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Buffalo Sabres Rebuilding Again After Firing Dan Bylsma and Tim Murray

April 20th, 2017 at 5:53 PM
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Terry Pegula, the owner of the Buffalo Sabres, announced Thursday morning that General Manager Tim Murray and Head Coach Dan Bylsma were fired.

The Buffalo Sabres shocked the NHL world on Thursday morning, by firing both general manager Tim Murray and head coach Dan Bylsma. In a statement, Sabres’ owner Terry Pegula said:

“After reviewing the past season and looking at the future of our organization, Kim and I have decided to relieve General Manager Tim Murray and Head Coach Dan Bylsma of their duties. We want to thank Tim and Dan for their hard work and efforts that they have put in during their tenures with the club. We wish them luck. We have begun the process to fill these positions immediately.”

Murray and Bylsma were tasked with bringing the Sabres on an upward trajectory from rebuild to playoffs, and after three years have failed to do so.

What is interesting is the timing of the announcement. Bylsma spoke to the media after the season ended, as did Murray, who was particularly non-committal on his or Bylsma’s future, saying only that they were in their jobs as of ‘today’.

By letting Murray and Bylsma face the media and go through the exit-interviews, it seemed as though there was a chance they would …

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