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Former Habs coach Cunneyworth hired as Sabres scout

Nov 2, 2013, 3:06 PM EDT

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It turns out you couldn’t keep former Montreal Canadiens coach Randy Cunneyworth away for very long.

The Buffalo Sabres announced they’ve hired Cunneyworth as a pro scout. He was fired as Habs head coach in May of 2012 after relieving Jacques Martin of the job earlier that season.

Cunneyworth’s time in Montreal is most notable thanks to his language issues with some of the French-Canadian media in Montreal since he did not speak French. That on top of the Canadiens’ poor play as well as scratching P.K. Subban helped make his tenure a short one. He coached just the final 50 games of the 2011-12 season before being let go.

Buffalo is a familiar place for the 52-year-old Cunneyworth. He was drafted by the Sabres in 1980 and played his first two seasons with them as well as his final season during their run to the Stanley Cup Final in 1999.

  1. ralphwilsonisrich - Nov 2, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    Fire ronnie goody shoes and hire Randy

    • mjw9326mjw9326 - Nov 2, 2013 at 6:18 PM

      Hire almost anybody else but him. This guy seems lost behind an NHL bench, the same way his team does.

    • stcrowe - Nov 2, 2013 at 6:30 PM

      You have to figure that this is why he has just been hired. He is warming up to replace Rolston.

  2. mjw9326mjw9326 - Nov 2, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    Hey Rolston Purina, are you hearing footsteps? That may be your successor. That is unless Pegula wakes up and smells the coffee. In that case, the new GM will be hiring a coach. That’s something that should have happened a long time ago.
    As for Kaleta, at least he did try to work out there. That’s more than i can say for a lot of that team. If you want to dump someone how about Stafford? He has been useless for the better part of three years now.

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