The Ducks and Senators made it all the way to the Cup finals without making a blockbuster deadline deal. Could that success ultimately kill the entire concept of the big trade?
While you don't have to root for the Sabres to win the Cup or the East finals, you should at least appreciate what the team represents: a little excitement.
Ray Emery is the NHLer who refuses to fit in, yet refuses to be typecast as the rebel. He may not let us in, but he is on the verge of reaching the Cup finals.
The same question keeps creeping up on the Sabres: where's their A game? Damien Cox has a list of ways for them to find it.