There’s a saying, Buffalo Sabres fans, that goes something like this:
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are headed.
Deep, I know!
Clearly, the direction the Sabres’ organization was headed in prior to the firing of GM Darcy Regier and head coach Ron Rolston was not a desirable one, so owner Terry Pegula wisely stepped in to help steer the bus before it fell off of a cliff.
However, a dual firing / hiring does not address all of the problems that this Sabres’ roster currently has. Total catastrophe may have been averted – but is this franchise still committed to the journey it began with Regier at the helm? Let’s take a look at a few of the issues that the organization still needs to deal with – consider these the fallout of the Darcy Regier regime.