A wave of euphoria has swept over Sabres fans this morning as it was announced the Sabres fired Darcy Regier and Ron Rolston last night. Pat LaFontaine has been hired as President of Hockey Operations with Ted Nolan serving as interim coach for the rest of the season.
LaFontaine has a short list of GM candidates, until a new GM is hired he will work day to day with Kevin Devine. Nolan’s main task, according to LaFontaine, is to change the culture of the team. LaFontaine wants the new GM to have freedom to hire a head coach. Pegula said he asked LaFontaine if he could be a GM but LaFontaine said he couldn’t and outlined a role which he was eventually hired for. A very emotional Ted Nolan said all the assistant coaches will remain and stated how happy he is to be back in Buffalo.
The nightmare is over. It’s finally over. Bye Darcy. Sorry you got sucked into this mess coach Rolston.