PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 22: Ilya Kovalchuk #17 of the New Jersey Devils moves the puck up ice in front of Chris Kunitz #14 and Jordan Staal #11 of the Pittsburgh Penguins on October 22, 2011 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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