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02-20-2013, 03:08 PM
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Better not be Rolston...does this organization have no imagination?

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02-20-2013, 03:09 PM
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If interim coach that's okay. If long term, GTFO

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Cunneyworth? Blech. Didn't like him in Rochester, don't want ex-Sabres.

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Better not be Rolston...does this organization have no imagination?
Only way I'm fine with it is if it's purely interim.
Hopefully he then flounders, we get a lottery pick, and he's banished from the organization entirely.

We then have new AHL and NHL coaches.

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02-20-2013, 03:11 PM
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They really need to take it slow and now impulse-hire someone. If anything any coach moving up in this org should be interim.

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To put the Lindy Ruff tenure in perspective:

- There have been 170 head coaching changes during Ruff's tenure
- When Lindy Ruff was hired by the Sabres, the Leafs were still a Western Conference team playing at Maple Leaf Gardens
- Sabres who have never played for a different coach: Vanek, Miller, Pominville, Stafford, Ennis, Foligno, Myers, Sekera, Kaleta + 5 others.
- Lindy Ruff had been the second-longest tenured coach in North American pro sports next to Gregg Popovich (4 Championships) of the San Antonio Spurs and was the longest serving coach with one team in the NHL.

Now that tag goes to the Nashville Predators' Barry Trotz

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02-20-2013, 03:11 PM
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If it ends up being Rolston or Cunneyworth, there's no way it isn't on an interim basis. The FO has tested my patience the last year or so, but they're not that stupid

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new blood is needed. not some recycled crap.

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02-20-2013, 03:12 PM
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To put the Lindy Ruff tenure in perspective:
- There have been 170 head coaching changes during Ruff's tenure
- When Lindy Ruff was hired by the Sabres, the Leafs were still a Western Conference team playing at Maple Leaf Gardens
- Sabres who have never played for a different coach: Vanek, Miller, Pominville, Stafford, Ennis, Foligno, Myers, Sekera, Kaleta + 5 others.
- Lindy Ruff had been the second-longest tenured coach in North American pro sports next to Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs and was the longest serving coach with one team in the NHL. Now that tag goes to the Nashville Predators' Barry Trotz
Also, Connor "The Next Next One" McDavid was six months and eight days old when Ruff was hired.

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02-20-2013, 03:13 PM
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Also, Connor "The Next Next One" McDavid was six months and eight days old when Ruff was hired.
O god...

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02-20-2013, 03:14 PM
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Long overdue. Lindy's a great guy, but his message was stale and I really didn't understand most of his coaching decisions.
As far as his replacement is concerned I could get behind Cunneyworth. I'd also be interested in another former sabre Bob Boughner.

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02-20-2013, 03:16 PM
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Well, this pretty much gaurantees Hecht is waived or at least won't be back next year.

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02-20-2013, 03:17 PM
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JoshRimerHockey Been told by solid Source that at 5pm At Presser Sabres will promote James Patrick to coach. Might only be interim thou.
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02-20-2013, 03:18 PM
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Get an interim and see what happens. No need to jump on a new HC right away. If the interim works, keep it.

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02-20-2013, 03:19 PM
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He'll probably slide right over to the Islanders...that's the only other long overdue coaching change I can think of off the top of my head.
I doubt he'd go there, actually. I wonder if Minnesota keeps floundering if they'd consider jettisoning Yeo. Sacco may not be long for the Avs, either, without knowing his contract situation.

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Of course it's only interim. Not even Buffalo is this stupid. I think.

Likely course of action is wait until the offseason to overhaul the staff when all the options are available and they have time to set up proper interviews.

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02-20-2013, 03:19 PM
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Meh, at least it's not Lindy.

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02-20-2013, 03:21 PM
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Meh, at least it's not Lindy.
Are you saying whoever comes in, it will be addition by subtraction?

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02-20-2013, 03:22 PM
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Patrick Roy and Jon Cooper are my top choices as of now. Cooper being the first.

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02-20-2013, 03:23 PM
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Can't see how Patrick and the rest of the coaching staff that's been working with these guys all year is suddenly going to change anything? Mine as well kept Ruff if we're going this direction.

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02-20-2013, 03:23 PM
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Are you saying whoever comes in, it will be addition by subtraction?
No, more like I'm okay with this as long as it's only interim and in the summer we re-evaluate and get a more worthy coach like Eakins or Cooper as many have said.

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02-20-2013, 03:24 PM
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Even if it is, it's still just going to be interim.

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Time to get rid of Ruff's "system" guys. Waive Hecht, trade Pominville...

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