How did Sabres crash & burn so quickly?

Via: Sabres Central

‘All one has to do is to look at the top, and that old proverb applies here…”A fish rots from the head.” The Sabres front office is the reason for the team crashing and burning in just one season. The three decayed heads of state obviously are GM Darcy Regier, Managing Partner Larry Quinn and owner Thomas B. Golisano. All three share equally in the sudden demise of a team that led the entire NHL just one season ago.’