as soon as classes are over and practice, are over, I will be looking forward to all the audio from today. This should be an interesting off season, changes are coming, Will it be front office or players? I think they'll move some players. (Roy at the top of the list)
The complaint that the players are making about Ruff is that he yells at them when they suck.
WHAT DO THEY EXPECT?
This is professional sports. Do fans really want a sunshine and rainbows coach down there that coddles players when they go -3 and 2 of their turnovers lead to goals against or challenges them to be better?
Ruff has lost certain players in the room. In Buffalo, though, all that means is those players will be gone and we'll continue with the same tired act from the same tired coach.
It's time to move on from Ruff. He'll do fine elsewhere, but I don't give a ****. I care only what's best for this team, and I don't think that's Lindy Ruff anymore. All coaches have a shelf life, and Lindy's has expired. And while I like many of Darcy's moves, if he's not going to fire him, he should go too.
**** can Ruff. See what Roy can do until the deadline. If you can't get a really good offer for him this summer then move him at the 2013 deadline if he doesn't excel.
If the idea is to do this thing long term, getting rid of Ruff has to be a priority. Darcy just cannot find players who can tolerate the guy for a full year and produce like they are capable of. THAT'S a BIG problem.
Many Vanek fans never liked the relationship between Ruff and TV. Now, more or less, we hear Roy is displeased with the coach. Something has to give.
Also, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if Roy is practically begging to be traded. He knows he isn't well-liked in the community, and if there's now a falling out between him and the coach--a coach who "ain't goin' nowhere"--he's as good as gone.
Where can I place a bet on Derek Roy will be a Toronto Maple Leaf on July 1, 2013?