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#1 frankgrimes

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 03:44 AM

There will be a lot of blame going around in San Jose but McLellan is a good coach and I truely believe he could help our PP a lot. I'm sure he enjoyed working under the best coach in hockey so the question is would you want him back ?


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 03:57 AM

I wouldn't be surprised to see him fires but if he is I think he will get a head coachin gig somewhere.

But to answer the question....yes I would take him back.

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 03:59 AM

I wouldn't be surprised to see him fires but if he is I think he will get a head coachin gig somewhere.

But to answer the question....yes I would take him back.

 

I agree. He'll be looking for a bench boss job. Would be nice, but I don't see it happening.



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 05:53 AM

I don't know....I think they'll keep for some dumb reason but I'd take him back in a heart beat.



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 06:57 AM

This reminds me about the idiom regarding grass.


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 07:26 AM

Agreed, he'll have a head coach job somewhere. Maybe Vancouver, now?


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 07:36 AM

Agreed, he'll have a head coach job somewhere. Maybe Vancouver, now?

Vancouver will be able to pick between Trotz and McClellan.  Todd might go to Nashville.


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 08:06 AM

Pointless question really, he'll be a head coach in the NHL next season....100% chance of that.



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 08:46 AM

Yeah. Our problems started when he left. It'd be nice to have a talented offense coach again, but he's not going to move backward. He'll be head coach somewhere. Remember how people praised him for years? If he's fores it'll be because San Jose wants a fresh start, not because he's bad.
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Posted 01 May 2014 - 09:40 AM

There are a few teams already looking for a head coach. Todd is cream of the crop if he gets released.

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 10:48 AM

I reckon he'll get a head coaching job elsewhere. I can't help but laugh at the Sharks constant playoff failures though. I know I shouldn't, but I just can't help myself. 


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 11:29 AM

For sure. Is that even a question? But he'll be a head coach elsewhere for sure.

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 11:57 AM

What does he have left on his contract?

 

He could get a new job right away but if he is being paid to stay home he might enjoy the time off and use it to regroup/study the game a little. Older guys tend to do that more than younger guys and hes pretty young for a coach. He would probably get multiple offers if he was let go though.



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 12:06 PM

Pretty sure our PP problems have a lot more to do with the retirements of one Lidstrom, Rafalski, and Holmstrom than McLellan. I find it hard to believe that Todd McLellan is simply that much smarter at organizing a PP system than Renney.




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Posted 01 May 2014 - 12:14 PM

Havent had good special teams since Mclellan left. Doubt he returns to his old job.

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 01:34 PM

Pretty sure our PP problems have a lot more to do with the retirements of one Lidstrom, Rafalski, and Holmstrom than McLellan. I find it hard to believe that Todd McLellan is simply that much smarter at organizing a PP system than Renney.

 

People blaming Renney need to remember that he didn't build this s*** team.  Holland and Babcock are more responsible for it than him.

 

I remember people here always blaming McCrimmon when the defense struggled and everyone wanted him fired.  It's silly blaming Renney, imo.  The assistants coaches are just that...... assistant coaches.


Havent had good special teams since Mclellan left. Doubt he returns to his old job.

 

Mclelland had a prime Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Franzen, Lidstrom, Rafalski and Holmstrom.  Probably a few others I've missed.  I won't give him credit for the Wings having a good powerplay.  Renney would be just as good with that powerplay.  


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 01:51 PM

 

People blaming Renney need to remember that he didn't build this s*** team.  Holland and Babcock are more responsible for it than him.

 

I remember people here always blaming McCrimmon when the defense struggled and everyone wanted him fired.  It's silly blaming Renney, imo.  The assistants coaches are just that...... assistant coaches.


 

Mclelland had a prime Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Franzen, Lidstrom, Rafalski and Holmstrom.  Probably a few others I've missed.  I won't give him credit for the Wings having a good powerplay.  Renney would be just as good with that powerplay.  

 

The PP sucked while Lidstrom was still here.  The problems really did start as soon as McClellan left. Sure, NOW we can see why it sucks but it started sucking way before then.  I've got to think it's Renney because the PP isn't structured for the benefit of the current crop of players, and it's too rigid and predictable, which goes back to the coach.

 

And yes, McCrimmon was a terrible defensive coach, too.


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 01:57 PM

 

The PP sucked while Lidstrom was still here.  The problems really did start as soon as McClellan left. Sure, NOW we can see why it sucks but it started sucking way before then.  I've got to think it's Renney because the PP isn't structured for the benefit of the current crop of players, and it's too rigid and predictable, which goes back to the coach.

 

And yes, McCrimmon was a terrible defensive coach, too.

 

It started to suck because Lidstrom and Homer were past their primes during their final season in Detroit.  Rafalski was already gone from what I remember.  Homer's drop off occurred a few years before that.  That's what Renney walked into and what McLelland never had to deal with.    


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 02:08 PM

Pretty sure our PP problems have a lot more to do with the retirements of one Lidstrom, Rafalski, and Holmstrom than McLellan. I find it hard to believe that Todd McLellan is simply that much smarter at organizing a PP system than Renney.

 

Exactly. The PP stunk at the best of times this year. But in games 4 and 5 I thought they looked really good, were generating some dangerous chances once Z and Pavel were both in the lineup. I doubt having Renney back there was the cause of our decline. 


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 02:40 PM

I would love for him to come back to Detroit. But once your a head coach you wanna try to keep being a head coach. Not sure he would want to take a step back and be an assistant. I'll Support him wherever he lands, hes one of my favorite coaches. What he helped us do in 2008 was awesome.







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