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  • sukie
    Seriously?
    • Sep 2012
    • 21527

    #16
    Re: Lindy Ruff hired as coach

    God I hope Lindy hires a killer video coordinator. That last guy was a dud.

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    • Historian
      2020-2023 AFC East Champions!
      • Dec 2002
      • 61891

      #17
      Re: Lindy Ruff hired as coach

      I would have no problem bringing in Peca as an assistant, but right now these young players need a proven winner to teach them NHL hockey.

      The talent is there, minus a little blue line toughness.

      Let's see what he can do with this bunch.

      I'm excited.

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      • Historian
        2020-2023 AFC East Champions!
        • Dec 2002
        • 61891

        #18
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        • YardRat
          Well, lookie here...
          • Dec 2004
          • 86278

          #19
          Re: Lindy Ruff hired as coach

          Originally posted by DetoxTent View Post
          Peca has no experience. This young roster is rounding into shape, or should be, now. No time for a new coach to feel his wild oats. No to Peca. Ruff is a known commodity who is proven to be good with young NHL players. Peca, in no way, understands the game better than Ruff. I hope Ruff gets some say in building the roster. Kevyn Adams was an assistant coach one year under Ruff in Buffalo. Hopefully the two of them can right this ship.
          Originally posted by Historian View Post
          I would have no problem bringing in Peca as an assistant, but right now these young players need a proven winner to teach them NHL hockey.

          The talent is there, minus a little blue line toughness.

          Let's see what he can do with this bunch.

          I'm excited.
          That's fair. But Lindy also couldn't win it all with the best goalie (arguably) in NHL history in net either. Bringing Peca in as an assistant probably is a better move, though.
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          • DetoxTent
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            • Sep 2023
            • 781

            #20
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            • DetoxTent
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              • Sep 2023
              • 781

              #21
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              Lindy fired on March 4th. Devils went 8-13 after that. (Lindy not the problem).

              Gallant gave the Rangers their first ever 2 back-to-back 100 point seasons (110 - 107), then Laviolette gives them 114 points this season.

              Amazing that 100 point x 2 coach was fired.

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              • TheConsigliere
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                • Aug 2022
                • 2884

                #22
                Re: Lindy Ruff hired as coach

                Originally posted by Historian View Post
                I would have no problem bringing in Peca as an assistant, but right now these young players need a proven winner to teach them NHL hockey.

                The talent is there, minus a little blue line toughness.

                Let's see what he can do with this bunch.

                I'm excited.

                I am just pumped myself!!!

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                • OpIv37
                  Acid Douching Asswipe
                  • Sep 2002
                  • 101303

                  #23
                  Re: Lindy Ruff hired as coach

                  Originally posted by YardRat View Post
                  Was hoping they'd give somebody like Peca a chance instead of re-treading Lindy.
                  I don’t know. They gave Housley his first shot at being HC. They gave Granato his first shot in the bigs. Neither worked out.

                  I don’t think there’s an obvious correct choice when it comes to “experienced retread vs up-and-comer.”
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                  • ckg927
                    Not quite Best in the World....
                    • Aug 2012
                    • 21102

                    #24
                    Re: Lindy Ruff hired as coach

                    Originally posted by YardRat View Post
                    Was hoping they'd give somebody like Peca a chance instead of re-treading Lindy.
                    I would not be surprised to see Peca join as an assistant. MAYBE in this scenario, Peca might move into the HC position if Lindy decides to become, say, President of Hockey Ops at some point in the future.
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                    • DetoxTent
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                      • Sep 2023
                      • 781

                      #25
                      Re: Lindy Ruff hired as coach

                      Originally posted by ckg927 View Post
                      I would not be surprised to see Peca join as an assistant. MAYBE in this scenario, Peca might move into the HC position if Lindy decides to become, say, President of Hockey Ops at some point in the future.

                      You're a dreamer

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                      • TheConsigliere
                        Registered User
                        • Aug 2022
                        • 2884

                        #26
                        Re: Lindy Ruff hired as coach

                        Originally posted by ckg927 View Post
                        I would not be surprised to see Peca join as an assistant. MAYBE in this scenario, Peca might move into the HC position if Lindy decides to become, say, President of Hockey Ops at some point in the future.
                        Punch Imlach should also be considered.

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                        • JATMtheJATM
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                          • Aug 2012
                          • 59449

                          #27
                          Re: Lindy Ruff hired as coach

                          Originally posted by ckg927 View Post
                          I would not be surprised to see Peca join as an assistant. MAYBE in this scenario, Peca might move into the HC position if Lindy decides to become, say, President of Hockey Ops at some point in the future.
                          I think they got theie guy in Appert.
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                          • OpIv37
                            Acid Douching Asswipe
                            • Sep 2002
                            • 101303

                            #28
                            Re: Lindy Ruff hired as coach

                            Originally posted by TheConsigliere View Post
                            Punch Imlach should also be considered.
                            Only if he can bring on Taro Tsujimoto as S/T coach
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                            • DetoxTent
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                              • Sep 2023
                              • 781

                              #29
                              Re: Lindy Ruff hired as coach

                              Originally posted by JATMtheJATM View Post
                              I think they got theie guy in Appert.
                              That is a much more reasonable idea than Peca, who is reported to be very much doing this exact thing already behind Peter Laviolette for a much better team (LINK).

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                              • DetoxTent
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                                • Sep 2023
                                • 781

                                #30
                                Re: Lindy Ruff hired as coach

                                Originally posted by DetoxTent View Post
                                That is a much more reasonable idea than Peca, who is reported to be very much doing this exact thing already behind Peter Laviolette for a much better team (LINK).

                                That is a much more reasonable idea than Peca, who is reported to be very much doing this exact thing already behind Peter Laviolette for a much better team (LINK).

                                We heard very good things about Ron Rolston as Rochester Americans coach, which led to a head coaching gig for the Sabres that ended badly in 2013. So forgive me if I am skeptical about Seth Appert. But, perhaps, if they brought him up to the pros as an assistant to learn how to handle pros from a guy like Ruff may be a better tact than how they just put Rolston in with no prior experience. The two men (Rolston & Appert) were both said to be very good with young players, but Rolston failed at handling highly paid NHL players. (Again, part of his issue was the talent the GM was providing at the time - Regier).

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