Did Mike Babcock lead the Buffalo Sabres to believe they had a deal for him to become their new head coach? Some in the organization say yes, but general manager Tim Murray isn’t one of them, at least publicly.
Appearing on WGR550 radio with Schopp and The Bulldog Thursday afternoon, Murray refuted the claim that Babcock lied to the Sabres.
“[I]t was a great process for me,” Murray said. “This is my first real shot at doing interviews and hiring my coach. He was the first guy that we looked at and it was a great process. To have a guy of his ilk, considered one of the best coaches in the National Hockey League, available and taking a real good, hard look at us in Buffalo after a 30th place finish, I thought the process was great and certainly great for my experience.”
With Babcock stating he would make his decision on Wednesday, he and Murray were in negotiations on a contract, which would make sense. If you’re going to decide your future, you’d like to know the salary and termRead More »from Tim Murray explains Babcock talks; Sabres seeking Bylsma?