This Sabres' team is enigmatic, to say the least. The first half of the year was worst than the fans are accustomed to and the slump went well into 2012.
Now, the team has turned a corner and the Sabres have re-embodied their warrior spirit and are toiling powerfully towards the playoffs.
They currently sit at 11th place in the Eastern Conference just three points out of the playoffs.
For the average fan, all of this is good news and the team couldn't have kicked it into gear at a better time of the year. However, this can be more damaging for the team in the long run.
Teams like the Edmonton Oilers that make Cinderella runs for the Stanley Cup Finals, like the one in 2005-2006, usually end up pretty far down the standings less than a decade later.
The Sabres have been a fringe team for the better part of the last decade and the franchise hasn't reached the finals since the whole Brett Hull debacle.
To win now further delays the process of rebuilding that this franchise needs in order to crack the top echelon of the NHL, something that new owner Terry Pegula is adamant about.
Here are four reasons why the Sabres are winning at the wrong time.