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Head Coach Vacancy Pt III: How's your spelling? (Eakins/Vigneault/Messier/Gretzky)
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05-30-2013, 03:32 PM
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA
Originally Posted by
Son of Steinbrenner
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....
im not sure his system would work with our players...its a speed/skating game. Weve got a lot of snails on our team.
Girardi, Clowe (if hes brought back), Pyatt, MDZ, Stepan, Brassard, Boyle, Asham, etc...none of those guys are above average skaters.
Stepan and Brassard coudl hang because of their talent, but the lower 3rd of our team would need to be remade....more Sjostrom type players to play his kind of game.
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