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#281 BRAWNDO

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:10 AM

Here is the tweet

I'm surprised to learn the Sabres did not contact Rick Tocchet about coaching vacancy.

YEEEESSS!!

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:11 AM

Here is the tweet

I'm surprised to learn the Sabres did not contact Rick Tocchet about coaching vacancy.

YEEEESSS!!

Well then, it's gotta be Housley then, right?



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:12 AM

Well then, it's gotta be Housley then, right?

Or Martin



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:15 AM

Or Martin


Oh god. Please no. I'd rather have Tocchet run a new gambling ring while coaching.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:17 AM

So either Craig Button or Darren Dreger is completely wrong.

And I suspect Todd Reirden is about to be announced as our new coach.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:19 AM

So either Craig Button or Darren Dreger is completely wrong.

And I suspect Todd Reirden is about to be announced as our new coach.


I would go with Dreger over Button and I would be fine with Reirden

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:19 AM

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:20 AM

I would go with Dreger over Button and I would be fine with Reirden


Agreed.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:20 AM

If Craig Button isn't a complete bozo, he's in the ballpark.



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:21 AM

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Absolutely.



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:21 AM

I would go with Dreger over Button and I would be fine with Reirden

Same here on both accounts. As far as TSN guys go, Dreger and Friedman are tops IMO

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:23 AM

Who;s Reirden again? 



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:24 AM

Or Martin

I forgot about Reirdan. He's the AC in Washington

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:27 AM

This is the only acceptable case of ownership overriding the GM, IMO.  And that's only because I want Housley.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:28 AM

Dreger is a notch below Friedman, Lebrun and Bobby Mac, but he is eight notches above Button.

Botterill apparently favoured a thorough, professional search over a convenient (so-called) buddy.
As I've said before, I'll judge the hire after I've watched the team play under him for awhile, but I like the way JBot has handled things so far.

(Of course, all that goes out the window if it's Martin)

Edited by dudacek, 15 June 2017 - 09:28 AM.


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:52 AM

Who;s Reirden again?


http://www.thehockey...oaching-vacancy

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:54 AM

Good article

 


Now, I know the Capitals just flamed out in spectacular fashion against Pittsburgh, but hear me out. First off, Reirden has been in charge of Washington’s defense and the Capitals were one of the best playoff teams in terms of shot suppression during the first two rounds – it’s not his fault Ovie didn’t backcheck hard enough on those two Game 7 goals. During the regular season, Washington had the No. 1 defense in the NHL – they were 21st overall when Reirden arrived from Pittsburgh in 2014.

 

Sure a lot of factors go into that last line, though it is an impressive statement without context



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:57 AM

sweet thanks



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 10:01 AM

Per Vogl

Sabres decline comment. Official policy is to not say who has or has not interviewed.

Re Tocchet

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 10:03 AM

Brushing up on my Housley reading, from wikipedia:

 

"Housley is the second leading scorer amongst U.S.-born players, with 1,232 points (338–894). He held the record for most points by an American-born NHL player until Mike Modano surpassed it on November 7, 2007. Housley never won the Stanley Cup, coming closest with the Capitals in 1998, where they were swept in the Stanley Cup Finals by the Detroit Red Wings. He played more NHL games without winning the Stanley Cup than any player in NHL history."

 

Really impressive career, but the bolded jumps out to me as the most Buffalo statistic ever. Hopefully he gets his name on the cup here, if hired.



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 10:45 AM

I would be okay with Reirden.



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 10:46 AM

We haven't even talked to Tocchet??

Why should I read another tweet posted here by anyone ever again?

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 10:48 AM

We haven't even talked to Tocchet??

Why should I read another tweet posted here by anyone ever again?

Because tweets are how most information is disseminated these days, like it or not. Just make sure you use sources you trust. I trust Dreger more than Button, but until McKensie or LeBrun says it I'm still skeptical.



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 10:51 AM

Because tweets are how most information is disseminated these days, like it or not. Just make sure you use sources you trust. I trust Dreger more than Button, but until McKensie or LeBrun says it I'm still skeptical.

But at this point if I haven't read a single tweet about the coach search, and only listened to Botterill's PC, watched the playoffs, and paid attention to possible coaching candidates, I'd be right here where I am now, without going through five incorrect loops about where I thought this was going all based on tweets from good sources.

