Thread: Confirmed with Link: Tortorella Fired Pt II: "The Search"
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05-30-2013, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
On Monday, Sather didnt think he was firing his coach. By Wednesday, he's fired.
I'm going to give Sather the benefit of the doubt here. He might have felt that Torts was going to come back until he heard from certain key players and it was clear that he couldn't.

Now, the disturbing part of that scenario is it shows how out of touch Sather is on a day-to-day basis.

Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
Commence what will likely be a sloppy search for a new coach. A coach that will likely have zero idea whether he'll have Brad Richards to work with or what the roster will look like in general come October. Why? Because Glen Sather doesnt know.

Gorton might be playing more of a role in the front office, but I can see that being limited to player moves. Sather is going to fire the coach. And he tends to do things in a lazy, sloppy manner. Lindy Ruff and Alain Vigneault have emerged as candidates because they are the most obvious candidates.

Messier has been mentioned because of his connection to Sather and hiring him would be a great PR move to the less-involved hockey. Bringing Messier back in 2000 was more of an emotional move than it was a hockey move. Hiring him as coach would be the same thing.

It's a shame that some of the posters here have mentioned better out of the box candidates than Sather probably ever will. Ironically enough, arguably Sather's best hire was the guy who was the least heralded Tom Renney.

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