The Buffalo Sabres may be the worst team in the NHL; that is a fact. However today Sabres owner Terry Pegula has made it clear that while this is a rebuild being a laughing-stock is not okay.
The Sabre have fired head coach Ron Rolston, and long time GM Darcy Regier. Fans of the Sabre will welcome back to the Blue and Gold two blue-collar hard-working people. Pat LaFontaine was named President of Hockey Operations, and Ted Nolan will once again be behind the Sabres bench as head coach. The Sabres needed a change, and fans were getting sick and tired of waiting for something to happen. It appears that the no-show out West and being out played again last night was the straw that broke Pegula’s back. It’s great that Terry Pergula finally saw the light, but this is his fault too.
This may not have been the move people saw coming, but let’s rejoice in the fact that changes were finally made, and the owner finally acted like the owner. This move puts every player under contract with the Sabre on notice. It lets fans know the Sabres front office will not allow the on ice product to simple not try.
“Hopefully I can bring some credibility back into this organization,” Nolan said. “I’m really looking forward to it.” ESPN.go.com
There was a time in Buffalo Sabres history that they were called the hardest working team in hockey. There was a time that the community and players wore the Blue and Gold with pride. Hopefully with these firings the Sabres and their fans are inching closer to that time again.
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