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03-23-2008, 06:31 PM
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Will Iron Mike be back next year?

Do you think Iron Mike has earned his job next year?

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Will how far the Flames go into the playoffs decide that?

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03-23-2008, 06:55 PM
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IMO one can only say if Keenan has earned his job for next year after the playoffs. He was brought in to make an underachieving team perform to the peak of their ability...whether or not this has happened during the regular season ( I think/hope not) doesn't really matter as playoff success is the true test for this team.

Regardless of whether or not he has "earned" his job for next year I think there is pretty well no chance of him being replaced. I'd expect to see Keenan back next year whether the flames win 0 or 4 playoff rounds.

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IMO, firing Keenan send the message that the players run the organization and control Sutter. Worst case scenario they lost in the first round. Well then 3 difference coaches, with a similar team, have yielded the same results. All different coaches yet the same result and its time to look elsewhere. If the players are the same, for the most part, and the results are the same than the true problem lies other than coaching. Its time to look inward.

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Mike will be back plain and simple.
He has been seriously underrated this year IMO.

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Didn't he sign a 3 or 4 year coaching deal?

He will be back next year barring any extraordinary circumstances.

This team needs consistency. On the ice and behind the bench.

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03-24-2008, 02:48 AM
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I think his 3 year contract will mean he's coming back and just as Bearcat said, we need consistency.

Keenan hasn't been bad this season imo.

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03-24-2008, 03:55 AM
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Definetly deserves to be back. I really have liked him as our coach. We also need the stability. We can't have 4 different coaches in 4 years.

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03-24-2008, 11:16 AM
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IMO, firing Keenan send the message that the players run the organization and control Sutter. Worst case scenario they lost in the first round. Well then 3 difference coaches, with a similar team, have yielded the same results. All different coaches yet the same result and its time to look elsewhere. If the players are the same, for the most part, and the results are the same than the true problem lies other than coaching. Its time to look inward.
I completely concur. Keenan has been pretty good and hasn't torn the team apart like I anticipated. On the FAN a while back they said he has years and lots of money left on his deal so he won't be going anywhere. Other than that, I think he deserves to stay. However, let's wait until after the playoffs.

If we lay another egg and accomplish nothing big changes need to be paid. How can you have this good a team and not make any noise in 3 years? If this is the case, Sutter should be gone along with many vets (Yelle, Primeau, Warrener, Smith and Godard).

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I think if any changes are made in the off-season as far as coaching goes, the "system guys" (i.e. Preston and Playfair) need to go. I think Keenan has done a good job this year, but it could be time to rework our offensive and defensive systems if we come up short again.

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I think if any changes are made in the off-season as far as coaching goes, the "system guys" (i.e. Preston and Playfair) need to go. I think Keenan has done a good job this year, but it could be time to rework our offensive and defensive systems if we come up short again.
That's a good point......are all the other coaches in place prior to Mike coming on board?
if so, i bet he will try to bring in someone he is familiar with next year.

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That's a good point......are all the other coaches in place prior to Mike coming on board?
if so, i bet he will try to bring in someone he is familiar with next year.
IIRC, the most recent coaching addition was Wayne Flemming back when Sutter was still the bench boss, so to answer your question; yes they were all on board prior to the Keenan hire.

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Keenan will definetly be back and Im glad. Once Juice and Nilson are gone he wont have to bother his brain with Swedish energy then he can continue to work this team. This season Im sure has been tough for him, adjusting to a new team plus trying to prove so many people wrong about their criticism about Keenan.

I think next season we can build even more on the basis that Keenan is the coach and Sutter at the top... but enough about next year.... Big mountain ahead with the playoffs and I hope Mike has some tricks up his sleeve to deliver this team in to the post season.

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IIRC, the most recent coaching addition was Wayne Flemming back when Sutter was still the bench boss, so to answer your question; yes they were all on board prior to the Keenan hire.
Didn't Darryl give Mike the option of bringing in his own staff, but he chose to keep the guys that were already hear?

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Didn't Darryl give Mike the option of bringing in his own staff, but he chose to keep the guys that were already hear?
Gave him the option, except he did campaing for Playfair to be retained, thats was about the only request that was made. Other than that, sounds like the option was there is he wanted to bring in his own staff and he did take some time before he announced that the entire staff would be retained.

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Really hope he's back.

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Keenan sucks as much as he is bald. I'm really disliking him more and more.

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Keenan sucks as much as he is bald. I'm really disliking him more and more.
All the best to you guys, but after a couple of years of having Keenan in Vancouver the sentiment you have expressed grew pretty steadily among the fans.

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