Shortly after the Florida Panthers fired head coach Bob Boughner on Sunday morning, the Buffalo Sabres relieved Phil Housley of his coaching duties.
Also, since Housley was named coach, here’s where the Sabres rank
Wins: tied for last (56)
Points: 30th (134)
Goals: 30th (405)
Goals against: 2nd most (536)
— 😷 (@BuffaloWins) April 1, 2019
Under two seasons with Housley, the Sabres finished with 62 and 76 points, both not nearly enough for playoff consideration.
Buffalo Sabres General Manager Jason Botterill has announced that Head Coach Phil Housley has been relieved of his duties.
— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) April 7, 2019
It’s a move that had to be made with how poor the Sabres played following the 10-game winning streak.
Up next for the Sabres is to find a replacement. Chris Taylor may be a good bet to fill the role, but we’ll wait and see who else comes up in conversation.
The results in the second half just weren’t there. Our fans expect more and we expect more. Were are all responsible for the success and failures.
“Coaches need to take blame, players need to take blame, management needs to take blame. We didn’t give Phil enough tools, enough players…”
Botterill's answer to if he took any player input into his decision to fire phil housley #sabres pic.twitter.com/vBuOkg2vEw
— Buffalo Hockey moments (@SabresPlays) April 7, 2019