If Wednesday’s reports about Jack Eichel and Dan Bylsma were shocking, Thursday’s announcement might have topped that.
Terry Pegula and the Buffalo Sabres have relieve both Bylsma and general manger Tim Murray of their duties.
“After reviewing the past season and looking at the future of our organization, Kim & I decided to relieve Tim Murray and head coach Dan Bylsma. Want to thank Tim and Dan for their hard work and efforts they have put in during their tenures with the club.”
Pegula will address the media on Friday at 10 a.m. and says the team has begun the process to fill these positions immediately.
The Sabres have a lot of work ahead of them now. Murray was handling a rebuild and brought in some big names. A new GM may have different ideas and could make some changes as well.
Robin Lehner’s future with the team could be in jeopardy as Murray may have been his biggest supporter.
Former coach Lindy Ruff was recently relieved of his duties in Dallas.
Other coaches who are out there as candidates: