Harry Neale Gone From Buffalo

It appears that the Buffalo Sabres are parting ways with broadcaster Harry Neale – just after the long time announcer was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as this years Foster Hewitt recipient.


Neale was doing color commentary alongside Rick Jeanneret – but was demoted last season to a member of the broadcast crew.

Could the Buffalo Sabres have offered him even a lesser position that he refused to take on?  One of my favorite tweets from last year was, “two minutes with Harry Neale is 2 minutes 2 long.”

It is interesting that Harry and the Buffalo Sabres part ways at this juncture in the off season.  Could the bringing on of Dan Dunleavy have something to do with the team parting ways with Neale?

Neale was brought on to the Buffalo Sabres staff to replace Jim Lorentz after the 2006-2007 season ended.

What’s next for Harry Neale?  Possibly retirement – or is there another team in the league looking to cash in on the quality content that is a Harry Neale broadcast?

An interesting move for the Buffalo Sabres as well – they had the chance to come into this season with two Foster Hewitt Memorial recipients doing their broadcast, but instead decide to part ways with Neale.

What says you Buffalo Sabres fans – good move by the team?

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