For those wondering whether or not Lindy Ruff is on the hot seat as the Sabres slide towards the bottom of the Eastern Conference, the answer is no.
When asked if there would be big changes, whether its players or the coach, should things go poorly this weekend, Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier said “It won’t be the coach.”
Regier made the comments to Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News.
He added the team needs to be better defensively and Ruff is the right man for the job. “Offensively we’re fine,” Regier said. “But defensively we have work to do. And when you think of where we are defensively, If I had a coach to pick to shore that up, Lindy is the guy.”
CBC”s Elliotte Friedman reports the Sabres are open to trading one of their defensemen for the right return. According to Friedman, Regier has told teams “Give me a reason to trade one.” To this point he has not received a good enough answer.