Sure. Why not?
The Boston Bruins will take a step back this year in the Northeast Division. They're not as hungry as last year because they just won the Cup. It's only natural for them to slow down a bit.
The Montreal Canadiens, on the other hand, may be a playoff team but Buffalo edges them in terms of talent.
The Sabres signed Christian Ehrhoff from Vancouver this offseason to bolster their defense. Paired with Tyler Myers, the Sabres can now boast one of the better defensive pairings in the league. It doesn't stop there. Andrej Sekera, Robyn Regehr and Jordan Leopold round out the Sabres sturdy defense.
Offensively, the Sabres went after Ville Leino. Many feel he was overpaid, but when paired with Derek Roy and Thomas Vanek, Leino can really become a huge threat. The Sabres also have solid depth guys like Drew Stafford, Paul Gaustad and Jason Pominville.
Ohm and don't forget Ryan Miller, possibly the best American goaltender of all-time. He'll definitely be on his game all year long for Buffalo.
Expect a strong season from the Sabres, but perhaps a quick postseason exit unless Ryan Miller gets hot. They're in a weak division and they have a solid team, but they're limited. These weaknesses can be exposed in the postseason in a seven-game series.