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Will Todd Richards get fired before the end of the season?

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11-12-2014, 08:38 AM
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Will Todd Richards get fired before the end of the season?

Simply put, will Richards be the one forced to fall on the sword for the way this season is playing out so far?

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11-12-2014, 08:42 AM
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Simply put, NO.

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Simply put, I agree with EDM.

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I see it happening unfortunately. Probably shortly into 2015 if the team doesn't rebound quickly.

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11-12-2014, 09:09 AM
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No and he shouldn't be. We've been losing because we have a bunch of players who shouldn't be here but have to be.

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11-12-2014, 09:15 AM
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He certainly shouldnt, you cant pin any of this on him I dont think

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11-12-2014, 09:23 AM
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Someone always has to take the fall when things go bad. I think it will be TR.

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11-12-2014, 09:28 AM
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Someone always has to take the fall when things go bad. I think it will be TR.
Right or wrong, the coaches seem to be the first domino to fall. Judging from the response in this thread so far, there isn't the pressure to do that yet. Not that there should be.

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11-12-2014, 09:29 AM
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No, there is no way I'd fire Todd. His system works, when we aren't 30+ million injured. Show me any coach that would have this team in the top 8 in the East at this point in the season.

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11-12-2014, 09:32 AM
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If anyone gets fired, I'd expect it to be medical personnel.

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Come on, this team is ONE point worse than last season after the first 15 games. In other words...right on track lol

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No. Jarmo and JD seem to be bozos, but I don't think they'd be cowardly enough to can Richards for this ****

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I voted no but upon further review I think he might be IF the team gets healthy and fails to show marked improvement.

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Uh yes. The last move JD can make before changing GMs or going himself is the coach. He was uninhibited about firing Howson to make room for one of his guys. I assume he has one of his guys who can coach as well. I would look for a new coach in early December unless the phoenix rises by then.

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No lol if anyone were to be even have a chance at losing their job it's the strength and conditioning coach

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Someone always has to take the fall when things go bad. I think it will be TR.
Why I voted yes. Not that injuries are his fault, but the FO isn't going to shoulder any of the blame, so downhill it goes.

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11-12-2014, 11:40 AM
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I'd say the decision would hinge on how we play when we have guys like Dubi, Bob, JJ, Letestu, Anisimov, Murray, etc back in the lineup. It wouldn't make sense, or be fair to fire HCTR at this point because we've got half of the Springfield Falcon's roster on our team.

Todd has done everything he possibly can. The blame falls on the guys on the ice. Nobody has taken the opportunity to step up, which is why we've lost 9 straight. The guys playing the game need to get their heads out of their ***. I bet they'll feel awful if they cost Todd his job. He's a hell of a guy, and a hell of a coach. He deserves to get a better effort out of his players.

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As sad as it is to say I have to say yes.

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Too soon to say anything. If we lose another 5 or 6 in a row, even without the return of injured players, you might have to look at making the move.

Sure we've ran into major injuries, but no NHL team should lose this many in a row. Especially when you have 3 players producing around a PPG pace and 3 players at a 30 goal pace.

Every team in the NHL can play defense. Richards has to adjust and simplify our game. I think we should have become a clog up the neutral zone, counter team until we started getting players back. Especially with guys on defense like Prout and Savard with JJ and Murray out.

I've said the problem is systemic. It's up to the coach to stop the bleeding. I've said Richards is slow to adjust. All he's done is leave the same system in place and wait for the players to adjust. That translates to long losing streaks.

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Too soon to say anything. If we lose another 5 or 6 in a row, even without the return of injured players, you might have to look at making the move.

Sure we've ran into major injuries, but no NHL team should lose this many in a row. Especially when you have 3 players producing around a PPG pace and 3 players at a 30 goal pace.

Every team in the NHL can play defense. Richards has to adjust and simplify our game. I think we should have become a clog up the neutral zone, counter team until we started getting players back. Especially with guys on defense like Prout and Savard with JJ and Murray out.

I've said the problem is systemic. It's up to the coach to stop the bleeding. I've said Richards is slow to adjust. All he's done is leave the same system in place and wait for the players to adjust. That translates to long losing streaks.
Um, yeah...let's just ignore the 10 regulars who have been out. 3 of your top 4 centers. Two top 4 guys. Your $6 million goalie. Let's ignore all that. THE COACH SHOULD BE WINNING DAG NAB IT.

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No, there are factors out of his control. I see him righting the ship and the Jackets going on a run, much like last year, but it remains to be seen if it will be enough to get in the playoffs

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Too soon to say anything. If we lose another 5 or 6 in a row, even without the return of injured players, you might have to look at making the move.

Sure we've ran into major injuries, but no NHL team should lose this many in a row. Especially when you have 3 players producing around a PPG pace and 3 players at a 30 goal pace.

Every team in the NHL can play defense. Richards has to adjust and simplify our game. I think we should have become a clog up the neutral zone, counter team until we started getting players back. Especially with guys on defense like Prout and Savard with JJ and Murray out.

I've said the problem is systemic. It's up to the coach to stop the bleeding. I've said Richards is slow to adjust. All he's done is leave the same system in place and wait for the players to adjust. That translates to long losing streaks.
I see where you are going with this post. i agree with your points. Up to the coach to put in a square hole to match up with the square pegs.

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Um, yeah...let's just ignore the 10 regulars who have been out. 3 of your top 4 centers. Two top 4 guys. Your $6 million goalie. Let's ignore all that. THE COACH SHOULD BE WINNING DAG NAB IT.
lol.

Please go back and find where I said anything of the sort. I know the world doesn't revolve around me, but I've illustrated the situation dozens of times.

Your post was cute. Made me giggle.

Thanks, you made me smile.

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