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Bruins' run foreshadows big, bad future

Here's a great read from today's Boston Globe, albeit a sobering one for Sabres fans. Columnist Tony Massarotti points out that the Bruins -- still one game away from a stunning run to the Eastern Conference finals after Friday night's OT loss in Philly -- are going to be Stanley Cup contenders for years to come thanks to the shrewd trades and drafting of GMs Peter Chiarelli and Mike O'Connell.

And thanks to the brainlock of self-appointed Toronto genius Brian Burke, don't forget that a Boston team on the verge of hockey's final four has the No. 2 pick in this year's draft and is about to add either Tyler Seguin or Taylor Hall, junior standouts destined for NHL stardom.

NHL Central Scouting, in fact, compares Seguin to Steve Yzerman and Hall to Zach Parise. And one of them becomes a Bruin in a few weeks. Oy vey.

The Bruins barely made the playoffs this season as they suffered from injuries and inconsistency in goal. The window of opportunity to get them might have been this year. The Sabres took advantage in the regular season to claim a division title but they didn't finish the job in the postseason when they had the chance. Here's hoping that misstep was a one-time speed bump and not a result the Blue and Gold will be burning over for several years.

---Mike Harrington
(www.twitter.com/bnharrington)

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

@BuffNewsVogl | jvogl@buffnews.com

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

@BNHarrington | mharrington@buffnews.com


Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

@amymoritz | amoritz@buffnews.com

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