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Nolan's 'gloves-off' address: Video of the coach's pointed comments

By Mike Harrington

PHILADELPHIA -- The gloves are officially off.

That was the message Thursday night from interim coach Ted Nolan, who was seething about penalties and turnovers over the final two periods of the Sabres' 4-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.

"When you constantly do the same thing over and over and over again and lose for the same reasons, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure it out,” Nolan said. 

You can click here to read my story on the game, which focuses mostly on Nolan's comments. The audio was such a hit late last night and generated so many comments/questions on Twitter about Nolan's mood, his look etc. that I posted the video below so you could see the actual session, followed by the game highlights/lowlights.

The Sabres are scheduled to be off today. Will all of them be at practice Saturday? We'll see.


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