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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.
Ron Rolston has little time to worry that his job title with the Buffalo Sabres is no different than his current place of residence: They're both temporary.
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.
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.
"The process of changing the habits and the details is going to take time, and right now in those situations, we tend to resort back to what we're used to," Rolston explained. "What I do like is that we're much more resilient as a team. I mean, early, when I first got here, that would've crushed us at that point in terms of team psyche."
"If you look at the grand picture, you can just get overwhelmed by it," Rolston said. "I just try to live in the moment, enjoy where I'm at, enjoy the challenge, and just try to make it better."