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Jason Botterill meets with the media on state of the Sabres

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Jason Botterill spoke with the media today during practice to discuss the current state of the team

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Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill met with the Buffalo media today while the club was practicing before their matchup with the Tampa Bay Lightning tomorrow night.

He touched on topics such as the current state of the team of, the head coach, Kyle Okposo, and trade deadline. Unfortunately, it may not have been a lot of what fans wanted to hear for the most part.

On the head coach:

On the NHL Trade Deadline:

On Jeff Skinner:

Times are tense in Buffalo and Botterill has a lot of work ahead of him to improve his hockey club. It sounds like the Sabres won’t be very active by the Trade Deadline on Monday, outside of perhaps a few small moves.

It’ll also be interesting to see if the Sabres general manager has a change of heart on the coaching staff if the team continues to slide out of contention.

You can here the full interview right here: