Friday, 17 November, 2017

Bylsma, GM Murray fired by Sabres

Tim Murray is out as general manager of the Buffalo Sabres Tim Murray is out as general manager of the Buffalo Sabres
Spencer Simpson | 21 April, 2017, 00:11

The Buffalo Sabres have fired general manager Tim Murray and head coach Dan Bylsma. I want to be a Sabre and I want to be a Sabre for a long time and I want to be a part of Buffalo when we win.

The Sabres were supposed to be on an upward trajectory after the team bottomed out by finishing last in the National Hockey League in both 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons. The Sabres finished last overall in 2014-15 and received the best odds of winning the draft lottery, but they lost out to Edmonton and chose Eichel with the second overall pick. They have four unrestricted free agents to sign, including goalie Robin Lehner and forward Zemgus Girgensons. They went 33-37-1, finished last in the Atlantic Division standings and will now turn to searching for their fifth coach since Lindy Ruff was sacked in February 2013. Murray said Bylsma needed to be more demanding of his players, and noted players needed to be more accountable after a season in which the team collapsed during a 1-5-2 skid that essentially knocked the Sabres out of contention in mid-February. He led the team to the postseason in each of the next five season before being fired after the 2013-14 season.

Murray has been with the Sabres since 2014 while Bylsma joined the team in 2015. The team has not appeared in the Stanley Cup Playoffs since 2011. Bylsma took the helm the next year, replacing Ted Nolan.

"It needs fixing", Murray said.

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