How Much Time Does Ruff Have Left?

Last year, the Rangers took the eighth spot in the Conference with 93 points. This season, Pittsburgh is on pace to finish 8th with 92 points.

The Sabres are currently in 11th place and on pace to finish with 82 points (less now after Tuesday’s loss). In order to reach the 92 point mark, the Sabres would need to earn 52 points in the final 40 games.

In other words, that’s a record of about 25-13-2 (or something similar), and that’s only IF the final spot in the Conference could be won with 92 points.

A lot needs to happen if the Sabres intend on playing in the postseason.

That’s why I believe Lindy Ruff is on the verge of getting fired.

As much as I like him as a head coach, I think it’s time for him to go, and I think that will happen by the end of this month.

Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.

After the next two games against Toronto and the Islanders, the Sabres have a road trip of death, which I think could be the end for Ruff.

The Sabres have scored 11 goals in the past 7 games. Buffalo plays the best four home teams in the league to start the road trip.

It would take another improbable run to make the playoffs this year.

Buffalo are five points out of the playoffs and still have 40 games to play.

I’m tired of watching this team play. It’s aggravating and depressing.


Kevin Freiheit
Kevin Freiheit
I founded Buffalo Hockey Central in 2008 and have poured hours and hours into this site. Luckily, we have a great team of writers and designers who have helped keep this up and running despite a ton of out-of-pocket costs. We do this because we enjoy it, and we're desperate to see the Sabres win the Cup someday, but they have to make the playoffs first.
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