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02-21-2013, 11:05 AM
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There's your first mistake, listening to this egghead.
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02-21-2013, 11:13 AM
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Developing talent is putting Grigs between two competent line mates for sheltered minutes, not benching him for John Scott, Jochen Hecht, or Nathan Gerbe.

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02-21-2013, 11:46 AM
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Rolston says he hasn't spoken to Ruff since lockout ended


Communication lines are wide open eh?

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02-21-2013, 12:07 PM
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Angola native Patrick Kaleta on Lindy: "He basically made a Buffalo kid's dream come true. I'm thankful for everything he's done for me."

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02-21-2013, 12:08 PM
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Rolston says he hasn't spoken to Ruff since lockout ended


Communication lines are wide open eh?

That quote was in reference to the team. You're stretching it.

Frankly I see no reason for a NHL coach to keep in contact with an AHL coach.

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02-21-2013, 12:08 PM
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Rolston says he hasn't spoken to Ruff since lockout ended


Communication lines are wide open eh?

Especially funny remembering how the Buffalo coaching staff was down there meddling during the lockout.

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02-21-2013, 12:12 PM
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That quote was in reference to the team. You're stretching it.

Frankly I see no reason for a NHL coach to keep in contact with an AHL coach.
Really? Well they should be...who else should he talk to when considering call ups etc? I know there's others to talk to, but you'd think the head coach would be the best.

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02-21-2013, 12:15 PM
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Really? Well they should be...who else should he talk to when considering call ups etc? I know there's others to talk to, but you'd think the head coach would be the best.
Yeah, how does Lindy decide which player he wants called up from Rochester? There must be a messenger boy between the two I guess.

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02-21-2013, 12:26 PM
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Yeah, how does Lindy decide which player he wants called up from Rochester? There must be a messenger boy between the two I guess.
Same way he makes any roster decisions? ie: names drawn from a hat

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02-21-2013, 12:30 PM
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Yeah, how does Lindy decide which player he wants called up from Rochester? There must be a messenger boy between the two I guess.
We've only had one call up....and that was pretty basic in Pardy.

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02-21-2013, 12:33 PM
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We've only had one call up....and that was pretty basic in Pardy.
But Lindy never even had the thought about bringing up other Roch players for a shakeup with how bad this team has been? Just seems odd to me they haven't even had one conversation with each other since the lockout ended.

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02-21-2013, 01:32 PM
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Yeah, how does Lindy decide which player he wants called up from Rochester? There must be a messenger boy between the two I guess.
He didn't. That's the GM's job, not the coach's.

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02-21-2013, 01:43 PM
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But Lindy never even had the thought about bringing up other Roch players for a shakeup with how bad this team has been? Just seems odd to me they haven't even had one conversation with each other since the lockout ended.
Do you KNOW that he never had that thought? Pretty sure you don't.

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02-21-2013, 02:19 PM
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Rolston says he hasn't spoken to Ruff since lockout ended


Communication lines are wide open eh?
If that quote is accurate, and can be taken literally, what of it?

4 weeks since lockout ended.
A compressed NHL schedule with games every other night, on average.
Your team is playing like crap.
Excess players (healthy scratches) eliminate emergency recalls.
Your choice:
A) Focus on the problem at hand (which you are responsible for)?
or
B) Call your AHL affiliate to talk shop and/or solve your problems for you?

red herring.

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02-21-2013, 02:25 PM
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Rolston says he hasn't spoken to Ruff since lockout ended


Communication lines are wide open eh?
Regier was at many of the Amerks games, don't really see what the problem would be.

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02-21-2013, 02:30 PM
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Absolutely great comment. But honestly, Lindy will be revered in this city, as he should.
That's Buffalo...always celebrating being just mediocre.

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02-21-2013, 02:31 PM
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Regier was at many of the Amerks games, don't really see what the problem would be.
No kidding, he goes to a lot of Amerks games. I'd be surprised if other GMs take in as many AHL games as Regier does. He was sitting 10 feet from me taking notes in the far box the game before the season started.

