Sabres owner Terry Pegula says the Sabres will move as quickly and as efficiently as they can to fill the GM and head coaching vacancies. 

He told reporters today the timetable will be a function of how well meetings go with the first half dozen people they interview. Meantime, he won't acknowledge that the team deliberately lost to get higher draft picks -- or that the strategy didn't work.

Pegula said -- in his words --"we don't hope to lose."