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                        ***** Buffalo Sabres *****
 
  Team Founded: 1970
  Team History: 1970-Present - Buffalo Sabres
 
  Team Colors: Black, White, Red, Silver & Grey
 
  Arena Address: First Niagara Center
                 1 Main Street
                 Buffalo, NY 14202
                 (716) - 855-4100
 
  First Official Game: October 12, 1996, 6-1 loss to Detroit Red Wings
  Arena Capacity: 19,500
 
  Owner: Terry Pegula
  Chief Operating Officer: Daniel DiPolfi
  President of Hockey Operations:
  General Manager: Tim Murray
  Coach: Ted Nolan
 
                            Coaching History:
 
  Term               Coach                      Reg.Season     Playoff
  1970-72            Punch Imlach                32- 65-25
                     (Replaced after 44 games in 1971-72 Season)
                     Joe Crozier                  8- 17- 9
  1972-74            Joe Crozier                 69- 61-26      2- 4
  1974-77            Floyd Smith                143- 61-36     16-16
  1977-79            Marcel Pronovost            52- 29-23      3- 5
                     (Replaced after 24 games in 1978-79 Season)
                     Bill Inglis                 28- 18-10      1- 2
                     (Interim Head Coach for 54 Games in 1978-79 Season)
  1979-80            Scotty Bowman               47- 17-16      9- 5
  1980-81            Roger Neilson               39- 20-21      4- 4
  1981-82            Jim Roberts                 21- 16- 8
                     (Replaced after 45 Games in 1981-82 Season)
                     Scotty Bowman               18- 10- 7      1- 3
  1982-85            Scotty Bowman              124- 82-34      8-10
  1985-86            Jim Schoenfield             19- 19- 5
                     (Replaced after 43 Games in 1985-86 Season)
                     Scotty Bowman               18- 18- 1
  1986-87            Scotty Bowman                3-  7- 2
                     (Replaced after 12 Games in 1986-87 Season)
                     Craig Ramsey                 4- 15- 2
                     (Interim Head Coach for 21 Games in 1986-87 Season)
                     Ted Sator                   21- 22- 4
  1987-89            Ted Sator                   65- 67-18      3- 8
  1989-92            Rick Dudley                 85- 72-31      4- 8
                     (Replaced after 28 Games in 1991-92 Season)
                     John Muckler                22- 22- 8      3- 4
  1992-95            John Muckler               103- 87-26      8-12
  1995-1997          Ted Nolan                   73- 72-19      5- 7
  1997-2013          Lindy Ruff                 571-432-162    57-44
                     (Replaced after 17 games in 2012-13 Season)
  2013-2013          Ron Rolston                 19- 26- 6
                     (Replaced after 20 games in 2013-14 Season)
  2013-present       Ted Nolan                   17- 36- 9
 
  Retired Numbers:
 
   2 - Tim Horton
   7 - Rick Martin
  11 - Gilbert Perreault
  14 - Rene Robert
  16 - Pat LaFontaine
  18 - Danny Gare
 
  Sabres in the Hall of Fame
 
  1977 - Tim Horton
  1978 - Marcel Pronovost
  1984 - Punch Imlach
  1990 - Gilbert Perreault
  1991 - Scotty Bowman
  1993 - Seymour H. Knox III
  2001 - Dale Hawerchuk
  2002 - Clark Gillies
  2003 - Grant Fuhr, Pat LaFontaine
  2006 - Dick Duff
  2011 - Doug Gilmour
 
                            Yearly Records:
 
                        Reg. Season                    Playoffs
   Year    Location      W   L  T   OL  PTS  Pos    Div    W  L  PCT.
  -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  1970-71 Buffalo       24  39 15        63   (5)   East
  1971-72 Buffalo       16  43 19        51   (6)   East
  1972-73 Buffalo       37  27 14        88   (4)   East     2  4  .333
  1973-74 Buffalo       32  34 12        76   (5)   East
  1974-75 Buffalo       49  16 15       113   (1)   Adams   10  7  .588
  1975-76 Buffalo       46  21 13       105   (2)   Adams    4  5  .444
  1976-77 Buffalo       48  24  8       104   (2)   Adams    2  4  .333
  1977-78 Buffalo       44  19 17       105   (2)   Adams    3  5  .375
  1978-79 Buffalo       36  28 16        88   (2)   Adams    1  2  .333
  1979-80 Buffalo       47  17 16       110   (1)   Adams    9  5  .643
  1980-81 Buffalo       39  20 21        99   (1)   Adams    4  4  .500
  1981-82 Buffalo       39  26 15        93   (3)   Adams    1  3  .250
  1982-83 Buffalo       38  29 13        89   (3)   Adams    6  4  .600
  1983-84 Buffalo       48  25  5        89   (3)   Adams    0  3  .000
  1984-85 Buffalo       38  28 14        90   (3)   Adams    2  3  .400
  1985-86 Buffalo       37  37  6        80   (5)   Adams
  1986-87 Buffalo       28  44  8        64   (5)   Adams
  1987-88 Buffalo       38  35  7        85   (3)   Adams    2  4  .333
  1988-89 Buffalo       38  35  7        83   (3)   Adams    1  4  .200
  1989-90 Buffalo       45  27  8        98   (2)   Adams    2  4  .333
  1990-91 Buffalo       31  30 19        81   (3)   Adams    2  4  .333
  1991-92 Buffalo       31  37 12        74   (3)   Adams    3  4  .429
  1992-93 Buffalo       38  36 10        86   (4)   Adams    4  4  .500
  1993-94 Buffalo       43  32  9        95   (4)   N/East   3  4  .429
  1994-95 Buffalo*      22  19  7        51   (4)   N/East   1  4  .200
  1995-96 Buffalo       33  42  7        73   (5)   N/East
  1996-97 Buffalo       40  30 12        92   (1)   N/East   5  7  .417
  1997-98 Buffalo       36  29 17        89   (3)   N/East  10  5  .667
  1998-99 Buffalo       37  28 17        91   (3)   N/East  14  8  .636
  1999-00 Buffalo       35  32 11    4   85   (3)   N/East   1  4  .200
  2000-01 Buffalo       46  30  5    1   98   (2)   N/East   7  6  .538
  2001-02 Buffalo       35  35 11    1   82   (5)   N/East
  2002-03 Buffalo       27  37 10    8   72   (5)   N/East
  2003-04 Buffalo       37  34  7    4   85   (5)   N/East
  2004-05 Buffalo Season Cancelled
 
                           Reg. Season                   Playoffs
   Year    Location      W   L OTL  PTS  Pos   Div      W  L  PCT.
  ---------------------------------------------------------------
  2005-06 Buffalo       52  24   6  110  (2)   N/East  11  7 .611
  2006-07 Buffalo       52  22   7  113  (1)   N/East   9  7 .562
  2007-08 Buffalo       39  31  12   90  (4)   N/East
  2008-09 Buffalo       41  32   9   91  (3)   N/East
  2009-10 Buffalo       45  27  10  100  (1)   N/East   2  4 .333
  2010-11 Buffalo       43  29  10   96  (3)   N/East   3  4 .429
  2011-12 Buffalo       39  32  11   89  (3)   N/East
  2012-13 Buffalo*      21  21   6   48  (5)   N/East
  2013-14 Buffalo       21  51  10   52  (8)   Atl
 
  * Lockout-Shortened Season
 
  Overall Regular Season Record: 1611 - 1291 - 99 - 409
  Overall Post Season Record:     124 -  132 (.484)
 
 
 
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