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04-23-2013, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Dorian2 View Post
Here are Lindey Ruff's stats as a coach:

1997-98 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head 82 36 29 17 0 0.543 Lost in round 3
1998-99 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head 82 37 28 17 0 0.555 Lost in Finals
1999-00 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head 82 35 32 11 4 0.518 Lost in round 1
2000-01 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head 82 46 30 5 1 0.598 Lost in round 2
2001-02 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head 82 35 35 11 1 0.500 Out of Playoffs
2002-03 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head 82 27 37 10 8 0.439 Out of Playoffs
2003-04 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head 82 37 34 7 4 0.518 Out of Playoffs
2005-06 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head 82 52 24 0 6 0.671 Lost in round 3
2006-07 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head 82 53 22 0 7 0.689 Lost in round 3
2007-08 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head 82 39 31 0 12 0.549 Out of Playoffs
2008-09 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head 82 41 32 0 9 0.555 Out of Playoffs
2009-10 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head 82 45 27 0 10 0.610 Lost in round 1
2010-11 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head 82 43 29 0 10 0.585 Lost in round 1
2011-12 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head 82 39 32 0 11 0.543 Out of Playoffs

6 years they didn't make the Playoffs. A number of 1st round exits as well.

Is this guy really that good?
Its certainly a reasonable question. I would wonder how much mileage is left in Babcock as well. My own take is theres a shelf life for sermon on the mount coaches like Babcock, Hitchcock, Keenan types.
History suggest that after a decade these guys are spent forces that nobody listens to.

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