Just hours after the Buffalo Sabres announced that they fired Ralph Krueger, the team announced a new interim head coach and two new assistants.

The team announced the firing of Krueger the morning after the Sabres lost their 12th game in a row on Tuesday night.

Wednesday afternoon they announced that Don Granato will take over the head coaching duties.

 



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Ralph Krueger was hired as the head coach of the Buffalo Sabres in 2019 and complied a 36-49-12 in just 97 games.

Sabres GM Kevyn Adams told the media it was time for a change according to Forbes.com

“For me, this is about results that haven’t been good enough,” Adams told the media via videoconference about his decision. “I evaluate everything and I was trying to make a real honest, fair evaluation — understanding the adversity and the situation our team was in, taking it all into account.

 

“It felt like the right time now. This is about moving forward. This is about, ‘How do we improve?’ I do believe every crisis is an opportunity for positive change.”

The Sabres will now look to snap their 12-game losing streak tomorrow night as they host the Boston Bruins at KeyBank Center.

 

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