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02-20-2013, 03:21 PM
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And here come the Torts for Ruff threads....

God in heaven....
First thing's first, Ruff as our new PP guy.

Torts is against that, then welcome in the Fire Torts threads.

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Ruff was a good coach for the Sabes, he had a nice run but the change was a bit overdue.

I wonder what they think of Mike Sullivan?

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02-20-2013, 03:48 PM
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And here come the Torts for Ruff threads....

God in heaven....
Not sure I would want Ruff to coach this team.
Maybe the PP
But my opinion on Torts future is pretty clear
Put up now (ie this season) or you are out!
Simple as that

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02-20-2013, 03:53 PM
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Ruff was a good coach for the Sabes, he had a nice run but the change was a bit overdue.

I wonder what they think of Mike Sullivan?





Oh, and my condolences to the Sabres franchise if this were to come to fruition.

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Ruff was a good coach for the Sabes, he had a nice run but the change was a bit overdue.

I wonder what they think of Mike Sullivan?
Agreed. Just was never quite able to get the team over the hump. Dealt with a ton of roster turnover thanks the cheap-assed ownership pre-Pegula but still managed to stay competitive most years.

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02-20-2013, 04:05 PM
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It makes sense.

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.

Sabres PP:

12/13: 29th, 12.9% (still better than the Rangers!)
11/12: 16th, 17%
10/11: 9th, 19.4%
09/10: 17th, 17.6%
08/09: 7th, 21%
07/08: 14th, 18%
06/07: 17th, 17.4%
05/06: 3rd, 21.2%

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02-20-2013, 04:07 PM
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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.

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02-20-2013, 04:09 PM
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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.

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02-20-2013, 04:12 PM
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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.
I mean, it all sounds so lovely on paper, but I just don't see this happening.

If I was proven wrong though....

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02-20-2013, 04:26 PM
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Eh, Lindy's Sabres were 2nd last in PP% ahead of you know who. Still, it's good to have a guy with his experience around. Doubt Torts wants him though, since the bench is for him and Sully.

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02-20-2013, 04:43 PM
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Lindy Ruff eh? Hmmmmm......

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02-20-2013, 04:50 PM
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yeah, i'd love Ruff as an assistant coach. would be great.

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Wasn't Torts an assistant to Ruff for a short time in Buffalo in the late 90s? That would be kind of neat if Ruff was hired as an assistant to Torts this time around.

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02-20-2013, 05:08 PM
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Ron Rolston's wiki page already says he's coach of the Sabres

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I am..going to be extremely pissed - in which case I'll build a patio - if the Islanders were to fire Capuano and hire Ruff.

Sather, get to it!

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02-20-2013, 05:12 PM
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No confirmations yet but hearing Ron Rolston (coaching Rochester in AHL) as possible and perhaps likely replacement in BUF.

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02-20-2013, 05:21 PM
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Ron Rolston confirmed as interim head coach for the rest of the season.

HIRE SULLIVAN IN THE OFF-SEASON!

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02-20-2013, 06:06 PM
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Jeff Skinner with another concussion, it seems.

Can't wait for the Pens-Flyers game tonight. Will be 100x as exciting as the game yesterday.

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02-20-2013, 06:08 PM
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Jeff Skinner with another concussion, it seems.

Can't wait for the Pens-Flyers game tonight. Will be 100x as exciting as the game yesterday.
and people wanted him for Staal before he bolts to Carolina

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02-20-2013, 07:33 PM
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Who's ready for some Crosby ballwashing?!

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02-20-2013, 07:38 PM
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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.

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02-20-2013, 07:39 PM
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02-20-2013, 07:42 PM
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It's better for us if the Penguins win so that Philly doesn't tie us in the standings. They have played several more games than us though.

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I have to root for the Pens just b/c it helps us in the long run, maybe. Too bad I have to listen to "fire wagon change".

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