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Rex Ryan predicts playoffs for Sabres

Rex Ryan predicts playoffs for Sabres
Posted at 1:20 PM, Jun 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-01 13:20:06-04

Over the years, Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan has been no stranger to making bold predictions.

Just last year, Ryan predicted that the Bills would make it back to the playoffs, and that the defense would outperform what they did in 2014 -- the year before he got there. And then in the 2011 offseason, Rex Ryan said that his New York Jets would win the Super Bowl that year.

Mind you, none of those three things happened, which has led Rex to take a quieter approach in terms of predictions for the 2016 season. However, that only pertains to his football team, it appears.

The Buffalo Sabres -- the team also owned by Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula -- haven't been to the playoffs over the past five seasons. They've endured a slow rebuild, and showed some real progress last year with a lot of good, young players.

So, when Ryan was asked for his prediction on this year's Stanley Cup Final between the San Jose Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins, he wouldn't bite. But, as Rex Ryan does, he just couldn't help himself when it came to the Sabres.

The Bills will be hoping that Rex can help end their current playoff drought, which is now 16 seasons.

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