Jacques Martin reportedly offered Rangers Job.
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05-06-2004, 04:51 PM
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Proven coaches are not always the answer. Muckler was a proven coach. So was Blow. And rookie coaches are not always mistakes. Tippet is doing well in Dallas. Andy Murray has been great in LA. The key is getting the right one and, perhaps even more importantly, Jackass allowing the coach to coach his way.
Puppets don't work. Jackass has got to allow the next coach to coach his own style, not the way that Sather himself would run the team. If Sather is set on not holding players accountable and run-n'-gun, then we'll probably see Renney. And that will probably result in Crosby. If Sather wants to build a solid foundation, then his next choice has to not only work well with kids, but also set down some ground rules that apply to all players.
Q remains my top choice. But is he realistic? You got to figure that he'll get better offers. If the 'Lanche job becomes available, I expect him to jump to it. Martin is also good at getting younger teams to play better, however, if he wants to work with a good group of young kids, then why not take the Florida job?
Francis is a possibility, given his family name. I think that Robinson neither wants the job, and to tell the truth, I am not that hot on him. They guy does not want to be here.
I think that McGill HAS GOT to be considered. He cannot be allowed to get away like Tortarella did. Him and Fotiu have installed a very good defensive system. His players work very hard every shift and he is not afraid to bench players. The team takes the body well and everyone stands up for each other and is held equally accountable. Plus he knows the players and they know him and what he wants and expects. Plus, if there is no NHL next year, he will have another year with the youngsters already playing for him that will be playing here.
Can you imagine the perception if Glen Sather had kept John Tortarella?Some people accused Sather of dumping Mathieu Schneider for Vladimir Malakhov based on Muckler's advice.Muckler and Schneider hated each other.Muckler brought Tortarella to New York in 1999 after Craig MacTavish went to Edmonton.It would have been Sather kept Torts based on Muckler's recommendation.
If Ryan McGill gets a head coaching position with another NHL team and has success after the Rangers passed him over for an experienced NHL coach,they will be having another thread here blasting Sather for passing McGill by the same people who now want an experienced head coach.
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