More Layoffs In Buffalo


9:00: A source within the organization said the Associated Press ‘ John Wawrow 12 scouts have been fired today. It may be more than half of the Sabres ‘ scouting staff. Also included in the purge was Assistant Director of Amateur Scouting, and Jeff Crisp.4:05 PM: Director of Amateur Scouting Ryan Jankowski has also been relieved of his duties with the Buffalo Sabres, by Elliotte Friedman.

2:52 PM: After now-former-GM Jason Botterill has been let go from the Buffalo Sabres earlier today, it was perhaps more surprising to hear that two well-regarded assistants would be cut out of Buffalo as well. Apparently, more carnage is to come. It is not yet clear to what extent the layoffs, but there are more shots to come, by The Athletic John Vogl. The Scouts and hockey operations personnel may be cut by the end of the day. By Vogl, these changes were not planned at all by the people inside the building.

Chris Taylor is the latest name to leave the field free to from Buffalo. The Amerks head coach, has officially been relieved of his duties. This comes in the wake of the news earlier in the day that Rochester GM Randy Sexton has been let go. Taylor assistants in Rochester, Gord Dineen and Toby Peterson, have also been set on fire, by Mike Harrington of the ALKALINITY of Sport.

After nine straight losing seasons, the Sabres don’t have a ton of public capital saved, and that they have lost a little more today. Radical changes came at a strange time, given previous comments made by property and the general (if slight) increase in the trajectory of the organization over the last calendar year. Regardless of the reason for this change, the organization has made some bold decisions today, and there are some respected hockey minds to hit the open market right now.


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