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Pegula Takes Responsibility For Sabres' Failings After Surprisingly Firing GM, Coach

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 21 / 17

Sabres Owner Terry Pegula on Friday "repeatedly stressed discipline, structure, communication and character" while discussing the firing of GM Tim Murray and coach Dan Bylsma, according to John Vogl of the BUFFALO NEWS. Pegula during a 15-minute press conference said, "Accountability starts with me....

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