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Jason Botterill Out In Buffalo, Kevyn Adams In

via the Buffalo Sabres,

The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has relieved Jason Botterill of his duties as General Manager.

Senior Vice President of Business Administration Kevyn Adams has been named General Manager.

"This morning, we informed Jason Botterill he will no longer be the General Manager of the Sabres. This decision was made after many candid discussions with Jason during a full review of our hockey operation. We recognized we have philosophical differences regarding how best to put ourselves in a position to compete for a Stanley Cup. So, we decided to make this change.

"We wish Jason and his family all the best moving forward, and we thank him for his time and energy devoted to our organization and to the City of Buffalo.

via the Buffalo Sabres,

New General Manager Kevyn Adams and Head Coach Ralph Krueger already have a close working relationship and we are excited to see what they can do together as we reconfigure our hockey operations. We have the benefit of this long 2020 pause to take time to reorganize and re-energize our hockey department. We recognize the importance of this offseason with so many player decisions to be made.

We have had the pleasure of watching Kevyn build his post-playing career over the past nine years under multiple roles throughout our organizations. We are confident Kevyn and Ralph will work together to build a consistent contender. As always, we are here to provide the necessary resources.

Our fans deserve better, and we are all tasked with the burden to improve and provide them a consistent, contending team for years to come.”

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Paul's avatar

John Vogl tweets,

Kim 3 weeks ago: “He’s our GM. Our plan is to continue with him. I realize, maybe it’s not popular with the fans, but we have to do the things that we feel are right. We have a little bit more information than maybe a fan does, some inner workings that we see some positives in.”

Today…

“Our fans deserve better, and we are all tasked with the burden to improve and provide them a consistent, contending team for years to come.”—Terry Pegula on the firing of Jason Botterill

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/16/20 at 10:10 AM ET

WingedRider's avatar

About time for Botterill, will never get better with Pegula

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 06/16/20 at 10:16 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

This decision was made after many candid discussions with Jason during a full review of our hockey operation. We recognized we have philosophical differences regarding how best to put ourselves in a position to compete for a Stanley Cup. So, we decided to make this change.

In other words, Botterill told them what they were doing wrong and they didn’t like it, so they canned him. 

I wish the Sabres and Sens would get moved to a new market with new owners.

Posted by TreKronor on 06/16/20 at 10:39 AM ET

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Typical managment not liking the real answer probably, and instead of aknowledging it, figure that replacing the workers will fix the problem smile

Posted by DieByTheWing on 06/16/20 at 11:28 AM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Eichel with another kill for his mantle.

Posted by ilovehomers on 06/16/20 at 11:59 AM ET

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Botterill may not have been the right GM,
but with owners this cluelessly all over the place,
the core issue is never going to be solved.
The only constant with them seems to be meddling.

Maybe Eichel will be made the first player-GM
and somehow find a way with league approval to force out the Pegula’s

Posted by lefty.30 on 06/16/20 at 01:51 PM ET

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Maybe Eichel will be made the first player-GM

Coach killer Jack Eichel is going to be the one who stops the revolving doors on Buffalo, is he?

Posted by BaromirBragr on 06/16/20 at 02:11 PM ET

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