Sabres President Ted Black is not one of those people.
This afternoon, through the Buffalo News, Black confirmed that the Buffalo Sabres will be bringing back head coach Lindy Ruff and General Manager Darcy Regier for their 16th season together, keeping them as the longest tenured head coach/GM tandem in the NHL.
“Sometimes success and winning aren’t necessarily the same thing,” said Black. “I think we’re building a successful franchise that can win the Stanley Cup.”
Although the Sabres have missed the playoffs three of the last five years and six of the last ten years, upper management is confident that Ruff and Regier have a good thing going and they do not want to interfere.
In 1148 games as the Sabres head coach, Lindy Ruff has a career record of 565-422-78-83.