You can’t beat bad ownership. No matter how talented the front office or roster might be, bad ownership will consistently get in the way of winning. We’ve seen it in every sport; in James Dolan’s New York Knicks in the NBA, we’ve seen it with other NHL franchises, like the Ottawa Senators under Eugene Melnyk.
It’s happened twice this season. On two separate occasions, teams have lost to the Buffalo Sabres and heads have rolled the next day. On Dec. 2, the New Jersey Devils lost 7-1 to the Sabres in Prudential Center and head coach John Hynes was dismissed. Then, on Jan. 14, the Vegas Golden Knights lost 4-2