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07-03-2010, 07:28 PM
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Where's Marc Habscheid these days? I remember thinking when he left Kelowna that he'd turn into something. Haven't heard much from him since.

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07-03-2010, 09:15 PM
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Bob Errey?
Oh god, i can just picture it now....he is running around with a ***** in his hand sticking it in the ears of the players when they least expect it giggling like a little girl and looking in the stands for the hot chicks and telling the players where to look. Not that i have anything wrong with that personally...i am never NOT looking at the girls myself, but in a pro game don't do that when you are working.

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07-03-2010, 10:47 PM
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Reirden is the obvious choice for me. He knows the system, he knows the players, he's a former d-man himself.

Get a guy like Cunneyworth or Anderson down in Wilkes-Barre.
I think it's a general consensus down in WBS that Reirden is an inept coach that doesn't deserve to even be coaching the minor league team. I've only ever heard bad things of him as a coach. I have no firsthand knowledge though so I could be off base here.

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07-04-2010, 01:51 AM
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Boughner in the AHL with Baby Pens please...

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07-05-2010, 01:17 AM
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Anyone who is saying Coffey should probably give up that pipe dream. Here's a quote from him about the possibility of him being a coach:

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The 45-year-old wrestled with the idea of coaching. He even did some consulting work with Gretzky's Phoenix Coyotes for a couple years, and was invited to become more involved with the team.

"A huge part of me wanted to do it," Coffey says. "You could feel the juices flowing. But another part of me -- and not that Wayne and Kevin [Lowe] and these guys do--but I didn't want to miss my kids growing up.

"And I knew what the commitment was to play, and that's why I didn't get married until I was 33-years-old. I knew that when I get in to a funk as a player, and things aren't going well -- you don't want to be around anyone.

"It's tunnel vision: who are you playing tonight? Are my sticks good? Are my skates right, am I working hard enough, am I eating the right food, and how do I get better? That's as a player.

"Coaching is even harder on you."

Coffey was explaining to a reporter why he chose selling cars over gunning for more Stanley Cup glory in an office that isn't much bigger than your average cubicle -- and was about as messy as your average 10-yearold boy's bedroom.
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/tor...9-612efa0f4d39

If Coffey had wanted to be a coach, he'd be one by now. Instead, he's the owner of a couple of used car dealerships in Ontario.

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07-05-2010, 01:22 AM
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Boughner is reported as having left Windsor and accepted an assistant coach position with Columbus.

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07-05-2010, 01:28 AM
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Boughner is reported as having left Windsor and accepted an assistant coach position with Columbus.
I'll be really upset if we didn't jump on him.

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07-05-2010, 09:46 AM
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Boughner is reported as having left Windsor and accepted an assistant coach position with Columbus.
That's unfortunate.
I was excited for kuehnhackl to play for him next season.

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Boughner is reported as having left Windsor and accepted an assistant coach position with Columbus.
This is a real bummer. Boughner seemed to fit in so well in Windsor, I figured he would only leave if he could get a head coaching job. Woulda been a great addition to the Pens. I guess my wish list is down to Ulf Samuelsson and Rick Tocchet.

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Don't know if this is accurate or not, since the information came from Madden, but here are people that have supposedly been interviewed for the job:

http://www.faceoff-factor.com/pittsb...assitant-coach

Sydor? Really?

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07-08-2010, 07:31 PM
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I thought Sydor left here on bad terms?

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07-08-2010, 07:35 PM
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Don't know if this is accurate or not, since the information came from Madden, but here are people that have supposedly been interviewed for the job:

http://www.faceoff-factor.com/pittsb...assitant-coach

Sydor? Really?
Smith is the way to go with all those Cup winning teams. I think his knowledge would have to be a plus.

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I thought Sydor left here on bad terms?
I think Sydor wants to get back on Malkin for this hit :


The best way? Joining the penguins once again and start backtalking people so that they hate Malkin.

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Gotta wonder what Dave King is doing?

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Gotta wonder what Dave King is doing?
Having medical problems. Dude's got a bum ticker.

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07-09-2010, 12:09 AM
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Don't know if this is accurate or not, since the information came from Madden, but here are people that have supposedly been interviewed for the job:

http://www.faceoff-factor.com/pittsb...assitant-coach

Sydor? Really?
Smith would be my first choice out of those, and Ramsey my second.

