Sabres go back to ‘school’ during NHL lockout

Having never attended college let alone taught a class, Buffalo

Sabres coach Lindy Ruff isn’t familiar with the tweed jacket dress

code favored by some professors.

So he went with the track suit. You know, he said, ”the coach’s


That’s fine, because this wasn’t a conventional course he was


Season or no season, Ruff and the 100-or-so Sabres’ employees

went back to school last month by attending ”Sabres University.”

It was a two-week series of courses to help everyone better

understand and appreciate how the entire operation works, and to

boost staff morale during the NHL lockout.

The courses ranged from ”The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media,”

to ”The Scouting Process.”

Ruff taught a class explaining how he gets his defenseman

involved in an offensive rush.