Well Buffalo Sabres fans, how does it feel waking up on this Thursday morning knowing that for the first time in 16 years Darcy Regier is no longer the general manager of the Buffalo Sabres? To make things even better for you this morning he also took Ron Rolston out-of-town with him. I think most Sabres fans can agree it’s been a very good 24 hours.
Have you stopped cheering yet? The new- old- guys in town are Pat LaFontaine as president of hockey operations and Ted Nolan as head coach. Those names sound familiar? You can vote in a poll about whether the Sabres made the right decision here or read a thank you letter to Terry Pegula here. Now on to the rest of the NHL as we get you caught up on the world of hockey.
We all knew the Buffalo Sabres were losing and many expected them to, so that’s not why there needed to be a change. There needed to be a change because of the way the Sabres were losing. [Die By the Blade]
As you’ve probably heard by now Steven Stamkos broke his tibia earlier this week and underwent surgery to fix the injury on Tuesday. Normal recovery from this kind of injury is anywhere from 8-12 weeks, yet he hasn’t been ruled out for Team Canada. [CBC]
The Buffalo Sabres made a lot of good moves in the right direction yesterday by ending Darcy Regier’s tenure in Buffalo, but the biggest moves are still to come as they look to enter the rebuilding waves. [Bleacher Report]
Carter Hutton is no longer getting the job done between the pipes for the Nashville Predators and with Pekka Rinne on the shelf long-term the Predators are now exploring trade options. *cough* Ryan Miller *cough* [On the Forecheck]
Do you enjoy seeing NHL players compete in the winter Olympics every so often? Well that all may be changing as Gary Bettman is in favour of a World Cup [Toronto Star]
NHL GM’s are willing to adapt changes to overtime in order to limit the number of shootouts. Finally am I right? [NHL]