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Head Coach Vacancy Pt IV — Rangers get permission to speak to Ruff
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06-03-2013, 11:34 AM
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Charlotte, NC
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My mistake. But I think the bottom part of my post is still valid.
It might be. The first stretch of playoff-less seasons came when Hasek left the team, which could indicate that Ruff's regular season success in making the playoffs for the 4 years before weren't really a result of his coaching. Although, by then, they had also lost Peca.
The second playoff-less stretch coincided with losing his top 2 centers simultaneously.
His roster was relatively stable in the transition to this current couple of years without the playoffs.
I honestly think, though, that Ruff's tenure, in a sense, isn't really his fault. He should've been fired long before this year, but for some reason wasn't.
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