Well the Buffalo Sabres appear to have news to share to the world this morning as they have issued an advisory for all media about a press conference this morning at 11:30 at First Niagara Centre. While this press conference could be about anything- Randy Cunneyworth‘s promotion- everything leads us to believe it’s news about the new Buffalo Sabres general manager.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) January 9, 2014
According to Bob McKenzie of TSN the press conference will be to announce Tim Murray as the new GM of the Buffalo Sabres. With the
announcement coming today the meeting between Murray and Pegula must have gone well yesterday.
Pat LaFontaine will step back into his role as Hockey Operations manager after Tim Murray is announced as the GM later this morning. As a result we should hear less from LaFontaine and more from Murray as the season progresses.
Tim Murray is currently the assistant general manager of the Ottawa Senators, but the Senators chose not to hold him back when the Buffalo Sabres came knocking and when the Boston Bruins took Jim Benning off the table, Murray became the man for the Sabres.
Tim Murray should officially be announced as the new Buffalo Sabres GM at an 11:30 press conference this morning. You should be able to catch a stream to the press conference on the Buffalo Sabres website.