10-13-2003, 06:29 AM
How does a coaching change sound? I know the season is young but Ruff has been the coach of this team for a very long time, what the teams needs is some new juice. Who knows how many seasons can be thrown away with the same system and hoping the kids have career years. Robinson is a defensive coach, also a very proven coach, having lead the New Jersey Devils to a Stanley Cup, and he's good with the young kids. The guy's available, and might be exactly what the doctor ordered, any thoughts?
10-13-2003, 06:42 AM
That's funny, I've heard a lot of people talk about how Ruff is too defensive a coach for this team and not a great motivator.
Well, that pretty much sums up Robinson as well.
And personally, I would be shocked if Golisano pulled the plug on Regier or Ruff until the whole CBA thing is figured out. He won't want to be paying for 2 coaches and/or 2 GMs while the NHL is on hiatus next year.
10-13-2003, 10:09 AM
Good point Jim Bob. I've got the feeling that Ruff and Regier are going to be here for they year even if the team misses the playoffs. I think the only way Ruff gets fired mid-season is if they start 0-10 ish and then they replace him with an interem coach for the reast of the year. Someone along the lines of Brian McCutcheon. In the event Ruff is fired and they're looking for a full-time coach I wouldn't be suprised if Peter Laviolette or Ted Nolan's names pop up early. Coaches who are known for modivating younger players.