FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2012, file photo, Buffalo Sabres coach Lindy Ruff talks with players during NHL hockey practice in Buffalo, N.Y. Ruff was fired on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, afte

 

              FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2012, file photo, Buffalo Sabres coach Lindy Ruff talks with players during NHL hockey practice in Buffalo, N.Y. Ruff was fired on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, afte
FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2012, file photo, Buffalo Sabres coach Lindy Ruff talks with players during NHL hockey practice in Buffalo, N.Y. 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/David Duprey, File)