargain for $3 million this year. They aren't Toronto, which is stuck with older players it can't trade. They said, from a business standpoint, they did the right thing with Teppo Numminen.
Did they really have a good year? They went from first overall to 18th. Did they make the right moves recently that will allow them quickly go from 18th back toward first, or were they just trying to deflect attention from the recent failings?
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