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02-20-2013, 03:44 PM
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Thanks, Lindy, but your time was up.
My thoughts as well.


Hopefully Darcy gets it right with the new hire.

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170 coaching changes were made since Ruff was first hired. LOL

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Thanks Lindy, dregger had a good tweet comparing him to carlyle, good coach but just got stale

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02-20-2013, 03:46 PM
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The Bills and the Sabres in the same year. Looking bright for Buffalo sports.

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Thanks Lindy.

I was still in high school when he took over. Time for a change, but I'm sure he'll be successful elsewhere.

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The 5 minute re-hire clock on Ruff begins now.

Will be interesting to see how long it takes and where he ends up, if anywhere.

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From RDS: When Lindy was hired, Wayne Gretzky was still playing and Maurice Richard was still alive.

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Dallas Eakins was coached by Ruff

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I don't feel one bit like the team was actively trying to get Lindy fired by the way they played ala Washington last year....i think they are just that bad....

Kinda wonder how Pommer, Vanek, Miller, Hecht, feel. Kinda their fault. He's been their one and only coach, brought them in, helped them....

Funny Side thought: Imagine if Ruff ends up the coach in Dallas.

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HOLY ****ING ****....I feel like I must be dreaming. Since mid-October 1997 I've been a fan of this team, and so I've always known there to be just ONE head coach in Lindy Ruff, and now his time is finally up. I'm overwhelmed with mixed emotions here just like I am off the ice with personal life. It's nice to be rewarded for delivering positive results, but his departure was way way long overdue because positive results he could no longer deliver. I'll never forget this day in history. Wow.

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All coaches get to the point were their message no longer reaches the coached. It was time (passed time) for Ruff to go.

I'm sure he'll have suitors in short order and I'm sure he will have a 2-3 year success cycle with another team, just like other coaches who aren't married to their GM do.

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02-20-2013, 03:50 PM
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Rumor is, Bucky Gleason is going to coach the team. Lol

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Thanks, Lindy. You had quite a run. Unfortunately, a change-up was overdue.
This is where I am, as well. I'm not going to celebrate his firing. It was the correct move, but it's a numbing feeling. He was an institution behind the bench, and the coach of the team for half my life. But it was time. I'll root for him to succeed at his next stop, wherever that may be.

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02-20-2013, 03:51 PM
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What's with the hate for Ruff? Serious question! next to making the Sabres a competitive team when he had next to nothing for the longest time.

Scoring wasn't the Sabres issue IMO more defence and the top 6 (dmen) isn't horrible nor is it great, it's decent.

He'll find a job soon elsewhere.....if AV ever became available would you guys be interested in him as a coach?

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Rumor is, Bucky Gleason is going to coach the team. Lol
"OK I want the Briere line out now...what do you mean we don't have Briere? Come on...we should have Briere! Oh and Sekera can be waived."

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This is where I am, as well. I'm not going to celebrate his firing. It was the correct move, but it's a numbing feeling. He was an institution behind the bench, and the coach of the team for half my life. But it was time. I'll root for him to succeed at his next stop, wherever that may be.
Can we at least celebrate the possibilities we have here though?

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"OK I want the Briere line out now...what do you mean we don't have Briere? Come on...we should have Briere! Oh and Sekera can be waived."
Haha. Yeah that would just be amazing . Lol

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Yeah, I'm still trying to process this ..

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Real interesting to see how players play tomorrow night

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Eakins under contract until '13-'14.

http://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/...ead_coach.html

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Can we at least celebrate the possibilities we have here though?
Sure, that's different. It's also an exciting time right now. It was time to move on.

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Eakins under contract until '13-'14.

http://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/...ead_coach.html
Money changes things.

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Hard to take this one, such a great coach for so long

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What's with the hate for Ruff? Serious question! next to making the Sabres a competitive team when he had next to nothing for the longest time.

Scoring wasn't the Sabres issue IMO more defence and the top 6 (dmen) isn't horrible nor is it great, it's decent.

He'll find a job soon elsewhere.....if AV ever became available would you guys be interested in him as a coach?
His record isn't that good (he misses the playoffs more than he makes them), and it seems like his message has just completely been lost on the team. Not to mention a lot of specific decisions that were complete headscratchers.

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