Originally written January 19, 2013 on Buffalo Wins:
Heather B. : I know we're all angry about the lockout - GRRR! ARGH! - but I'm secretly excited about a half season.  82 games is too many.  48 games has the potential to be really fun.  The timeline is just compressed enough that it's kind of hard to predict what's going to happen.  A goalie getting hot for 15 games could carry a team to a pretty high seed.  A scorer going cold for 10 games could leave a team scrambling.  A vital player making a 3 week visit to IR could be the death knell for the season.  Throw in the fact that so much about the Sabres is unknown - Will Grigorenko shine in the bigs?  WIll Hodgson develop some chemistry with his wingers? - and I think it's crazy to make any real predictions.  I'll play along though.  I think the Sabres finish 5th in the East and win the first round of the playoffs. Frank: I'm predicting that the 2013* Sabres make me a first line alcoholic as my beloved Amerks drop to the bottom of the conference. Sol...
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