BUFFALO -- Expectations can be a funny thing.
Before the season began for the Buffalo Sabres, it was expected by most outside of the organization they would be one of the worst teams in the NHL, and would be a season-long contender to earn the first pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.
Through the first month and a half of the season, the Sabres fit that description perfectly. Buffalo won three of the first 18 games and appeared to be well on the way to having the best shot to select Connor McDavid.
“We obviously didn't get the start we wanted this season but we stuck with it,” Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers said. “We stuck with coming to the rink trying to improve every day. We knew it wasn't going to be a quick fix, we just had to keep doing the right things, the little things, and it's been a lot better of late for sure, but there's always room for improvement.”