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Lindy Ruff Fired as Head Coach of the Sabres

lindyruffBuffalo Sabres GM Darcey Regier announced this afternoon that head coach Lindy Ruff has been relieved of his duties.

Ruff was hired by the Sabres as their 15th head coach in July of 1997. In 2006, he won his 300th game as an NHL head coach,  as well as the Jack Adams Award for coach of the year.

On January 6th, 2011, Ruff became the 16th coach in NHL history to win 500 games. He was only the 2nd coach to do it with the same team.

He coached a total of 1,165 games for the Sabres, leading them to a 571-432-78-84 (W-L-T-OL) record. Ruff won a Stanley Cup in 1998-99 and took them to the conference finals three times.

Here are a collection of tweets from member of the media regarding Ruff and his firing.

 

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Mark is the NHL editor for Sports City and myNHLtraderumors.com. Lives north of Toronto in the snow-belt, not a big fan of snow. Despises lockouts.

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