Found January 31, 2013 on NESN.com:
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The Buffalo Sabres got tougher this offseason, and many think that has to do with the defending Northeast Division champion Bruins, who the Sabres continue to chase. Buffalo isn’t just chasing Boston in the standings, though. They also proved last season that they also lack the toughness that has become one of the Bruins’ best traits. The Sabres were criticized far and wide for their reaction to Bruins forward Milan Lucic running Buffalo goalie Ryan Miller in a game early last season. The Sabres didn’t do much respond in that game, with Paul Gaustad challenging Lucic the next time they met. Their other matchups last season featured a handful of fights, all of which felt like Buffalo trying to prove they weren’t going to take it from the B’s or anyone else for that matter. They continued that thinking into the offseason. They added enforcer John Scott, who is essentially a 6-foot-8 brawler on skates, brought in to do two things — fight and make sure no one takes any liberties with Bu...
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