I think the Sabres are actually 2-4 in Conference Finals (1975, 1980, 1998, 1999, 2006, 2007).
That article doesn't include Mittelstadt, Kane, Baptiste, and Davidsson. Here are my top 12 forwards in a few years:
Mittelstadt - Eichel - Nylander
Kane - Reinhart - Okposo
Asplund - O'Reilly - Baptiste
Davidsson - Girgensons - Bailey
That looks incredibly strong to me. Possibly the best in the entire league if all 12 reach their talent projections? Or am I being a homer?
I agree that looks good. I'd say thought that with the exception of Mittelstadt, it's very similar to the one posted in the article, though. Basically, I don't see a discernible difference between Pu/Fasching and Davidsson/Baptiste. Kane for Larsson is a nice upgrade, though.
Basically, I think the article's lineup looks a heck of a lot better with only one simple addition, that of Mittelstadt.