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No Longer Interim Coach, Ted Nolan Looks to Build Buffalo Sabres into a Winner
March 31st, 2014 at 8:52 PM
Despite enduring their worst season in team history, Ted Nolan is not worried about the future of the Buffalo Sabres. The Sabres removed the interim tag today, signing Nolan to a three-year contract as head coach.  ***PHOTO1*** "In order to turn it around, its going to take some time, patience, and understanding,...

Buffalo Sabres Make Ted Nolan Permanent Head Coach
March 31st, 2014 at 11:15 AM
The Buffalo Sabres officially removed the "interim" tag from coach Ted Nolan's title this morning.   The team announced an extension for Nolan, who took over Nov. 13 for Ron Rolston, who was fired along with General Manager Darcy Regier after Buffalo got off to a franchise-worst 4-15-1 start. He's gone 16-30-8...

Buffalo Sabres Reportedly Sign Coach Ted Nolan to Extension
March 29th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres interim coach Ted Nolan finally appears set to remove the "interim" part of his title. Sportsnet reported the Sabres and Nolan have agreed upon a three-year extension that will formally be announced next week. ***PHOTO1*** Nolan took over Nov. 13 after the Sabres fired Ron Rolston. He's gone 16-30-7 in that...

How the Buffalo Sabres Fared at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
February 23rd, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Four members of the Buffalo Sabres took part in the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Here is how they did. ***PHOTO1*** RYAN MILLER: Started one game in goal for Team USA. He made 17 saves in a 5-1 win over Slovenia. He was a backup for the other five games. The U.S. team...

Buffalo Sabres’ Ted Nolan Seems to Be the Answer Behind the Bench – for Now
January 20th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Whether Buffalo Sabres interim coach Ted Nolan has done enough to earn the job full-time remains to be seen. But what he's gotten out of the club through 27 games this season is, historically speaking, about what he will get out of any team. Nolan is 9-12-6 since taking over the...

Buffalo Sabres Name Randy Cunneyworth Special Assistant for Rochester Americans
January 11th, 2014 at 11:27 AM
The Buffalo Sabres have announced that former Sabre Randy Cunneyworth has been named a special assistant and player development coach for the Rochester Americans. This role will include developing the young talent in Rochester while being a liaison to the Buffalo Sabres.  “This is an exciting opportunity to fully utilize all...

Phil Kessel Suspended Three Preseason Games for Role in Buffalo Sabres Brawl; Ron Rolston Fined
September 24th, 2013 at 7:10 PM
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel will sit out the rest of the preseason for his role in Sunday's brawl against the Buffalo Sabres, while Buffalo coach Ron Rolston was fined for his part in the melee.   ***PHOTO1***   Kessel received a three-game preseason sentence Tuesday. He was not suspended for any regular...

Buffalo Sabres to Host Scrimmage as Part of Saturday Practice
September 14th, 2013 at 8:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres will take part in another public scrimmage during today's training camp practice.   Sessions at the First Niagara Center start at 8:45 a.m. The scrimmage takes place at 11:15 a.m.   ***PHOTO1***   The Sabres opened camp Wednesday. After Saturday's sessions, they skate Sunday morning and then depart for Sunday's preseason opener at...

Buffalo Sabres Round Out Coaching Staff with UB Alum Jerry Forton
August 26th, 2013 at 8:17 AM
Buffalo Sabres coach Ron Rolston has completed his coaching staff, hiring Jerry Forton as his third assistant. ***PHOTO1*** Forton comes over from Harvard, where he spent two seasons. He went to school at the University at Buffalo - where he played soccer - and has also worked at Niagara University and UMass-Lowell. The...

Rochester Americans Make Chadd Cassidy Permanent Head Coach
July 13th, 2013 at 7:53 AM
The Buffalo Sabres have made Chadd Cassidy the permanent coach of the Rochester Americans. The 40-year-old joined Ron Rolston's staff as an assistant in the 2011-12 season, his first season in pro hockey. He was elevated to interim coach Feb. 20 after Rolston filled the vacancy left by Lindy Ruff and...

Buffalo Sabres Name Joe Sacco Assistant Coach
July 2nd, 2013 at 7:03 PM
The Buffalo Sabres named Joe Sacco their new assistant coach Tuesday, just hours after saying it would take about a week to round out Ron Rolston's staff.   Sacco spent the past four seasons as coach of the Colorado Avalanche. He went 130-134-30 there with one playoff appearance and was a finalist...

Buffalo Sabres’ Ron Rolston Overcomes Lack of NHL Experience with Strong Leadership Skills
May 12th, 2013 at 12:00 PM
Before accepting the position of interim coach for the Buffalo Sabres in February, Ron Rolston did not have a single game of NHL experience as either a player or a coach. But for the rest of the season Rolston displayed surprisingly strong leadership skills and did not shy away from...

Ron Rolston Should Make Buffalo Sabres Rebuilding Phase Easier
May 8th, 2013 at 9:35 AM
Fans may not like the lack of change behind the bench after the Buffalo Sabres finished their lull season, but Ron Rolston may still be the most sensible choice as the team's 16th head coach. ***PHOTO1*** Rolston posted a 15-11-5 record in 31 games, which is slightly under .500 when the overtime losses are...

Buffalo Sabres Coaching Job Full, but Fate of Rochester Americans Coach Still Unknown
May 7th, 2013 at 7:34 PM
The Buffalo Sabres determined Tuesday Ron Rolston will stay on as head coach for them full-time. But what will happen with his old post as head of the AHL's Rochester Americans is still unclear. Rolston was named the blue and gold's 16th permanent coach Tuesday after going 15-11-5 as interim coach...

Ron Rolston Named Head Coach of Buffalo Sabres
May 7th, 2013 at 1:51 PM
In a press conference Tuesday, Sabres' GM Darcy Regeir named interim head coach Ron Rolston the team's new head coach moving forward. Rolston, who took over for Lindy Ruff halfway through the season, posted a winning record as the team's head coach despite losing some key components along the way.  ***PHOTO1*** After the...

Buffalo Sabres Change Little in Lindy Ruff, Ron Rolston Transition
February 20th, 2013 at 8:51 PM
It was pretty evident that the Buffalo Sabres needed to make a change, especially after the team's terrible 2-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets Tuesday. ***PHOTO1*** So in response to the team's lackluster performance, the Sabres fired long-time head coach Lindy Ruff and turned the reigns over to Ron Rolston, who was...

Former Buffalo Sabres Coach Lindy Ruff Had Hall of Fame-worthy Run
February 20th, 2013 at 7:26 PM
The Buffalo Sabres ended coach Lindy Ruff's 16-year tenure Wednesday. Despite what some fans may say - especially those who only remember the most recent frustrations - the outgoing coach enjoyed enough success to make him worthy of the Hockey Hall of Fame even if he does not land another...

Buffalo Sabres Replace Lindy Ruff as Coach with Ron Rolston on Interim Basis
February 20th, 2013 at 5:35 PM
The Buffalo Sabres have replaced Lindy Ruff as head coach with Ron Rolston - at least for now. General Manager Darcy Regier said the coach of the AHL's Rochester Americans will take over the head job for the rest of the season on an interim basis. Rolston was on his way...

Who’s Next to Coach the Buffalo Sabres?
February 20th, 2013 at 4:19 PM
The Buffalo Sabres are, for the first time since the Clinton Administration, in the market for a head coach. The club fired Lindy Ruff on Wednesday. ***PHOTO1*** Here is a look at some of the candidates on the market (guaranteed Ruff will be a candidate for any and every opening leaguewide). Marc Crawford...

Buffalo Sabres Fire Coach Lindy Ruff
February 20th, 2013 at 3:32 PM
The Buffalo Sabres made the move Wednesday fans thought would never come, firing coach Lindy Ruff. ***PHOTO1*** Ruff had been the longest-tenured coach in the NHL and in Sabres history, taking the helm prior to the 1997-98 season. He had career record of 558-442 with 78 ties and 83 overtime losses. His...