Sabres’ Taylor Hall: How Bills played role in joining Buffalo

Trust the process.

It’s a saying that Buffalo Bills fans have heard many times under the Brandon Beane/Sean McDermott regime, but Taylor Hall, the newest member of the Buffalo Sabres, seems to believe the same process that has turned the Bills into a contender can do the same for the Sabres.

In a Zoom call with members of the Buffalo media, Hall was asked a simple question.

Why Buffalo?

It’s a fair question. The Sabres have been a laughing stock in the NHL finishing near the bottom of the league for quite a few seasons. The team has not made the playoffs since the 2010-2011 season.
Despite their struggles on the ice and turnover at head coach and general manager over the past few years, Hall believes the Sabres are close.
He cited talented players on the roster, the Pegulas and Ralph Krueger, someone he played under in Edmonton among his reasons for joining the Sabres.
Via Alex Brasky of The Batavia Daily News.
“It’s a team that has elite players, ownership committed to building a winner,” Hall said in a Zoom call with Buffalo media. “I’ve see what they’ve done with the Bills – and a coach that gets the most out of his players.”
The Pegulas have been criticized by Sabres fans a lot in recent years, but their recent success in the NFL thanks to hiring the right people, Beane and McDermott, is now paying dividends on the ice.
Will Hall be the missing piece to the Sabres’ turnaround? Time will tell, but adding a difference maker certainly can’t hurt.
Until then, trust the process.
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