The Buffalo Sabres have the worst record in hockey. They currently have a record of 4-15-1. So it’s no surprise that this week the organization fired coach Ron Rolston and general manager Darcy Regier, and then hired Ted Nolan as interim coach and Pat LaFontaine as president. LaFontaine played for the Sabres as a center during the 1990s.
Rolston and Regier were let go after their win over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night. Regier had been general manager since 1997. New interim coach Nolan hasn’t been a coach in the NHL since 2008 when he worked for the New York Islanders. He has, however, been coaching for the Latvian national team since 2011.
No one wanted this change more than the Sabres’ fans. The “Fire Darcy” cries were louder than the music at nearly every home game. Owner Terry Pegula finally succumbed to the demands.
“My goals for this organization have not changed,” said Pegula. And that goal is to bring the Stanley Cup home to Buffalo, New York.
What do you think of the coaching change? Is it a good move?