Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Let The Housecleaning Begin In Buffalo

[HT: Buffalo News]

It was only a matter of time after the John Scott incident and this timeless rant...
((HT: NHL on NBC/Fred Murtz))

But, today in Buffalo, it all blew up...

"Last night I relieved Darcy Regier from his duties as Buffalo Sabres general manager and Ron Rolston as head coach," Sabres owner Terry Pegula said at a news conference in First Niagara Center.

In are Pat LaFontaine and Ted Nolan.

LaFontaine will carry the title of President of Hockey Operations and will hire a general manager to oversee the team.

"I can't tell you how excited and ready I am to take this position." LaFontaine said at Wednesday mornings presser.  "...the first thing I wanted to do is something at the player's level. We'll bridge it together."

The culture is about to change in Buffalo.

The Sabres have been god-awful this year.  As of Wednesday Buffalo is 4-15-1 and dead last in the NHL Atlantic Division.

"I don't know there's enough words inside me to express how excited I really am," Nolan said.  

Nolan was head coach of the Sabres for two seasons (1995-96 and 1996-97 seasons) where he led Buffalo to a division title in his final season and won the Jack Adams Award.

Nolan will serve as interim head coach was emotional during the presser.  

Let's just say Tuesday night and Sabres will rock bottom.  

(Thanks WVIB-TV)

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