Sabres: Buffalo Fires Botterill, Cleans House

The Buffalo Sabres have cleaned house, firing general manager Jason Botterill and a small army of other organizational staff Tuesday. Buffalo team owners Terry and Kim Pegula had initially stated about three weeks ago that they’d be retaining the services of the now-former general manager, but Tuesday marked a significant reversal of course – andContinue reading “Sabres: Buffalo Fires Botterill, Cleans House”

Sabres: Buffalo Hires Ralph Krueger as New Head Coach

The Buffalo Sabres have hired Ralph Krueger as their new head coach. The team made the announcement Wednesday. “Throughout his career, Ralph has shown the ability to adapt to a variety of high-pressure environments while leading some of the world’s elite players,” Sabres general manager Jason Botterill said. “His strong communication skills, leadership and diverseContinue reading “Sabres: Buffalo Hires Ralph Krueger as New Head Coach”

Sabres: Buffalo Fires Phil Housley

The Buffalo Sabres have parted ways with head coach Phil Housley. On the same day the Florida Panthers gave Bob Boughner his walking papers and the Los Angeles Kings decided Willie Desjardins wouldn’t be back, the Sabres are in the mix by firing their second-year coach. Buffalo may have finished the 2018-2019 regular season withContinue reading “Sabres: Buffalo Fires Phil Housley”

Sabres: Jeff Skinner is Thriving in Buffalo

Friday was a very good day for Jeff Skinner, at least in the aggregate. The Toronto-born winger made his return to the Carolina Hurricanes for the first time since being traded to the Buffalo Sabres in August and it was darn sure personal. Granted, his Sabres lost to the hosts by a final score ofContinue reading “Sabres: Jeff Skinner is Thriving in Buffalo”

Sabres: Is Buffalo for Real?

This season has, thus far, turned out to be full of surprises. Among the many surprises, count the Buffalo Sabres. The Sabres polished off their ninth win in a row Saturday night, defeating the Detroit Red Wings 3-2. They’re set to face the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday and will be searching for their 10thContinue reading “Sabres: Is Buffalo for Real?”