Alright Buffalo Sabres fans you can stop celebrating now, ah who am I kidding this party has been in the waiting for nearly 16 years so keep dancing.
How many of the players were also dancing at the news Ron Rolston and Darcy Regier were no longer in charge? I bet Mikhail Grigorenko is happy. But seriously the Buffalo Sabres still have more than half a season to play and improve on, so after rejoicing early this morning it’s business as usual back in Buffalo.
Darcy Regier leaves as the longest tenured manager in Buffalo Sabres history and one of the longest in NHL history, while Ron Rolston leaves as the shortest tenured coach in team history. After a very rocky start to the season Terry Pegula has decided to go in a new direction with his hockey team and for many fans the decision took long enough. But never-the-less, Darcy Regier is no longer the GM of the Buffalo Sabres. Just let that sink in for a moment.
Rolston will be replaced by Ted Nolan, who previously coached the Sabres from 1995-1997, while the Sabres will not immediately replace Regier. They created a new position- director of hockey operations- for former player and fan favourite Pat LaFontaine who turned down the GM gig.
Today marks a new era for the Buffalo Sabres who will be going forward without Regier at the helm for the first time in 16 years. Sounds like things are about to change in Buffalo.
This poll today is simple; Do you like that the Buffalo Sabres fired both Regier and Rolston? Should one of them have been kept on board a little longer? Vote in the poll and then sound off in the comments your thoughts on the firing of both Rolston and Regier. Also leave your thoughts on the additions of Nolan and LaFontaine.