Dec 29, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres head coach Ted Nolan watches play from the bench during the second period against the Washington Capitals at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Sabres name Ted Nolan head coach


If the Buffalo Sabres are going to turn things around for next season, they will be relying heavily on Ted Nolan to lead the way. The team announced on Monday morning that they have dropped the interim tag and named Nolan their official head coach.

The deal is reportedly a three-year extension.

“I said back in November that it was a dream to be able to come back and coach the Sabres and that’s still true today,” Nolan said. “Hockey is my life and Buffalo is a special place for hockey. I’m excited by the challenge facing our team and our organization and I’m truly thankful to have this opportunity.”

Buffalo has gone 16-30-8 under Nolan since he took over as the bench boss on Nov. 13, and they will obviously hope to see much better results moving forward.

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