Sources from the Hockey Channel on Direct TV said this afternoon that the Sabres resigned Ruff to a multi year deal and that some reports are indicating that it is as high as 7 more years.

So if you read between the lines, Darcy will be fired at seasons end.
If Pegula is watching and thinks that Ruff is deserving of a 7-year contract, with the way the Sabres are playing, that means he has to blame Darcy for the crappy record. 7 NHL coaches have been fired this year over lousy play and Ruff gets 7 year extension for the same lousy play. That should be proof that he feels Ruff has done as good as a job that he can, with having a bunch of 3rd and 4th line players.