In the wake of today's news that GM Darcy Regier received a two-year contract extension in the fall, it was natural to ask Lindy Ruff if he received the same treatment.
Ruff pulled a shocker after Tuesday's practice in HSBC Arena when he revealed he also got an extension offer and turned it down. Understandably, Ruff wasn't all that interested in the line of questioning so his answers were pretty cryptic when pressed by The News on the issue. Here's the entire conversation I had with the coach after practice.
In the wake of today's news regarding Darcy, did you get a contract extension in the fall?
"I did not, no."
Were you offered one?
"Yes I was."
Did you reject it?
"It's a situation that really I'd rather not talk about. It's nothing to do ... They were gracious in what they offered me."
So your contract goes through this season, correct?
Do you want to stay?
"Yeah, I want to stay."
Have you told Terry Pegula you want to stay?
"No. We had a conversation about hockey and that's as far as I'll go."
Hmmmm. Pretty interesting week so far here at One Seymour H. Knox Plaza.
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