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Thread: Devils Announce Lindy Ruff as New Head Coach; Gord Murphy to Join NYR Staff

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    He's only one of the most winningest coaches ever.
    Yeah. I almost came back to soften my comment when I looked at the record. It is better than I remembered.

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    NHL is an ol boys club and Lindy ruff will always have a job. Devils GM played under Ruff who was an assistant in Florida when they went to the finals in '96 so im sure he trusts him.

    Blackwood looks like he might be a pretty decent goalie but if Ruff gets to implement his own defensive system, he's gonna get shelled
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlairBettsBlocksEverything View Post
    NHL is an ol boys club and Lindy ruff will always have a job. Devils GM played under Ruff who was an assistant in Florida when they went to the finals in '96 so im sure he trusts him.

    Blackwood looks like he might be a pretty decent goalie but if Ruff gets to implement his own defensive system, he's gonna get shelled
    He might actually be the right guy for a younger team.
    Time will tell

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    LOL - I saw "Gordon" and the first thing that came to mind was Jim Gordon. Had he joined the staff for this short run, that would have been interesting.

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    It wouldn't surprise me if he does well with New Jersey, but of course, I really hope not. No matter, it just didn't work out here, and it's obviously the right move.

    Oh, and, HOCKEY NEWS!!?!?! AMIRITE!!?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpshooter View Post
    It wouldn't surprise me if he does well with New Jersey, but of course, I really hope not. No matter, it just didn't work out here, and it's obviously the right move.

    Oh, and, HOCKEY NEWS!!?!?! AMIRITE!!?!?!
    I am so dying without sports!!!!

    any news is like a gold nugget!!!

    By the way...I got Lindy Ruff to NJ as fast as I could.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RangersIn7 View Post
    He might be the right guy for a younger team.
    Time will tell
    He does well with a team that has a young roster. Look at what he did when he was the coach for the Sabres during his tenure, even if he didn't win a cup. Ruff is better as a head coach than an assistant.
    It's not personal, it's strictly business

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4EverRangerFrank View Post
    LOL - I saw "Gordon" and the first thing that came to mind was Jim Gordon. Had he joined the staff for this short run, that would have been interesting.
    my favorite announcer ever. RIP Jim. you are missed.
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    @Ozzy - Every Rangers fan thanks you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slobberknocker View Post
    my favorite announcer ever. RIP Jim. you are missed.
    Isn't is funny how when you think of someone like Jim, who we've listened to for countless hours, that you can still hear their voice in your head? Great announcer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew a Penalty View Post
    Career length being somewhat of a factor. He was successful over a decade ago. Hasn't really had much success of late. Compare that to some of the other available options like Laviolette and Gallant who have recent Stanley Cup appearances at the very least.
    Oh I'd take Laviolette over 95% of the coaches today. But Ruff isn't a complete shit show of a pick. He had success in Dallas and has brought along a few decent young players over his entire career.

    That's not to say he did well as a defensive coach here. Nor has he had great defensive teams when he had success as a head coach. He did often have solid offense and utilized puck carrying /moving D men.

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    I thought Buch and Igor were going to drive him over ?

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    The Ruff Riders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBrowningPI View Post
    The Ruff Riders.
    This mad me LMAO - many, many years ago I was selling condoms by mail-order at the beginning of e-retailing and one of the brands we carried had a line of 'Rough Riders" that had all kinds of nubs and bumps on them. Fun times...product testing...oh, those were the days.

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