How about Christmas in October?
Because if you believe in either of those two things, my friends, you may be onto something!
So what the hell am I talking about, you ask? Only this:
Sportsnet (Canada) released a report last night that indicated that Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier may be on the hot seat.
Hmmm – maybe I should have encouraged you to have a friend standing by with smelling salts before I dropped that bomb on you.
According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos,
Obviously, they haven’t won a game in seven, they can’t score, and I think in a perfect world, the ownership group in Buffalo would have rather waited until Christmas, but I’m hearing that the decision could come a lot sooner here, and they ultimately will make the change.
Yes Buffalo Sabres fans, there is a Santa Claus!
Watch the video for yourself – I’ll wait:
As much as I have never demanded that any organization fire a coach or a general manager – who am I to demand someone lose a paycheck? – any hockey fan with half of his brains left in his head realizes that the Sabres need to make this change. Just as it was a good idea to let go of long-tenured coach Lindy Ruff, the Sabres need to head in a new direction by hiring a new GM. After all, the team has a new coach and a nice, young core of players who are going to have (hopefully) long and productive careers in the 716. Why hold onto a GM who has failed to produce a team that could seriously contend for Lord Stanley’s Cup during his time with the organization?
So far, this is all speculation, but you better believe we will be following this story closely, so keep checking back in to Sabre Noise for our reaction should this rumor become reality!