Dan Bylsma and Tim Murray are out in Buffalo. The team announced on Thursday that both their coach and general manager have been fired. The Sabres fired the pair after a 33-37-12 campaign. The team finished last in the Atlantic Division and 14th in the Eastern Conference. The team has not made the playoffs since 2011. Murray came to the team as GM in 2014 after eight seasons as an assistant GM with the Ottawa Senators. Under Murray, the team drafted Jack Eichel second overall in 2015 and traded Tyler Myers for Evander Kane. Bylsma joined the Sabres after five-plus seasons behind the bench with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Joining the team midway through the 2008-09 season after the firing of Michel Therrien, the native of Grand Haven, Michigan led the Pens to the Stanley Cup. He would go on to win the 2011 Jack Adams Award with the team. As a player, Bylsma appeared in 429 NHL games with the Los Angeles Kings and the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.
Sabres fire Bylsma, Murray
TSN | Apr 20