Buffalo Sabres: 3 takeaways from hiring Seth Appert as Amerks coach

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Reported new Head of the Rochester Americans Seth Appert. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

We break down the Buffalo Sabres’ reported decision to hire Seth Appert to take over as head coach of the Rochester Americans.

It’s an interesting time for the Buffalo Sabres, who once again missed out on the playoffs this season. They have the longest active playoff drought in the NHL and fans are wondering when the nightmare will end?

The Sabres cannot afford to waste the prime years of Jack Eichel’s career. It will be a travesty if he never gets to experience playoff hockey full stop, never mind having a sustained run of appearances in the postseason.

Of course, Eichel can’t do it on his own in a sport where the emphasis is on team. In this respect, it will be interesting to see what the roster looks like for the 2020-21 season.

Kevyn Adams has been brought in as the latest general manager tasked with turning around the fortunes of the beleaguered franchise. In this respect, he apparently made an interesting hire on Friday.

According to a report from Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News, Adams has hired Seth Appert to take over as the Rochester Americans’ new head coach. At the time of posting this article, the move hasn’t been officially announced by the Sabres.

Regardless, it still makes for an intriguing hiring worth looking into in more detail. Here are our three takeaways regarding the newest addition to the Buffalo Sabres’ organisation:

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