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Report: Panthers set to hire Boughner, Sabres waiting to interview Housley

Report: Panthers set to hire Boughner, Sabres waiting to interview Housley
Posted at 10:39 AM, Jun 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-10 10:39:04-04

And then there was only one team without a head coach. According to Bob McKenzie of TSN, the Florida Panthers are preparing to make Bob Boughner their newest head coach.

Once that hire becomes official, the Sabres will be the lone NHL club without a bench boss. Boughner reportedly interviewed with the Sabres last month.

McKenzie adds that once the Stanley Cup Final has ended (series will end Sunday or Wednesday), the Sabres will interview Nashville Predators assistant coach Phil Housley and possibly Pittsburgh Penguins assistants Rick Tocchet and Jaques Martin.

That leaves the Sabres with a pretty tight window -- New GM Jason Botterill has said multiple times he wants to have a new head coach in place by the NHL Draft on June 23. 

Bove's take:

Cool, awesome, great; now go hire Phil Housley.