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#1 sicknfla

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 12:43 PM

Might as well do some wishful thinking in all this misery.

Who would be your choice for DR and RR replacement?

#2 IKnowPhysics

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 12:46 PM

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 12:57 PM

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 01:25 PM

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 01:40 PM

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 01:43 PM

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#7 Tankalicious

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 01:44 PM

Phil Housley is a guy that intrigues me, despite his lack of true NHL experience. He's a guy that would love to get Jake McCabe on another one of his teams. And, eventually, JT Compher.

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 01:55 PM

View PostDStebb, on 24 October 2013 - 01:44 PM, said:

Phil Housley is a guy that intrigues me, despite his lack of true NHL experience. He's a guy that would love to get Jake McCabe on another one of his teams. And, eventually, JT Compher.

Your actual response to this thread displeases Nikita.

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 02:06 PM

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 02:11 PM

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 02:15 PM

View PostLTS, on 24 October 2013 - 01:43 PM, said:

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No, no, no... not the CURRENT combo......

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 02:55 PM

View PostMattPie, on 24 October 2013 - 01:55 PM, said:

Your actual response to this thread displeases Nikita.

I know serious speculation troubles this board from time to time.

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 03:22 PM

View PostDStebb, on 24 October 2013 - 02:55 PM, said:

I know serious speculation troubles this board from time to time.
Humor troubles your processor?

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 03:36 PM

qwksnd on a roll....

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 03:43 PM

View Postqwksndmonster, on 24 October 2013 - 03:22 PM, said:

Humor troubles your processor?

Nope. Just wonder if anybody on here actually has ANY ideas on who would replace the people who they're calling to be fired. Which is apparently a no.

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 03:51 PM

View PostDStebb, on 24 October 2013 - 03:43 PM, said:



Nope. Just wonder if anybody on here actually has ANY ideas on who would replace the people who they're calling to be fired. Which is apparently a no.

If you let me take 12 posters here with me....I promise to have a better GM/Scouting/Marketing/Communications/Accounting/Analytics/and possibly Coaching department that have every right to come up with better than a 1-9-1 record to this point.

There are 200 names you can give me that I'd rather have as GM. I'm not convinced Rolston is a disaster....his GM and President are pounding everyone in the public and media that this is the plan. Who the hell is going to play for him other than kids who don't know any better or AHL players fighting for a paycheck?

Oh...I forgot legal. Sometime you gotta retain talent...

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 03:54 PM

View PostDStebb, on 24 October 2013 - 03:43 PM, said:



Nope. Just wonder if anybody on here actually has ANY ideas on who would replace the people who they're calling to be fired. Which is apparently a no.

Kind of my point why I started the thread. Also why I didn't put down who I think because I honestly don't know. Other than Loviolette not sure what HC is out there. I know we have discussed the Pittsburgh connection but other than that I am not sure about other GM candidates.

I will say I do find the current picks pretty damn funny. I tried posting Fred and Barney but cant seem to do from my phone.

Edited by sicknfla, 24 October 2013 - 03:56 PM.


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Posted 24 October 2013 - 04:21 PM

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 04:32 PM

View PostDStebb, on 24 October 2013 - 01:44 PM, said:

Phil Housley is a guy that intrigues me, despite his lack of true NHL experience. He's a guy that would love to get Jake McCabe on another one of his teams. And, eventually, JT Compher.

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 04:36 PM

There are other threads that have made suggestions for each of these.

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"Line change, BITCH!"

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 05:03 PM

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 05:55 PM

View PostGhost of Dwight Drane, on 24 October 2013 - 03:51 PM, said:

If you let me take 12 posters here with me....I promise to have a better GM/Scouting/Marketing/Communications/Accounting/Analytics/and possibly Coaching department that have every right to come up with better than a 1-9-1 record to this point.

There are 200 names you can give me that I'd rather have as GM. I'm not convinced Rolston is a disaster....his GM and President are pounding everyone in the public and media that this is the plan. Who the hell is going to play for him other than kids who don't know any better or AHL players fighting for a paycheck?

Oh...I forgot legal. Sometime you gotta retain talent...

I'll be one of the twelve. Let's take over this franchise.

View Postsicknfla, on 24 October 2013 - 03:54 PM, said:

Kind of my point why I started the thread. Also why I didn't put down who I think because I honestly don't know. Other than Loviolette not sure what HC is out there. I know we have discussed the Pittsburgh connection but other than that I am not sure about other GM candidates. Since Brian Burke isn't available, then I'd love to get a guy who has been an assistant for a while and wants to make the next step.

In my opinion, this roster is a GMs dream but a coach's nightmare. It'll be easier to find a guy wanting to manage a team that's LOADED with young assets for trades/roster construction, a ton of cap space that a rich owner WILL use and a (likely) top 3 pick.

I will say I do find the current picks pretty damn funny. I tried posting Fred and Barney but cant seem to do from my phone.

