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01-19-2012, 09:56 PM
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What a wretched team

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01-19-2012, 10:06 PM
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wtf is this "Timeout" nonsense?

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01-19-2012, 10:10 PM
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If only there was some way we could trade him.

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01-19-2012, 10:11 PM
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Renney for Ruff! Make it happen.

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01-19-2012, 10:23 PM
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Leafs sign Ruff as ass. coach, and Carlyle as other ass. coach.

Ron wilson gets two new ass.'s

The more ass.'s the better.

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01-19-2012, 10:26 PM
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YES! Then Montreal can hire him!

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01-19-2012, 10:36 PM
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YES! Then Montreal can hire him!
But he doesn't speak le french

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YES! Then Montreal can hire him!
Fortunately for Ruff, the crossed arm look transcends language barriers.


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01-19-2012, 10:49 PM
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If only there was some way we could trade him.
To EDM: Ruff
To BUFF: Renney, 4th round pick

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01-19-2012, 11:13 PM
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Ruff shouldn't be fired until Darcy Regier is replaced, then maybe ask the new GM if Ruff should be fired or not.

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01-19-2012, 11:25 PM
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Should he be fired for their poor performance? No.

Will he be fired because there's no easier way to make a significant change to the team? Yes.

Will he get a new NHL coaching job without a problem? Very much yes.
This is the best answer. All three are correct.

I've said it a hundred or more times, I love Lindy and I always have. He's been here for a long time and he's brought this team to a SCF and back-to-back ECFs. He's won the President's Trophy and the Jack Adams Award. He's an excellent head coach and he's done a fantastic job here. The problem is, that's all in the past. He was here when things were working but now he's here and things aren't. Nothing good lasts forever in the world of sports. No matter how much success one can bring, nothing's forever. Randy Carlyle, Peter Laviolette, and John Tortorella all won Stanley Cups in the near past and were fired; not because they were bad coaches, but because it was time. That's how I feel about Ruff now.

If it were up to me, I'd fire Darcy first. I'd love to have Lindy Ruff up in a management role if he'd like that, but part of me would just want to clean house and bring in new blood in all departments. Randy Carlyle and Michel Therrien are two men that I'd be most interested in as a replacement. Carlyle has had a ton of previous success. Stanley Cup winner, a good pedigree of getting the best out of what he's got to work with, and a guy that has a personality that could do a team like ours some good. Therrien I've heard is a ******* to play for, but he won't take the ******** we've had going on around here all year long.

When it comes down to the end, we need change. Once and for all. When it happens no one knows but it's got to be getting closer and closer right? I mean, there's nowhere but up from rock bottom and we've pretty much hit it now. Too bad we don't have Dineen in the system anymore.

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01-20-2012, 12:03 AM
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Fire Regier, let the new GM make the decision.

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01-20-2012, 12:30 AM
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I do not get all the Lindy Ruff love around here. This guy has gone deep in the playoffs when he had Hasek, you can't tell me he was the reason Hasek carried that Sabres team. He also has gone deep when he had one of the best offenses I can remember in the 2006-2007 Sabres. Any other coach in his position is fired already in the season, probably even back in 2008-2009. I would not want Lindy Ruff anywhere near my team if they needed a new coach.

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01-20-2012, 12:35 AM
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He just has to refer to himself as D'arcy Rouffe.

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01-20-2012, 12:41 AM
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Look at Vanek/Pominville's various icetimes. Now look at their production compared to the rest of the team. That's the one thing that Lindy has direct control over and it's inexcusable.

Regier deserves to be canned too.

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01-20-2012, 12:43 AM
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Buffalo views their organization much more like a family business than most teams, and have a great deal of loyalty to their employees.

The Sabres have been worse under Lindy Ruff (2002-2003, for example), and everyone knows the team can and probably will be back in playoff contention next season.

Knowing Ruff is a capable coach, I doubt Sabres management makes a change behind the bench unless there's a repeat performance next season.

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01-20-2012, 12:45 AM
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The Sabres are a mess. I know if this happened in other cities the coach would be gone in a heartbeat. As for Ruff, he's gotta go.

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01-20-2012, 12:50 AM
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Hes a good coach but lets face it, hes been there for over a decade and has not won anything, and the team has been regressing. Its time for a change.

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01-20-2012, 05:20 AM
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Most had mid-level playoff finish in mind. Through 45 games, they've lost over 200 games to injury so far, basically putting four regulars out of the lineup on any given night. Their depth isn't that deep to overcome having #5/6/7 defensemen playing #2/3 minutes or having AHL filler plugged into mid-tier lines.
Those were my concerns before the season started, that roster isn't capable of playing good enough to be a threat when injurys happen. And IMHO their overall depth down the middle is lacking, which is the biggest problem if you're trying to build a winner in the NHL.

And FTR I actually like the Sabres, so I wish them all the best in the future.

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01-20-2012, 06:33 AM
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No. Of course not.

The owner and the gm on the other hand................

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01-20-2012, 07:29 AM
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If he was fired he would get a boatload of offers from other teams immediately.


Undoubtedly! Great coach - I'd love to have him coach the Habs. Of course, certain types would about English only.

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01-20-2012, 08:04 AM
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If he was fired he would get a boatload of offers from other teams immediately.
This is the most true comment here. Regardless of your opinion about whether Ruff should be kept in Buffalo or fired, he'd be hired by another team in a flash.

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01-20-2012, 08:10 AM
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I'd be very surprised if he's back in Buffalo next year. Columbus should go after him! Don't know why he would want that job...but it would be great for Cbus to keep a good coach for longer than a couple years.

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01-20-2012, 08:14 AM
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I think the world of Lindy Ruff as a coach, but in the NHL you can only be in one spot for so long. The Sabres need a change.

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If this was two years ago, I'd say yes. Now I just laugh, what a joke of a team/organization.

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