FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2012, file photo, Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff looks up behind his bench while playing the Anaheim Ducks during the third period of an NHL hockey game in

 

              FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2012, file photo, Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff looks up behind his bench while playing the Anaheim Ducks during the third period of an NHL hockey game in
FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2012, file photo, Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff looks up behind his bench while playing the Anaheim Ducks during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif. Ruff was fired on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, after the team's latest slow start to the season and amid growing criticism from the team's fan base.(AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)