NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 05: Ilya Kovalchuk #17 of the New Jersey Devils chats with teammate Zach Parise #9 in warmups prior to playing in his first game as a Devil against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Prudential Center on February 5, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images)
It's not just going to happen on its own. We have to have guys commit to the areas we need to improve on. We're going to be better than last year but there is still a long way to go. But I really like the pieces and where we're headed.
— Sabres forward Tyler Ennis on the progress of Buffalo's rebuilding process