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#1 Campy

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 02:58 PM


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Sources: Sabres have reached an agreement with Hall of Famer Bryan Trottier to serve as assistant coach under Ted Nolan.



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Trottier won seven Cups -- six as a player and one as coach in Colorado. He's been out of NHL coaching for years, but he brings experience.


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 03:09 PM

Also, he knows a thing or two about Brian Bellows.



Seriously, though. This would appear to be a terrific hiring.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 03:23 PM

can't the thread be titled Sabres hire Bryan Trottier Asst. Coach does if have to be tagged and all mysterious like?

Edited by LGR4GM, 29 July 2014 - 03:24 PM.


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 03:26 PM

So they hired a sexist homophobe? Nice. Pittsburgh pedigree though, that's the key.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 03:30 PM

View PostCampy, on 29 July 2014 - 02:58 PM, said:


Bucky Gleason@TBNbucky 30s

Sources: Sabres have reached an agreement with Hall of Famer Bryan Trottier to serve as assistant coach under Ted Nolan.



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Trottier won seven Cups -- six as a player and one as coach in Colorado. He's been out of NHL coaching for years, but he brings experience.

Interesting.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 03:30 PM

Outstanding hiring.

I think this is what having Craig Patrick on board buys you.  Patrick and Trottier were together from '93 to '97.

http://blogs.buffalo...-assistant.html

Apparently, Nolan was high on Trottier from the start:

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The sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Nolan had Trottier high on his list from the beginning. The two forged a relationship when Nolan coached the New York Islanders and hold one another in high regard. Trottier had been out of coaching but apparently was willing to come back for Nolan.

Edited by IKnowPhysics, 29 July 2014 - 03:40 PM.


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 03:37 PM

View PostPASabreFan, on 29 July 2014 - 03:26 PM, said:

So they hired a sexist homophobe? Nice. Pittsburgh pedigree though, that's the key.
Weak sauce.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 03:42 PM

Interesting.

It doesn't seem like Trots is going to be the Xs and Os guy.

Still, the staff won't be short in the charisma/inspiration department.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 03:42 PM

To me he has an Isles pedigree in a god, 4 cup winning way) Not a Pens history. I guess it's an age thing

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 03:45 PM

He was also Wayne Gretzky before Wayne Gretzky was Wayne Gretzky:

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Records and Achievements[edit]
  • Most Career Games (New York Islanders)- 1123
  • Most Career Points (New York Islanders)- 1353
  • Most Career Assists (New York Islanders)- 853
  • Most Points in a Season (New York Islanders)- 134 in 1978-79, surpassed by Mike Bossy (147 in 1981-82)
  • Most Assists in a Season (New York Islanders)- 87 in 1978-79
  • Fastest player in NHL history to reach 400 Points- 296 GP, surpassed by Mike Bossy (283 GP) and currently held by Wayne Gretzky (197 GP)
  • Fastest player in NHL history to reach 500 Points- 362 GP, surpassed by Mike Bossy (349 GP) and currently held by Wayne Gretzky (234 GP)
  • Fastest player in NHL history to reach 600 Points- 435 GP, surpassed by Mike Bossy (400 GP) and currently held by Wayne Gretzky (274 GP)
  • Fastest player in NHL history to reach 700 Points- 506 GP, surpassed and currently held by Wayne Gretzky (317 GP)
  • Fastest player in NHL history to reach 200 Assists- 253 GP, surpassed and currently held by Wayne Gretzky (165 GP)
  • Fastest player in NHL history to reach 300 Assists- 343 GP, surpassed and currently held by Wayne Gretzky (229 GP)
  • He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 200 goals (24 years, 98 days) until he was surpassed by Mike Bossy (23 years, 315 days).
  • He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 300 points (22 years, 102 days) until he was surpassed by Wayne Gretzky (20 years, 68 days).
  • He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 400 points (22 years,239 days) until he was surpassed by Wayne Gretzky (20 years, 335 days).
  • He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 500 points (23 years, 208 days) until he was surpassed by Wayne Gretzky (21 years, 52 days).
  • He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 600 points (24 years, 187 days) until he was surpassed by Wayne Gretzky (21 years, 330 days).
  • He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 700 points (25 years, 190 days) until he was surpassed by Wayne Gretzky (22 years, 62 days).
  • He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 800 points (26 years, 162 days) until he was surpassed by Wayne Gretzky (22 years, 325 days).
  • He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 900 points (27 years, 149 days) until he was surpassed by Wayne Gretzky (23 years, 47 days).


