Rick Tocchet, Bruce Boudreau among Buffalo Sabers head coach candidates
Rick Tocchet and Bruce Boudreau are among several candidates the Buffalo Sabers have lined up for interviews in their search for head coach according to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun.
Rick Tocchet and Bruce Boudreau are among the candidates the Sabers have lined up for interviews. I feel like GM Kevyn Adams wants to talk to quite a few coaches, including the varsity ranks. Not in a hurry. Don Granato also in the mix.@TSNHockey @TheAthletic
– Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) May 21, 2021
LeBrun adds that his feeling is that GM Kevyn Adams is in no rush to make his decision and wants to talk to a good number of coaches, including the varsity ranks. Interim head coach Don Granato is also part of the squad, adds LeBrun.
Buffalo struggled in 2020-21, finishing with 37 points (15-34-7) in 56 games and missing the playoffs for the 10th straight season.
But the team played a little better once Ralph Krueger was fired in March as Granato led the team to a 9-16-3 record in their first action behind an NHL bench.
Tocchet and the Arizona Coyotes decided to go their separate ways after the season, while Boudreau was fired as head coach of the Minnesota Wild in February 2020.