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Posted 22 May 2013 - 02:47 PM

Canucks just fired all their coaches.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 03:03 PM

View PostSpndnchz, on 22 May 2013 - 02:47 PM, said:

Canucks just fired all their coaches.

Do you think Vigneault would have been a good fit here?

Do you think he would have taken the job if offered?

My responses to the above:  No and maybe not.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 03:26 PM

View PostSpndnchz, on 22 May 2013 - 02:47 PM, said:

Canucks just fired all their coaches.

Pardon me miss, I not from here. What is this firing all their coaches of you spoke?

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 04:27 PM

Ruff the next coach of Vancity?

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 04:40 PM

View PostPASabreFan, on 22 May 2013 - 03:26 PM, said:

Pardon me miss, I not from here. What is this firing all their coaches of you spoke?

Alain Vigneault, associate coach Rick Bowness and assistant coach Newell Brown.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 04:43 PM

View PostEleven, on 22 May 2013 - 03:03 PM, said:

Do you think Vigneault would have been a good fit here?

Do you think he would have taken the job if offered?

My responses to the above:  No and maybe not.
Vigneault is a coach that I've always thought of as most like Ruff.

I'm not sure they'd want Ruff.

Actually should Torts get fired, I wonder .........Ruff was a Ranger.
Schoney is also in the NY organization.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 05:25 PM

View PostX. Benedict, on 22 May 2013 - 04:43 PM, said:

Vigneault is a coach that I've always thought of as most like Ruff.

I'm not sure they'd want Ruff.

Actually should Torts get fired, I wonder .........Ruff was a Ranger.
Schoney is also in the NY organization.

You think the Rangers brass and ownership really care that he played for them decades ago? You might be mistaking that franchise for their distant cousin upstate.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 07:21 PM

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thank God we locked up Ron Rolston.....

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 07:39 PM

Allow me to be the first: Gillis is a weasel, throwing his coach under the bus to save his own skin.

Edited by dudacek, 22 May 2013 - 07:40 PM.


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Posted 22 May 2013 - 08:40 PM

merge...

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 08:40 PM

View Postrickshaw, on 22 May 2013 - 04:27 PM, said:

Ruff the next coach of Vancity?

No.  NYR.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 09:35 PM

View PostEleven, on 22 May 2013 - 08:40 PM, said:

No.  NYR.
Wow. What a let down for New York. Torts can't get slats over paid roster to win. Same story different coach.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 10:08 PM

There is a 1.3% chance Gillis would hire Lindy.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 10:32 PM

View PostEleven, on 22 May 2013 - 03:03 PM, said:

Do you think Vigneault would have been a good fit here?

Do you think he would have taken the job if offered?

My responses to the above:  No and maybe not.

I honestly don't think he'd be a good fit here if we're rebuilding--from what I've read, working with flawed young players wasn't his strength (not to mention Hodgson is our best center...so yea).  Nothing against him as a coach, just don't think the fit would be right.  And to be honest, I'm not sure he'd take it anyway, at least not before exploring other options.  

That said, it's a travesty Vigneault gets canned and Gillis is still in place.  I honestly think Gillis is more incompetent than Regier.  He's completely mishandled his goaltending situation and overseen the gradual decay of the 'Nucks roster, and has also managed to put together a nearly entirely bare pipeline.  Just bad.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 05:52 AM

View PostPASabreFan, on 22 May 2013 - 05:25 PM, said:

You think the Rangers brass and ownership really care that he played for them decades ago? You might be mistaking that franchise for their distant cousin upstate.

Only Buffalo cares so much about their former players. The nepotism is a pretty big reason we're up to our necks in the soup. I may be wrong but I think the market for Lindy Ruff might not be so hot. However,  I can see a coaching career path going from Florida to Buffalo to Columbus but that's about it.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 01:10 PM

View PostGhost of Dwight Drane, on 22 May 2013 - 10:08 PM, said:

There is a 1.3% chance Gillis would hire Lindy.

Kassian would love it.

GO SABRES!!!

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 01:15 PM

View PostK-9, on 23 May 2013 - 01:10 PM, said:

Kassian would love it.

GO SABRES!!!

They have spent the last decade picking up guys from Buffalo that Lindy mismanages.....I would be shocked if he hired him.

I really can't see NY hiring Lindy either. If you fire Torts, you don't bring in a guy who is a less concentrated version of him. I think Lindy would stroke out having to deal with NY on a daily basis.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 01:18 PM

View PostHartman, on 22 May 2013 - 07:21 PM, said:

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thank God we locked up Ron Rolston.....

Why the hate? He was really succesfull and nearly won a cup. Yeah i know this is worth nothing, but i would like to see him on the Sabres bench. Ronnie is not really my type.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:59 PM

View PostLaLaLaFontaine, on 23 May 2013 - 01:18 PM, said:

Why the hate? He was really succesfull and nearly won a cup. Yeah i know this is worth nothing, but i would like to see him on the Sabres bench. Ronnie is not really my type.


sorry, i was being sarcastic.   I'd take Vigneault or any coach with a successful track record.

