"It's not just Regier. It's that Regier is essentially alone at the top. Even though the Sabres have added a number of scouts since Pegula bought the team and lifted the financial restraints going from a staff of about 11 to two dozen who is his trusted lieutenant?
It's also that the Sabres lack a strong organizational identity. Who are they? What kind of hockey do they play? How do they beat you? Are they a skilled team? A skilled team trying to add toughness? What?
Pegula knows what he needs to do. He said it at his introductory news conference. He said he wanted the Sabres to be the best in the league at finding, developing and keeping talent"
The Sabres have $15M to get sign 5 players by next fall, it should not be in thehands of a GMs that has been there since 1997.