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On Wednesday, Buffalo Sabres head coach, Lindy Ruff, was fired by the National Hockey League after 16 years of being with the team.
Yahoo! News reports on Thursday the coach of Rochester Americans, Ron Rolston, will be the interim coach for the team, as well as, the rest of the season. If the team continues to do well, Rolston will have the opportunity to become head coach for the Sabres.
According to The Examiner, Darcy Regier, the general manager of the Buffalo Sabres, were confident in choosing Rolston after seeing his coaching style against Hamilton onTuesday.
Regier states it was a difficult decision to fire Ruff, but the team’s results were not progressing. The Sabres had lost two out of three games last weekend.
The owner of the Sabres, Terry Pegula, had this to say about firing Ruff, “The hockey world knows how I and the entire Buffalo Sabres organization feel about Lindy Ruff not only as a coach but also as a person. His long tenure with the Sabres has ended. His qualities have made this decision very difficult.”
"I personally want Lindy to know that he can consider me a friend always."