Nov 12, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres head coach Ron Rolston watches game action against the Los Angeles Kings during the first period at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Darcy Regier and Ron Rolston Fired by Buffalo Sabres

GM Darcy Regier and Head Coach Ron Rolston are out in Buffalo. The Buffalo Sabres have removed two key pieces to the puzzle and brought back Pat LaFontaine as the new President of Hockey Operations, according to

Regier was the 4th-longest tenured GM in the NHL. After serving as the Sabres general manager for 17 years, Regier will now be looking for work. Along with him goes Rolston who was given a permanent head coach position in the off-season after replacing Lindy Ruff when he was let go last spring.

The Sabres failure to make the playoffs last season and their 4-15-1 start to this year’s campaign is a big reason for cleaning shop, and it usually starts with the coach, but him and the GM in the same day? Now that’s a statement; a franchise-altering statement. It’s too early to determine what it will do to the team on the ice, or off for that matter, but with an atrocious record to date, how much more could it hurt?

As an immediate replacement for Rolston, the team reportedly re-hired former coach Ted Nolan. Stat-tuned for more on the TMMOTS site.

What are you initial reactions? Was it the right move by a the troubled organization? Leave your thoughts below.

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