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Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (60) / 4/7/1958
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 185

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Ted Nolan may not be without a coaching job for long, as he and the Vancouver Giants of the WHL appear to be talking.
It'll come with a steep decline in pay, however. While NHL coaching jobs generally pay as low as $700K, WHL coaches generally top out around the $100K range. Perspective is everything. Nolan last coached in major junior in 2005-06 with the Moncton Wildcats of the QMJHL. They won 52 games and the championship. Tue, May 19, 2015 08:47:00 PM
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Oddsmakers have pegged former NHLer, and current Binghamton Senators' coach Luke Richardson as the favorite to snag Buffalo's vacant coaching position.

Richardson is listed as a 3/2 favorite to get the job by online oddsmaker Bovada, while former Penguins' coach Dan Bylsma sits second tied with current Detroit bench boss Mike Babcock at 11/4. Others on the board are Todd McLellan at 3/1, John Tortorella at 15/2 and Peter Horacek at 17/2. The Sabres hope to make an announcement sometime before the NHL draft in June.
Sat, Apr 25, 2015 09:37:00 AM

Sabres GM Tim Murray admitted that he and Ted Nolan didn't have a great relationship.

Murray and the Sabres parted ways with Nolan on Sunday. "It was never about that he wasn't my guy," Murray said. "It's 'Can we have a great relationship?' Again, I take a lot of the blame. We didn't have a great relationship, we had a decent relationship. We didn't hate each other, we spoke. But going back to player personnel decisions, going back to him not being consulted on trade deadline those are things that I think are normal that maybe somebody else doesn't think is normal. My normal and somebody else's normal aren't the same and I understand that."
Sun, Apr 12, 2015 10:58:00 PM

Buffalo Sabres GM Tim Murray has announced that head coach Ted Nolan has been "relieved of his duties."

Nolan's Sabres finished 40-87-17 in 164 games over nearly two full seasons, including 2014-15 in which the Sabres finished dead last.
Sun, Apr 12, 2015 07:10:00 PM

Ted Nolan believes the Sabres played as hard as they could throughout the 2014-15 season.

Buffalo is now officially the worst team in hockey but they have secured a top-two draft pick in the 2015 NHL entry draft. The Sabres finished the season with a 2-0 loss to Pittsburgh on home ice but Nolan believes the team has improved. "We played as hard as we could," said Nolan, who noted the Penguins outscored Buffalo, 11-1, during the teams' first two meetings. "It's been a trying year, but on the bright side of it you look at Pittsburgh. The first time we played them they waxed us. It wasn't even close. To play them this time this tight with a lot of kids was a testament to how hard they worked and what they had to give." The Sabres still have a lot of work to do before they become competitive but potentially adding Evander Kane, Sam Reinhart and Connor McDavid would go a long way in making them better.
Sun, Apr 12, 2015 10:12:00 AM

The Sabres have clinched last place in the NHL and will get a draft pick that will enable them to pick either Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel.

Well if you are going to be bad, be the worst and the Sabres have accomplished that goal. Although many believe McDavid to be the better of the two youngsters, but the Sabres can't lose here. It will be a tremendous get for Buffalo and should provide some hope for the 2015-16 season.
Sat, Apr 11, 2015 09:18:00 AM

Buffalo can clinch last place in the league with a regulation loss to Carolina on Monday night.

The hometown crowd will probably be cheering for the visiting Hurricanes, as it will guarantee that super prospects Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel will be members of the Sabres organization. Coach Ted Nolan probably won't be back to oversee them next year. He said he hasn't had any talks with GM Tim Murray regarding his coaching status and it's expected that he'll be let go.
Mon, Apr 6, 2015 10:20:00 AM

Buffalo continued to clean house Monday, sending four players out of town, including three pending unrestricted free agents, for draft picks.

"We're in 30th place," GM Tim Murray said. "Our time is the future, and we added assets for the future. Was it a good day? It’s never a good day trading good people away. I talked to them all, and they all understood. ... When you are at the bottom or near the bottom, you trade out guys that can help other teams for future assets." The Sabres have to first-round picks and two second-round choices in 2015, one of each in 2016 as well as a first and two seconds in 2017.
Tue, Mar 3, 2015 09:18:00 AM

The Buffalo Sabres were outshot 47-14 in Saturday's loss to the Florida Panthers.

This has been the theme of Buffalo's season for the most part. A stat that is even more ridiculous is that the Panthers fired 76 shot attempts in the game while the Sabres only had 30. The shots on goal in the final 40 minutes were 37-8. Expect the Sabres to ship a few players out of town between now and the March 2nd trade deadline.
Sun, Mar 1, 2015 10:05:00 AM

The Sabres are on pace to score the fewest goals per game in a season in nearly 80 years.

Buffalo has remarkably scored only 97 goals in 55 games this season, or 1.76 goals per game. If that pace continued, the Sabres will have posted the lowest goal per game stats since the Montreal Canadiens' 1.71 in 1935-36. In fact, 1.76 goals per game would rank Buffalo as the fourth all-time since the NHL legalozed the forward pass in 1929. Do we need to tell you to stay away from Sabre players?
Sat, Feb 14, 2015 10:08:00 AM

According to Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News, the Sabres will reportedly pursue Luke Richardson for their head coaching job.

Ted Nolan hasn't been fired yet, but it's expected that he will be and the current head coach of the Binghamton Senators could be his replacement. Nolan probably won't be let go until after the 2014-15 campaign.
Thu, Feb 12, 2015 11:04:00 AM

Buffalo outshot the Ottawa Senators by a 36-26 margin on Tuesday in a 2-1 loss.

It was the first time that the Sabres finished a game with more shots than the opposition since Dec. 20 when they lost 5-1 to Colorado. Buffalo ranks last in the league with 22.8 shots per game and allow the most shots against in the NHL at 34.8 per contest.
Wed, Feb 11, 2015 09:28:00 AM

With their 5-2 loss to Vancouver Friday night Buffalo's losing streak is up to 14 consecutive games, the longest in the NHL in 22 seasons.

Ouch! The good news is that the Sabres are off until Tuesday to once again try and regroup. Buffalo coach Ted Nolan had this to say after Friday's defeat. "When things go bad, things go bad. Every time we make a mistake, it seems be in our net." Needless to say, stay away from Buffalo goaltenders and most Sabre players for now.
Sat, Jan 31, 2015 09:20:00 AM

The Buffalo Sabres lost their 12th straight game Tuesday night in a 4-1 defeat versus Calgary.

In doing so, Buffalo extended their franchise record and tied their longest winless streak of all-time when they went 0-8-4 in 1991. The Sabres opened the scoring against the Flames, but allowed three goals in the third to take the loss.
Wed, Jan 28, 2015 08:39:00 AM

Ted Nolan was not happy with the Wild runnning up the score Thursday night.

With Minnesota up 6-0 with only three minutes left in the game, Minny coach Mike Yeo put out his top power-play unit during a man advantage situation resulting in a goal. Nolan was not impressed. "Hopefully Nikita [Zarodov], [Rasmus] Ristolainen and [Zemgus] Girgensons, they'll remember that a year from now when they can give out the lumps instead of taking them all,' Nolan said. "When you're going through what we're going through, you're going to get a lot of bumps once in a while. You've just got to remember when you can give them back." With this Sabres' bunch it may be while until payback comes.
Sat, Jan 17, 2015 09:40:00 AM

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