What goes up, must come down. And vice versa.
While a recognizable adage, the notion more so tells the tale of the Buffalo Sabres
, especially the past few years.
After reaching the Eastern Conference Finals in 2006 and 2007, the Sabres failed to make the playoffs the next two seasons, leaving fans, players and management wondering which direction the team was heading in. Fortunately for those involved, the Sabres found their groove and proved to be one of the more consistent teams in the NHL last season, finishing with 100 points.
But while the Sabres went on to capture the Northeast Division title, they were ousted in the first round, upset in six games by a sixth-seeded Boston Bruins