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 03:49 PM

Thanks to whichever Mod edited the thread title.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 03:52 PM

View PostIKnowPhysics, on 29 July 2014 - 03:45 PM, said:

He was also Wayne Gretzky before Wayne Gretzky was Wayne Gretzky:

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Geez, he must really hate Wayne Gretzky. Otherwise, I think this is a high risk, high reward hire. The guy had been out of coaching for a while, but was great when he was.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 03:54 PM

View Postmphs mike, on 29 July 2014 - 03:42 PM, said:

To me he has an Isles pedigree in a god, 4 cup winning way) Not a Pens history. I guess it's an age thing
i believe he makes his home in greater pittsburgh. and there is the craig patrick overlap -- the islanders bought trottier out in his mid-30s and offered him a cushy FO job. trottier still wanted to play. patrick targeted him, and it worked out quite well.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 03:54 PM

@  around 1:15 Trottier jawing with Schony.

https://www.youtube....h?v=uuJaaVEg_EA

Edited by X. Benedict, 29 July 2014 - 03:55 PM.


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:02 PM

Yay for culture change!

View PostIKnowPhysics, on 29 July 2014 - 03:30 PM, said:


WTF, some joker on the BN board stole my avatar...


Goodness...it's even worse! They're using my avatar on Twitter! Bastage! @Cannibal_King

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:13 PM

View Postsizzlemeister, on 29 July 2014 - 04:02 PM, said:

Yay for culture change!



WTF, some joker on the BN board stole my avatar...


Goodness...it's even worse! They're using my avatar on Twitter! Bastage! @Cannibal_King

I've seen that twitter one; I assumed you came up with a new account so that you could continue to abuse Schopp!

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:14 PM

Nolan's on a pretty short leash, eh?

View PostEleven, on 29 July 2014 - 04:13 PM, said:

I've seen that twitter one; I assumed you came up with a new account so that you could continue to abuse Schopp!

I'm glad you're here. The politically correct one will back me up.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:14 PM

View PostPASabreFan, on 29 July 2014 - 04:13 PM, said:

Nolan's on a pretty short leash, eh?
How do you figure?

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:21 PM

View PostPASabreFan, on 29 July 2014 - 04:14 PM, said:

Nolan's on a pretty short leash, eh?



I'm glad you're here. The politically correct one will back me up.

He's older, and language has evolved, and I hope we won't hear that out of him.  But that word stuck out significantly.  I didn't watch the whole thing so I don't know what sexist remark was made.

I also don't know how my disdain for a disgusting remark in another thread defines me as "the politically correct one," but in your fine tradition of ######-stirring for no reason at all, carry on.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:22 PM

View PostPASabreFan, on 29 July 2014 - 04:14 PM, said:

Nolan's on a pretty short leash, eh?

View PostTaro T, on 29 July 2014 - 04:14 PM, said:

How do you figure?

*sigh*

they were hired (back) into the islanders organization at the same time. http://sports.yahoo....-210341507.html

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:27 PM

View PostEleven, on 29 July 2014 - 04:13 PM, said:

I've seen that twitter one; I assumed you came up with a new account so that you could continue to abuse Schopp!

:lol: :clapping:

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:31 PM

Very surprising but very nice hire i think.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:32 PM

View PostTaro T, on 29 July 2014 - 04:14 PM, said:

How do you figure?

A Patrick hire? Question mark. As Dan Rather used to say, underline it, italicize it, put it in bold type. A Patrick hire?

