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Don Granato Named Head Coach Of The Buffalo Sabres

from the Buffalo Sabres,

The Buffalo Sabres have named Don Granato as the 20th head coach in franchise history.

Granato, 53, joined the Sabres as an assistant coach prior to the 2019-20 season. He was elevated to interim head coach on March 17 of last season.

Granato used the 28-game showing to invest in the organization's future by leaning on young players to take on high-leverage minutes and matchups. Players who enjoyed career-best stretches under his watch included first-round picks Dylan Cozens, Casey Mittelstadt, and Tage Thompson.

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Paul's avatar

Online chatter says 3 year contract.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/29/21 at 12:02 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Let’s see if he has the stamina to put up with a meddling owner who thinks she’s got the best handle on team affairs.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 06/29/21 at 01:10 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Best of luck, Don!

Posted by TreKronor on 06/29/21 at 01:42 PM ET

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Sounds like a lot of teams have kicked the tires on Tocchet
and gone elsewhere.

That’s a tough job in Buffalo. You’d hope the actual coach would
be more insulated from the owners and moving on from the current captain could aide in a restart - but maybe not.

Posted by lefty.30 on 06/29/21 at 03:32 PM ET

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