Steve Greeley has apparently decided Buffalo is finer than Carolina.
The Hurricanes interviewed the Sabres assistant general manager twice for their vacant GM job, but Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet is reporting the courtship is over. The sides couldn't come to a contract agreement.
Greeley joined the Sabres in June along with fellow assistant GM Randy Sexton. The 37-year-old oversees the pro scouting staff and player development. He also works with NCAA and European free agents. The Sabres have signed forward Andrew Oglevie out of Notre Dame and reported have a deal with award-winning defenseman Lawrence Pilut of Sweden.
In other news, Canada has named Ryan O'Reilly as an alternate captain for the World Championship. The Sabres center will form a leadership group with captain Connor McDavid of Edmonton and alternate Brayden Schenn of St. Louis.
The tournament begins this week.
“We have a mix of youth and veterans on our team," said head coach Bill Peters of Calgary, "and the three players chosen to wear a letter know what it takes to be successful in international competition and that will help us be successful in our ultimate goal."