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Felonious Python 11-28-2011 08:07 AM

Around the NHL and the world of hockey
 
Following our previous discussion.

http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=681404

CommunistDayKare 11-28-2011 08:17 AM

http://www.puckinghilarious.com/blog...ht-300x300.jpg

TBLightningFan 11-28-2011 09:12 AM

Now....Paul Maurice is gone too. Next?

Felonious Python 11-28-2011 09:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TBLightningFan (Post 40076059)
Now....Paul Maurice is gone too. Next?

Replaced with Kirk Muller, a favorite of this board back in the pre-Boucher days.

TBLightningFan 11-28-2011 09:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Felonious Python (Post 40076321)
Replaced with Kirk Muller, a favorite of this board back in the pre-Boucher days.

I saw that... I was really saying who's next to go today :laugh:

LightningStrikes 11-28-2011 09:47 AM

I honestly feel for Boudreau. People act like it's all his fault. But I understand GMGM's decision too.

Edit: Boucher is now the longest serving coach in the SE:
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dolorous Edd (Post 40077835)
:amazed:

NHL games coached by coaches in the Southeast Division:

Coach Games coached
Guy Boucher 104
Claude NoŽl 47
Kevin Dineen 23
Dale Hunter 0
Kirk Muller 0

Regular season only, not including playoffs.


Felonious Python 11-28-2011 11:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LightningStrikes (Post 40077219)
I honestly feel for Boudreau. People act like it's all his fault. But I understand GMGM's decision too.

Edit: Boucher is now the longest serving coach in the SE:

Old man Boucher.

Why I remember back in my day, Atlanta had an NHL team and Florida played in what the league still considered an 'indoor' arena.

We had such creative nicknames for guys back then. 'Jonesy' for someone named Jones. 'Soupy' for anyone named Campbell. 'Smitty' for someone named Smith, and 'Ace' for all the Baileys of the world.

Doctor Drej 11-28-2011 12:10 PM

Guy Boucher is now the longest tenured coach in the division. Jets just hired Noel, Panthers just hired Dineen and Maurice got canned too.

Intense.

TheDaysOf 04 11-28-2011 03:02 PM

https://www.facebook.com/nyrangers?s...96506863720166

Rangers unveiling their winter classic jersey stream.

Felonious Python 11-29-2011 07:41 AM

Former Bolt Ian Herbers was named head coach of the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals.

Milwaukee seems to be a bit of a coaching factory, starting in 88-89, fading for a bit in the first Solar Bear era, and then coming back strong when they affiliated with Nashville.

Rick Ley, Marc Crawford, Ron Wilson, Mike Murphy, Curt Fraser, Jack McIlhargey, Pete Horachek, Todd Richards, Claude Noel, Kirk Muller, etc.

Felonious Python 11-29-2011 01:53 PM

Random prospect, but Geordie Wudrick. LA's 3rd round pick in 2008 made a college commitment to the University of New Brunswick. He's been playing with Starbulls Rosenheim in Germany2.

Seems strange he never even got an AHL contract.

http://eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=19047

Also, you guys remember Jim Johnson? He was hired under Lawton to be hc for Norfolk, then Lawton being the silly GM he was, dumped Walz in favor of JJ and the whole season fell apart?

Hired to be an assistant coach in Washington for Kirk Muller.

Felonious Python 11-30-2011 04:15 PM

http://i.imgur.com/kWpZp.jpg

LightningStrikes 12-01-2011 12:28 AM

So Carlyle got the boot in Anaheim and was replaced by Boudreau.

TheDaysOf 04 12-01-2011 04:42 AM

what lol.

Felonious Python 12-01-2011 05:05 AM

NHL GM's: just because one team fired their coach, does not mean you have to fire yours.



BB loves his ****s, and now he loves his ducks.

"If you want it, don't just think you want it, go out and ****ing want it." - Bruce Boudreau

LightningStrikes 12-01-2011 12:41 PM

Mike Grier officially retired. Also, Matt Walker on waivers.

