‘“I know the fans and media like to talk about changes being made after a start like we’ve had,” said Sabres forward Mike Grier, who played his 1,000th game earlier in the week. “But the guys in this room love playing for him. He’s a great coach. It’s our responsibility. None of the blame should go to him. It’s all on us in the room. “He’s given us the blueprint that has worked before in this league. As players we have to be better. We’ve been better in the last couple games, but we have to stop being loose with the puck and loose with the system.”’
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