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#1 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:10 PM

http://sabresdigital...aching-changes/

BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 16, 2014) --- The Buffalo Sabres today announced several changes to the team’s coaching staff, effective immediately: Assistant coaches Joe Sacco and Jerry Forton have been offered reassignment within the organization’s hockey department; the contract of assistant coach Teppo Numminen will not be renewed; goaltending coach Jim Corsi will not return as part of the team’s staff next season.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:15 PM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 16 April 2014 - 01:10 PM, said:

http://sabresdigital...aching-changes/

BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 16, 2014) --- The Buffalo Sabres today announced several changes to the team’s coaching staff, effective immediately: Assistant coaches Joe Sacco and Jerry Forton have been offered reassignment within the organization’s hockey department; the contract of assistant coach Teppo Numminen will not be renewed; goaltending coach Jim Corsi will not return as part of the team’s staff next season.
And so it begins. Wonder what the 'reassignment' roles would be. Looks like the Irbe rumors as new goalie coach may have some life to them.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:17 PM

View PostTouched by Boyes, on 16 April 2014 - 01:15 PM, said:

And so it begins. Wonder what the 'reassignment' roles would be. Looks like the Irbe rumors as new goalie coach may have some life to them.

They probably have a longer term remaining on their contracts, hence the "reassignment".

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:30 PM

Good. TN should be able to have the staff he wants.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:35 PM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 16 April 2014 - 01:10 PM, said:

goaltending coach Jim Corsi will not return as part of the team’s staff next season.

Baww.

They should hold a retirement party for him.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:37 PM

We were the worst team in hockey.
No issues with this whatsoever.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:42 PM

View PostIKnowPhysics, on 16 April 2014 - 01:35 PM, said:

Baww.

They should hold a retirement party for him.

They already named a number after him.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:46 PM

View PostTaro T, on 16 April 2014 - 01:30 PM, said:

Good. TN should be able to have the staff he wants.
agree.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:52 PM

View PostPromoTheRobot, on 16 April 2014 - 01:42 PM, said:

They already named a number after him.
In the end, isn't  that what we're all here for.  



Now I just need to get everyone on board with the inkman number.  It's the number of mm a man can see ones penis beyond his gut.  No one wants a negative inkman number.  


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 02:31 PM

View Postshrader, on 16 April 2014 - 01:17 PM, said:

They probably have a longer term remaining on their contracts, hence the "reassignment".

Agreed, but he asked what the new roles would be, not why they were reassigned.  

Maybe they're on their way to Elmira :devil:

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 02:34 PM

View PostCampy, on 16 April 2014 - 02:31 PM, said:

Agreed, but he asked what the new roles would be, not why they were reassigned.  

Maybe they're on their way to Elmira :devil:

Maybe I'm reading too much into the quotes around reassignment, but I interpreted that as they won't actually have a role.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 02:35 PM

TN has the right to hire whomever he wants as assistants.  I do not necessarily agree with all the moves.  Nevertheless, given TN's strengths and weaknesses, he is going to be highly dependent on good assistants.  He may as well hire whom he wants.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 02:49 PM

I wanted the strength and conditioning guy gone. He is useless

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 02:52 PM

They were offered jobs to work the night shift at Tim Horton's at Harborcenter.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 02:53 PM

Sacco, Teppo, Corsi ....  F those guys.   :devil:

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 02:59 PM

View Postpastajoe, on 16 April 2014 - 02:52 PM, said:

They were offered jobs to work the night shift at Tim Horton's at Harborcenter.

Teppo will probably have to cut that weird hair first though.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 03:01 PM

View PostX. Benedict, on 16 April 2014 - 02:59 PM, said:

Teppo will probably have to cut that weird hair first though.

I don't think you cut it as much as you just sand it down.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 03:02 PM

View PostX. Benedict, on 16 April 2014 - 02:59 PM, said:

Teppo will probably have to cut that weird hair first though.
They'll provide a hair net :huh:

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 03:04 PM

View Postinkman, on 16 April 2014 - 01:52 PM, said:


In the end, isn't  that what we're all here for.  



Now I just need to get everyone on board with the inkman number.  It's the number of mm a man can see ones penis beyond his gut.  No one wants a negative inkman number.  

Great....as if it wasn't bad enough I think of Larry David when I get a hair in my mouth, now I'm going to be telling myself, "That's a strong Inkman going on"......

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 03:05 PM

I figured the strength and conditioning coach would be gone.  kind of surprised.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 03:07 PM

Surprisingly absent from the announcement... Doug McKenney?

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 03:08 PM

Why is everyone so down on Corsi?

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 03:10 PM

Is the blond hottie skating instructor still around?

I need to improve my stridin' ..........

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 03:10 PM

View PostEleven, on 16 April 2014 - 03:08 PM, said:

Why is everyone so down on Corsi?
I was never down on Corsi.
If anything, a team strength was goal-tending.

Nolan gets his own people.That's all.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 03:11 PM

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 03:12 PM

View PostEleven, on 16 April 2014 - 03:08 PM, said:

Why is everyone so down on Corsi?
Cause the Sabres always had such a bad Corsi rating every game?:devil:

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 03:17 PM

View PostEleven, on 16 April 2014 - 03:08 PM, said:

Why is everyone so down on Corsi?

If by that, you mean "why does everyone not like Corsi?"  I have no idea, I don't really get that impression.

If by that, you mean "why is everyone disliking Corsi's removal?" I think it's probably because people liked him.  He was a former goalie and math teacher.  He worked well to develop and maintain some stellar goaltending.  Also codified one of the more useful statistics in the game, providing a foundation for much of the advanced statistics work.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 03:19 PM

View PostIKnowPhysics, on 16 April 2014 - 03:17 PM, said:



If by that, you mean "why does everyone not like Corsi?"  I have no idea, I don't really get that impression.

