If anyone is interested in my opinion, I was open to the idea that Ruff could be successful with this team, right up until I was watching the opener and Maguire mentioned that they were planning on playing Miller about 36-38 games a couple days after Regier said that "Ruff can change." (though I have been ready to move on for about two years, I was still holding out some up on him).
Won't trash him on the way out but obviously this needed to happen. Was with a student who's an Avs fan when it happened. When I mentioned that he was fired after practice her comment was that it sounded like a bad breakup. Sounds about right.
I know Ruff was long past his time but this shocks me. Guy was an amazing coach in his prime and a part of me will miss him and hope he maintains a job with Buffalo, guy seems to love and cherish that organization.
Getting away from Regier is the best thing that will ever happen to Ruff. I honestly think he'll win a Cup, go down as one of the three winningest coaches in NHL history, and eventually make the Hall of Fame. Very sad that the Cup won't be in Buffalo.
Holy smokes! I just got back from lunch to see this. Wow. I was a big Lindy supporter for longer than most, but I finally conceded his time was up in the middle of last season. Thanks, Lindy, but your time was done. Over done.