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‘Certainly, Buffalo’s belief in Ruff has paid dividends. He’s been coach of the team since July 21, 1997, the longest tenure with one team of any coach currently working behind an NHL bench. This marks the fifth time in the history of this franchise, which was born in 1970, that they’ve moved this deep into the playoffs, and Ruff has been part of four of those clubs.’