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05-29-2013, 01:43 PM
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Well there ya go. Was not expecting this at all. Good luck Torts. Wonder who they bring in?

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A close friend and Bruin fan (a cool Bruin fan) asked me yesterday afternoon if Torts would be fired.

I said "nah, not likely, we'll see if he can change the on-ice strategy up to improve the offensive flow...".

Wow.

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Anyone but Ruff.

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Hire Pierre IMO
I wouldn't mind Pierre either. Him or Tippet would be my top choices.

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A coach who can take a team to the playoffs but can't seem to win a cup to save his life? Real big change from Torts.

Before AV was fired, VAN fans were complaining about the same exact things we've been complaining about with Torts. Playing favorites, not being able to adjust, being out coached all the time...AV is a new face with the same problems. If they fired Torts for him I think they made a big mistake.
A coach doesn't play on the ice.

Take a look at his record before posting.

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seeeeee ya.. does Richards get another year now?
depends if the Rangers decide to make a trade for a young offensive player they can replace with Richards $$$

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Whoever the Rangers hire will be hated by more than half the posters at this time next year.

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Hank should get to interview the coaching candidates, and I'm not even kidding.

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seeeeee ya.. does Richards get another year now?
Nope!

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seeeeee ya.. does Richards get another year now?
No. Richards is a Tortorella guy.

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Thinking the same thing. I'd imagine Torts is rubbing the powers that be the wrong way.

Still no commitment to any sort of plan.

Thinking Ruff will be the next coach since its the lazy choice.
Or Vigneault as it would be an expected choice.

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He doesn't like playing young players. He has had problems with both Kassian and Hodgson in his time in Vancouver. His teams dive all over the place. He is not a good offensive coach. He was blessed with the Sedins.
Kassian didn't play because he was terrible. Hodgson played plenty, but he was unfortunately caught behind two pretty good centers.

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Don't want AV or Ruff, wouldn't mind Boucher, Tippet or Eakins. No Gernander and whatever we do can we please open up offensively?

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Any media outlet that would hire John Tortorella should be ashamed.
Brooks should just stay away from the bus stops for awhile till Torts calms down.

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Hank should get to interview the coaching candidates, and I'm not even kidding.
No, just no.

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Love it. Lindy Ruff. Come on down.

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I'm shocked.

But it had to be done.

There were way too many times, even last season, where the team looked completely uncoached for huge stretches. Not even going into the powerplay, this team needs to adopt a coherent and adaptable transition strategy. Not being able to break out of your own zone makes the game nearly impossible to win. It stifles offense and wears down the D.

I'll reserve jubilation until I see the new coach (and the roster tweaked) but I am glad Torts is gone.

We've had a players-coach who taught a strong system that wasn't effective and a dictator-coach who taught no system that was sometimes effective. I wonder what we end up with next...

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“@TSNBobMcKenzie: With the NYR head coaching position now open, Alain Vigneault and Lindy Ruff are likely to be seen as the highest profile candidates.”

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Lost in all this Torts news is Sather should be fired too.
Haha I don't think it is I think people have just accepted it. Good for Dolan **** away well over 150 million on pure busts not to mention what happenned when isiah ran the Knicks into the core of the Earth

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Richards should get another year under a better offensive coach. They will hire a more offensive coach and it will be painful to think what the next coach could've done with richards, nash, gaborik, the top 4 defensemen, and lundqvist. I think Del Zotto and Moore will benefit from this.

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Anyone but Ruff.
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I dont think Torts was a bad coach. Hell he won a stanley cup but his style wont get this team lto a cup run. Now is teh time to let our offense spread its wings. We have offensive talent like nash stepan hagelin kreider and we have to let them have more freedom

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Richards should get another year under a better offensive coach. They will hire a more offensive coach and it will be painful to think what the next coach could've done with richards, nash, gaborik, the top 4 defensemen, and lundqvist. I think Del Zotto and Moore will benefit from this.
He shouldnt imo b/c of that contract and the risks. Him sustaining an injury and not being bought out could be a nightmare beyond anything else

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Kassian didn't play because he was terrible. Hodgson played plenty, but he was unfortunately caught behind two pretty good centers.
Kassian didn't play because Vigneualt doesn't like dealing with growing pains for the long-term health of the team.

Hodgson was pretty much ostracized by Vigneault for being weak mentally when he had a serious back injury to the point he asked to be traded instead of playing in Vancouver.

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Don't think it'll be AV, not at all. Ruff, probably.

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