Devils Fire coach with one week left in season

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Devils Fire coach with one week left in season

Postby mattola » Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:10 am

wow. I would say they are the dumbest franchise ever but Lou has 3 Cups with them... wow

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Postby Kel » Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:30 am

You have to wonder what the players will think? You work hard for a coach and the team is winning and he gets fired? I'm not sure what message Lou wants to send to the players and future coach candidates? Could one logical conclusion be that Lou wants to take over the coaching duties permanently?

Is Calgary going to do the same now? ;)
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Postby Meerschaum » Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:44 am

If it was any other GM, I'd say "That's goddamned fricken crazy!"

But, not only has Lou done this sort of nutty thing before. The Devils actually WON the cup when he fired Robbie Ftorek down the stretch in 2000. (Of course, then he had Larry Robinson to take the reigns rather than himself . . . )

Given Lou's multiple-Stanley Cup victories and appearances in the finals, I'll hold back the eye-rolling for the time being.

But if Garth Snow pulled this, I'd be all over him. :lol:
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Postby levelheaded » Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:23 am

That seems nuts, but I guess there is a good reason behind it. Larry Robinson stepped down last year because he suffered a mental breakdown, so I assume it's not because of anything Julien has done specifically... (unless everyone in that room hates him) I really can't understand why they did this. The timing is so off... There HAS to be something else going on here.
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Postby Madcombinepilot » Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:47 am

I sense the trap....
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Postby Jelly » Mon Apr 02, 2007 7:38 pm

Lou spotted Julien with his wife!

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Postby SRsez » Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:17 pm

Best take on it, from AV, when asked how secure his job might be: "Tamby told me Dave (Nonis) is a shitty coach, so I shouldn't be too worried".

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Postby Jelly » Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:53 pm

i'm really really glad that Nonis hired such a real guy for our coach, he tells it like it is, he doesn't care about the media and how you should be polite and all that jazz.

a real guy who just loves the game of hockey.


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Postby puckhead » Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:03 pm

the guys at SNet suggested that the players answer to Lou andyways,Claude was not much more than a figurehead. Claude had lost the room (esp Brodeur), but he may not have had a fair shake at control of the team anyways. He either told Luo to get off of his back, or picked the wrong time to ask for a contract extension.

Lou might have some trouble finding a decent head coach in the room if he turns this into a habit.
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