By Mike Harrington
Here is Terry Pegula's statement on the firing of LIndy Ruff, just released by the Sabres' PR department:
"The hockey world knows how I and the entire Buffalo Sabres organization feel about Lindy Ruff not only as a coach but also as a person. His long tenure with the Sabres has ended. His qualities have made this decision very difficult. I personally want Lindy to know that he can consider me a friend always."