When Lindy Ruff was fired by the Sabres, we knew he’d be a leading candidate to fill the next head coaching vacancy in the NHL.
Suddenly, there’s a good chance that Ruff lands with the Tampa Bay Lightning– both the Sabres’ next opponent and a divisional rival beginning next season.
Lightning players have been told that the New Head Coach will be either Lindy Ruff or Jon Cooper.Personally My money is on Lindy.
— Josh Rimer (@JoshRimerHockey) March 25, 2013
It wouldn’t be the first time one of our guys left Buffalo and it just didn’t look right.
Aren’t these some swell memories?
1978: O.J. Simpson, San Francisco 49ers
1978: Buffalo Braves become San Diego Clippers
1981: Danny Gare, Detroit Red Wings
1993: Will Wolford, Indianapolis Colts
2000: Andre Reed, Denver Broncos
2000: Bruce Smith, Washington Redskins
2000: Thurman Thomas, Miami Dolphins
(We can’t even bear to see his face in this one so we’re just showing you the horrible jersey.)
2001: Dominik Hasek, Detroit Red Wings
2007: Danny Briere, Philadelphia Flyers
2007: Chris Drury, New York Rangers
2013: Lindy Ruff, Tampa Bay Lightning?
Excuse us while we step away to bleach our eyeballs.