New Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula says Lindy Ruff will stay on as coach and promises general manager Darcy Regier a blank check for a winning team.
Pegula would also like to retain Ruff as head coach since he turned down an initial idea of a contract extension.
Pegula's now says the Sabres' "reason for being, from now on, will be to win a Stanley Cup."
Pegula introduced Ken Sawyer as the team's senior adviser and Ted Black as president. Sawyer's a former CFO for the NHL and also a former president and chief executive of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Pegula says he'll also hire more scouts and player development coaches.
Here's Part 1 of the Pegula presser...