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Some seats warming up even in NHL in short season

Updated: March 1, 2013, 4:10 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- The Buffalo Sabres and Columbus Blue Jackets broke the seal on firing season in the NHL, showing some teams are short on patience even in a lockout-delayed year.

Buffalo got rid of Lindy Ruff, its coach since 1997, last month, just more than a week after Columbus fired general manager Scott Howson following five-plus years.

Some men behind benches and in front offices may not be resting easy these days.

Nashville Predators coach Barry Trotz said each time the puck ...

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