Insta-Graham: From under the fog, Pegula gets privy

‘Pegula called the report “fabricated,” but I don’t believe that. I can virtually guarantee WGR 550’s Paul Hamilton received insight from a credible source. Perhaps that insight never floated all the way up to Pegula.’

Jerry Sullivan’s Hot Read: Pegula speaks briefly, says little

‘It’s regrettable that Kim Pegula, who is one of the few powerful women in major sports ownership and is said to wield at least as much power as her husband behind the scenes, chooses to stand behind her man in these moments of crisis.’

Bucky Gleason’s Hot Read: Terry Pegula’s mea culpa was a start

‘Several times, Pegula outlined the franchise’s core values – discipline, character, communication and structure – when hiring executives and coaches and acquiring players. It was a clear sign he wasn’t happy with GM Tim Murray and questionable characters such as Evander Kane.’

Mike Harrington’s Hot Read: More please, Terry

‘What did we learn? There might be a hockey czar, there might not be. It sounded like first-time GM candidates need not apply, which certainly seems to put two-time Stanley Cup winner Lombardi in the early lead. He regretted not being part of the decision three years ago when Pat LaFontaine hired Tim Murray as GM.’

WNY sports performance coach breaks down Bills, Sabres woes

‘With the Sabres, quickly I could sense the lack of unity and lack of chemistry because what they were doing was asking the wrong questions, such as: “What’s wrong with us?” “How come we can’t put together a consecutive win streak?” “How come we can’t take what we’re practicing and apply it into games?” … It’s about asking better questions. It’s about really taking the onus on themselves to be more disciplined.’

Pegula’s mantra to fix Buffalo Sabres inspiring but not convincing

‘Murray said himself he was left to do his own thing by Pegula while Bylsma was pretty much left to do his own thing by Murray. How is that possible? But then, structure and communication faults also hastened Ryan’s dismissal with the Bills.’

Sabres captain Brian Gionta ‘shocked’ by housecleaning

‘“It’s a business, pro sports, I’ve been around and I know how it works,’’ said Gionta, who spoke Thursday night at the Rochester Press-Radio dinner where he received the prestigious Major Don Holleder Award. “But my views haven’t changed. I’d love to see this through. I think there is potential with the team and I’d love to be part of that, but at end of the day it’s on the new management team and ownership to see what direction that is.’’’

Amerks coach Dan Lambert a likely casualty of Sabres shakeup

‘Lambert, 47, can’t be eliminated as a candidate to return to the Amerks as coach but it’s not likely.’

Owner Terry Pegula hopes overhaul changes Sabres

‘“Accountability starts with me,” Pegula said. “We are not happy with our season this year, and there are no excuses.”’

Buffalo Bills and Sabres owner Terry Pegula seems to have learned from Rex Ryan mess

‘Now Pegula has to actually deliver a winner. He’s appeared in over his head with both franchises at times. Maybe he’s starting to learn some lessons along the way. He’s certainly leaning on discipline, structure and communication as his new buzz words.’

Terry Pegula insists the Buffalo Sabres didn’t ‘tank’ for Jack Eichel

‘”I don’t want to talk about the past,” Pegula said. “A lot of teams go through rebuilds. Hope to lose? We do not hope to lose. We went through a rebuild. I don’t understand why I’ve read an article by one of you gentleman about how Cleveland (Browns) is going through a rebuild but the Sabres tanked. One city can rebuild? You can’t have it both ways.”‘

What Terry Pegula had to say about firing Sabres coach, GM (transcript)

‘Without disclosing specifics on this search, we are going to find the best candidates that we will bring into our organization to achieve our goals. The structure will land depending on the first person that we bring in, what his attitude is and how we should work together.’

Ownership Right To Go In Different Direction

‘The next front office of the Sabres is going to need to restock the system and know how to work in a salary-cap era when very few players at the top of the roster take up so much of the team’s payroll. Nowadays in the NHL, young players are essential to fill out the third and fourth lines.’

Pegula takes ownership for Sabres’ futility, promises culture change

‘The bottom line here: Pegula has shown an outstanding ability to refurbish the neighbourhoods surrounding the KeyBank Center. Now let’s see if he can do the same with the product inside the building.’

Pegula seeks established GM to instill discipline in Sabres

‘Potential candidates with experience include: recently fired Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi ; Dave Nonis, currently a consultant with the Anaheim Ducks; and Chicago Blackhawks assistant GM Norm Maciver.