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07-13-2004, 09:28 PM
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My Favorite Ranger Coach.

My favorite Ranger coach of all time is the late Herb Brooks. I think Herb was an absolute Hockey Genius. Several series against a far superior Islander team, Herbs Rangers gave the Islanders a run for the money. Who is your Favorite Ranger Coach and why?

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My favorite Ranger coach of all time is the late Herb Brooks. I think Herb was an absolute Hockey Genius. Several series against a far superior Islander team, Herbs Rangers gave the Islanders a run for the money. Who is your Favorite Ranger Coach and why?
Mike Keenan..............I think my reason is obvious. That big silver thing with the words on it..........yeah the CUP! 1994!

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Michel Bergeron. No one, and I mean no one, could wear a Pierre Cardin suit like that man.

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Ted Sator
Tom Webster
Michel Bergeron
Ron Smith
The wizard of schnoz Muckler

Seriously, I liked Brooks and Roger Nielson. Kennan, of course due to the cup!

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Michel Bergeron. No one, and I mean no one, could wear a Pierre Cardin suit like that man.
I hate Bergeron. Friggin' Espo gave up a #1 pick for him, and we could have drafted Roenick. :mad:

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I hate Bergeron. Friggin' Espo gave up a #1 pick for him, and we could have drafted Roenick. :mad:
Yeah but he looked great.

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My favorite Ranger coach of all time is the late Herb Brooks. I think Herb was an absolute Hockey Genius. Several series against a far superior Islander team, Herbs Rangers gave the Islanders a run for the money. Who is your Favorite Ranger Coach and why?
I have to agree with you. Herb was great.

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I actually like Colin Campbell a lot. The team hasn't made the playoffs since he left, and I feel he was unjustly ousted. His team didn't want to listen to him, he was a disciplinarian but that is what we needed with all our "superstars"...

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roger neilson was a great coach

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Emile Francis. The 70's may have been the best Rangers era ever...to not win a stanley cup.

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What, no love for Jean-Guy Talbot and his jumpsuit?

Seriously, though, not including Keenan because he is the obvious choice, I'd have to go with Brooks. He was a true hockey mind. He was a teacher, but he could also be strict when needed. Also, his team may have been full of smurfs, but he got them to play for him and for each other.

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Ron Smith. thank god he didn't work out.

I met colin campbell once and he was a really nice guy. Mike Keenan is to me the best coach this team has had in the 20 years i have watched the team. Everybody knows the reason why.

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There seems to be a lot of positives about Herb Brooks. I was very young to appreciate the 80 Olympics and his tenure on the Rangers but do remember him behind the bench. What led to his dismissal? He and Craig Patrick have such a history together (Olympics 80/2002, Rangers, Penguins). Also, how do you think Brooks would have done if hired in 2002?

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There seems to be a lot of positives about Herb Brooks. I was very young to appreciate the 80 Olympics and his tenure on the Rangers but do remember him behind the bench. What led to his dismissal? He and Craig Patrick have such a history together (Olympics 80/2002, Rangers, Penguins). Also, how do you think Brooks would have done if hired in 2002?
As good of a coach that he is, I don't think even he could have gotten this team to win. It was the way the team was constructed, not the coach, that killed this team.

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I am going to go with Fred Shero, but brooks was certainly a favorite of mine too. One of the nice things about bergeron was that he gave ridley and miller ice time.

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Espo losing that pick might have been a defining moment for this team.

A team with both Messier and Roenick up the middle could have afforded that Doug Weight trade........

Forget one cup....we could have had three.

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fav. former coach: keenan/brooks
fav. future coach: Nick Fotiu!!
Worst coach: Sather and Muckler

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Espo losing that pick might have been a defining moment for this team.

A team with both Messier and Roenick up the middle could have afforded that Doug Weight trade........

Forget one cup....we could have had three.
And, then we probably don't trade Amonte,since he's probably going to be on JR's wing.

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Also, how do you think Brooks would have done if hired in 2002?
Hard to tell, but I'm sure he would be alive.

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I actually like Colin Campbell a lot. The team hasn't made the playoffs since he left, and I feel he was unjustly ousted. His team didn't want to listen to him, he was a disciplinarian but that is what we needed with all our "superstars"...
Campbell was never much of a disciplinarian behind the bench. That was Keenan's role. Campbell was his x's and o's guy. But at the same time, you couldn't call Campbell a "player's coach" either. None of his players ever really liked him. He was a good strategist but absolutely clueless on how to run a lockerroom.

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My favorite coach is Glen Sather! I mean come on, he's so smart, he has complete structure of this team, and knows EVERYTHING. I can't believe none of you guys chose him. I can't say it enough, Sather is the smartest hockey person on the face of the Earth.

Seriously though, it's got to be Keenan, he won us the Stanley Cup! Look how well this team has done without him.

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Emile Francis. The 70's may have been the best Rangers era ever...to not win a stanley cup.
Agree, however I'll never forgive him as the GM who traded Ratelle and Park for Espo and Vadnais.

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Agree, however I'll never forgive him as the GM who traded Ratelle and Park for Espo and Vadnais.
Or Middleton for Hodge.

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Or Middleton for Hodge.
That trade was made by John Ferguson.

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That trade was made by John Ferguson.
I knew someone was going to get me on that. I wasn't sure if it was at the end of Francis' tenure of at the beginning of Ferguson's.

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