It’s official, folks: Pat LaFontaine has resigned from the Sabres and will return to his prior position with the NHL:
— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) March 1, 2014
Original: Things keep getting interesting in the 716, Buffalo Sabres fans.
Just one night removed from shipping long-time goaltender Ryan Miller and fan-favorite/team captain Steve Ott to the St. Louis Blues, there are rumors swirling all over the internet and the Twitterverse that the front office will soon be losing President of Hockey Operations Pat LaFontaine.
As of right now, there are no official details being released by the Buffalo Sabres, but the most recent information I have is that Pat LaFontaine is either being released or is resigning, possibly over the status of interim coach Ted Nolan. There is the possibility that tensions in Buffalo’s front office have arisen due to the Miller-Ott trade that was pulled off yesterday, but current consensus is that neither LaFontaine nor Sabres President Ted Black agree with GM Tim Murray’s decision to bring in a new coaching staff next season.
I’ll keep updating this post when more news breaks, readers!