Ruff makes short-list for NHL’s Coach of Year award

Via: Buffalo News

‘Ruff thought he was walking to the unemployment line a few years ago. He’d just finished his second consecutive losing season, a new owner was coming in and Ruff was sure the Sabres would be holding a news conference telling fans they were “going in a new direction.” But owner B. Thomas Golisano quickly came to respect Ruff, and calls for the coach’s firing were ignored.’