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Buffalo Sabres name Murray as new GM

Jan 9, 2014; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres president of hockey operations Pat LaFontaine (left) looks on as general manager Tim Murray speaks to the media during the press conference announcing his appointment as the new Sabres general manager at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Sabres have a new general manager and the Ottawa Senators are down one assistant GM.

Tim Murray joins the Sabres after having spent the last seven seasons working for his uncle Bryan Murray with the Senators. He has been working in the NHL for more than 20 years with five different teams.

Murray told the Sabres that he was instantly interested in the position when news of an interview reached his ear.

“It’s extremely attractive. When Bryan came to me this time and said, ‘They’ve called and asked for permission, should I grant it?’ it didn’t take me long to say yes,” explained Murray. “I came from a comfortable situation. I’m from the Ottawa area. My wife and kids are there. Everybody was speculating that I might be the next guy there. I don’t know whether I was going to be or not, but I’m sure I would’ve been a candidate. And when this came up and a blank slate, money to spend when it’s the right time to be a cap team, this was just an attractive, attractive time for me to just branch out on my own and try to put my stamp on the game of hockey.”

Topics: Buffalo Sabres, Tim Murray

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