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#1 marcaractac

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:25 PM

Kind of suprised after all these years

 

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:27 PM

Was just about to start this thread, too slow.

 

Honestly, I'm surprised he lasted as long as he did, nothing ever seemed to change on that team with him as the coach, it'll be interesting to see who replaces him.


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#3 St. Michael (the Red Wing)

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:30 PM

I'm not really surprised. Congrats Mr. Ruff for being the first coach fired this shortened season.



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:32 PM

Jeremey Roenick calls for it & it happens. Can we get him to say publicly that someone should trade the Wings a #1 d-man for spare parts & picks too?

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:36 PM

Too bad, I really like Lindy Ruff. Buffalo certainly needed a change though, after 15 years. I'm sure he won't have difficulty finding work in the NHL.



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

Whoever fires their coach next will probably hire Lindy Ruff.  


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:45 PM

Not surprised. I used to write for the Sabres and I totally called this back in December:  http://thehockeywrit...ay/?repeat=w3tc



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:08 PM

With the firing of Lindy Ruff,Nashville Predators Head Coach Barry Trotz now takes over as the longest-tenured head coach in the nhl


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:25 PM

Really no surprise here.


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:43 PM

CAN HE PLAY DEFENSE?!

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:52 PM

Saw this one coming, maybe Regier didn't want to do it but their new owner told him to his job. I guess the next Sabres coach will be either Eakins or Bouche if Tampa is stupid enough to fire him.


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:44 PM

With the firing of Lindy Ruff,Nashville Predators Head Coach Barry Trotz now takes over as the longest-tenured head coach in the nhl

 

I really like Mr. "No Neck" Trotz.



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:09 PM

I like Lindy, he'll get another job, no problem... he's a good coach.  Certain players made his job easier some seasons - a fact he will acknowledge, I suspect.

 

They're very loyal in Buffalo, so I was a bit surprised to see this, but it's the way the game goes sometimes.  I always enjoyed watching his reactions during games.  Lindy is to dour what Babs is to death glare.  :evil:

 

Best of luck, Mr. Ruff! 


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:34 PM

Buffalo has been patient, there has been players on that roster and results didn't meet expectations
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:43 PM

So will Regier be the first fired GM in this shortened season or did he just buy himself another season of buyouts/trade-deadlines/drafts/waiver-wire aquisitions??

 

Always thought Ruff/Regier as a package deal... same old/same old... content to (maybe) contend, mired in mediocrity.

Split 'em up and maybe you've got something.


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:47 PM

Bummer for them. Good guy. Good luck wherever he lands. :thumbup:



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:48 PM

About time. Regier needs to go next.



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:48 PM

I would have given Regier the boot over Ruff to be honest. It wasn't Ruff's coaching that led to the numerous free agents leaving Buffalo as much as it was ownerships refusal to open up the checkbook. Yes, now with Pegula at the helm they are doing that, but Regier has whiffed on all of his signings since the ownership change. Not Ruff's fault that Regier has gone after players who are coming off one good season or are well-known average players, i.e. Leino, Ehroff, Regehr, Steve Ott, John Scott, etc...




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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:21 PM

I would have given Regier the boot over Ruff to be honest. It wasn't Ruff's coaching that led to the numerous free agents leaving Buffalo as much as it was ownerships refusal to open up the checkbook. Yes, now with Pegula at the helm they are doing that, but Regier has whiffed on all of his signings since the ownership change. Not Ruff's fault that Regier has gone after players who are coming off one good season or are well-known average players, i.e. Leino, Ehroff, Regehr, Steve Ott, John Scott, etc...

 

Regier made some awful choices when it came to free-agents... but a coaches job is to take those pieces and make them gel or formulate them into a cohesive unit. ...even with OUR patchwork and highly FRAGILE team Babcock has made SOMETHING of this team.  Ruff was/has been lost and floundering when it comes to directing the Sabres.  If you can't get Miller behind you... you've got nothing...

 

That said.  He's bought himself another trade deadline... maybe another draft... maybe another half-season.

...otherwise, I see Brian Burke rolling in and bringing proper levels of pugnacity, testosterone, truculence and belligerence to the Buffalo Sabres.  (Ott and Scott will fit in nicely)


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:55 PM

Shortened season, mid season, longest current tenured coach... Show the guy some respect and relieve him of his duties at seasons end. Classless act on behalf of the Buffalo Sabres organization.
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