The Sabres Observer
by @DaveDavisHockey on 06/02/11 at 08:50 AM ET
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) —WGR Sports Radio 550 has learned that Lindy Ruff has released Associate Coach Brian McCutcheon from his staff.
Sources say McCutcheon is in limbo right now. If the Sabres wind up buying the Rochester Amerks, McCutcheon could have a role there. If that doesn’t happen, he may just be released.
The top two candidates to replace McCutcheon are former Sabres Captain Mike Foligno who’s an assistant in Anaheim and local product Kevyn Adams who’s been given more responsibility in each of the last two seasons on Ruff’s staff.
McCutcheon joined Ruff’s staff in 2000 after three years as Head Coach of the Amerks where he was 128-82-9 winning two Western Conference titles.
Before the Amerks, he was coach of the Columbus Chill of the ECHL.
McCutcheon played and coached at Cornell. He coached the Big Red from 1987-1995.
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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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