It’s difficult to say which is harder to believe: all the stuff that happened to the Sabres in 2013 or the fact they’re ending the year feeling good about things. This calendar year was as mind-blowing as they come for Buffalo’s hockey team. In order, there was: • The lockout. • The firing of coach Lindy Ruff. • The trades of numerous veterans, including captain Jason Pominville. • Booing. • A 23rd-place finish. • An organizational policy of “suffering.” • Historically bad hockey. • More booing.