'Ruff's rise is a significant turnaround after many Sabres fans were calling for the coach to be dismissed three years ago. Quinn didn't budge. "I said, `Some people are mad at you now and would feel good for five minutes, but that's not the way we're going about this,'" he said. "Ultimately, the decision we made was why should we spend five years developing this guy and then give him to somebody else?"'
Sabres Ruff gaining credit; voted Sporting News' top NHL coach
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