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View Poll Results: What to do with Regier?
Fire him now! 24 25.00%
Fire if they do not make the playoffs at end of season 25 26.04%
Keep him 47 48.96%
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02-20-2013, 08:51 PM
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What to do with Regier?

Seems like that's the next question everyone is pondering. I figured a poll might be useful.

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A poll would be useful.

Where it is?


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A poll would be useful.

Where it is?

It's right there! You blind or something?

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I'd give him another year or so...

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I give him another season and then evaluate.

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Evaluate at the end of the season. Will be based on 2 key factors:
1) How the team performs the rest of the season
2) What moves he makes to improve this team between now and summer.

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if the directive is to rebuild, keep him and let him execute the plan

if the directive is to try building around the same guys for the final year of their deals... well, who really cares if they keep him or not.

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02-20-2013, 09:56 PM
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Voted "fire him now" because it should have happened long ago but could have went with "fire him if they don't make the playoffs" too, I guess.

Not going to give him a pass because his team of scouts has managed to put together an average pool of prospects.

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02-20-2013, 10:51 PM
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I really don't know. If he had to be forced into this decision???

Also, going into the season, he's like we need scoring. Well, we got Jochen. Then it turns out the D was crap, so he was dead wrong. Also, like a week ago, he says our scoring is fine. Well, I really hope he doesn't actually think one guy leading the league is "fine". It's like he was totally ignoring that we're a 1 line team. Keeping Grigs here to ride pine is also bugging me.

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02-20-2013, 11:01 PM
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Should've been fired with Ruff. Guess I'll give him until the end of the season, though.

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Evaluate at the end of the season. Will be based on 2 key factors:
1) How the team performs the rest of the season
2) What moves he makes to improve this team between now and summer.
That's where I'm at too.

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Voted "fire him now" because it should have happened long ago but could have went with "fire him if they don't make the playoffs" too, I guess.

Not going to give him a pass because his team of scouts has managed to put together an average pool of prospects.
I second these thoughts.

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if the directive is to rebuild, keep him and let him execute the plan

if the directive is to try building around the same guys for the final year of their deals... well, who really cares if they keep him or not.
Agree

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02-20-2013, 11:24 PM
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After the season...it's his fingerprints on the make-up of this team, he made it, he will go down with it.

He will not have any say in the next head coach.

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He will not have any say in the next head coach.
No, but he will get to claim that it was his decision. lol

Only problem is will Ted/Terry pick a better choice?

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Evaluate at the end of the season. Will be based on 2 key factors:
1) How the team performs the rest of the season
2) What moves he makes to improve this team between now and summer.
Agree with this. I don't really give a rat's ass about making the playoffs this season, at this point. That's not where the bar is set for me. It's just about seeing improvement.

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Agree with this. I don't really give a rat's ass about making the playoffs this season, at this point. That's not where the bar is set for me. It's just about seeing improvement.
I will feel a lot better about our situation if we do make the playoffs, though. If we tailspin, I won't know where to go from there. We'll officially be the Bills waiting on the 'new' coach and draft picks. Please God NOOOOOOOOO.

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I think the only thing keeping Regeir is smart business sense by Pegula. How do you bring in quality coach (remember Rolston may not be permanent) when you're a new owner and don't have the same connections across the league as your 15-yr veteran GM does?

I think Teddy knows he'd be in a more difficult spot if he canned them both at the same time. If Regier goes, it well be early in the off-season. Only thing keeping him is if Sabres win at least 1 playoff round.

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02-21-2013, 05:38 AM
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IMO, he deserves to be fired much more than Ruff deserved it.

So yeah, fire him...

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Give him until this offseason to make some moves. Coho and Sulzer for Kassian and Grags was an insane trade. Also, getting a 1st for Paul G was quite comical as it will never happen again. However, giving Myers and Leino those HUGE contracts without being proven are pretty huge mistakes. Maybe he can redeem himself with a trade for ROR or some moves at the deadline?

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Regeir is as much the problem as Ruff was.

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Darcy has made a lot of moves that seemed shrewd or even ballsy at the time they were made, but that didn't make the impact expected ie. Leino, Regehr, Rivet. He has also traded a lot of good draft picks for guys that have contributed absolutely nothing: Zubrus, Moore, Bernier, Torres, Boyes.

He has brought a lot of good players to the team: Ehrhoff, Hodgson, Leopold (in previous years, anyway), Briere, Drury, etc. He has certainly drafted a lot of talented players, too.

But in the end, you have to look at the results on the ice. After 15+ years and now an owner with bottomless pockets, we have perhaps the worst performing team in Darcy's entire tenure. I don't see how this team, regardless of who is coaching it, could ever get itself into playoff form.

He should have been fired immediately after Briere and Drury left town. The recent trade of Roy, our best center on a team notoriously thin at center, for an overhyped pest in Steve Ott, has proved to be a total failure. I think if you look at the whole balance sheet, you have to agree that the bad outweighs the good when it comes to personnel moves.

We had a great coach who couldn't turn this assembly of mediocre players into winners. I think it's time to get a GM with a different vision in place.

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He should have been fired immediately after Briere and Drury left town. The recent trade of Roy, our best center on a team notoriously thin at center, for an overhyped pest in Steve Ott, has proved to be a total failure. I think if you look at the whole balance sheet, you have to agree that the bad outweighs the good when it comes to personnel moves.
I disagree, I think the good outweighs the bad. Drury, Briere & Campbell are not on him, he had to break even every year. Do you honestly think if TP was here that Drury and Briere would have left? He was fighting with one hand tied behind him back. Yet he still never bottomed out like the Pens or Hawks to select talent like Toews, Kane, Crosby or Malkin. He had 1 top 10 pick in 15 years...that is saying something IMO. The moves since TP I have liked a lot. Goose for a 1st when everyone on NHL Network and around the league were laughing at him and saying he would never get it was on top of the list. The Roy or Ott deal I would do again as well as the Kassian for Hodgson deal. Leino is a bust, but now he has a way out with an owner who will let him buyout that contract (btw no GM bats 1000). Ehrhoff is a smoking deal for $4 million a year cap hit. I can not judge him based on the pre-TP era.

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fire him now. ride out the season, hire a new gm, and allow the new gm to hire his coach and dismantle this roster.

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Real culture change doesn't take place till he's gone. I have no problems with Niles being relieved in the near future... he should be gone by the end of the season.

Pegula can start with a clean slate, the one that he postponed for two years.

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