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Sabres change course, fire GM Botterill after three seasons

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres fired general manager Jason Botterill on Tuesday in a dramatic change-of-course three weeks after co-owner Kim Pegula said his job was secure.

In announcing the decision, the Sabres promoted senior vice-president of business administration Kevyn Adams as Botterill’s successor.

Isolating away from family a ‘hot topic’ as NHL plots return

Young and single, Thatcher Demko has plenty of time on his hands, with little to do. Quarantining to play hockey wouldn’t be a problem for the Vancouver Canucks goalie.

“I don’t have too many roots,” the 24-year-old said. “I’ve been living pretty much out of my car for the most part for the last six, seven years just going from place to place.”

Older players disagree.

NHL playoff scenarios run the gamut of where, when and how

Shorts and skates don't usually mix. Maintaining NHL-quality ice in August or holding a Stanley Cup Final in September? Those are far from the norm, too.

With the NHL playoffs, which were to begin tomorrow, on indefinite hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, anything and everything is on the table if Commissioner Gary Bettman's objective to complete the season is to be realized.

Lightning strike by adding McDonagh

Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman now has something in common with Boston Bruins' counterpart Don Sweeney.

They both tapped the N.Y. Rangers before the NHL trade deadline yesterday.

A day after the Bruins landed power forward Rick Nash from New York, the Lightning followed suit by acquiring Rangers' captain Ryan McDonagh in a multi-player trade.