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03-24-2013, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by CSampson View Post
Spoken like someone who doesn't know **** about Tampa!

All assistant coaches have contracts that expire at end of this season. Boucher had one more year.

Clean sheet for next season.
Your defense is not that good. Some others believe it is. I look at your roster and I see 3 players that should not be in the NHL. They just aren't that good. Lindback is a decent enough goalie, but with that back end, it makes it tough. You need a replacement for Garon. He has had a few moments with Tampa, but overall I think he is a sive. Garon has never been the same after his injury in Columbus. Looked like a good acquisition at the time, given what was out there, today not so much. Your front end is really good. That is the area that needs the least amount of improvement. I feel bad for Guy. I think the players didn't respond to him well this year because of their poor start. The worse it got on the ice, the worse it got buying into whatever Boucher' ideas/system was. I think they quit on their coach. I think Buffalo players quit on Ruff as well and he is mentioned to be a candidate for your your opening. Not so sure about even considering him. Just because I am not from Tampa, doesn't mean that I don't pay attention to what goes on there. Many of us in Detroit want to see Tampa succeed because of the Yzerman connection. His playoff run 2 years ago was impressive and many here followed it with excitement. Since that time, it has went downhill. You need help and it starts with defense and goaltending. Actually it starts today trying to find a coach.

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