Since July of 1997, there have been 170 coaching changes in the NHL, that’s 5.6 per team. Take a moment to let that sink in.
While many accomplished and respected hockey men have had to clean out their office over that time, Lindy Ruff was never among them—until this past week.
At risk of missing the playoffs for the fourth time in six seasons, thanks to a miserable 6-10-1 start to 2012-13, the Buffalo Sabres fired their coach of 15 seasons. Replacing him as interim coach is Ron Rolston, promoted from the Rochester Americans of the AHL. …Read More →