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West Seneca native reflects on dual career in hockey, hoaxes

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http://www.westsenecabee.com/articles/west-seneca-native-reflects-on-dual-career-in-hockey-hoaxes/?view=getnewpost.

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"While Wieland considers himself a Sabres fan and says that he will be for life, he is dismayed about the direction the organization has taken over the course of the past decade. The team has not made the playoffs since 2011, the longest streak in the NHL. They haven’t won a playoff series since 2007, and don’t appear likely to change that in the near future. He lays the blame squarely at the feet of Terry Pegula, who bought the team in 2011."

In my company the top guy is always ultimately responsible for the performance, I wonder if that's why he shifted it to the wife..

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You beat me to it. Wieland is someone we should listen to. Of course, like most people, he's years too late.

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Good article.

Hey Wieland, Sabres need a guy like you to right this disaster! You down?

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Wieland, not far from death, becomes this generation's Rene Robert? No one else has the stones, apparently.

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5 hours ago, Zamboni said:

Meh. I like Weiland. Great stories. 
 

And I still like the Pegulas... 

I like them too. Their ownership of the Sabres has been a disaster.

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3 hours ago, SwampD said:

I like them too. Their ownership of the Sabres has been a disaster.

It has been to a degree.  But in 2 ways it hasn't / won't be.  As ####ing horrible as the last 8 years have been, there hasn't been even an inkling that they might move.  Since the mid-'90's that wasn't the case until Terry bought them. 

And the Pegulas haven't been Snyder type owners.  Once they get the GM right (and they MAY have it right enough now) there is no reason to believe they won't leave him alone to do his job.

It stinks dealing w/ the growing pains of rookie owners, but in the LT better to have EXTREMELY well funded rookies than undercapitalized rookies which were the last 2 groups.

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I'll disagree with your idea that the source of Terry's meddling is he doesn't trust his GM to get it right. (It's problematic on the face of it, because it's Terry who's doing the hiring, and he keeps hiring noobies who aren't ready for prime time, and why is that? "No monopoly on hockey IQ" "No emperors" "Flat management structure") The sources of his meddling are his desire to play fantasy owner and his overblown opinion of himself as a hockey guy, because, after all, he coached his son in junior (edit: youth) hockey in Olean. Terry has to meddle because he doesn't believe in his GM? He didn't believe in Darcy?

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11 hours ago, Taro T said:

It has been to a degree.  But in 2 ways it hasn't / won't be.  As ####ing horrible as the last 8 years have been, there hasn't been even an inkling that they might move.  Since the mid-'90's that wasn't the case until Terry bought them. 

And the Pegulas haven't been Snyder type owners.  Once they get the GM right (and they MAY have it right enough now) there is no reason to believe they won't leave him alone to do his job.

It stinks dealing w/ the growing pains of rookie owners, but in the LT better to have EXTREMELY well funded rookies than undercapitalized rookies which were the last 2 groups.

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