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The Best Buffalo Sabres Coaches of All Time

Updated August 20, 2018 1.4k votes 208 voters 2.8k views

In all the years they've been competing in the NHL, the Buffalo Sabres have certainly gone through some great (and not so great) coaches. But who is the best Buffalo Sabres head coach of all time? This list ranks every Buffalo Sabres coach from best to worst with the help of our users. Hockey fans like you have already voted on this list, but we want you to contribute as well. Vote up your top Buffalo Sabres coaches, keeping stats like regular season record and playoff appearances in mind.

Floyd Smith was the first Sabres head coach to lead the team to a Stanley Cup finals, which he did in 1975. Smith's Sabres lost to the Flyers four games to two. The only other Sabres head coach to lead the team to a Stanley Cup finals was Lindy Ruff in 1999. Ruff's Sabres also lost four games to two, this time to the Dallas Stars.

If the Buffalo Sabres assembled a team with the best NHL players from every decade, who would coach it? Vote up the most winning Buffalo Sabres coaches, or simply just the coach that you personally liked the most. How do they rank on the list of the best NHL coaches ever?
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