SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 3: Niklas Backstrom #32 and Justin Falk #44 of the Minnesota Wild defend the net against Joe Pavelski #8 of the San Jose Sharks during an NHL game on April 3, 2013 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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