Sabres hope to build off strong finish


‘Vanek is far and away the Sabres’ most expensive player after Buffalo was forced last year to match an offer from Edmonton. Vanek was the Sabres’ third-leading scorer with a team-high 36 goals and 64 points. That was a seven-goal, 20-point decline from the previous year. He also dropped from a league-leading plus-47 to minus-5. Getting Vanek back on track will be one of the Sabres’ top priorities.’