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Kypreos clarifies: nothing’s ‘imminent” with Regier in Buffalo

Oct 16, 2013, 4:06 PM EDT

Darcy Regier AP

A day after suggesting that Sabres general manager Darcy Regier was close to losing his job (video), Sportsnet reporter Nick Kypreos clarified that nothing was “imminent” regards to a possible regime change in Buffalo.

“I never said anything’s imminent,” Kypreos said on the radio today, per Kukla’s Korner. “I never said that this is happening. That’s an insider that basically talks about things that we’re hearing and what’s out there. I think that people are under the impression that I was reporting that this was gonna happen, and that was not the case.”

Still, Kypreos went so far yesterday as to name a pair of potential replacements — Jason Botterill and Tom Fitzgerald, the assistant GM and assistant to the GM, respectively, in Pittsburgh.

The Sabres earned their first victory of the season Tuesday evening, beating the New York Islanders, 4-3, in a shootout.

They also told the Buffalo News there was “no truth to the report” from Kypreos.

  1. killerpgh - Oct 16, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    Hiring Tom Fitzgerald would fit the mold. All of the current Sabres executives have ties to the Penguins. President/Alternate Governor -Theodore N. Black, Chief Development Officer – Cliff Benson, Senior Advisor/Alternate Governor – Ken Sawyer.

  2. sheepdog32 - Oct 16, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    They also told the Buffalo News there was “no truth to the report” from Kypreos.

    Sounds like the dreaded “vote of confidence” statement. Homgren would be a great fit up there.

  3. anthj99 - Oct 16, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    They better friggin fire him NOW!

  4. billsin20xx - Oct 16, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    FIRE REGIER! Seriously, will Pegula really sit there all year while the fans chant to fire Regier, that is until the third period when most of them leave?
    It’s ridiculous the guys been there 15 years, took a good team he started with and made it worst, has done like 4 rebuilds and still keeps his job.

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