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03-05-2013, 05:49 PM
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Boudreau had turned on GMGM. He didn't believe in the system being dictated by GMGM and his roster management. The game before he got fired he literally said, post game, I don't know what to do. He was spent as a coach here. He is a great coach, but he was not compatible with what GMGM wants this team to be.
He has also said similar things in ANA, that he wasn't comfortable with the system they were running under George.

He has adapted is pond hockey scheme in ANA to be a bit more conservative, but not a ton

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Boudreau had turned on GMGM. He didn't believe in the system being dictated by GMGM and his roster management. The game before he got fired he literally said, post game, I don't know what to do. He was spent as a coach here. He is a great coach, but he was not compatible with what GMGM wants this team to be.
And this is why this pattern of falling off a cliff after a few years could repeat if GMGM continues to hire nothing but inexperienced NHL coaches who have no experience coaching beyond the limits of their experimental theories. Once the theory runs its course, and the buy-in by the players wanes, they have to come up with something new and just hope it works.

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03-05-2013, 06:03 PM
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GMGM doesn't know what he wants this team to be. Thus a team with no identity for 15 years.

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03-05-2013, 06:08 PM
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What are George's keys to team building?

Overpay and over extend good guys in the locker room
Outcast anyone even high priced UFA's at any expense
Balanced pairings on Defense

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What are George's keys to team building?

Overpay and over extend good guys in the locker room
Outcast anyone even high priced UFA's at any expense
Balanced pairings on Defense
Fire George!

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Geroge's key to building a team: he just has to tell some dumb fat man, who knows nothing about hockey what he wants he hear. Repeat every so often and scapegoat coaches and players to deflect blame.

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And this is why this pattern of falling off a cliff after a few years could repeat if GMGM continues to hire nothing but inexperienced NHL coaches who have no experience coaching beyond the limits of their experimental theories. Once the theory runs its course, and the buy-in by the players wanes, they have to come up with something new and just hope it works.
Wrong. Once the newbie coach runs his course, they all fall back on what George says to do, which doesn't work. IMO of course.

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03-06-2013, 07:12 AM
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Wrong. Once the newbie coach runs his course, they all fall back on what George says to do, which doesn't work. IMO of course.
What does George say to do? He has said he stays out of the locker room.

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Boudreau had turned on GMGM. He didn't believe in the system being dictated by GMGM and his roster management. The game before he got fired he literally said, post game, I don't know what to do. He was spent as a coach here. He is a great coach, but he was not compatible with what GMGM wants this team to be.
And what exactly is that? I don't think any of us know since its always changing! ha

This is what I suspected all along. The "whispers/voices" BB was talking about was GMGM.

Like I've said many times before...not ONE coach under GMGM, prior to coaching for the Caps (outside of Hunter maybe), used the trap. During the course of each of their tenures (RW, Cassidy, Hanlon, BB) we have switched to trapping.

George is a smart guy who seems confident but doesn't seem to have much conviction when it comes to team building. One day its "we're not running a Sunday school here" and the next is "well this is the new NHL and we don't need that type of player"

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03-06-2013, 07:27 AM
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I think George wants the team to be tougher, his latest directive to himself.

He is involved in all operations of the team, including on ice systems. The types of players he picks up alone, force the coaches hands.

I still think it was his directive to use Aucoin his big deadline day pickup. Does anyone really think Dale was drooling over coin down in Hershey?

It remains a top directive for our coaches to prioritize Sarge's development over using Hammer Poti etc. And that is fine, its his team, but he needs to held accountable if it doesn't work, or he doesn't pan out etc. I wonder if Ted thinks Sarge is grossly over paid. I do.

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03-06-2013, 07:59 AM
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It remains a top directive for our coaches to prioritize Sarge's development over using Hammer Poti etc. And that is fine, its his team, but he needs to held accountable if it doesn't work, or he doesn't pan out etc. I wonder if Ted thinks Sarge is grossly over paid. I do.
GMGM thought Sarge would turn into Hal Gill. What he got was a D guy with most of Gill's shortcomings (slow, non-agile) and none of his assets (hockey sense; ability to effectively tie up his guy; willingness to be physical and mix it up, especially in front of the net) except reach

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@TSNBobMcKenzie: NYR claim Roman Hamrlik from WSH and NJD claim Tom Kotsopoulos from PIT.

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Bye Hamr and best of luck. You deserve it. And thanks for helping Kundratek along.

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@TSNBobMcKenzie: NYR claim Roman Hamrlik from WSH and NJD claim Tom Kotsopoulos from PIT.
After the injury to Staal, it makes sense.

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ugh why help the rangers. I'll rather him rot in the press box then help the team that ended our season last year.

ted and gmgm ftw!

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03-06-2013, 11:16 AM
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Didn't the Rangers just spend the last four seasons constructing a super-fit, young, mobile corps of defensemen?

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So long, swimmer77.

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After the injury to Staal, it makes sense.
He evidently was already on their radar.

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Not very surprising. Rags saw a lot of Hamr in the playoffs, when he was at his best.
He'll fit in OK there, since their forwards are pretty responsible and hence there will be fewer mistakes to cover up for, which is where his slow-footedness really hurts.

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You forgot to mention Kolzig...

Anyhow Hamrlik is still a decent player but he is redundant on this team as we have plenty of soft "puck moving dmen" already on the roster.

On the right team he can be an excellent find.
Kolzig was a great Cap... but I think GMGM rightly understood that the fans weren't ready for him to leave, so we kept him longer than we should have.

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Looking at who the Rangers have had slotting in as their 6th defenseman all season it is no surprise IMO that they claimed him IMO. Add in Staal's injury last night and I am doubly not surprised.

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Think we'll see Hamr this weekend?

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Hindsight is a *******, I bet if GMGM had waited another day he could have gotten a return on Hamrlik.

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I am surprised George didn't move Hammer. He probably could, but was probably worth more to George as insurance than a 6th. Hammer probably finally asked to be moved, GM started calling "OK we will take that 6th!" and got hung up on.

Hammer should get lots of chances to let out some frustration on our "captain" coming down RW on Sunday

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