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02-15-2009, 07:36 PM
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Therrien Axed!

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02-15-2009, 07:37 PM
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no real surprise here. Pens are playing like ****

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02-15-2009, 07:47 PM
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I was thinking about something like that.

I mean how Clouston's success might encourage some other firings. Therrien came to mind.

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Owned, he deserved it, him and his queer favorite word ''obstruction'', PENS have balls, I wonder if Crosby wanted this, him being Lemieux's sex slave and all.

Yeah, us firing Harts might've pulled the trigger on other firings around the NHL.

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02-15-2009, 07:50 PM
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he never seemed like a good fit but lucked out when the team decided to take him to the stanley cup finals.

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Im suprised it took this long to happen. Pittsburgh looks like us last year, going to the finals, had a decent start (nothing like ours last year though), have played like crap since christmas and now have fired their coach in February.

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02-15-2009, 08:25 PM
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Wouldnt surprise me at all if Cloustons success impacted this decision

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02-15-2009, 08:28 PM
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I wonder if it'll pan out similar to our firing of Hartsburgh.

The Pens also have their farm team coach, Dan Bylsma, on interim duties just like us and Clouston.

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02-15-2009, 08:33 PM
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lol, saw him in town at the draft this year, he was such a cocky sob arriving at the hotel

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02-15-2009, 09:15 PM
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Good on them. I never liked Therrien one bit as a coach even when they went on the cup run. I think that one was entirely on the backs of the players and Fleury's good goaltending streak.

Now that they've been doing poorly and we're hearing things about the players feeling a little contemptuous towards him, I really think it was just a matter of time. Clouston probably swayed them a bit, but Therrien totally deserved what he got.

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02-15-2009, 09:27 PM
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The Hossa trade really sunk them for this season I thought.
If they were planning on getting a new coach in the offseason, it's better to do it now and see how things work out than waste another season .. sound familiar?

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The Hossa trade really sunk them for this season I thought.
If they were planning on getting a new coach in the offseason, it's better to do it now and see how things work out than waste another season .. sound familiar?
I don't see anything in the Hossa trade that really hurt them (short term at least). Only thing you can argue is that Colby Armstrong is a Top 6 forward, and I just don't think that's the case.

Injuries, Terrible Coach, Under Performing UFA's, pretty much did it IMO.

They need a bit of retooling, but a new coach is a step in the right direction.

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Im suprised it took this long to happen. Pittsburgh looks like us last year, going to the finals, had a decent start (nothing like ours last year though), have played like crap since christmas and now have fired their coach in February.
It seems like people still don't believe in SC Finals hangovers... It happens every year, but maybe will need another 20 years to understand it... Yep, people are just that slow.

But a lot of people out there wanted Therrien out anyway.

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While it is not surprising at all that Therrien got fired, his team isn't nearly all it was cracked up to be at the start of teh season. The team actually played pretty well without Whitney and Gonchar. Now that they are back, the whole chemistry is off.

Either way, they are way too loaded down the middle and they have a bunch of scrubs on the wings. Not many coaches not named Bowman could sort that out to win on a regular basis.

Also, they blew their wad on an extremely hot and cold goalie, who seems to be more cold than hot.

Therrien is the first of many moves that need to happen if that team wants to be successful again.

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The Hossa trade really sunk them for this season I thought.
If they were planning on getting a new coach in the offseason, it's better to do it now and see how things work out than waste another season .. sound familiar?
Money post..

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Heh, well it was about time imo. Sens will always be my number 1 but, of the three other teams I like (Pittsburgh being one of them) it was pretty painful to watch this type of play...this is a bad hockey year for me...

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02-16-2009, 09:57 AM
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I'm actually surprised it didn't happened before. I think Shero was caught be surprise in 2006-07 and just couldn't fire him then nor the following year when they went to the SCF.

I knew Pens would struggle this year. Because they lost all the grit and leadership guys in the ever dangerous hangover year. Yes the injuries hurt them but I think people don't give enough credit to the impact of the departures of Malone, Roberts, Ruutu and Laraque.

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