Sabres clean house by fir­ing GM, coach

Truro Daily News - - SPORTS -

BUF­FALO, N.Y. – The Buf­falo Sabres have fired gen­eral man­ager Tim Murray and coach Dan Bylsma af­ter the youth­ful team missed the play­offs for a sixth con­sec­u­tive sea­son. Owner Terry Peg­ula made the an­nounce­ment Thurs­day af­ter spend­ing the past two days hold­ing sea­son-end­ing meet­ings with Murray. Murray had com­pleted his third full sea­son as GM, and was re­spon­si­ble for over­see­ing a topto-bottom re­build­ing project in Buf­falo.

Bylsma is out of a job for the sec­ond time in three years. He was part of a front-of­fice purge in Pitts­burgh in the spring of 2014, when the Pen­guins also fired GM Ray Shero.

Af­ter fin­ish­ing 35-36-11 last sea­son, the Sabres took a step back this past year. They went 33-37-12 and fin­ished last in the At­lantic Di­vi­sion stand­ings.

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