Buffalo Sabres fire GM Tim Murray and coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres clean house after another season without making playoffs

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Head coach Dan Bylsma of the Buffalo Sabres watches from the bench during the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes January 18, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Sabres defeated the Coyotes 2-1. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Buffalo Sabres are cleaning house after another disappointing season. 

The Sabres announced Thursday general manager Tim Murray and head coach Dan Bylsma have been fired. 


Murray had been at the helm of the Sabres since 2014. Bylsma was hired in May 2015. He was more or less given a free pass in his first season behind the bench with a new-look Sabres team. However, after missing the playoffs for the second straight season, the sixth straight for the Sabres, the organization decided it is time for a change. 

This comes just a day after young star forward Jack Eichel told reporters he doesn't blame Bylsma for the team's struggles. 

"I'm not the kind of guy to point the finger at people, and I feel like people are saying that I'm doing that," he told NHL.com

The Sabres went 33-37-12 this season.

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