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07:25 AM ET 05.10 | James Patrick's days with the Sabres date back to Dominik Hasek. He mentored Brian Campbell. He coached alongside Lindy Ruff. He created plenty of memories in Buffalo, but he won't add any more as a member of the Sabres. Coach Ron Rolston fired Patrick and fellow assistant Kevyn Adams on Thursday. The holdovers from Ruff's staff eased the Sabres' transition when Rolston replaced Ruff in February, but changes were expected after General Manager Darcy Regier removed the interim tag from Rolston's title this week. ... Teppo Numminen, an assistant under Ruff for the past two years, will remain with the Sabres, sources said. There was no word on goaltending coach Jim Corsi, who has been with the team for 15 seasons.

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May 10, 2013  08:35 AM ET

No one should be safe.

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May 10, 2013  09:05 AM ET

"General Manager Darcy Regier"

Look no farther guys. Here's your problem.

May 10, 2013  09:09 AM ET
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Buffalo is like Baghdad - no one really is safe.

Went to the Anchor bar once after a Bills game. I can confirm that the Anchor parking lot was modeled after Baghdad.

May 10, 2013  09:39 AM ET
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No one should be safe.

Yet Darcy Regier remains. Go figure!

May 10, 2013  09:41 AM ET
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Went to the Anchor bar once after a Bills game. I can confirm that the Anchor parking lot was modeled after Baghdad.

What's the matter with you? Do you have something against women in burkas?

May 10, 2013  09:43 AM ET
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What's the matter with you? Do you have something against women in burkas?

Has more to do with poor hygyene.

May 10, 2013  09:52 AM ET
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Has more to do with poor hygyene.

Oh, I see. You also have a dislike for au naturel, nature's perfume. :-)

May 10, 2013  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Buffalo is like Baghdad - no one really is safe.

Buffalo is between Iraq and a hard place?

May 10, 2013  10:05 AM ET
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Went to the Anchor bar once after a Bills game. I can confirm that the Anchor parking lot was modeled after Baghdad.

Was Saddam there? He would have probably been a fairly good defenseman. Very physical, but stupid.

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May 10, 2013  10:24 AM ET
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*sigh* He was my favourite crazy despot. Why the hell did you guys have to go and mess everything up?

LMAO. We messed up a lot of stuff! :-)

May 10, 2013  10:54 AM ET
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*sigh* He was my favourite crazy despot. Why the hell did you guys have to go and mess everything up?

With dishonorable mention to Idi Amin Dada

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May 10, 2013  11:32 AM ET
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He's still my favourite King of Scotland.

Mobutu Sese Seko was pretty chill. Gadhafi was always good for a chuckle.

Let's not overlook Kim Jong "Mentally" Il.

 
May 10, 2013  03:49 PM ET
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Buffalo is between Iraq and a hard place?

OMG......hilarious comment.......I spat a bit of my drink onto my screen....thanks.

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