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Sabres Believe New GM Tim Murray Brings Philosophy Congruent With Team's Approach
Published January 10, 2014
CAN'T BUY ME LOVE: CBSSPORTS.com's Brian Stubits wrote Murray faces "a daunting task," and he "knows what's ahead of him, telling everybody that patience needs to be a virtue as the Sabres undergo this rebuilding phase." Stubits: "From the sounds of it Murray won't be afraid to be aggressive" (CBSSPORTS.com, 1/9). YAHOO SPORTS' Nicholas Cotsonika wrote the Sabres "are a mess," but "not all messes are the same." If you "have to build from the ground up, you want to do it in a place like Buffalo." Sabres Owner Terry Pegula "is a billionaire." He has "upgraded the facilities and given his employees every resource to do their jobs, and he has been patient with his coach and GM even as the critics howled." Cotsonika: "Expectations should be relatively low and realistic, and Murray should have the time to do this right" (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 1/9). In Toronto, Damien Cox wrote Murray "sure seems a solid fit for Buffalo, or at least a better fit than was Terry Pegula as owner." Murray "knows what it's like to work within limits." Pegula still has "bags of money, but it seems there is a new understanding that throwing that cash at Buffalo's hockey problems isn't going to work" (THESTAR.com, 1/9).