It’s been hard to watch Head Coach Ralph Krueger and the Buffalo Sabres. The post-game pressers and the on-ice performance of the team finally became too much for the organization.
Head coach Ralph Krueger has been relieved of his duties. pic.twitter.com/IymNcxg7B3
— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) March 17, 2021
Krueger coached 97 games for the Sabres, and they had a 36-49-12 record over that time. Only 26 regulation wins in 97 games, along with a 12-game losing streak might get any coach fired.
Assistant coach Don Granato is expected to take on the Interim Head Coach role.
The Sabres have also fired assistant coach Steve Smith.
BREAKING: I've learned Don Granato will be the #Sabres interim coach and Steve Smith has also been fired. Development coaches Matt Ellis and Dan Girardi are going to be behind the bench as assistants.
— Mike Harrington (@ByMHarrington) March 17, 2021
GM Kevyn Adams is scheduled to speak to the media at 11:30 a.m. today. We’ll update this throughout the day with more info.