Sooooo I just read on HockeyBuzz that Nolan is INTERIM head coach. I can't imagine that is right, although I am sure the clock is ticking on his tenure. Not sure why, but dude has a shorter shelf life than milk. Have heard the old he threw higher ups under the bus and burnt a lot of bridges rumors, but the guy is clearly too good of a coach to not get more chances. They are already a tougher team to play against.
LaFontaine...look, he is in the John Davidson/Luc Robataille gig. Not the GM...sort of a bridge between as well as, like Luc, the public face who the fans all love. And Buffalo needs some of that. I would imagine they bring in someone after the season is over and it will not be someone with limited experience, they cannot get it wrong again.
Yeah, time to clear the books. They should have some young prospects in the system and should be able to clear salary/restock if they aren't too greedy. Problem with the ballast they need to jettison are the contracts. Patience is necessary, they can get better deals when teams NEED. Yeah Birdman...if Quick is gonna be out for a while the Kings have what it will take(except for salary space) but then you face the issue of Quicks fragile ego if Miller is on the team. I cannot see that happening. Buffalo fans can have a moment of optimism, but this season is still gonna be a long slog. The right moves and this team is right back in it next season.
So does that mean we can expect a higher return for his son?
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#1 " talk is ludicrous. Unless Quick's injury is catastrophic (which I highly doubt) you give Scrivens the reigns and wait for Quick to get back. If history has proven anything it's that Lombardi is not one for knee jerk moves.
Penguins notebook: Sabres shakeup could have impact | TribLIVEJason Botterill will be granted permission to interview with the Buffalo Sabres for their vacant general manager position, sources told the Tribune-Review on Wednesday.
Sleep over at Teds?
and as much as i like Ladd and Byfuglien, he didn't really get the other team he played for's wheels turning.
McKenzie retweeted the 4 supposed candidates - in addition to Dudley and Botterill are Jim Benning and Claude Loiselle.
but Bob also questions with mention of LaFontaine saying something to the effect that one of the candidates has won a Cup... I would imagine that would possibly include Smith or even Joe Nieuwendyk.