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Topic - Darcy Regier
The Buffalo Sabres fired coach Ron Rolston and hired former coach Ted Nolan to replace him.
The Sabres are off to a 4-15-1 start, the worst in franchise history. Buffalo edged Los Angeles 3-2 in a shootout Tuesday night to avoid tying the worst home start in NHL history.
The Buffalo Sabres hired Ron Rolston as head coach after he served the interim position following the firing of Lindy Ruff in February.
After the Buffalo Sabres fired Lindy Ruff in February, they planned on an extensive offseason coaching search.
Lindy Ruff is out as coach in Buffalo, meaning the slow-starting, inconsistent and sometimes lethargic Sabres have now become Ron Rolston's mess to clean up.
Buffalo Sabres coach Lindy Ruff was fired on Wednesday after the team's latest slow start to the season and amid growing criticism from the team's fan base.
Ron Rolston will finish out the season as the Buffalo Sabres interim coach, taking over hours after Lindy Ruff was fired Wednesday amid growing criticism for the team's slow start.
The announcement was made on the team's Twitter account and confirmed by Sabres spokesman Michael Gilbert on Wednesday. Ruff was relieved of his duties shortly after the team held a 90-minute practice, and a day after the Sabres were booed several times by their home fans during a 2-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.
Rookies arrived at NHL camps and made the most of a limited opportunity. With just a week to show what they could do, guys like Alex Galchenyuk of the Montreal Canadiens and Cory Conacher of the Tampa Bay Lighting didn't waste time showing that they belonged.
Don't blink, because you just might miss what few splashes are anticipated to take place in NHL free agency.
The next player to hammer a goaltender outside the crease isn't likely to get off as easily as Milan Lucic.
Two years ago, defenseman Tyler Myers was a fresh-faced 19-year-old unsure if he was even going to make the Buffalo Sabres season-opening roster.
The opportunity to sign Ville Leino was worth more to the Buffalo Sabres than risking a chance to enter the Brad Richards sweepstakes on the first day of the NHL's free-agency period Friday.
Once defenseman Christian Ehrhoff put his round of golf on hold to hear what the Buffalo Sabres had to offer, general manager Darcy Regier was confident he had a shot of signing the player before the start of the NHL's free agency period.
The Sabres have done their part in showing how interested they are in signing free agent-to-be defenseman Christian Ehrhoff.
At the end-of-season news conference last week, Regier said more "suffering" might be in store for Sabres fans before the team can once again be considered a contender.
Leopold was in the final year of his contract and Sabres general manager Darcy Regier said he's focusing on improving the team beyond this season.