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Sabres Fire Head Coach, Looking At Bruce Boudreau As Replacement

It’s been a long time coming for Sabres fans, some thought they may never see the day. All it took was a 12 game losing streak but the Buffalo Sabres announced wednesday morning that they have relieved head coach Ralph Krueger of his duties.

Don Granato will take over as interim head coach as the Sabres search for a new one. Granato joined the Sabres coaching staff in 2019 only one month after Ralph Krueger was hired as head coach. Granato had spent the previous two seasons as an assistant with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Assistant coach Steve Smith has also been let go while development coaches Matt Ellis and Dan Girardi have each been promoted to the role of assistant coach.

Reports are out that Granato will strictly be the interim head coach as the Sabres look to get a deal done with former Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau.

Boudreau has said he is very interested in coaching again and he has the Sabres high on his list of teams he would like to take charge of. He grew up not too far from Buffalo and owns a house in PA where he also owns a junior team. All the dots are connecting and we expect this deal to come together sooner than later.

But for now, rejoice Sabres fans! The hard part is over.

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