Absence of repeated success is Ruff’s downfall

Via: Buffalo News

‘The core of the Sabres formed the best minor league team in 2004-05. They led the American Hockey League with 51 victories, setting the Rochester franchise record. But in the past two seasons, they’ve faltered in the NHL. Their play hasn’t ascended the way it was predicted. Either the students don’t have the capacity to learn, or the teacher isn’t finding a way to get the lessons through.’