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Bylsma: I report to Murray, he speaks to ownership

NEW YORK -- Here's a quick for-the-record item from Tuesday's Sabres morning skate in Madison Square Garden in the wake of Monday's bizarre news conference at One Bills Drive:

Who does coach Dan Bylsma report to? It's unequivocally General Manager Tim Murray.

Bills GM Doug Whaley brought quite a reaction from observers Monday when he reminded them former coach Rex Ryan reported directly to owners Terry and Kim Pegula and not to him at all.

It's not that way on the other side of Pegula Sports, with the Sabres employing what is the norm in most franchises in the NHL and the four major sports as a whole.

"I report to Tim every day, am talking to Tim every day. And Tim talks to Terry and Kim," Bylsma said when asked by The News about the Sabres' structure. "There are times when it's all of us together. I think that's a little bit more on the football side of it ...  We have communication with Terry and Kim. But I talk to Tim every day and Tim talks to Terry and Kim every day."



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