Nolan's patience runs out with lethargic Sabres
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The gloves are off in Buffalo now that coach Ted Nolan's patience has run out waiting for his lethargic Sabres to show signs of a spark.
Nolan expressed his frustrations, including using a profanity in yelling at his players to ''wake ... up,'' in putting the team through a grueling 90-minute practice Wednesday.
Nolan says that after purposefully giving Buffalo a 10-game grace period, the time for taking it easy is now over.
The Sabres (2-8) have been shut out in four of their past six games, and are coming off a 4-0 loss at Toronto on Tuesday.
Buffalo has scored just 10 goals. According to STATS, that's tied for the fourth fewest through the first 10 games of a season in NHL history, and fewest since Chicago scored that many in 1936-37.