BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 29: Young fans cheer for Cody McCormick #8 of the Buffalo Sabres as he heads to the ice for warmups prior to playing the Florida Panthers at First Niagara Center on October 29, 2011 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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