I feel like I'd have a much firmer grasp on reality if I just paid attention and waited for the announcement.

That Tocchet stuff is freaking nuts.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 10:57 AM

Scott Arniel still in consideration

http://buffalonews.c...ob-source-says/

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 11:05 AM

But at this point if I haven't read a single tweet about the coach search, and only listened to Botterill's PC, watched the playoffs, and paid attention to possible coaching candidates, I'd be right here where I am now, without going through five incorrect loops about where I thought this was going all based on tweets from good sources.

I feel like I'd have a much firmer grasp on reality if I just paid attention and waited for the announcement.

That Tocchet stuff is freaking nuts.

Kinda the point of a board though, is to speculate and go through those hoops.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 11:08 AM

BOOM

All signs point to Phil Housley being next head coach of the Buffalo Sabres. Question is how soon it will happen.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 11:08 AM

BOOM

All signs point to Phil Housley being next head coach of the Buffalo Sabres. Question is how soon it will happen.

 

Whose tweet is that?



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 11:09 AM

Whose tweet is that?


Friedman
Started a thread

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 11:12 AM

The talk of Housley reminded me of this gem from Rob Ray:

 

On Housley, Ray said, "I detest Phil Housley. I still hate him. I fight Domi, but it's not as if I hate him. I played with Phil Housley and he treated me like [expletive] while he was here. He's someone, to this day, I still hate. He showed you no respect and pretended that he was the man and never gave you a chance as a young guy to fit in. I have a problem with that guy."



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 11:16 AM

The talk of Housley reminded me of this gem from Rob Ray:
 
On Housley, Ray said, "I detest Phil Housley. I still hate him. I fight Domi, but it's not as if I hate him. I played with Phil Housley and he treated me like [expletive] while he was here. He's someone, to this day, I still hate. He showed you no respect and pretended that he was the man and never gave you a chance as a young guy to fit in. I have a problem with that guy."

DC politics of character assasination invades Sabrespace, first Tocchet, now Housley.... interesting.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 11:35 AM

The talk of Housley reminded me of this gem from Rob Ray:

 

On Housley, Ray said, "I detest Phil Housley. I still hate him. I fight Domi, but it's not as if I hate him. I played with Phil Housley and he treated me like [expletive] while he was here. He's someone, to this day, I still hate. He showed you no respect and pretended that he was the man and never gave you a chance as a young guy to fit in. I have a problem with that guy."

I was a little relieved to see the comment was made 17 years ago. I question the basis for it. I hear that Ray used to be quite the womanizer. Maybe that's something Housley detested and looked down upon Ray. Or maybe he was jealous of Ray for it. Regardless, duly noted, but I don't see a pattern here of people hating Housley. I know my immaturity as a 20-year old led to me rubbing people the wrong way. 



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 11:37 AM

Kinda the point of a board though, is to speculate and go through those hoops.

Well I like speculating and talking about possible scenarios with you guys. I don't like the most reliable reporters out there tweeting stuff like Tocchet being the leading candidate nonstop for two weeks, when in fact we never even spoke to him. 



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 11:41 AM

Well I like speculating and talking about possible scenarios with you guys. I don't like the most reliable reporters out there tweeting stuff like Tocchet being the leading candidate nonstop for two weeks, when in fact we never even spoke to him.


Agreed.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 11:46 AM

Brushing up on my Housley reading, from wikipedia:

 

"Housley is the second leading scorer amongst U.S.-born players, with 1,232 points (338–894). He held the record for most points by an American-born NHL player until Mike Modano surpassed it on November 7, 2007. Housley never won the Stanley Cup, coming closest with the Capitals in 1998, where they were swept in the Stanley Cup Finals by the Detroit Red Wings. He played more NHL games without winning the Stanley Cup than any player in NHL history."

 

Really impressive career, but the bolded jumps out to me as the most Buffalo statistic ever. Hopefully he gets his name on the cup here, if hired.

 

Red: I have absolutely no memory of Housley on that team; that's the one that beat the Sabres in the semi-finals, right? The Kerry Fraiser - Hasek stuff?