It was something Sabres fans could see coming eventually, and owners, Terry and Kim Pegula made the decision to fire Buffalo Sabres Fire GM Jason Botterill, Tuesday, June 16. As for the Sabres fans? They can't seem to be any more happier.

Senior Vice President of Business Administration Kevyn Adams, who has been with the Sabres for years has been named General Manager. The Sabres played 69 games and went 30-31-8, and will officially miss the restructured NHL playoffs when (and if) they resume later this Summer.

The Pegula's released this statement this morning on Sabres.com:

This morning, we informed Jason Botterill he will no longer be the General Manager of the Sabres. This decision was made after many candid discussions with Jason during a full review of our hockey operation. We recognized we have philosophical differences regarding how best to put ourselves in a position to compete for a Stanley Cup. So, we decided to make this change.

 

We wish Jason and his family all the best moving forward, and we thank him for his time and energy devoted to our organization and to the City of Buffalo.

 

New General Manager Kevyn Adams and Head Coach Ralph Krueger already have a close working relationship and we are excited to see what they can do together as we reconfigure our hockey operations."

You can see the full statement here.