So no Chris Drury?
According to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, the Buffalo Sabres reached out to the former team captain and current New York Rangers assistant general manager to interview for their GM vacancy. Rather than taking the interview with the Sabres, Drury reportedly consulted with the Rangers and decided it wasn't time to take the next step and become a GM and declined the request.
Hearing NYR AGM Chris Drury wont interview w/BUF. Sabres asked. Rangers consulted Drury, but decision was: not yet time. A future GM, though
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) April 27, 2017
7 Eyewitness Sports Reporter Nick Filipowski was able to confirm the report Drury won't interview for the opening in Buffalo.
— Nick Filipowski (@NICK_WKBW) April 28, 2017
Drury began his off-ice career in the player personnel department in 2015 when he started with the Rangers as the team's director of player development. One year later Drury was promoted to assistant general manager.
So just like that, you can take Drury's name off the list of potential Sabres general managers. Is this a bad thing? Well, sort of because the more candidates the Sabres can interview the better.
That being said, I didn't expect Drury to get the job in the first place and he's very inexperienced compared to some of the other options. This might just be a blessing in disguise.