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NHL The Best Buffalo Sabres Coaches of All Time  

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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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Lindy Ruff is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Buffalo Sabres Coaches of All Time
Lindy Ruff age 55

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Scotty Bowman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Buffalo Sabres Coaches of All Time
Scotty Bowman age 82

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Ted Nolan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Buffalo Sabres Coaches of All Time
Ted Nolan age 57

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Floyd Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Buffalo Sabres Coaches of All Time
Floyd Smith age 80

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Punch Imlach is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Buffalo Sabres Coaches of All Time

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Roger Crozier is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Buffalo Sabres Coaches of All Time
Roger Crozier Died at 54 (1942-1996)

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Jim Schoenfeld is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Buffalo Sabres Coaches of All Time

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John Muckler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Buffalo Sabres Coaches of All Time
John Muckler age 81

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Roger Neilson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Buffalo Sabres Coaches of All Time

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Rick Dudley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Buffalo Sabres Coaches of All Time
Rick Dudley age 66

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Marcel Pronovost is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Buffalo Sabres Coaches of All Time

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Billy Reay is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Buffalo Sabres Coaches of All Time
Billy Reay Died at 86 (1918-2004)

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Jimmy Roberts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Buffalo Sabres Coaches of All Time
Jimmy Roberts

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Ted Sator is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Buffalo Sabres Coaches of All Time
Ted Sator age 66

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Craig Ramsay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Buffalo Sabres Coaches of All Time
Craig Ramsay age 64

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Ron Rolston is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Buffalo Sabres Coaches of All Time
Ron Rolston age 49

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Dan Bylsma is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Buffalo Sabres Coaches of All Time
Dan Bylsma age 45