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#1 cusimano_brothers

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 12:52 PM

From Buffalo News:

 

 

And the news we've all been waiting for -- Darcy Regier and Ron Rolston are out and Pat LaFontaine and Ted Nolan are in.

"Last night I relieved Darcy Regier from his duties as Buffalo Sabres general manager and Ron Rolston as head coach," Sabres owner Terry Pegula said at a press conference at First Niagara Center.

Pegula announced the creation of a new title in the Sabres organization, president of hockey operations, which will be filled by LaFontaine. Ted Nolan was named interim head coach effective today.

 

 

A step in the right direction; at least it's a start.


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 12:54 PM

Step 2: get something for Miller while you still can.
Step 3: profit?

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 12:54 PM

lol looks good on them. Half the population of Buffalo was blaming Ruff for them sucking.



#4 cusimano_brothers

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 01:00 PM

And the other half knew the real reason:

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#5 St. Michael (the Red Wing)

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 01:03 PM

When was the last time Ted Nolan coached in the NHL again??



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 01:09 PM

When was the last time Ted Nolan coached in the NHL again??

NHL?  2008.  He's been in the AHL and Latvia since.



#7 cusimano_brothers

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 01:21 PM

What else has kept him busy is The Ted Nolan Foundation; from Wikipedia:

 

Ted is very active in his foundation, the Ted Nolan Foundation “Through the philosophy of healthy lifestyle, the Ted Nolan Foundation is committed to the healing process to renew and revitalize the mind, body and spirit of our young people. We will explore to help us train a new cadre of Aboriginal leaders today, to take their rightful place in Canadian society tomorrow. We will help develop programs at the community level for First Nations youth in communities no matter how isolated or poverty stricken. We will raise scholarship funds for First Nation women wishing to complete their education.”

 

Plus, he's a former Red Wing; that counts for something, right?


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 02:39 PM

I didn't look to verify this actually happened but allegedly a few games ago Rolston benched his first line for the entire third period.

 

I get trying to send a message, but then there's also making at least a half-hearted attempt to compete in the game.  And that's not going to happen with the entire first line on the bench for a whole period.



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 03:18 PM

Finally, Regier ran the team into the ground. Always nice to see consequences for GMs that deserve it.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 03:23 PM

Good for Sabres fans, they deserve much better - or, at least, progressive-minded change. The improvement part remains to be seen.


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 03:51 PM

Step 2: get something for Miller while you still can.
Step 3: profit?

 

Come on if you're going to reference a joke do it right lol

 

Step 1: Collect draft picks.

Step 2: ?

Step 3: Profit


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 06:08 PM

Nice to see Ted Nolan back at the NHL level...Personally - I got the impression he was screwed over...Hopefully he can right that sinking ship in Buffalo.



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 06:14 PM

Yea that's great and all, but what's step 2?????? Hey guys, what's step 2???

 
Come on if you're going to reference a joke do it right lol
 
Step 1: Collect draft picks.
Step 2: ?
Step 3: Profit



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 06:42 PM

Haven't heard Nolan's name in quite some time.



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 08:00 PM

How long before Stafford gets traded? And can we have him?

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 08:56 PM

 
Come on if you're going to reference a joke do it right lol
 
Step 1: Collect draft picks.
Step 2: ?
Step 3: Profit

Lol I had that typed out, probably word for word.. but the first step was mentioned in the OP so Idk, close enough :P

Edited by amato, 13 November 2013 - 08:57 PM.

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#17 cusimano_brothers

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 07:50 AM

Nolan says John Scott plays Friday. "I'm looking forward to it."

 

Nolan also said he WILL entertain the idea of bringing Patrick Kaleta back. #Sabres

 
Give the fans what they want (?).

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 08:27 AM

I think the Sabres despite the on ice product are in great hands, this Pegula guy really reminds me of Mr. I and the fans there deserve that. The timing may be odd but sometimes a change of culture is needed.

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 09:33 AM

Sabres have nothing to lose, whatever they do will probably result in an improvement.  :lol:


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:47 PM

They need an elevator system that works at the First Niagara Center so there isn't a repeat of this.  

Nolan's comments come leading up to the upcoming home and home games between Buffalo and Toronto, starting Friday.


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