Found February 12, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
PLAYERS: Lindy Ruff
TEAMS: Buffalo Sabres
The Sabres look worse than a 5-7-1 team, and head coach Lindy Ruff is getting more heat from fans and media in Buffalo than he ever has since taking the job 16 years and 4 presidential elections ago.  The hearty discussion here is not only about if Ruff should be replaced, but also if owner Terry Pegula would even consider making such a move. In this week's edition of Sabres Observer Radio, Joe Pinzone of Buffalo Wins and I are joined by sports talk host Sal Capaccio of Sabres flagship station WGR SportsRadio 550. Continue reading "Sabres Observer Radio: Ruff Times"

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