Bucky Gleason: Pegulas should check mirror for source of Sabres’ biggest problem

‘Terry and Kim Pegula need to come clean. They need to acknowledge that they were over their heads when they purchased the Sabres, that their abundance of misguided confidence came with a shortage of know-how, that their ownership is the primary reason for overall dysfunction, that they desperately need help.’

Jerry Sullivan’s Hot Read: One GM down, one to go

‘While this latest purge is a bold and warranted one, it surely doesn’t paint the Pegulas as a stable sports ownership. Maybe they’ll get it right this time, but it perpetuates the general dysfunction of their two major pro franchises and heightens the perception that they’re over their heads owning multiple sports teams.’

Mike Harrington’s Hot Read: Pegulas need to hire hockey czar, then get out of way

‘Which leads us to this: Job one for the Pegulas is to fix what they botched when they fired Pat LaFontaine just over three years ago. It’s time to get a real president of hockey to run this operation because the owners have no business picking a general manager or coach. Maybe it’s deposed Los Angeles GM Dean Lombardi, maybe Lindy Ruff wants to get out of coaching, maybe it’s time for Chris Drury to move up from his assistant GM slot in New York.’

Bucky Gleason’s Hot Read: Sabres’ problems start at the top

‘The Sabres spent too much money and received too little in return, and that falls directly on the lap of the general manager.’

Editorial: Pegulas’ decisive action offers hope to frustrated fans

‘Murray and Bylsma don’t deserve all the blame, but a change had to be made.’

Sabres fans react on Twitter to firings of Murray, Bylsma

‘From train station to train wreck.’

Brian Gionta to be studio analyst Friday on NBCSN

‘It will be interesting to see how candid he will be if he talks about their firing and whether he believes star player Jack Eichel had any influence on the decision or if he had any influence as the captain.’

Timeline: The Turbulent Reign of Terry Pegula

‘Feb. 22, 2011: At his introduction, Pegula says: “Starting today, the Buffalo Sabres’ reason for existence will be to win a Stanley Cup.”’

Buffalo Sabres fire GM Tim Murray and coach Dan Bylsma

‘The owners expect to discuss more about their decision Friday morning. The Pegula family also owns the Sabres’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Rochester Americans.’

Buffalo Sabres’ Jack Eichel has nowhere to hide after housecleaning

‘As the “savior” of the franchise who undercut his coach, threw teammates under the bus and pouted before the media after missing a $2 million bonus by the smallest of percentage points for not finishing in the Top 10 of points-per-game scoring in the NHL, Eichel has only one way to live this down: deliver a Stanley Cup to the starving hockey masses of western New York.’

Sabres start over again by firing GM Tim Murray, coach Dan Bylsma

‘Obviously, missing the playoffs by 17 points in a year long targeted as their return following a six-year absence, was too much for Pegula to handle.’

Sabres need to find new GM soon

‘They reportedly have a strong interest in former NHL defenseman Norm Maciver, who has won three Stanley Cups in 11 seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks. Maciver is currently their assistant GM behind Stan Bowman.’

Murray firing by Pegula justified

‘Perhaps Murray’s acquisition of Ryan O’Reilly and Evander Kane will pay dividends and grabbing them does deserve some credit.’

Buffalo Sabres: Who will replace Dan Bylsma and Tim Murray?

‘If the Sabres want Lombardi, they’ll have to move fast. His name is at the top of the list among desired front office executives in the NHL.’

Buffalo Sabres make right decision by firing Bylsma, Murray

‘The Pegulas have their own timeline, but Murray’s fate may have been sealed with his inaction at the trade deadline. The Sabres could’ve used some help and were in the playoff hunt. Murray didn’t make any moves and the Sabres fell fast from there.’