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Tim Murray Named New Sabres GM, Craig Patrick Named Special Assistant and Advisor

The Sabres have announced that Tim Murray will be the new Sabres GM. Murray was assistant general manager with the Ottawa Senators under his uncle Brian Murray. Murray also has been with the Red Wings, Panthers, Ducks, and Rangers in Scouting Roles.

In the most shocking news of the day the Sabres have also brought in Craig Patrick to be a special assistant and advisor. Patrick was an assistant coach and general manager of the 1980 USA gold medal winning olympic hockey team. In 1981 Patrick became General manager of the New York Rangers. He was also head coach of the Rangers for the 80-81 season and 84-85 season. After leaving the Rangers Patrick was hired by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1989. Murray would be the GM of the Penguins from 1989-2006 in that time would build 2 stanley cup winners. Patrick was also vital in the Penguins rebuild that would lead to the Penguins winning the stanley cup in 2009. He was also coach of the penguins for the 89-90 and 96-97 seasons.

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