Felonious Python 12-01-2011 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LightningStrikes (Post 40259895)
Mike Grier officially retired. Also, Matt Walker on waivers.

re-entry actually.

He's still on that contract he signed with Lawton. He's making 1.9m this year, and 2m next.

NHLPA release for Mike Grier: http://www.nhlpa.com/news/media-rele...ces-retirement

Also, the Coyotes are in Winnipeg today.

Felonious Python 12-02-2011 02:07 PM

The two proposed realignments are:

1. Just swapping Detroit for Winnipeg
or
2.http://l.yimg.com/a/p/sp/editorial_i...y_penguins.jpg

Got to wonder about Phoenix's fate, if they should move, and where, what will change.

I got to admit, I kind of like the radical alignment. From left to right, the division names would probably be:
Atlantic, Northeast|Central, Pacific

A few notes about rivalries though. Philly/Pittsburgh gets split up (both in the east still), and BOS/NYR stay split (who cares about that rivalry nowadays?)

DET-CHI seems pretty important to those teams and fans, but it looks like Detroit is the one who gets to decide whether to break that or not.

I think the league may be trying to incentivize the Wings to stay in the central. As they'd go into a NE with Pittsburgh and Boston.

The central looks tame by comparison. It's the central they're used to winning, but now with the scary old Winnipeg Thrashers and Dallas Stars added.

Travel advantage to the Northeast though.

Felonious Python 12-02-2011 03:48 PM

SFY started a trend with the $125 buyout.

Bergfors, (who signed with Ak Bars) and now Tyler Plante (who signed with Mora)

Walker also cleared re-entry.

CommunistDayKare 12-02-2011 05:23 PM

Maybe it's just me, but from what I saw last time I was in Chicago and from friends up there that are Hawks fans, it seems like the Blackhawks/Red Wings rivalry is pretty much dead. Seems like that hatred has turned towards Vancouver.

Felonious Python 12-04-2011 05:48 AM

David Perron = Masterton please

Tokala 12-04-2011 10:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Felonious Python (Post 40409529)
David Perron = Masterton please

YES!:handclap:

Felonious Python 12-04-2011 12:58 PM

More proposed divisions.

http://l.yimg.com/a/p/sp/editorial_i...theast_div.jpg

The division the Florida teams find themselves in is an attempt to 'even out' the greater number of miles traveled by western teams. The specific teams in our divisional grouping also being a boon to Florida (and I guess TB) home game attendance, although I don't think it's the best thing for the sport to encourage fans to keep an old favorite, when they move into another team's territory.

I mean, think with me here. Imagine the time when New York City saw it's massive flood of immigrants from Italy, especially Sicily. Now imagine that the New York team played the Sicilian team on a regular basis. It's good for gate revenue, but it adds nothing to the substance or identity of New York.


Every divisional alignment proposal should be geared toward creating Tampa Bay Lightning fans.

Just Lightning fans.

Doctor Drej 12-04-2011 01:41 PM

That aligning is awful. Essentially 4 Canadian teams and Boston. We and the Cats get shafted in terms of travel.

I don't get all this major realigning anyway. Just move Nashville or St. Louis here and put Winnipeg in the Northwest, move Minnesota into the Central. Seems pretty simple to me.

Felonious Python 12-04-2011 02:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Downie (Post 40419513)
That aligning is awful. Essentially 4 Canadian teams and Boston. We and the Cats get shafted in terms of travel.

I don't get all this major realigning anyway. Just move Nashville or St. Louis here and put Winnipeg in the Northwest, move Minnesota into the Central. Seems pretty simple to me.

The travel distances for Tampa and Florida make it 'equal' (to the western conference situation) but not fair, and I think that's a distinction that needs to be made.


Detroit seems to be the troublemaker.

It would all be so much simpler if Detroit would just accept that they are geographically in the western half of the league.

Somebody's gonna get shafted with any realignment where Detroit goes east. In the one above, they don't, which sort of defeats the whole purpose of league realignment.

I think, secretly, the league wants to expand, or they wouldn't even consider uneven divisions.


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