The Sabres of Buffalo have shown the door to general manager Jason Botterill, Tuesday, replacing him with former player Kevyn Adams, the senior vice president in the administration of the affairs of the organization.
This decision was taken a few weeks after the confirmation of the exclusion of the club from the recovery of the activities of the national hockey League (NHL). Actually, the Sabres are one of the seven formations of the circuit Bettman, who will not renew with the action this summer.
“Our supporters deserve better and we all have the task to improve this team and give fans a group that will fight regularly for major honours in the coming years”, said owners Terry and Kim Pegula in a statement.
“This decision was taken after several discussions candid with Jason during the complete revision of our hockey program, they also said. We recognize that there were philosophical differences related to how to put us in a position of aspiring to the Stanley cup. Therefore, we chose to make a change.”
Referred to by the discontent of the local public, Botterill was in office since may 11, 2017 and was not able to lead the club to a presence in the series. To the interruption of the season, the Sabres were in the 13th position of the Association of the East with a record of 30-31-8 and 68 points. Buffalo has not participated in the playoffs since the spring of 2011.
Experience on the ice
For his part, Adams has totaled 540 games of the regular season in the NHL between 1997-1998 and 2007-2008. The Pegula believe that he will be able now to distinguish himself in his new duties.
“We have had the pleasure of seeing Kevyn at work and build his after-career during the past nine years in multiple roles within our organization. We are hopeful that Kevyn and [head coach] Ralph [Krueger] will work together to build a training challenge for the title. As always, we are here to give them the tools.”