Five volatile situations ready to blow

Handful of young and veteran teams under immense pressure to win now

Updated: October 1, 2013, 11:52 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

What to do with high-priced star players, underachieving talent and new front-office demands? Scott Burnside looks at five hairy situations heading into the season.

Buffalo Sabres

No team has done less with more the past three seasons or so than the Buffalo Sabres. Indeed, it's more than a little mindboggling that an NHL team suddenly gets a dream owner like Terry Pegula (i.e., one who wants to win and is willing to spend to achieve that goal) after years of crippling ...

Read full story


Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.