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:34 PM

View PostThat Aud Smell, on 29 July 2014 - 04:22 PM, said:




*sigh*

they were hired (back) into the islanders organization at the same time. http://sports.yahoo....-210341507.html
Right.  They were both w/ the Isles at the same time Patty was there.  Which is probably were TN got the idea he could work w/ Trots.  Still don't see how hiring a HoF player puts a Jak Adams Award winner on any shorter leash than he already was on.

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A Patrick hire? Question mark. As Dan Rather used to say, underline it, italicize it, put it in bold type. A Patrick hire?
Ahhhhhh.  Thank you for the clarification.  I kind of see it as a Nolan hire, but ok.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:36 PM

View PostIKnowPhysics, on 29 July 2014 - 03:30 PM, said:

Outstanding hiring.

I think this is what having Craig Patrick on board buys you.  Patrick and Trottier were together from '93 to '97.

http://blogs.buffalo...-assistant.html

Apparently, Nolan was high on Trottier from the start:
Not being an ass but why? He's a big name as a former player but what does he bring as a coach?

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:38 PM

Has he signed yet ? because nothing on sabres.com or nhl.com about it

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:40 PM

View PostHeimdall, on 29 July 2014 - 04:38 PM, said:

Has he signed yet ? because nothing on sabres.com or nhl.com about it
Article said it would be made official sometime next week.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:54 PM

View PostPASabreFan, on 29 July 2014 - 04:32 PM, said:

A Patrick hire? Question mark. As Dan Rather used to say, underline it, italicize it, put it in bold type. A Patrick hire?

Before or after he resigned in disgrace?

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 05:11 PM

Honestly not sure how I feel about having a head coach, and now an assistant, who have been out of the NHL for so long. I'm still hoping for somebody a bit more...modern? Maybe not the right word, but it'll go with it for now.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 05:15 PM

does terrible hockey get worse if it's a terrible NZ trap?

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 05:30 PM

View PostTrueBluePhD, on 29 July 2014 - 05:11 PM, said:

Honestly not sure how I feel about having a head coach, and now an assistant, who have been out of the NHL for so long. I'm still hoping for somebody a bit more...modern? Maybe not the right word, but it'll go with it for now.

Agreed.

If I could get anyone to be an assistant coach, it'd be Nicklas Lidstrom.

He was hired by the Red Wings as scout following his retirement, but would later leave that job.  When Babcock offered him the assistant coaching job, he didn't want it (Babcock would go on to hire Tony Granato).

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 07:21 PM

What has he been doing since 2002?

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 07:31 PM

View PostDarryl Shannon, on 29 July 2014 - 07:21 PM, said:

What has he been doing since 2002?

Polishing his cup rings ?

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 07:46 PM

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 08:38 PM

I like it.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 08:40 PM

Hey while we're at it lets grab Adam Oates and Wayne Gretzky along with Irbe and we'll have the most skilled coaching staff in the NHL.

Good hiring, bringing in more cup experience and greatness never hurts.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 08:44 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 29 July 2014 - 08:38 PM, said:

I like it.

This: ?

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Me too.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 08:56 PM

View Postnucci, on 29 July 2014 - 04:36 PM, said:

Not being an ass but why? He's a big name as a former player but what does he bring as a coach?

He was an assistant coach for the Penguins from 1993-97 and the Avalanche from 1998-02.  In his four years in Colorado, he won the Cup once and went to game seven of the conference finals the other three times.  According to wiki, he receives praise from well-respected players- he was Steve Yzerman's favorite player and Y wore #19 in honor of him.

Admittedly, his time as the Rangers' head coach was vexed.  He tried to implement the trap on a team that wasn't well-suited for it, which gathered the ire of Rangers fans and media, in addition to being lambasted by local Islanders fan as a traitor for taking the NYR job.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 08:58 PM

View Postnucci, on 29 July 2014 - 04:36 PM, said:


Not being an ass but why? He's a big name as a former player but what does he bring as a coach?

He won a cup as an assistant in Colorado.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 09:52 PM

But seriously:  what's he been doing since 2002?  Anything hockey-related beyond boozing it up and telling stories with the guys at the track?