Get Ruff in here to run the power play, get a feel for the team. Sullivan leaves in the off-season to a head coaching gig somewhere, Ruff joins Torts on the bench as an assistant.
Lindy has some ties to the Rangers organization, played three years here. Torts has ties to the Sabres, but was never an assistant there while Ruff was head coach.
Although, some evidence suggests otherwise. My four years in Buffalo my Sabres friends were always less than impressed with the power play. However, if that's all Lindy would have to focus on (this season at least) his hockey mind could make it work. The Rangers certainly have the talent to make it work for him.
He's Lindy Ruff. Why would he accept a PP coaching job?
He'd get signed by another team in 3 seconds as the HC.
Oh for sure. But, it's an opportunity to take on a project on a good team. Stays in the NY area (can summer in Buffalo easy if that's what he so chooses). An opportunity to work for a team he once played for. An opportunity to take on a team with Stanley Cup aspirations.
He'd almost guarantee pushing Sullivan out, so there's that too
I just know I'd get flamed even harder if I posted what I really want to happen, so I will refrain.
Anyone else think that Lindy Ruff is the Jeff Fisher of the NHL? Stayed a really long time with one franchise. They were good more years than not. Lost in the finals/Super Bowl. Seems like that 1 loss for both bought them a lot of years.