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Amerks Coach Ron Rolston To Be Named Coach At Presser

Reports out of Rochester are saying that Amerks Head Coach Ron Rolston is on his way to Buffalo to become Head Coach of The Sabres. It is not know if it is going to be interim or full time head coach

Here Is Some Bullet-Points from Darcy Regier’s Press Conference Today:

  • Lindy Ruff has been Relieved As Head Coach Of the Buffalo Sabres
  • Darcy Thanked Lindy for Coaching the Sabres for the Last 16 Years
  • Amerks Head Coach Ron Rolston has been Named Interim Head Coach
  • Rolston Will Coach The Reminder Of The Season
  • Rolston and Regier are on their way to Toronto to meet with Team
  • Regier Made His Decision Based on lack of progress by the team
  • The Decision was made today with talks going on between Darcy and Lindy during Practice and Lindy’s Super Sunday Talk with High School Kids
  • Claimed That The Media Took his comments about not Firing Ruff out of context
  • The Loss To the Winnipeg Jets Last Night was the tipping point on his decision
  • Said it was his decision alone to fire Lindy Ruff. Wasn’t Told by Terry Pegula, Ted Black, or Ken Sawyer to fire Lindy
  • Isn’t Worried About His Own Future
  • Lots of Unknowns on the team
  • Saying players have to start producing. Called out the Ennis, Stafford, and Foligno Line for not producing
  • Said Lindy Never Lose the team with respect to communication, just didn’t translate on the ice
  • Lindy found out when he got home after practice. Once Ruff found out Lindy Returned to the Arena to say goodbye to the team
  • Thinks that the players will respond
  • Rolston Coaching Style is different from Lindy, but not drastically
  • Kevin Porter has been recalled from Rochester

Sabres Fire Coach Lindy Ruff, Presser At 5:00 PM

Today The Buffalo Sabres have Fired Head Coach Lindy Ruff. Press Conference will be held at 5:00 PM at First Niagara Center. It is unclear if the Sabres will name a replacement at that time. TSN Insider Bob McKenzie hasĀ  tweeted that it is likely that Rochester Amerks Head Coach Ron Rolston will be named the interim head coach.

Reports out of Rochester Say that Ron Rolston will be Named Interim Coach

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