Sabres Fire GM and Head Coach

Dan Bylsma's time behind the bench of the Buffalo Sabres is over

The Buffalo Sabres have cleaned house, firing head coach Dan Bylsma and general manager Tim Murray.

"I just want everybody to know that top to bottom in the organization, we understand that it was a very disappointing season", Murray who had been the Sabres' GM for the past four seasons, told reporters last week.

Murray hinted last week that his future in Buffalo, and that of Bylsma, were uncertain.

The Sabres finished this season 33-37-12.

Murray completed his third full season as GM, and was responsible for overseeing a top-to-bottom overhaul that began under his predecessor Darcy Regier, who was sacked in November 2012.

The team has fired the duo after missing the playoffs for the sixth straight season. He also owns the NFL's Buffalo Bills, who in December fired head coach Rex Ryan two years into a five-year deal.

Pegula has owned the Sabres since June 2011. Buffalo landed the No. 2 picks in each of the following drafts and used them to select forwards Sam Reinhart and Jack Eichel. Bylsma took the helm the next year, replacing Ted Nolan.

Murray was hired in January 2014 to oversee a team overhaul that included purging high-priced veterans and rebuilding through youth. The Grand Haven resident is best known for winning the Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2009. "And I personally have to make more demands of myself".



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