Part 2 of our Buffalo Sabres preview looks at a projected roster and salary cap situation for the team that finished dead last in the league last season:
EXTRAS – Brian Flynn
The Sabres were woeful last season, finishing last in goals for. Adding some veterans like Gionta and Mitchell might help the learning curve of the young players, but they will not add much offense themselves. They seem to be a placeholder until the likes of Girgensons, Foligno and Grigorenko mature and can hold down top 6 roles. Not included on this list is Sam Reinhart, the 2nd overall pick who could very well be in the opening day lineup for the Sabres with a solid training camp. The 13 forwards on the roster account for just over $35M in cap space.