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jBuds 02-20-2013 02:30 PM

Thanks, Lindy Ruff
Dare I?

There was a period of time where he was viewed as one of the better coaches in the league. His resume is pretty decent, and you can't say he was a bad guy off of the ice. He was a FIXTURE of the City, the team, and really a representation of our sports City for decades.

Wishing him luck in his future endeavors.

Montag DP 02-20-2013 02:33 PM

Unlike when Quinn left, I have a lot of gratitude and respect for what Ruff has done for the franchise. I wish him the best of success wherever he ends up (well, maybe not a Cup, but anything else).

5 Minute Major 02-20-2013 02:33 PM

Yes, you should dare.

Though he deserved his fate it is never a good day to see a man that bled blue and gold get axed.

Vito_81 02-20-2013 02:33 PM

I love Lindy.

He was a great coach for this team for many years.


this needed to be done. He'll get a new job somewhere else very quickly.

Workensons 02-20-2013 02:34 PM

I have no animosity toward Ruff. He could have easily had a cup under his belt in 05-06 if it weren't for the injury bug hitting when it did. All good things come to an end.

BuiltTagonTough 02-20-2013 02:35 PM

Lindy, you brought us some really great times. I honestly hope you and your family find success wherever your next coaching job brings you. Best of luck.

jBuds 02-20-2013 02:35 PM

Glad to be able to root for him again, in terms of hoping he latches on somewhere else. I HATED that it was his fault, but it was so evident that he lost the team.

Top Pair Imposter 02-20-2013 02:35 PM

He's going to do well elsewhere. I hope so, at least.

Squantosawuss 02-20-2013 02:36 PM

It's definitely more fun to complain about Ruff than to contemplate the team without him.

In a way, sorry to see ya go, Lindy.

CrazyPsycho 02-20-2013 02:36 PM

I don't personally hate the guy, he just needed to go.

I will always have fond memories of his tantrums, especially the Ottawa brawl game, and his war with Hitchcock.

He was a step ahead of the curve post-lockout, he was a great coach back then.

Paradigm 02-20-2013 02:36 PM

Thank you for everything, Lindy

Sad to see him go; I really wanted him to win a cup here.

Chainshot 02-20-2013 02:38 PM

It's been a tremendous(ly long) run. He did some very good things here and yes, he deserves thanks for that.

Paxon 02-20-2013 02:38 PM

He's a legitimate Sabres legend no matter how you slice it

mcc716 02-20-2013 02:38 PM

As soon as i heard the news, i was ecstatic. But in a weird sort of way, im gonna miss him. Wish him well in all his future jobs. Thanks for the memories Lindy!

Dabs21Nike 02-20-2013 02:40 PM

All good things must come to an end. Good luck Lindy!

indigoo 02-20-2013 02:41 PM

Part of the community, had some success, but those years are behind him. Not a reason to keep him. Good riddance and I would be he'll get a job elsewhere. It was time, and I just can't believe it's true.

New Sabres Captain 02-20-2013 02:43 PM


Originally Posted by Montag DP (Post 60107927)
Unlike when Quinn left, I have a lot of gratitude and respect for what Ruff has done for the franchise. I wish him the best of success wherever he ends up (well, maybe not a Cup, but anything else).

Quinn was bad for the Sabres, but good for WNY given all the big events he brought in (WJC, Winter Classic, Pond hockey Tourney, etc.).

Sucks that Ruff couldn't find success here, but "run 'em" remains one of my favorite moments as a Sabres fan.

oldgoalie 02-20-2013 02:49 PM

Thanks, coach. Best wishes in all your future endeavors.

Tapu Fino 02-20-2013 02:54 PM

Thanks, Lindy. You were a coach for 14 years for positive reasons, too.

sabresandcanucks 02-20-2013 02:54 PM

I hope he lands a job as a GM somewhere...I think that is what he wants.

start winnin 02-20-2013 02:58 PM

I hope you win a cup somewhere Lindy, it just wasn't meant to be here.

Duddy 02-20-2013 02:59 PM

THanks Lindy, no doubt we'll see a statue of him sooner or later once he quits working in hockey.

LongWayDown37 02-20-2013 03:03 PM

Ruff is an excellent coach, I'm sad we didn't win it all with him at the helm. It was just time for change, I think it'll end up being good for both the team and Ruff.

pschultz 02-20-2013 03:09 PM

Yes, thanks Lindy. He was pretty synonymous with the Sabres for a long time, and there were some great times in there.

Hope he lands somewhere quickly.

misterchainsaw 02-20-2013 03:10 PM

Thanks for your tenure, Lindy. Best wishes in future endeavors...except when you're playing us :naughty:

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