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Report: Dudley staying with Canadiens rather than discuss Sabres' GM job

By John Vogl

The Sabres' alumni train won't include Rick Dudley.

Dudley, considered a front-runner to return to Buffalo as new general manager, will stay with the Canadiens, according to Darren Dreger of TSN. Dreger reports the Sabres asked Montreal for permission to speak with Dudley, and the Habs responded by giving their assistant general manager a "more lucrative deal."

The 64-year-old Dudley played for the Sabres from 1972-81 and returned as head coach for two-plus seasons beginning in 1989.

Dudley joined the Canadiens in 2012 after working in various managerial capacities with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Atlanta Thrashers, Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Ottawa Senators.

Pat LaFontaine, the Sabres' president of hockey operations, said when he was hired this month he had a short list of GM candidates.

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

@BuffNewsVogl | jvogl@buffnews.com

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