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Dallas Stars hire Lindy Ruff as Head Coach (team's statement in first post)

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06-20-2013, 02:14 PM
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Dallas Stars hire Lindy Ruff as Head Coach (team's statement in first post)

Official statement from team:

http://stars.nhl.com/club/news.htm?i...id=DL|DAL|home

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Dallas Stars hire Lindy Ruff as 22nd Head Coach in franchise history
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Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the team has hired Lindy Ruff as the 22nd head coach in franchise history and the seventh in Dallas Stars history.

The club will hold a press conference today (Friday, June 21) at American Airlines Center to introduce Ruff as head coach. It will take place at Noon in the interview room directly across from the Stars' dressing room with sandwiches and refreshments being served right after the press conference. Media may park at the AudiPark Garage and enter through the Administration Entrance (on the north side of the arena). Both Nill and Ruff will be at the press conference.

Ruff, 53, is the 12th-winningest head coach in NHL history, one of only 17 to ever reach the 500-victory plateau, and has the third-most wins of any active coach. Now entering his second stint as an NHL head coach, last season he departed the Buffalo Sabres as their all-time franchise leader in wins with a 571-432-162 record. During Ruff's tenure in Buffalo, the team made eight postseason appearances, including four trips to the Eastern Conference Final as well as an appearance in the 1999 Stanley Cup Final. In 2006, he was awarded the Jack Adams Award as the League's top coach for guiding his team to the Conference Final. Ruff was nominated again for the accolade in 2007 for posting consecutive 50-win campaigns and for leading his club to the Presidents' Trophy, which is earned annually by the top team in the regular season.

"One of the trademarks of successful organizations is their ability to have continuity and stability for an extended period of time," said Nill. "It is clear from Lindy's record, and from our own conversations, that we have found the right person to provide that stability and lead this club to the next level. His steady hand and experience will prove invaluable in returning our team as a top-tier contender in the NHL."


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Lol. Dallas locking down the mid tier post.

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Good hire, I think he'll do well with Dallas

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He'll definitely be better than Gully, that's for sure.

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One more thing. Vern Fiddler is now your first line center.

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One more thing. Vern Fiddler is now your first line center.
YAY! Just what I've always wanted.

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this just feels wrong...

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This just seems wrong, with 1999 and everything.

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Great coach, bad situation in Dallas. Not much at center, he will feel right at home. And Lindy better say "No Goal" when asked.

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This just seems wrong, with 1999 and everything.
It's definitely going to spring a lot of "good goal" jokes.

Ruff is a definite upgrade over Gully. And at least it wasn't Torts.

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It would be a great heel turn for him to stay loyal to the Sabres and not recognize the '99 championship...or save for the inevitable presser when he's canned.

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One more thing. Vern Fiddler is now your first line center.
Not really but thanks.

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Great coach, bad situation in Dallas. Not much at center, he will feel right at home. And Lindy better say "No Goal" when asked.
Thanks for letting us know you have no clue.

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this is relevant to how I feel


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Thanks for letting us know you have no clue.
What, is Dallas a great situation? I mean lets be honest, what exactly does Ruff have in Dallas?

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good for both sides, hopefully its a good fit

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Not really but thanks.
Duh.

But expect fourth liners to play in key situations, because that's Ruff's MO (if this turns out to actually be a thing). The Sabres' board doesn't have a "Matt Ellis, I Choose You" meme for nothing.

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I really like the hire for Dallas.

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What is your opinion on this, Lindy? Because he is now your boss. And he will be owning you.... Again.


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"I'd like to officially welcome Lindy to the Dallas Stars organization.

I'm going to get a real kick out of trolling him directly for the next few years."

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What, is Dallas a great situation? I mean lets be honest, what exactly does Ruff have in Dallas?
Jamie Benn
Loui Eriksson
Kari Lehtonen
Alex Goligoski
Brendan Dillon
Cody Eakin
Jamie Oleksiak
Joe Morrow
Radek Faksa
Alex Chiasson
Brett Ritchie
An owner that will spend money, a GM multiple teams coveted but came to Dallas, tons of cap space, and two 1sts and two 2nds in a deep draft

Its not perfect but its a solid enough foundation.

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Duh.

But expect fourth liners to play in key situations, because that's Ruff's MO (if this turns out to actually be a thing). The Sabres' board doesn't have a "Matt Ellis, I Choose You" meme for nothing.
Its still a stupid comment to make when Jamie Benn and Cody Eakin are on the roster and both far better than Fiddler and the the team has ample space/assets to get a top six center in trade or FA. They have also made it clear they intend to do just that.

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Good choice...and thankfully no Torts to make hockey painful to watch and almost impossible to enjoy.

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