It’s the final week of Talking Buffalo Podcast episodes being recorded in Florida (maybe forever) and Patrick Moran has his favorite recurring guest, Joe Yerdon slated for both shows.  Today the focus is on the Buffalo Sabres formally removing the interim tag from Don Granato and making him the 20th head coach in franchise history and sixth since Terry Pegula bought the team in 2010.

Joe has a ton of thoughts on Granato and why he thinks the Sabres made (rare) good move by retaining him with a reported three-year deal.  Of course, there’s already wide-spread speculation that Jack Eichel will soon be traded and Joe explains why this move makes that a foregone conclusion.

They also talk about if being able to convince Sam Reinhart to want to say is a realistic possibility, what the market may fetch for Rasmus Ristolainen and if he’s underappreciated, Joe’s level of confidence in Granato to continue to raise several younger players’ game in this organization and much more, including Patrick being forced to prematurely end the podcast due to noise complaints from his unusual recording location.

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