By Mike Harrington
PHILADELPHIA -- As you can hear in the audio file at the end of this post, Ted Nolan's voice wasn't loud Thursday night in a hallway deep within Wells Fargo Center. But he has to hope his message resonates loud and clear in the Buffalo Sabres' locker room.
The interim head coach was furious after his team's 4-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers, a penalty fest that saw Buffalo give up 34 of the Flyers' 46 shots on goal in the final two periods and all four of their goals in the final 25 minutes.
I'll be honest. I was taken aback by Nolan's comments. But he's right.
Everyone watching this team -- fans, front office types, media, even some of the players themselves -- has been lulled to sleep by what they've seen so far. It's normal to us. But believe me when I say it's jarring to folks who don't watch every game. Be it writers/broadcasters covering the opposition, scouts in the building and now the team's interim head coach, they can't believe some of the things they're seeing.
Bet Nolan can't wait for Pat LaFontaine to hire a new GM to really shake this thing up.
Click below to hear from Nolan.
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