Sabres' Murray meets with ownership on Wednesday
(WGR 550) - Tim Murray said last Wednesday that he would be meeting with the Pegula’s this week and we have heard today is the day.
Sources have told WGR Sports Radio 550 and Jeremy White that Murray is in Florida with meetings taking place today.
Murray said last week that he had just finished his exit meeting with Jack Eichel that day and that was the last meeting. I think you know Eichel would not be shy during that meeting because he knows he can say anything he wants since this rebuild was all about getting him and the second overall pick the year before.
We’ve been reporting for most of this season that Eichel is not happy with Dan Bylsma or his system and Eichel would say many times during the season, “I’m not the coach.”
Murray said last Wednesday, “As I say every day, he’s my coach today and I’m the General Manager today.”
“There’s going to be a review top to bottom, I have to meet with ownership next week in Florida, I’m sure I’m going to be reviewed and after that, I’ll come back and if am still here, I’ll deliver my thoughts to our head coach and our coaching staff.”
“I am the general manager today, he is the coach today, I haven’t had any thoughts of firing him up to this point and the reason I always say today is something could happen tomorrow, so he’s the coach, yes”
Inside sources have told me that Eichel has no desire to sign a contract extension this summer if Bylsma remains the coach, so quite a bit hinges on this meeting.