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At what hypothetical point does Lindy get fired?

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Sabres continue their trend and lose 4 of next 5 6 6.98%
Sabres continue their trend and lose 8 of next 10 9 10.47%
Sabres continue their trend and lose 15 of next 20 7 8.14%
End of season at the earliest 64 74.42%
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02-06-2013, 09:17 AM
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If the Sabres miss the playoffs.....

That's no playoffs 5 out of 7 seasons with a team in the top 10 of the league in salary spending each season.

Nobody has THAT much teflon...right?
Lindy Ruff does, after all; he is a dynasty maker.

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02-06-2013, 09:19 AM
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Lindy will be coach here forever.

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02-06-2013, 11:11 AM
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Save yourself some money and just watch MSG HD bud. If you want you could come over and enjoy the games at my house.... Naked
A few problems with this...

1) I don't get MSG because...
2) I live in NC now and DTV doesn't allow me to have MSG under any scenario
3) It would be a 10 hour drive to watch at your place, and I prefer to watch games with a tye-dye sock on, a rasta dreds wig, and body glitter, so I wouldn't be totally naked.

If you have enough beer and whiskey I'll still make the drive though.

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02-06-2013, 11:47 AM
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There's no way he's fired mid-season. How could someone new take over the team and change the system when there's barely 1 day a week for practise?

To save face, the organization should promote Lindy to a ceremonial position and drag him out to sign autographs a few times a month. The Sabres shouldn't *have* to save face, but they've painted themselves into a corner.

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02-06-2013, 12:29 PM
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There's no way he's fired mid-season. How could someone new take over the team and change the system when there's barely 1 day a week for practise?

To save face, the organization should promote Lindy to a ceremonial position and drag him out to sign autographs a few times a month. The Sabres shouldn't *have* to save face, but they've painted themselves into a corner.
Save what face? Is it that hard to fathom that someone in their job 14 years isn't good for it anymore?

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02-06-2013, 12:35 PM
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Save what face? Is it that hard to fathom that someone in their job 14 years isn't good for it anymore?
The amount of time he's been the coach isn't really relevant to anything.

The question is simple. Is he the right coach for the present and near future? It seems, from an outside perspective, that the answer is no.

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02-06-2013, 05:21 PM
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The amount of time he's been the coach isn't really relevant to anything.

The question is simple. Is he the right coach for the present and near future? It seems, from an outside perspective, that the answer is no.
The organization seems to have built a mystique around Lindy. To tear it down would look badly on some people since he should have been fired years ago.

Really, the only way Ruff leaves this year is on his own accord. Patrick as interim head coach, with a possibility of permanent depending on the play of the team. I felt the players responded well to Patrick when Lindy was in the press box nursing broken ribs. Adams can be assistant to Patrick.

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02-06-2013, 05:36 PM
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The organization seems to have built a mystique around Lindy. To tear it down would look badly on some people since he should have been fired years ago.

Really, the only way Ruff leaves this year is on his own accord. Patrick as interim head coach, with a possibility of permanent depending on the play of the team. I felt the players responded well to Patrick when Lindy was in the press box nursing broken ribs. Adams can be assistant to Patrick.
Interim yes, permanent no. Way too much Lindy influence to make any sort of significant change.

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02-06-2013, 05:47 PM
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The organization seems to have built a mystique around Lindy. To tear it down would look badly on some people since he should have been fired years ago.

Really, the only way Ruff leaves this year is on his own accord. Patrick as interim head coach, with a possibility of permanent depending on the play of the team. I felt the players responded well to Patrick when Lindy was in the press box nursing broken ribs. Adams can be assistant to Patrick.
Giving him a "Ceremonial Position" just avoid "tearing down mystique" is even worse. If you want to fire him, fire him. Don't *****foot and hem and haw.

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02-06-2013, 05:49 PM
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I think it's unlikely he'd be fired until after the season. That being said, here's an interesting question: Who'd be interim coach? James Patrick probably, aye?

Edit: looks like everyone's already had this thought

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02-06-2013, 06:31 PM
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I remember the 1st game under Patrick was a 6-0 win. Doesn't mean much but I sure got a chuckle out of that one.

Fun fact - I had the chance to chat it up with Patrick at a meet and greet shin dig in Raleigh. We talked about his time with the Rangers and a little about the Sabres. He was really cool to talk with, seemed like if it weren't for being on a schedule he would've talked to me the whole night. Based on our discussion, I wouldn't mind seeing him take over and see what he could do.

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02-06-2013, 06:41 PM
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Never. Pegula will build a Lindy Ruff statue behind the bench.

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02-06-2013, 07:20 PM
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Lindy is such a prized possession to these guys that they will ask him to step down before "firing" him.

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02-06-2013, 10:54 PM
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Never. Pegula will build a Lindy Ruff statue behind the bench.
Which will be just as effective.

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He's been a fixture in Buffalo since the early 80's, no way he gets fired during the season, he'd deserve better.

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02-06-2013, 10:56 PM
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Which will be just as effective.
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If it were up to me he woulda been fired years ago- in reality the end of the year or never

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02-07-2013, 05:04 AM
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End of season at the earliest. He'd be a great coach for Columbus I think.

This is really reading in between the lines but maybe there is something in Regiers contract getting extended but not Ruffs.

Maybe. Please. Hope.

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