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02-21-2013, 03:11 PM
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I would really appreciate it if the players would get off the doom and gloom, woe is us BS.

It was clear to anyone paying attention that the players no longer wanted to play for Ruff (for whatever reason(s), stale message, too strict, etc). Ownership and DR got their hands forced to make a move, in large part due to the players quitting and complaining.

Now that they finally make the move, the players of all people, are in 'shock' and 'surprised', and 'cant put myself in the owners shoes to understand why they did this'


Pisses me off.

For the record I think it was the right move and needed to be done. But the players can cut the shock act as if they didnt play a large part in this situation unfolding the way it has.


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02-21-2013, 03:29 PM
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I wish Regier would lay something like this on the players the way Lombardi did to the Kings' players last year, and even name names like DL did:

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As reported in recent stories here on Frozen Royalty, much of the Kings’ problems this season have been in how they execute, or fail to execute, their game plan, and that they certainly aren’t coached to fail, in any regard (see Los Angeles Kings: Players Counter Claims That System, Coach Stifle Offense and Terry Murray Likely To Take Fall Soon For LA Kings’ Failures, No Matter Whose Fault It Is).

As such, the vast majority of the responsibility for the team’s failings to this point in the 2011-12 season lies with the players.

Before speaking to the media, Lombardi reportedly blasted his players loudly during a closed door meeting.

“It’s simple,” said Lombardi. “It sounds cliche, but it’s true. Ultimately, the message is that they’re accountable. Unfortunately, the coach has to pay the price. But make no mistake. They’re the ones who are accountable for this.”

Lombardi also stressed that it is not just a matter of young players like Drew Doughty or Jack Johnson not raising their level of play to expected levels. Rather, the veterans get at least as much of the blame, if not more.

“In the end, it still comes down to the player getting his focus, and being the best he can be,” Lombardi explained. “With young players today, it’s a challenge. But I don’t think it’s just the young players. I think it’s been right across the board, so I’m not just pinning [this on the younger players].”

“They are trying to reach their potential, and there’s always stumbling blocks along the road to reaching their utmost,” Lombardi elaborated. “But then you have players with a specific [mode of operation], and have had a certain level of success in this league—I know players who have established themselves are going to have ups and downs, but they should be in the neighborhood of what they have done in the past. I don’t think we have any guys we consider to be old, or on the down side, so, it’s collective.”

“I’ve been through this before. I saw it with [the San Jose Sharks in Patrick] Marleau, [Brad] Stuart, [and Evgeni] Nabokov, but it’s across the board here. You can’t just say it’s the young players. [Jarret] Stoll, [Justin] Williams, [Matt] Greene—all these guys—[Dustin] Brown. They certainly have to look at themselves as much as the younger players.

Lombardi called on his veteran players to take charge.

“It’s possible [to turn things around],” he said. “But, in the end, it comes down to the players. I don’t think you’re going to do this unless you think you’re going to get some improvement.”

“It’s unique here, in that you’ve got the youngest core in the league, and you’re counting on these young players,” he added. “But again, the veterans, the established players, have to step up here. But why else, in any sport, would you make this type of change [if you’re not] hoping for improvement?”

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I wish Regier would lay something like this on the players the way Lombardi did to the Kings' players last year, and even name names like DL did:



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He did, in his very Darcy-esque manner.

He didn't blast him behind closed doors, that we know of, or name names.

But he did say that the PLAYERS are accountable and the coach has to suffer for it.

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He didn't. That's the GM's job, not the coach's.
Not it isn't. Way back in 09-10 when Ennis got the call against Philly, Regier revealed that Lindy is usually the guy making that decision and in a rare proactive Darcy moment, overruled his coach.

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Well I finally have Jame's new avatar.


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Thank God, now the #FIRELINDY!!!!! tweets will stop.

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