TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 4: Ryan Shannon #22 of the Tampa Bay Lightning heads to the ice for pre-game skate against the Chicago Blackhawks at the St. Pete Times Forum on November 4, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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