Are the Sabres' too serious for their own good? Ville Leino thinks so.
The forward, in his first year with Buffalo, said Tuesday the team is finally having fun. It is also playing well. Those two go hand-in-hand, he says.
"Overall, guys are having a lot more fun out there," Leino said. "Sometimes it seems like, especially around here, I've noticed it gets a little serious. You forget to have fun, and you forget all those things you play hockey for. You get a lot more out of yourself if you're enjoying what you do."