Same feeling every year.
Tonight the Sabres open a new season against a very, very interesting opponent. The Montreal Canadiens had a purge over the summer, losing a dozen or so players to free agency and bringing in a lot of fresh faces. That makes for a very different Montreal playing a very familiar group of Sabres.
The game itself marks the start of a new season of Sabres hockey, but from a philosophical standpoint it also highlights two completely different ways of doing business. Buffalo likes what it has and wants to make it work, and Montreal pushed the reset button.
We know what the Sabres will be made of, but we have no idea what the result will be.
7:00pm we should have our answer.