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Video: PHT Extra — What’s next for Nolan, LaFontaine?

Nov 14, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT

Nolan and LaFontaine AP

On Wednesday, the Buffalo Sabres breathed optimism into a sad-sack season by naming Ted Nolan their new head coach and franchise legend Pat LaFontaine as president of hockey operations.

So… now what?

On Thursday, Brough and I tried to answer that. In speaking with NBC’s Kay Adams, we discussed the challenges ahead for both Nolan and LaFontaine, which include:

— Raising Buffalo’s competitiveness (or, for you sports jargon enthusiasts, compete level).

— Finding a GM to replace Darcy Regier.

— Figuring out what to do with pending UFAs Ryan Miller, Matt Moulson and Steve Ott.

— Prepare for the ’14 Draft.

— Figure out how to improve player development for prospects currently in the system.

All that and more, in the latest edition of PHT Extra…

  1. 7mantel - Nov 14, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    Welcome back Ted Nolan !

  2. sandypar77 - Nov 14, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    Don’t screw up

  3. bullwinkle88 - Nov 15, 2013 at 5:26 AM

    The new GM had better watch his back with Nolan around. Just ask John Muckler.

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