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12 hours ago, klos1963 said:

He has the 6th most points in the playoffs, that's what I was trying to point out.  Poor explaining on my part.

Not making him out to be the 'face of the NHL',  not sure that anyone else is either.  He's an excellent player, he plays at critical moments during the games. He's very valuable to their team.

My OP was in contempt of the ROR "Leading his team into the semi's". If it said he was helping his team....I would have had no issue. The pedestal was erected and like you may have said(Not sure it was you) one player does not carry a team. The Blues have a nice mix and most contribute to their success, but there is no doubt that season change came on the heals of Berube and Binnington. The playoffs are a different animal and others always seem to rise up. Maroon is one I've always liked the way he plays.

I don't try to take away from the fact that ROR is a very good player, I just don't put him on that pedestal like others do. And what's up with the 47% FO .

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3 minutes ago, nfreeman said:

Well, it seems pretty likely that MacL turned them down in favor of LA.

It was reported by McKenzie that those discussions never resulted in an offer.

I think it is pretty likely that McLellan was well on his way to becoming LA’s coach before Housley was fired, but agreed to talk to the Sabres in order to do his due diligence (and strengthen his bargaining power with LA).

It is just as likely that Sabres didn’t see a reason to try to change his mind.

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5 minutes ago, Brawndo said:

 

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Does ^^^ mean Tippett is the guy?

The fact that we are crossing potential candidates off the list seems to suggest they are narrowing in on a choice. The more I think about it, the more Tippett seems to be the coach that best fits Botterill’s criteria.

(PS: not a fan of Shannon’s credibility level, and that was before he said he expected O’Reilly to return a 2nd rounder)

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Just now, Brawndo said:

I really like the second part of this tweet

This is both terrifying and exciting

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20 minutes ago, WildCard said:

This is both terrifying and exciting

Hhahhahaha this.  Please be Tippet please be Tippet please be....

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8 minutes ago, darksabre said:

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You do that one more time and Josie is going to need a new person in her life... 😁

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Per Jeremy White’s Source the Job is Tippet’s if he wants it 

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11 minutes ago, Brawndo said:

Per Jeremy White’s Source the Job is Tippet’s if he wants it 

Actually Jeremy had an idea that isn't outrageous. If you can't get a guy you really want why not give Chris Taylor the job on an interim basis with raise and take more time to see who may later become available. If Taylor does well great give him the job. This allows you to get someone you want as opposed to settling for say a Martin just because he's available.

 

 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Radar said:

Actually Jeremy had an idea that isn't outrageous. If you can't get a guy you really want why not give Chris Taylor the job on an interim basis with raise and take more time to see who may later become available. If Taylor does well great give him the job. This allows you to get someone you want as opposed to settling for say a Martin just because he's available.

 

 

 

 

I don't hate this idea.  I don't want them to hire Taylor full time, but this isn't bad.  If the planets align, the Preds go 2-12 to start the year and fire Laviolette, for example...

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17 minutes ago, Radar said:

Actually Jeremy had an idea that isn't outrageous. If you can't get a guy you really want why not give Chris Taylor the job on an interim basis with raise and take more time to see who may later become available. If Taylor does well great give him the job. This allows you to get someone you want as opposed to settling for say a Martin just because he's available.

 

I'd rather be the first team to go into a season without a coaching staff than go into the season with Chris Taylor as the bench boss. There are only 31 NHL head coaching jobs in the NHL. If the best they can do is promote a guy who has been a disappointment at a lower level we might as well sleep through next season and start talking about who to draft with our top 4 guaranteed pick.

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16 minutes ago, Eleven said:

 Laviolette, for example...

Barf.

My biases established in 2006 prevent me from liking this until it's forced upon me.

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45 minutes ago, Brawndo said:

Per Jeremy White’s Source the Job is Tippet’s if he wants it 

And the fact that he hasn't taken it yet makes me think he doesn't want it

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So what is you guys opinion on not going with Rickard Gronberg ? way to much outside the american box?

 

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4 minutes ago, MODO Hockey said:

So what is you guys opinion on not going with Rickard Gronberg ? way to much outside the american box?

It's just a big gamble I don't think we can afford right now. I very much think he will be successful on his 2nd/3rd NHL Head Coaching job, but it's hard/rare enough for first time NHL coaches to succeed that are already in the NHL system, let alone one that is not; I didn't want us being the team to do the grunt work and break him in honestly 

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37 minutes ago, Radar said:

Actually Jeremy had an idea that isn't outrageous. If you can't get a guy you really want why not give Chris Taylor the job on an interim basis with raise and take more time to see who may later become available. If Taylor does well great give him the job. This allows you to get someone you want as opposed to settling for say a Martin just because he's available.

An interim coach to start the season?  If I'm a free agent and I see that, I'm immediately crossing that team off the list.  It screams "team with no direction".  Now, the team might not make it so obvious by actually using that title, but I'd imagine that it would be very obvious if they were taking that approach.

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7 minutes ago, shrader said:

An interim coach to start the season?  If I'm a free agent and I see that, I'm immediately crossing that team off the list.  It screams "team with no direction".  Now, the team might not make it so obvious by actually using that title, but I'd imagine that it would be very obvious if they were taking that approach.

Not that free agency was a big thing back then, but the team once waited until late July to hire a coach.

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35 minutes ago, MODO Hockey said:

So what is you guys opinion on not going with Rickard Gronberg ? way to much outside the american box?

 

I think he needs to find a spot where he can be an assistant for a couple years in the NHL before the NHL will give him a shot. 

40 minutes ago, WildCard said:

And the fact that he hasn't taken it yet makes me think he doesn't want it

I think his family lives in Seattle.  

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1 minute ago, LGR4GM said:

I think he needs to find a spot where he can be an assistant for a couple years in the NHL before the NHL will give him a shot. 

Agree with this.

He has appeal to me, but it’s a big hole in his resume.

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Gronborg has signed with a Swiss league team for two years. Looking like Tippet the man. 

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45 minutes ago, MODO Hockey said:

So what is you guys opinion on not going with Rickard Gronberg ? way to much outside the american box?

 

To be honest....I wonder if Botts sees him as a threat to his own job. He has coached, scouted and seems to have control over the Swede team. He has the Masters in management and leadership. 

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