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Who do you think Ralph Krueger will hire as his coaching team? Who should he hire?

 I think a Bob Boughner would be a good assistant to get.

 

 

 

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Associate Coach: Guy Boucher

Assistant Coaches: Steve Smith, -+ ??? (At least two more)

Goaltending: Marty Biron

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12 minutes ago, Superhero said:

Housley had 4 assistants plus a goalie coach, so 5 total. They also have 2 video coaches.

 

How many message board coaches did they have? 873?

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45 minutes ago, GASabresIUFAN said:

I like the Boucher idea.

So do I. When the topic of Lindy's assistant coaches came up one time, I looked through the rest of the league and found he was the only coach, or one of only a handful, to not have a former NHL head coach among his assistants. I always felt it was a sign of insecurity. Krueger could really use someone like Boucher.

His staff is one of the first ways we'll evaluate him. No favors to former Sabres, or former Sabres' kids, thanks.

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2 hours ago, Brawndo said:

I would rather have Kris Knoblauch or Nate Leaman for Associate Coach. 

Leaman could be a great choice.

Would like a "retread" such as the earlier mentioned Boucher as well.

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Chris Taylor promoted 

DJ Smith did interview for head coach job

Nate Leaman

Steve Smith 

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I'm not sure why Steve Smith gets all the love. I'd prefer a whole new group but one that does include a veteran (like a Boucher or Boughner) who can be given the HC interim job quickly if this experiment falters badly. 

I suspect Krueger wants his own people so no idea who they might be.  A new/good goaltending coach is also a really good idea. 

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11 hours ago, SDS said:

How many message board coaches did they have? 873?

Keep counting... there are Ghost's here too....

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8 hours ago, PerreaultForever said:

I'm not sure why Steve Smith gets all the love.

He's the one coach that JBot didn't fire.  With the hire of Krueger and the fact that Krueger and Smith worked together at EDM, it would appear the reason was that JBot thought Krueger would want to keep Smith on staff.  I'm sure that if Krueger doesn't want to work with Smith he can let him go.

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15 hours ago, Ho-Chi-Sock said:

Goaltending: Marty Biron

No way man.  Tre' White!

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3 minutes ago, DHawerchuk10 said:

Wonder if Lindy would return as an assistant?

Not a chance would Botteril put that pressure on his new coach, no way

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30 minutes ago, DHawerchuk10 said:

Wonder if Lindy would return as an assistant?

I wouldn't hire him. That's undermining your current coach by bringing in someone a chunk of the fanbase will be screaming for at the first loss. Also his history with other people still in the organization. I would rather have completely new ideas. 

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2 hours ago, Doohickie said:

He's the one coach that JBot didn't fire.  With the hire of Krueger and the fact that Krueger and Smith worked together at EDM, it would appear the reason was that JBot thought Krueger would want to keep Smith on staff.  I'm sure that if Krueger doesn't want to work with Smith he can let him go.

Almost like Jbott had his mind made up about which coach he wanted back when PH was fired.

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5 minutes ago, Weave said:

Almost like Jbott had his mind made up about which coach he wanted back when PH was fired.

Krueger was definitely on his short list. They apparently had been talking about Krueger joining the Sabres for two years.  I think coming here and coaching was recent.

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Apparently is was mentioned that Jbot interviewed 7 people during the HC search. Does that mean that all 7 were specifically for the HC job, or were some of these interviews for possible assistants? For example, I wonder if the talks with Leaman were to get him to come on as an assistant. Same for Jacques Martin. 

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19 minutes ago, kas23 said:

Apparently is was mentioned that Jbot interviewed 7 people during the HC search. Does that mean that all 7 were specifically for the HC job, or were some of these interviews for possible assistants? For example, I wonder if the talks with Leaman were to get him to come on as an assistant. Same for Jacques Martin. 

I wouldn't hire Jacques Martin to drive the Zamboni. 

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39 minutes ago, WildCard said:
 

 

Charlotte has had a really great team for the past few years. I don’t know much about their coach, but I think it would be a promising hire. 

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