Originally written on Buffalo Wins  |  Last updated 11/15/14

BUFFALO, NY - NOVEMBER 06: Head coach Lindy Ruff of the Buffalo Sabres looks on during the game against the Philadelphia Flyers at HSBC Arena on November 6, 2009 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
The Toughest Parts The reaction, as you might expect, has been a cautionary one. Within a half hour of the news, coaches from around the NHL — men who have been Lindy Ruff’s colleague for more than a decade in different capacities — shared with reporters their feelings about Ruff as a person and coach and that they are sure he’ll get another chance somewhere. To a man, “league sources” seem to indicate that the Sabres faults do not start and end with their head coach. Many of them — either through veiled explanations or directly — say the team has a fundamental deficit in talent. What comes from the immediacy of today seems to be more questions than answers. Isn’t that always the rub? For less than an hour, Darcy Regier fielded all the questions the Buffalo media threw his way. Was last night’s lackluster effort a tipping point? Yes. Did the practice go long today because this was being discussed? Yes. Did Lindy have a chance to say...
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