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05-30-2013, 03:26 PM
Son of Steinbrenner
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Originally Posted by Crease View Post
To bring in Ruff would be to bring in someone who has failed over and over again at the NHL level. Yes, that's a simplistic way of looking at it, but its as simplistic as assuming that bringing in someone without NHL coaching experience would lead to short-term failure.
It's the most realistic way of looking at it. Ruff has his minuses but his teams were always tough to play against. His system works, he's good with young players, he knows how to get the most out of a future hall of fame goalie, he knows how New York works. He would command respect from the players.

Ruff coached some teams in Buffalo that were bad and they played respectable hockey.

The Rangers as currently built don't need a coach without experience. There have been more first time flame-outs like John Maclean and Bryan Trottier than coaches that were successful. Now after they fire Tortorella, on a team who's captain and all world goalie say took a step backwards they are going to bring in a first time NHL coach? That's crazy....

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