If by that, you mean "why is everyone disliking Corsi's removal?" I think it's probably because people liked him.  He was a former goalie and math teacher.  He worked well to develop and maintain some stellar goaltending.  Also codified one of the more useful statistics in the game, providing a foundation for much of the advanced statistics work.

And his relative is a physics teacher at Caltech......

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 03:21 PM

View PostIKnowPhysics, on 16 April 2014 - 03:17 PM, said:

If by that, you mean "why does everyone not like Corsi?"  I have no idea, I don't really get that impression.

If by that, you mean "why is everyone disliking Corsi's removal?" I think it's probably because people liked him.  He was a former goalie and math teacher.  He worked well to develop and maintain some stellar goaltending.  Also codified one of the more useful statistics in the game, providing a foundation for much of the advanced statistics work.

It seems to me that people are cheering his removal; maybe I am reading it wrong.

View PostGhost of Dwight Drane, on 16 April 2014 - 03:19 PM, said:

And his relative is a physics teacher at Caltech......

BS party school.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 03:25 PM

View PostEleven, on 16 April 2014 - 03:21 PM, said:



It seems to me that people are cheering his removal; maybe I am reading it wrong.



BS party school.

The Sabres had 2 starters for 95% of his tenure. One was the best in the world before Corsi came here. The only thing I can judge him on is his supposed Corsi Number to gauge workload, yet even you admit Lindy would run Miller into the ground. I guess you could give him some credit for Miller's development, but he's pretty much just had a cushy job. Drew Stafford was also signed to that extension by Darcy with Corsi rating given as one of his reasons.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 03:27 PM

Well, that didn't take long.  Corsi, Teppo, Sacco, and Forton all off the list on Sabres.com.  

I wonder who will be here next year?  
TN has been down on the players' conditioning, so I gotta think McKenney & Allaire will go. Rip stays because he's the only one who knows where the turdburger yellow thread is.  

I've read where players have said they got a lot out of working with Braid, the skating coach, but I'm not sure I noticed anything different on the ice.  Maybe she's a goner?  And a "Mental Skills" coach.  That joke practically writes itself.

COACHING STAFF
Head Coach Ted Nolan
Player Development Coach Dennis Miller
Strength & Conditioning Coach Doug McKenney
Asst. Strength & Conditioning Coach J.T. Allaire
Administrative Assistant Coach Corey Smith
Hockey Data Analyst Jason Nightingale
Video Assistant Neil McKenney
Athletic Trainer Tim Macre
Asst. Athletic Trainer Bob Mowry
Equipment Manager Dave Williams
Equipment Manager Rip Simonick
Assistant Equipment Manager George Babcock
Massage Therapist Chuck Garlow
Skating Consultant Dawn Braid
Mental Skills Coach Barbara Meyer

http://sabres.nhl.co...ge.htm?id=36588

Edited by Campy, 16 April 2014 - 03:31 PM.


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 04:10 PM

View Postdudacek, on 16 April 2014 - 01:37 PM, said:

We were the worst team in hockey.
No issues with this whatsoever.

Totally agree with that.  Short and sweet.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 04:11 PM

Seriously, why is Doug McKenney still here?

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 04:23 PM

I think the conditioning is on the players more than staff. This guy is more than capable of coming up with a more strenuous routine. He has been here over 20 years. That gives him at least one year warning to improve his program before dismissal.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 04:49 PM

View PostChris in Syracuse, on 16 April 2014 - 04:23 PM, said:

I think the conditioning is on the players more than staff. This guy is more than capable of coming up with a more strenuous routine. He has been here over 20 years. That gives him at least one year warning to improve his program before dismissal.

Hi Chris, welcome to the board.

I don't disagree with what you're saying, and given Nolan's comments about the players' strength and conditioning, I guess we'll find out soon enough whether Ted places that on the players or on the regimen.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 05:06 PM

View PostCampy, on 16 April 2014 - 03:27 PM, said:

TN has been down on the players' conditioning, so I gotta think McKenney & Allaire will go.

Agreed.  Let's not forget that Allaire was with the Bills for a few years when they had many issues with injuries as well.

So was McKenney around when Teddy was coach the first time?

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 06:10 PM

View PostEleven, on 16 April 2014 - 03:08 PM, said:

Why is everyone so down on Corsi?
Best he was able to do was make sure Miller had the "WTF Wave" down :P.  Not sure to tell you the truth.  I never thought he did anything special but there are others that deserve more criticism.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 08:20 PM

Regarding the question of when McKinney took over. (Sorry, posting from my phone & it isn't letting me quote posts.)

He was there at beginning of Teddy's 1st stint. Essentially his very 1st act as s&c coach was to tear up Smehlik's knee. He had him doing some sort of agility drill and Smelly tripped over a rope and tore up ligaments.

Pretty sure Teddy hired him originally, but not 100% positive.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 08:37 PM

View PostTaro T, on 16 April 2014 - 08:20 PM, said:

Regarding the question of when McKinney took over. (Sorry, posting from my phone & it isn't letting me quote posts.)

He was there at beginning of Teddy's 1st stint. Essentially his very 1st act as s&c coach was to tear up Smehlik's knee. He had him doing some sort of agility drill and Smelly tripped over a rope and tore up ligaments.

Pretty sure Teddy hired him originally, but not 100% positive.

I did some googling and came across the '07 Media Guide.  It says McKenney was hired in July '95, so the timeline matches up.  It also said he was Hartford's S&C coach for 6 years prior, so it's likely he came over from the Whalers with Teddy who was an assistant coach there for a year before Bflo hired him.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 09:05 PM

I'm going to miss Numminen but someone stuck him in the wrong slot.