It didn’t take Buffalo Sabres General Manager Tim Murray long to make the move all predicted months ago, firing coach Ted Nolan one day after the end of the season. Insiders in the Sabres organization has witnessed tension between the two men for months and today’s dismissal was no surprise to anyone familiar with the situation.

The Sabres statement stated “Buffalo Sabres General Manger Tim Murray today announced Ted Nolan has been relieved of his duties as head coach of the Buffalo Sabres. In addition, Murray also announced Danny Flynn has been relieved of his duties as an assistant coach and the contracts of Bryan Trottier and Tom Coolen will not be renewed.”

The release of Nolan has already received mixed reviews on social media, seemingly with a generational divide. The fans old enough to remember Nolan’s first tenure as Sabres coach in the 1990’s and his success with what was known as the league’s “hardest working team” feel badly for Nolan. Younger fans appear to be fine with the move as they anticipate a new beginning with another high draft pick.

Murray is expected to hire a coach that he has had past experience with such as Luke Richardson from the Binghamton Senators of the AHL.

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