This time of the hockey year, as you probably know, is one full of predictions... with that said, I have a prediction for you!  I would like to go on record and say the Buffalo Sabres are my choice to be the Cinderella team of the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs.

I don't know about you, but the Sabres' core group has impressed me all season.  Sure, it was an abnormally slow start, but the recovery has been remarkable.  Early on, I thought this Sabres squad would not even be close to the playoff picture, especially after the loss of Derek Roy.  However, Thomas Vanek, Jason Pominville, Brad Boyes (one of the smartest trade deadline acquisitions), along with Drew Stafford (one of the biggest fantasy hockey surprises), make the Sabres offense one of the most balanced in the...

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