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 11:35 PM

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 09:13 AM

Former Dallas Stars head coach Glen Gulutzan has met with Jim Nill and Lindy Ruff.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 11:15 AM

View PostSpndnchz, on 27 May 2013 - 09:13 AM, said:

Former Dallas Stars head coach Glen Gulutzan has met with Jim Nill and Lindy Ruff.

I don't understand this? I presume he met with Nill when Nill fired him and did he see Ruff at a fired coaches support group or something?

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 11:50 AM

View PostThirtyEight, on 27 May 2013 - 11:15 AM, said:

I don't understand this? I presume he met with Nill when Nill fired him and did he see Ruff at a fired coaches support group or something?

Sorry. Canucks met with Gulutzan.

Dallas' Nill met with Ruff and Vigneault.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 01:39 PM

View PostSpndnchz, on 27 May 2013 - 09:13 AM, said:

Former Dallas Stars head coach Glen Gulutzan has met with Jim Nill and Lindy Ruff.

This is a post from someone who obviously didn't get too much sleep.  :)

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 09:45 PM

View Postnobody, on 27 May 2013 - 01:39 PM, said:



This is a post from someone who obviously didn't get too much sleep.  :)

This weekend deserves an awesome thread.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 10:30 PM

View PostSpndnchz, on 27 May 2013 - 09:45 PM, said:



This weekend deserves an awesome thread.

Engaged?

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 07:58 PM

Are Lindy's five minutes up yet?

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 10:24 PM

View PostPASabreFan, on 28 May 2013 - 07:58 PM, said:

Are Lindy's five minutes up yet?
:lol:

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 08:16 AM

Marlies' Coach Dallas Eakins interviewing for AV's old job.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 11:32 AM

Maybe the Canucks could use a kick in the pants:
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Canucks and John Tortorella are talking. Is one of the strong candidates to replace Alain Vigneault. #RDS

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 11:51 AM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 11 June 2013 - 11:32 AM, said:

Maybe the Canucks could use a kick in the pants:
@RenLavoieRDS
Canucks and John Tortorella are talking. Is one of the strong candidates to replace Alain Vigneault. #RDS

I think they could use a kick in the pants, but I'm not sure Tortorella is the right fit from a schematic perspective.  Would he really ask the twins to go into a shell and be blocking shots left and right?

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 11:58 AM

View PostTrueBluePhD, on 11 June 2013 - 11:51 AM, said:

I think they could use a kick in the pants, but I'm not sure Tortorella is the right fit from a schematic perspective.  Would he really ask the twins to go into a shell and be blocking shots left and right?

I don't think Torts needs to play that way, I think he chose to play that way based on the D in NY.
He certainly didn't coach players to block everything during his days in Tampa.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 11:58 AM

View PostTrueBluePhD, on 11 June 2013 - 11:51 AM, said:

I think they could use a kick in the pants, but I'm not sure Tortorella is the right fit from a schematic perspective.  Would he really ask the twins to go into a shell and be blocking shots left and right?

Was Torts that extreme going back to his TBL days with Vinny, St. Louis, and Richards?

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 12:01 PM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 11 June 2013 - 11:58 AM, said:

Was Torts that extreme going back to his TBL days with Vinny, St. Louis, and Richards?

Not at all.  He also wasn't as big of a jerk with the media.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 12:04 PM

View PostChileanSeaBass, on 11 June 2013 - 12:01 PM, said:

Not at all.  He also wasn't as big of a jerk with the media.

Granted though,
Florida reporters gave well, ahem, grapefruit questions compared to Gotham.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 12:40 PM

View PostX. Benedict, on 11 June 2013 - 12:04 PM, said:

Granted though,
Florida reporters gave well, ahem, grapefruit questions compared to Gotham.

Personally I think Torts is better suited to a small market club or at least one that is out of the media spotlight. Tampa was a perfect fit for him, but he wore thin on his players.  He and Lecavalier never saw eye-to-eye, and there were rumblings St. Louis got sick of him as well.  He'd probably be a great fit for Dallas.  I'm not so sure about Vancouver.  Regardless, he's a good coach who can get a lot out of his team, but unfortunately he has a short shelf life because of how he is.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 01:15 PM

View PostX. Benedict, on 11 June 2013 - 12:04 PM, said:

Granted though,
Florida reporters gave well, ahem, grapefruit questions compared to Gotham.

Hence my theory on why it will be a comedy of errors if Lindy ends up in NY.

Although I must say....Lindy was at a dinner last night and he looked good. Put on some lbs....tan....relaxed like the Lindy we knew and loved a decade+ ago......

If he gets the right job he could do just fine. In NY I am afraid he will have Del Zotto in the pressbox game 1 and Nash will commit suicide.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 01:22 PM

View PostGhost of Dwight Drane, on 11 June 2013 - 01:15 PM, said:

Hence my theory on why it will be a comedy of errors if Lindy ends up in NY.

Although I must say....Lindy was at a dinner last night and he looked good. Put on some lbs....tan....relaxed like the Lindy we knew and loved a decade+ ago......

If he gets the right job he could do just fine. In NY I am afraid he will have Del Zotto in the pressbox game 1 and Nash will commit suicide.

I don't think Lindy will have much trouble in New York with the media.
He's a heck of a lot funnier than Torts, and candid without being mean-spirited.
I really think he'll play well there should he get hired.