Thought experiment: when was this paragraph written?
No one is expected to lose his job in Buffalo. General manager Darcy Regier has a year left on his contract, but is considered a talent across the league and would be snapped up if he were fired or asked out of his final year. Regier did seem to distance himself a bit from ownership in a season-ending press conference, noting that his job was different from decisions made by ownership. Most of the blame seems to be directed at owner Tom Golisano and managing partner Larry Quinn, neither of whom are vulnerable to dismissal.
Last week? Last month? April 10, 2008? Yeah, that last one.
So what’s more alarming: the fact that absolutely nothing has changed for the Buffalo Sabres over the last calender year, or that you actually had to think about when that paragraph was written? If you think that’s the same thing, well, you’re starting to catch on.