SAN JOSE, CA - NOVEMBER 26: Goaltender Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks lets the puck slip under him for a goal off the stick of Manny Malhotra #27 of the Vancouver Canucks at HP Pavilion at San Jose on November 26, 2011 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/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