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06-11-2013, 11:48 AM
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Gillis touching them all. Tortorella to be interviewed to replace Vigneault. Like to sit in on that one. #canucks

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The Leafs aren't a big physical team and they had Boston beat. The Hawks can beat the Bruins. They aren't a big physical team. The Rangers need more depth throughout their lineup. More skill and speed.

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Can't see Torts personality meshing with Gillis' lack of one.

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Added a "K" in front of "Stevens" in the thread title because when I came here this morning I thought Scott Stevens and almost stroked out.

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Added a "K" in front of "Stevens" in the thread title because when I came here this morning I thought Scott Stevens and almost stroked out.
Great, now I think it's Kevin Stevens.

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06-11-2013, 12:16 PM
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The Leafs aren't a big physical team and they had Boston beat. The Hawks can beat the Bruins. They aren't a big physical team. The Rangers need more depth throughout their lineup. More skill and speed.
Agreed. Size doesn't hurt either.
The Rangers played well against the Bruins during the regular season for the last couple of years.
Something happened to the Bruins in the 3rd period against the Leafs and they have been lights out since then.
They are not as good as they look right now, but they are not as bad as they looked against he Leafs losing a 3-1 series lead and having to come back from 4-1 deficit in game 7.

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Great, now I think it's Kevin Stevens.
Whoops!

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Vigneault interviewing today.

Go get 'em Slats!

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Can't see Torts personality meshing with Gillis' lack of one.
Can you imagine him trying to get the Sedins to block shots?

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Boyle to Vancouver?


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Vigneault interviewing today.

Go get 'em Slats!
Hes my choice out of the terribly mundane list of Vigneault, Ruff, Messier.

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Hes my choice out of the terribly mundane list of Vigneault, Ruff, Messier.
Who knew there were only three available coaches out there? And one's not even a coach.

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Who knew there were only three available coaches out there? And one's not even a coach.
It appears all the promising candidates haven't been fired yet.

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Who knew there were only three available coaches out there? And one's not even a coach.
You would think Sather would schedule an interview with some sort of wild card candidate that hasnt been discussed. Even just to create the illusion that this is a thorough search.

Then again, what should we expect considering Sather has a job for life and complete complacency.

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The Leafs aren't a big physical team and they had Boston beat. The Hawks can beat the Bruins. They aren't a big physical team. The Rangers need more depth throughout their lineup. More skill and speed.
Agreed. Still, one Cup in 73 years. The math is simple and the Rangers are very consistent.

The Rangers need more skill and speed balanced with size and toughness. That is the difference.

The Leafs are better suited to play off hockey which is why they pushed Boston so hard.

The Hawks even more so. Look at that line up. They have plenty of size and toughness to balance their skill. Way more than the Rangers.

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It appears all the promising candidates haven't been fired yet.
Aside for Bylsma who else do you think that includes?


And seeing how Bylsma has failed with arguably the best two players in the league, is he that attractive a candidate?

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Agreed. Size doesn't hurt either.
The Rangers played well against the Bruins during the regular season for the last couple of years.
Something happened to the Bruins in the 3rd period against the Leafs and they have been lights out since then.
They are not as good as they look right now, but they are not as bad as they looked against he Leafs losing a 3-1 series lead and having to come back from 4-1 deficit in game 7.
Again, regular season is not post season.

Two teams very well constructed for playoff hockey are in the Stanley Cup final for the second time each in the last few seasons. There is a reason for it.

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06-11-2013, 12:54 PM
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Again, regular season is not post season.

Two teams very well constructed for playoff hockey are in the Stanley Cup final for the second time each in the last few seasons. There is a reason for it.
Boston struggled to beat Toronto. They needed a miracle to survive. Without the miracle, we are talking about the Pens who are well constructed.
Chicago also struggled against the Wings, one bad bounce and we are talking about the Wings who are well constructed.

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06-11-2013, 12:57 PM
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Aside for Bylsma who else do you think that includes?


And seeing how Bylsma has failed with arguably the best two players in the league, is he that attractive a candidate?
I would also fold Tippett into this category of coaches still under contract with another organization, though Tippett controls his own destiny.

I happen to like Bylsma. Up until this past Bruins series, Bylsma's failures have been brought on almost single-handedly by his goaltender. He's certainly not a defense-first coach, but who's fault is it that Fleury's SV% inexplicably plummets in the postseason? No one knows how he will fair at the NHL level without Crosby and Malkin, but he did do very well as head coach in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

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I would also fold Tippett into this category of coaches still under contract with another organization, though Tippett controls his own destiny.
Fair enough. But seems to me that if the Rangers deadline for hiring a new coach is the draft, then Tippett out of the picture as he's under contract to July (as bobop mentioned).

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I happen to like Bylsma. Up until this past Bruins series, Bylsma's failures have been brought on almost single-handedly by his goaltender. He's certainly not a defense-first coach, but who's fault is it that Fleury's SV% inexplicably plummets in the postseason? No one knows how he will fair at the NHL level without Crosby and Malkin, but he did do very well as head coach in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
The goalie was good enough to win a Cup for him. He's been bad. He was out coached by Julienne this year. He was challenged by Capuano. He was severely out coached by Laviolette last year. I just don't see the Rangers being a scenario where he can be more successful, let alone as successful, as he was in Pittsburgh.

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06-11-2013, 01:25 PM
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Fair enough. But seems to me that if the Rangers deadline for hiring a new coach is the draft, then Tippett out of the picture as he's under contract to July (as bobop mentioned).



The goalie was good enough to win a Cup for him. He's been bad. He was out coached by Julienne this year. He was challenged by Capuano. He was severely out coached by Laviolette last year. I just don't see the Rangers being a scenario where he can be more successful, let alone as successful, as he was in Pittsburgh.
Agreed regarding Bylsma. I don't see him as a coach that got the most out of his players, especially lately. The defense and the goaltending are a personnel problem that isn't really his fault. But the fact he got, literally, nothing out of 2 of the best centers in the world vs. Boston is a big concern. What would happen here with much less talent up front? I dont think I want to know.

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Is Babcock going to be kept by Detroit?

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Is Babcock going to be kept by Detroit?
I would be shocked if he wasn't.

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Is Babcock going to be kept by Detroit?
Of course not--Babcock got his players to overperform and make the second round of the playoffs in a year when no one expected them to even make the playoffs. He's definitely gone.

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