DENVER - DECEMBER 23: Matt Duchene #9 of the Colorado Avalanche fires a shot on goal during the pre-game skate to face the Minnesota Wild at the Pepsi Center on December 23, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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