Ruff canned.....

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    Ruff canned.....

    http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=416441

     

    Wonder who will take the reins?

     

     
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    Wow.  I saw they waived McCormick today and thought they were just going to make some personnel changes.  I'm surprised.  Not saying its the wrong move, just saying I'm surprised.

     
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    wow.

     
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    Is Craig Ramsey coaching anywhere right now?  Feel like he's a pretty smart coach and didnt really get a fair chance once the Thrashers moved the Winnipeg.  

     
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    Not too surprised here...They made a ton of personnel changes over the past few years with nothing to show for it.  The results continued to decline despite the changes so he was the next logical piece to go.   

     
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    In response to DaveyN's comment:

    Is Craig Ramsey coaching anywhere right now?  Feel like he's a pretty smart coach and didnt really get a fair chance once the Thrashers moved the Winnipeg.  




    Ramsey would be a great choice...IIRC Ruff and Ramsey played together too so a bit of irony too...

     
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    Long overdue in my opinion. Interesting the story does not mention a replacement or even possibilities.

     
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    In response to jmwalters' comment:

    Long overdue in my opinion. Interesting the story does not mention a replacement or even possibilities.



    Agreed, hate his attitude during press conferences and post game interviews.  One of the coaches i really disliked in the NHL.

     
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    What about Dale Hawerchuk? He has strong Buffalo ties and has been proving himself down in Barrie.

     
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    Agreed, hate his attitude during press conferences and post game interviews.  One of the coaches i really disliked in the NHL.

     




    Me too. His teams seem to play the victim card way too much (diving and yapping at the refs), something I believe they learned from Lindy. I always prayed for Neely to come down from upstairs and beat him again just for old time's sake.

     
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    I think if the the Sabres didnt come back and beat the Bruins last Friday he would have been fired after that game. It's been building for awhile now in Buffalo.

     
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    The likes of John Scott on the roster showed that Ruff had lost the plot.

     
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    Good riddance. I didn't like him one bit. That timeout at the end of the game still irks me.

     
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    Lindy was like week old bread,stale.

     
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    looks like Rochester coach Ron Rolston is taking over:

    http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=656635&navid=nhl:topheads

     
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    Not surprised. That team has been the very definition of mediocrity for quite some time.

    Not that Darcy Regier gave him a lot to work with recently.

    Needed change.

     
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    Re: Ruff canned.....

    In response to DaveyN's comment:

    Is Craig Ramsey coaching anywhere right now?  Feel like he's a pretty smart coach and didnt really get a fair chance once the Thrashers moved the Winnipeg. 


    Yah he defenitely got a raw deal in Atlanta for sure, always liked him.

     
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    In response to jmwalters' comment:

    Long overdue in my opinion. Interesting the story does not mention a replacement or even possibilities.



    Abolutely agree, long overdue. 

     
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    Management should have called a timeout 13.6 seconds before firing him... and let John Scott deliver the bad news.

     
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    "With a 571-432-162 record, Ruff was the winningest coach in franchise history; only Al Arbour, who won 740 games with the New York Islanders, has more NHL victories with one team."

    Whether you like him or not he will be coaching again.

     
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    I dislike his approach but he had a long 15 year career.  Survived 3 different prime ministers and 40 philly goalie changes and 9 different habs coaches.  Anyone else see this on tsn.  

    Long run, he will resurface very soon.  

     
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    In response to gord11's comment:

     

    The likes of John Scott on the roster showed that Ruff had lost the plot.

     




     

    I think the B's forced not only Buffalo, but the Habs as well, to add some grit to their game.  Both teams have, so it will be interesting to see how this all shakes out.  One thing is for sure, the B's really haven't played with an edge yet, but it will come because they will have to answer sooner or later.  It almost seems like they're on the defensive this year, waiting to see how hard other teams are going to push them.  Not sure I like them in that position though.

     
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    In response to hangnail's comment:

    In response to gord11's comment:

     

    The likes of John Scott on the roster showed that Ruff had lost the plot.

     




     

    I think the B's forced not only Buffalo, but the Habs as well, to add some grit to their game.  Both teams have, so it will be interesting to see how this all shakes out.  One thing is for sure, the B's really haven't played with an edge yet, but it will come because they will have to answer sooner or later.  It almost seems like they're on the defensive this year, waiting to see how hard other teams are going to push them.  Not sure I like them in that position though.




    hang,

    we can add the Canucks to that list of teams being Bruin-prompted to increase their testicular fortitiude.  Conceivably had the Bruins won both games against Buffalo would Ruff be shown the door sooner?

     
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    hang,

    we can add the Canucks to that list of teams being Bruin-prompted to increase their testicular fortitiude.  Conceivably had the Bruins won both games against Buffalo would Ruff be shown the door sooner?

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    Yeah RHO I think he would have.  I have a buddy who is a season ticketholder and he's ecstatic!

     
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    I don't know him as a person, so I don't hate him.

    I respect the fact that he held his job for that long.  Some great coaches have been hired and fired or relieved since Ruff's first day.

    They traded Roy for Ott and signed John Scott.  Can't really blame Ruff for his team blowing sheep this season.

     

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