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Mike Ramsey would be an excellent choice. Of all the names being thrown out there, I think he best fits the bill.

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07-09-2010, 12:38 AM
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Don't know if this is accurate or not, since the information came from Madden, but here are people that have supposedly been interviewed for the job:

http://www.faceoff-factor.com/pittsb...assitant-coach

Sydor? Really?
Give me Smith. Coach B could learn alot from Smith.

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07-09-2010, 01:30 AM
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That's a shame about Dave King being in bad health...I'm reading his book right now, and he seems very articulate and experienced, plus he's chummy with both 66 and Geno.

Forget where I saw/heard his name mentioned, but how awesome would Rob Blake be? He'd be able to mentor Letang/Goose and provide powerplay instruction. He played with Bylsma and Granato in LA and I'm pretty positive he went to BGSU with Bylsma, FWIW.

Barry Smith is the logical choice, however. I'll be disappointed if he did in fact interview and gets passed over.

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Lots of experience with winning teams, 11 years with the best run franchise in the league... in the Russian 5 era, international exposure (Russia no less), running good teams PP's... I would say that Smith fits the bill.

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Id be absolutely ecstatic if we got Mike Ramsey. I wouldnt be nearly as happy with Barry Smith, but hes still an excellent candidate.

Super upset we couldnt lure Bob Boughner...seriously though, why Columbus?? Scott Arneil is a realtive unknown at the NHL level, as well as no real pool of talent on their current NHL roster and not that many great prospects other than Ryan Johansen and John Moore...

A name i'd like to throw out there, is Phillipe Boucher. Mainly I like him due to the fact that he had a very offensive minded style of play from the backend, but he also could be a stabling physical presence, and brought a smart defensive game that included shot blocking and sprinkled in a hit or two when needed. He was a great mentor to Kris Letang during the limited period in which they played together in 08-09. He could very well do the same for Simon Despres. Maybe offer him a position in the AHL and see how that goes...couldn't hurt?

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The best reason to hire Barry Smith.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9CBC1un4v8

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Mike Ramsey would be an excellent choice. Of all the names being thrown out there, I think he best fits the bill.
He would not be a bad pick at all. Defensive coach who knows how to run a powerplay and has experience.

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Id be absolutely ecstatic if we got Mike Ramsey. I wouldnt be nearly as happy with Barry Smith, but hes still an excellent candidate.

Super upset we couldnt lure Bob Boughner...seriously though, why Columbus?? Scott Arneil is a realtive unknown at the NHL level, as well as no real pool of talent on their current NHL roster and not that many great prospects other than Ryan Johansen and John Moore...

A name i'd like to throw out there, is Phillipe Boucher. Mainly I like him due to the fact that he had a very offensive minded style of play from the backend, but he also could be a stabling physical presence, and brought a smart defensive game that included shot blocking and sprinkled in a hit or two when needed. He was a great mentor to Kris Letang during the limited period in which they played together in 08-09. He could very well do the same for Simon Despres. Maybe offer him a position in the AHL and see how that goes...couldn't hurt?
Are you saying you wouldn't be happy with Smith, even though he is an excellent candidate?

Boughner is awesome, but the way I see it, he would only fix half of the coaching problem the Pens had last year. I don't have confidence in his ability to coach an NHL powerplay.

Boucher is in the same boat as Sydor, to me: I'm not sure either knows how to run a powerplay in the NHL (one was Zubov's sidekick and the other was his understudy) and neither has coaching experience. I would be upset if either were hired as an assistant for Pittsburgh.

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07-09-2010, 02:30 PM
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I have no idea why so many people want some former NHL'ers who just retired or have little to no coaching experience. Just because somebody happened to be a decent player and played a certain style game, doesn't make them a good coach.

Common people...

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07-09-2010, 03:47 PM
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Gotta wonder what Dave King is doing?
Dave King is already an assistant coach in the NHL - with the Coyotes. Seeing as how he's under contract, he'd only be able to come to Pittsburgh if the Coyotes gave the Pens permission to do so. Under the circumstances, they're pretty unlikely to do that. Considering that it would be a lateral career move for him (i.e., not a promotion to head coach), I don't see him pushing for the job, either.

For those pushing for Ulf Samuelsson, the same problem applies - he's an associate coach with the Coyotes.

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