Housley Named Head Coach

Housley Named Head Coach

It was an instance of one future member of the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame writing about another. Jim Kelley, the longtime Sabres beat reporter for The Buffalo News, wrote a column to wrap up the playing career of Phil Housley, one of the best defensemen in franchise history, and he showed tremendous foresight in doing so.

The column, published in January 2004, was titled “Coaching, not Cup, would cap Housley’s career.” It made the claim that the absence of a Stanley Cup victory wouldn’t define Housley’s Hall of Fame playing career, and that coaching young players would be an appropriate next step. Read more at sabres.nhl.com

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