I think they will eventually get it right. They are clearly committed to building a winner.Adios Wowie Housley.
It’s surprising to me how piss poorly run the Sabres are. The Pegulas have really crapped the bed in so many ways with the Sabres that it’s actually impressive.
Terry started out as fanboy, attempted to bring in a hockey guy (LaFontaine) to right the ship, and now has Kim stirring the brew. What a train wreck
Sabres issues go beyond coaching. Bylsma was a good coach with a really crappy team.I think they will eventually get it right. They are clearly committed to building a winner.
They have some talent in place. Which is a good start and should attract quality coaches.
Firing Housley shows me that they aren’t afraid to admit mistakes and keep churning for the right coach. Similar to firing Rex quickly even tho they had said that they value continuity. If it’s not working they are willing to scrap it - even if there is some egg on their face.
I am not sold on Botterill either. Word was that he and Housely were not communicating at all. No way to run a sports club.Sabres issues go beyond coaching. Bylsma was a good coach with a really crappy team.
I think the Bills have benefited from the Pegulas’ screw ups with the Sabres. They seem to be doing a much better job of putting football people in charge and giving them space to operate.
They need to follow the model used by other successful NHL franchises (President Hockey Ops, GM, coach). Hiring Botterill as a first time GM without a seasoned hockey guy overseeing him is starting to look like a mistake.
I agree they’ll eventually get it right but the continued coaching churn with a green GM doesn’t make it as attractive as it could be.
Shared vision is precisely what the Sabres have been missing since the Pegulas bought them.I am not sold on Botterill either. Word was that he and Housely were not communicating at all. No way to run a sports club.
Beane and McDermott are green too - but they have a shared vision.
Botterill can’t blow this hire.