Chad LaRose of the Carolina Hurricanes fights to keep the puck alive inside the defensive zone of the Atlanta Thrashers during an NHL game on November 9, 2008 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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