Guys that I like as potential head coaches for us: Housley, Tony Granato, Mark Messier (kind of as a "why the ###### not" idea), Mike Johnston (could be the next junior hockey coach, like Roy, to make the jump). Those are names I like.

As far as general managers, I don't mind the idea of Fitzgerald (considered a cap genius) or Botterill. Not as crazy about Dudley as most are. Clause Loiselle is a name I'm interested in, Joe Will (SJ assistant GM) and Tampa's Julien BriseBois are all names I like.

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 10:39 PM

View PostIKnowPhysics, on 24 October 2013 - 04:36 PM, said:

There are other threads that have made suggestions for each of these.

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He is the one who tanks.

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 11:14 PM

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 11:44 PM

Can we get Cammi Granato to coach?

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 07:51 AM

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 08:10 AM

View PostDStebb, on 24 October 2013 - 05:55 PM, said:

I'll be one of the twelve. Let's take over this franchise.



Guys that I like as potential head coaches for us: Housley, Tony Granato, Mark Messier (kind of as a "why the ###### not" idea), Mike Johnston (could be the next junior hockey coach, like Roy, to make the jump). Those are names I like.

As far as general managers, I don't mind the idea of Fitzgerald (considered a cap genius) or Botterill. Not as crazy about Dudley as most are. Clause Loiselle is a name I'm interested in, Joe Will (SJ assistant GM) and Tampa's Julien BriseBois are all names I like.
If Darcy's still the GM they'd probably be better going with Mark Johnson.  (And I'd probably go w/ his (dead) father over the current stiff as well.)

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 08:38 AM

View PostTaro T, on 25 October 2013 - 08:10 AM, said:


If Darcy's still the GM they'd probably be better going with Mark Johnson.  (And I'd probably go w/ his (dead) father over the current stiff as well.)

Not sure what the joke is here.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 11:53 AM

View PostAndrew Amerk, on 24 October 2013 - 11:44 PM, said:

Can we get Cammi Granato to coach?

Maybe the most intriguing comment I've read this week.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 06:03 PM

View Postdudacek, on 24 October 2013 - 11:14 PM, said:

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I think the one in pads should be behind the bench — more screen time.

I wanna be GM. First I'd fire Drane. Lol

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 10:00 PM

This team needs a coach with fire and the will to win.  At this point in the season I think Roy would have probably done that.. seeing what he's doing in Colorado.  Oh well.  They stuck with the loyalty thing that Pegula loves..

There are coaches out there.. there are GMs.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 10:59 PM

View PostSpndnchz, on 25 October 2013 - 06:03 PM, said:

I wanna be GM. First I'd fire Drane. Lol

As long as you come to my house to do it.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 12:10 AM

View PostLTS, on 25 October 2013 - 10:00 PM, said:

This team needs a coach with fire and the will to win.  At this point in the season I think Roy would have probably done that.. seeing what he's doing in Colorado.  Oh well.  They stuck with the loyalty thing that Pegula loves..

There are coaches out there.. there are GMs.

It's irrelevant that we stuck with Rolston. Roy was going to Colorado over us either way. Grigorenko and the fact that his son plays in the minors (but never the NHL) wasn't going to take him away from a team at the end of a rebuild and a world class player coming in.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 01:49 AM

View PostIKnowPhysics, on 25 October 2013 - 11:53 AM, said:



Maybe the most intriguing comment I've read this week.

Slow week?

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 05:28 AM

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 08:51 AM

View PostGhost of Dwight Drane, on 24 October 2013 - 01:40 PM, said:


That's one lucky horse ........

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 08:55 AM

I can't believe no one has yet posted the obvious choices:



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 09:01 AM

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 12:55 PM

View PostDStebb, on 26 October 2013 - 12:10 AM, said:

It's irrelevant that we stuck with Rolston. Roy was going to Colorado over us either way. Grigorenko and the fact that his son plays in the minors (but never the NHL) wasn't going to take him away from a team at the end of a rebuild and a world class player coming in.

I wouldn't say it's irrelevant.  I think what you are getting at is that Roy wasn't an option and that's fine.  I'm saying that a coach with the passion and fire Roy has is what this team needs, whether it was Roy or not.  I think Torts would have been another one who would have turned this team around.  It's the style I would look for...

However, it's extraordinarily relevant that we stuck with Rolston because that's 50% of the reason this thread exists.  He sucks.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 12:59 PM

View PostLTS, on 26 October 2013 - 12:55 PM, said:

I wouldn't say it's irrelevant.  I think what you are getting at is that Roy wasn't an option and that's fine.  I'm saying that a coach with the passion and fire Roy has is what this team needs, whether it was Roy or not.  I think Torts would have been another one who would have turned this team around.  It's the style I would look for...

However, it's extraordinarily relevant that we stuck with Rolston because that's 50% of the reason this thread exists.  He sucks.

I was saying it's irrelevant to the conversation about Roy.