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by @DaveDavisHockey on 04/16/13 at 10:27 AM ET
Buffalo Sabres goaltender Jhonas Enroth didn't mince words when discussing how things for him have changed for the better since February.
According to Swedish media outlet Hockey Sverige.se, it's no coincidence to Enroth that he has played better since Lindy Ruff was fired:
“Ruff had been here too long. It was about time we brought in a new coach.”
Later in the piece, Enroth was asked about the differences between Ruff and interim coach Ron Rolston:
"Rolston has done great so far, but I have no idea if he will stay next year or how it will be. It will be interesting to see what happens in the summer. Above all, it is nice to get a different voice in the locker room. Ron Rolston is a bit more personal and actually comes to talk with you. Lindy was a bit more the rough type who screams at practice. You could say that it was a bit "Old School" with Lindy. It's nice not having to walk on your toes all the time.”
Enroth has flourished under Rolston and won both games as the man in net for the Sabres this past weekend. He's also not the first player to bemoan Ruff's coaching personality and, given the fact that the ex-Sabres coach and captain plans to return to the game, probably not the last.
Quotes were translated through the use of online services from Google, stars21.com and Babylon.
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Dave Davis has covered the Buffalo Sabres for various NHL accredited websites and newspapers since 2003. He was the senior writer and Sabres correspondent for The Fourth Period, covered hockey for Western New York Sports and Leisure Magazine, and has had articles featured on NHL.com, FOX Sports, Yahoo Sports and in New York Sportscene. Sabres news and notes can be found on his Twitter page.
Davis originally garnered media attention in 2002 as leader of a lobbying campaign working in unison with potential buyer Mark Hamister attempting to secure state financing to keep the Sabres in Buffalo. In 2004, Davis was briefly back on the airwaves - this time reaching the finals of the inaugural "WGR Rookie" sports talk competition. After a few years of "syndicating" his articles on various sites, along with doing some internet radio work, Davis now devotes his new media efforts to bringing quality Sabres related opinions and content to Kukla's Korner.
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