Jaws dropped this morning when the Buffalo Sabres fired both general manager Tim Murray and head coach Dan Bylsma. Judging from the social media reaction as a whole, there was little surprise that Bylsma was canned, but few expected GMTM to suffer the same fate.
Shock and befuddlement have reigned supreme, so the humorous takes are sparse, at least until fans can get their bearings. And hey, it's not just the media that drops hot takes. We'll keep this updated as the reaction pours in.
From train station to train wreck
— Fracking Sabres (@FrackingSabres) April 20, 2017
We are all forever indebted to Tim Murray for ensuring we got jack eichel and that is the best thing to happen to buffalo in 20 years
— Dan Muscarella (@dannymusc) April 20, 2017
Doug Whaley outlasting Tim Murray is the upset of the century
— Evan Sally (@Evan_Sally) April 20, 2017
GMTM firing is shocking. I truly believe Murray's belief in Lehner was his downfall.#Sabres
— Jason Mack (@jaymaj13) April 20, 2017
Constant turmoil with the Bills and Sabres. The passionate fans of Western New York deserve so much better.
— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) April 20, 2017
We were lucky to have a GM like Murray and this city will realize it when we go back to a Darcy type.
— Zach Kindron (@ZachWWMovies) April 20, 2017
Tim Murray, if you're reading this, I really liked you a lot. #Sabres
— Rudy Pikuzinski (@RudyPikuzinski) April 20, 2017
Firing Tim Murray is a colossal mistake. Bylsma, fine. But Murray. I hate this. I hate it so much.
— Olly Kranz (@OllyKranz) April 20, 2017
This is stunning on a lot of levels and I'm trying process all of this without much to go on. To say this was expected would be wrong.
— Joe Yerdon (@JoeYerdon) April 20, 2017
Yay. Another #Buffalo coaching search!
— Matt (@Buffalucci) April 20, 2017
Don't follow hockey but I'm relieved about the news because "Bylsma" sounds like something that runs out of your body during food poisoning
— Buffalo Blondie (@Buffalo_Blondie) April 20, 2017
@WGR550 I always thought Bylsma was an anagram for 'abysmal'
— David Gennocro (@Canisius85) April 20, 2017
the EA Sports logic won't even fire you as a GM after 3 years if you don't make the playoffs
— sba (@essbeeay) April 20, 2017
fire the one buffalo brewer while you're at it
— Billy O'Neil (@billy_oneil) April 20, 2017
Going to the Bisons game Saturday with my parents because it's a Pegula free zone.
— The Outlander (@MattyRenn) April 20, 2017
Murray, Blysma and my spleen are all being fired / removed today. Coincidence? I think not.
— Ryan Mullen (@RyRyMullen) April 20, 2017
— Andy Hakes ✈ (@ea_andrewh) April 20, 2017
Breaking News: Dan Bylsma, Tim Murray, sign with the New England Patriots
— Alex (@aw67307) April 20, 2017
Me: (Reading Sabre takes on my phone)
Bartender: (Slides me an IPA)
— Greg Bauch (@gregorybauch) April 20, 2017