November 13, 2013

Buffal Sabres announce Ted Nolan as head coach, Pat LaFontaine as president of hockey operations: "Last night I relieved Darcy Regier from his duties as Buffalo Sabres general manager and Ron Rolston as head coach," Sabres owner Terry Pegula said at a press conference at First Niagara Center.

Pegula announced the creation of a new title in the Sabres organization, president of hockey operations, which will be filled by LaFontaine. Ted Nolan was named interim head coach effective today.

posted by tommytrump to hockey at 12:00 PM - 2 comments

Pat LaFontaine and Ted Nolan are in Buffalo?

posted by grum@work at 01:32 PM on November 13

The Sabres had to do something. The Rolston hiring after he served as interim last year made no sensethey signed him to the full-time gig before they looked at any other candidates (almost like they felt he'd be a hot commodity around the league). They paid for it by being the most non-aggressive team in hockey.

As for Regier, this was a move that should have been made 5 or more years ago.

I fully expect the Sabres to show a bit more tenacity on the ice with Nolan. Having tickets for Friday night against the Leafs is much more appealing to me now than it was yesterday. Maybe Buffalo will actually win their second home game! (pathetic).

posted by dyams at 07:43 PM on November 13

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