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06-12-2010, 12:54 PM
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Mark Hardy Resigns

Per Hellene Eliot. I hope he is able to work out his issues!

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Unfortunately, not surprising.

I really thought he was on the shortlist to be our next head coach.

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Expected. Wonder who's replacing him.

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Expected. Wonder who's replacing him.
Sean O'Donnell, step right up.

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God damn it... I wish the best for Hardy and his family moving forward and hope his career in hockey is not over... Hopefully we hire someone talented, and that this does not have a significant impact on our defensive game.

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Sean O'Donnell, step right up.
This. It's the most logical choice.

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Sean O'Donnell, step right up.
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This. It's the most logical choice.
Or the dumbest...

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Or the dumbest...
Why exactly would it be? Take a look at all the former players currently serving as assistant coaches. Don't think a veteran player who is well respected and has been involved in hockey for 30+ years would know how to coach?

And FYI... here's the list of assistants in the NHL:
http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=26102

Lot of names that were still playing not too long ago, and a few former Kings on there as well.

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More details, http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/spor...kings-nhl.html
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In a statement, the Kings said Hardy had resigned on Friday and they would have no further comment on the matter. The statement said a search for a new assistant coach would begin immediately.

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Why exactly would it be? Take a look at all the former players currently serving as assistant coaches. Don't think a veteran player who is well respected and has been involved in hockey for 30+ years would know how to coach?

And FYI... here's the list of assistants in the NHL:
http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=26102

Lot of names that were still playing not too long ago, and a few former Kings on there as well.
I wouldn't have a problem with it, but are there better candidates inside or outside the organization that have more experience and have paid their coaching dues that might be better?

Paying dues is a big deal with Lombardi.

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Or the dumbest...
Uh...the dumbest would be Randy Jones as defense coach... Only thing is that we still need a PP coach...

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Uh...the dumbest would be Randy Jones as defense coach... Only thing is that we still need a PP coach...
I think the players proved in the playoffs that they can get it done on the PP if they keep things simple, and not have Jarret Stoll on the point to continuously pass to.

Wasn't there a rumor/suggestion of Rick Tocchet's name being brought up? He has connections to the team and fits the Lombardi/Hextall model, tough, hard nosed, former Flyer. Maybe he can inject some of that into the Kings.

Another name to consider, former NHL defenseman and Memorial Cup coaching champ, Bob Boughner. Although with him being from Windsor and part-owner of the Spitfires makes it tough for me to imagine him leaving his current post.

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Bummer.

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Why exactly would it be? Take a look at all the former players currently serving as assistant coaches. Don't think a veteran player who is well respected and has been involved in hockey for 30+ years would know how to coach?

And FYI... here's the list of assistants in the NHL:
http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=26102

Lot of names that were still playing not too long ago, and a few former Kings on there as well.
Its not that I think OD would be a bad choice as an assistant coach, but I worry about the adjustment between him and the rest of the players. Maybe if it was a few years removed, but has anyone made that jump, on the same team, immediately?

I know everyone respects OD in a big way, but I wonder if it isn't better to bring in someone our players see only as a coach, even if that coach is a former player.

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I think the players proved in the playoffs that they can get it done on the PP if they keep things simple, and not have Jarret Stoll on the point to continuously pass to.

Wasn't there a rumor/suggestion of Rick Tocchet's name being brought up? He has connections to the team and fits the Lombardi/Hextall model, tough, hard nosed, former Flyer. Maybe he can inject some of that into the Kings.

Another name to consider, former NHL defenseman and Memorial Cup coaching champ, Bob Boughner. Although with him being from Windsor and part-owner of the Spitfires makes it tough for me to imagine him leaving his current post.
I think Boughner wants to be a head coach in the NHL.

I think the fast-track to an NHL job is to coach in the AHL, rather than be an NHL assistant.

Especially since we are starting to see a changing of the guard at the NHL ranks.

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Ah ****, he was definitely the top coach on that bench, imo. Tocchet anyone? I love Boughner, but I don't think he's ready to leave Windsor yet

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A former King, Shark or Flyer. Maybe O'D if he decides to retire. What's Ricci up to nowadays? McCauley could be a decent coach and is still in the organization. Tocchet is free.

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Not surprising. I expected a little sooner even.

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I heard that Rob Blake just retired....

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Better now than mid-season. Best of luck to Mark.

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My best wishes to Harpo and his family. I have to wonder (not much really) if he was given the choice of resigning or being canned. Not surprising overall. I hope things turn out for the best for him. He is a class act to my knowledge, a very good coach and fun to be around on the ice. Good luck, Mark, in your future endeavors.

re Tocchet and Ricci: You dont generally hire a forward to be your defensive coach

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I heard that Rob Blake just retired....

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My best wishes to Harpo and his family. I have to wonder (not much really) if he was given the choice of resigning or being canned. Not surprising overall. I hope things turn out for the best for him. He is a class act to my knowledge, a very good coach and fun to be around on the ice. Good luck, Mark, in your future endeavors.

re Tocchet and Ricci: You dont generally hire a forward to be your defensive coach
It takes a smart player and tactician to coach, take Kirk Muller for instance who apparently made some defensive adjustments that helped the Habs shut Ovechkin down, http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/stan...canadiens.html
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"We came off a series where we really took [Capitals star forward Alex] Ovechkin away the whole power play," said Muller. "We played man on man with him and forced the other four guys to beat us four-on-three. We were in sync and then we faced a whole different look [against Pittsburgh].

"I think it was a lesson for the guys that if you want to beat Pittsburgh or Washington, we've got to be a better-detailed team than they are."

Not only has Muller been forced to make in-game adjustments in the playoffs, he has little time to sell his message to the players. Proving to them his decision is the right one and being emotionally involved in the game has brought respect in return.

Following the Washington series, Canadiens forward Mike Cammalleri told reporters that Muller "did a hell of a job adapting and making adjustments … and the guys listened."

Muller believes playing a variety of offensive and defensive roles in 1,349 games with six NHL teams allowed him to learn and understand the mindset of players on the ice.

"I think I did pretty much every role as a forward," said Muller, a natural centre. "First line, second line, checking centre. My last year in Dallas [in 2002-03] I played some fourth line, on the wing and killed penalties."

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Hammond also mentioned that Ranford and Kompon aren't signed either...at least for now...

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great news..................

hopefully they bring in a smart guy... not necessarily a defender.
We need anyone who team 'em smart short handed play instead just staying around and hoping for divine intervention

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I think, at least I hope they re-sign Billy Ranford, I can care less about Kompon. Tocchet and O'Donnell as assistants, Ranford re-upped as goalie coach! Unfortunately I know Terry Murray won't be fired, so I'll have to post-pone that wish

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