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Re: Coaches canned

Post by ESQ » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:02 pm

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Sorry, I should have been clearer. I meant in the playoffs. AV's regular season teams were not the issue, it was the playoffs as we know (except for 2011). I didn't see Torts getting the most out of his big guys in the playoffs.
Ah, gotcha. He did get a solid performance in Richards' first season, though Gaborik always saw a dip. In general though first line forwards see a pretty big dip in the post-season, due to match-ups and improved defending over the course of a season. I don't know what happened with Richards getting 1 point in 10 games but that basically killed Torts. Tortorella's championship team was extremely top-heavy in production though, as he got stellar performances out of Richards, St Louis, and Modin, and very solid showings from Lecavalier, Andreychuk and Fedotenko - basically the top 6 clearly carried the load for that team.

(As an aside I think its awesome that when looking at old stats and box scores I can actually reference a championship season with Torts, instead of trying to identify the least disappointing season of AV's)
I will enjoy him snapping at Gallagher and Botch, won't mind that a bit.
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I noticed Botchford's drivel getting tons of re-tweets from virtually every TSN reporter, so I suspect he may wind up there now that he's left the TEAM.

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Re: Coaches canned

Post by CorranHorn » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:11 am

Topper wrote:
Hockey Widow wrote:http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/2013/6/20/4 ... tortorella

Dallas has not yet agreed to a contract with Ruff. They were impressed with Torts and want to give it some more thought. Could it be that MG gets forced to act sooner rather than later.
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Was thinking the same thing.

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Re: Coaches canned

Post by Arachnid » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:09 am

Ruff Star, confirmed

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John T. hooker is set'n up shop as we speak... :crazy:
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Re: Coaches canned

Post by herb » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:15 am

Tippett has agreed to a five year contract extension with Phoenix, so he’s officially not an option.

Gillis met with Johnny T yesterday in Boston.

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Re: Coaches canned

Post by 5thhorseman » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:36 am

JT's gonna feel like the last kid picked in gym class.

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Re: Coaches canned

Post by SKYO » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:38 am

herb wrote:Tippett has agreed to a five year contract extension with Phoenix, so he’s officially not an option.

Gillis met with Johnny T yesterday in Boston.
Eakins, Tippett, Ruff, AV all snapped up.

Basically just Torts and Stevens left, MG has to sign quick this time or some other team will try to snag em up. :o
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Re: Coaches canned

Post by Boston Canucker » Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:27 am

Twitter world has what seem to be legit sources saying it's going to be Torts. One source even has him on a flight to Van. Good grief. I was for AV being let go, after two straight 1st round losses, but in this coaching trade, we lose! Here's hoping for the best from Coach Shotblock, yikesorama...hey Gallagher, prepare to meet your maker!!

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Re: Coaches canned

Post by Antony » Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:42 am

If this is true perhaps the best question is who will be first out the door: Torts or Gillis? Not to have an ideal replacement coach lined up when you fire the incumbent is bad management. Having to scrape the bottom of the barrel of what's left is no management at all. I can't think of a worse choice to coach a bunch of skilled veterans. Sharpen the knives.

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Re: Coaches canned

Post by SKYO » Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:46 am

"Torts is the guy to squeeze blood from a stone. Won't be here long, but at the end of a team's window, he's the guy you want."
~viatwitter

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Re: Coaches canned

Post by ESQ » Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:55 am

SKYO wrote:"Torts is the guy to squeeze blood from a stone. Won't be here long, but at the end of a team's window, he's the guy you want."
~viatwitter

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That's my feeling as well, if we accept that a total roster overhaul is impossible in an off-season, Tortorella is the definition of "total coaching overhaul".

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Re: Coaches canned

Post by Rumsfeld » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:08 am

Getcher fuckin' clownshoes on kids.

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Re: Coaches canned

Post by dbr » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:13 am

Chris Higgins' brother is over on HFBoards saying that last week he (Chris) got a call from Mike Gillis asking what playing under John Tortorella was like.

I guess Torts must have got Higgins' endorsement, either that or Mike Gillis has it in for the players.

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Re: Coaches canned

Post by Eddy Punch Clock » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:25 am

dbr wrote:Chris Higgins' brother is over on HFBoards saying that last week he (Chris) got a call from Mike Gillis asking what playing under John Tortorella was like.

I guess Torts must have got Higgins' endorsement, either that or Mike Gillis has it in for the players.
The funny part was Chris thinking he got traded when he saw who was calling. :lol:
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Re: Coaches canned

Post by ODB » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:28 am

I think GMMG could have hired any of the available coaches. It's not like Tort's was chosen because he was the last available. I think going with Torts is a bold move. We've been asking for a bold move...

This team is one or two years away from being blown the fuck up. Torts has a one or two year shelf life.

Bold move GMMG, bold move! :thumbs:
BTW, NOT A FLAME ... JUST AN OBSERVATION ... :P

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Re: Coaches canned

Post by ESQ » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:32 am

Rumsfeld wrote:Getcher fuckin' clownshoes on kids.

Weez a'heading to the circus.
True...but circuses are fun :thumbs:

If the team is going to continue to age before our eyes and get ground into dust with 1 playoff win in 2 years, I'd rather roll the dice on a volatile but sometimes successful coach than a rookie head coach for Toronto or an assistant coach on a trap team.

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