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Phil Housleys Seat Is Red Hot

Phil Housleys Seat Is Red Hot
Published On: Fri, Mar 15
Jun 1, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Phil Kessel (81) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks in the second period of game two of the 2016 Stanley Cup Final at Consol Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Sabresa€™ post-game answers have become as clichA© as they get. The excuses flow faster than outlet passes from their zone. The blank stares match their scoreboard total. Therea€™s talk aboutA adding jam to their game. Competing. Digging deeper. Ita€™s a broken record.

a€œI dona€™t know what else to do. I dona€™t know what to say,a€ said a stymied Kyle Okposo after the Sabres dropped their sixth straight game, 5-0 to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Sabres are 0-5-1 in their last six, 7-17-3 in their last 27 and 13-25-7 since theirA ten-game win streak. Of their 13 wins since the November to remember, only nine have been in regulation. The stats are dreadful. This team is failing the eyeball test, the analytics test, and certainly, the scoring test.

During an informal press conference in Florida roughly a month ago, sophomore general manager JasonA Botterill refuted any thought of replacing head coach Phil Housley. He was taken aback at the very question. Now, with one regulation win in 11 games since then, therea€™s no doubt his coacha€™s seat is warming.

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