Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
NJDevs4978

Oates new Caps coach

Recommended Posts

Triumph    561

I thought Adam Oates couldn't be made head coach because he's got Irish blood. In order to be made, you've got to be 100% Italian so they can trace your family back to the Old Country.

This place just started liking him and now he's leaving. Shame.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
NJCroMag    66

I thought Adam Oates couldn't be made head coach because he's got Irish blood. In order to be made, you've got to be 100% Italian so they can trace your family back to the Old Country.

As far back as he could remember, he always wanted to be a head coach.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TheMazz    41

Who would be a candidate to replace Oates? Mike Haviland is the only person I could really think of - then again I'm not too keen on assistant coaches.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Devilsfan118    630

Best of luck to him, I really liked him as an assistant coach.

Add 'find special teams coach' to Lou's to-do list.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DevsMan84    537

Funny reading all the posts now after halfway through this season this board was ready to kill him for all the shorthanded goals against.

Best of luck to him!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
peteyvegas    7

I thought Adam Oates couldn't be made head coach because he's got Irish blood. In order to be made, you've got to be 100% Italian so they can trace your family back to the Old Country.

This place just started liking him and now he's leaving. Shame.

Nope. It's either or.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Maddog    0

Puck Daddy just re tweeted this..

OMG HE SAID "US" ‪#StillGoingToPitt‬ RT @JoshRimerHockey Parise on Oates hiring, "He will do a great job there. It is a big loss for us...

OMG HE SAID "US" #StillGoingToPitt RT @JoshRimerHockey Parise on Oates hiring, "He will do a great job there. It is a big loss for us...

— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski)

June 26, 2012

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Zubie#8    188

Puck Daddy just re tweeted this..

OMG HE SAID "US" ‪#StillGoingToPitt‬ RT @JoshRimerHockey Parise on Oates hiring, "He will do a great job there. It is a big loss for us...

OMG HE SAID "US" #StillGoingToPitt RT @JoshRimerHockey Parise on Oates hiring, "He will do a great job there. It is a big loss for us...

— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski)

June 26, 2012

:cheers:

He says too many subtle things to be leaving for another team.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
adavid    25

As far back as he could remember, he always wanted to be a head coach.

Once he gets there, he'll order some spaghetti with marinara sauce, and all he'll get is egg noodles with ketchup.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Legion15    37

didn't take long for news to propagate. not surprised though with this. Twitter probably knew in milliseconds

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ThreeCups    19

Once he gets there, he'll order some spaghetti with marinara sauce, and all he'll get is egg noodles with ketchup.

Thanks Henry....

:cheers:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DevilinLA    47

So when does the parade of ex-Devils potential coaching suggestions kick off....

Brylin

Holik

Fetisov

:giggle:

Please Lou - someone from the outside with no ties to NJ!

Edited by DevilinLA

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Triumph    561

So when does the parade of ex-Devils potential coaching suggestions kick off....

Brylin

Holik

Fetisov

:giggle:

Please Lou - someone from the outside with no ties to NJ!

You mean like Larry Robinson, who's been here and back as many times as Billy Martin was with the Yankees?

Or Dave Barr, who played for NJ for 2 seasons and is widely credited with running the penalty kill, which ended up with the best results of all-time?

Or even Mike Haviland who was drafted by the Devils ages ago.

Lou's been in the business for 25 years. It's just more likely that he hires someone with ties to the organization for this job. And I don't see why it would be a bad thing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't have enough of an insiders view to know if the loss of Oates is big or not. Regardless, he was part of the team which had a great run and I would never hold it against an assistant coach to leave to take on the head coach position. Wish him well except in a few games a year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SMantzas    267

You mean like Larry Robinson, who's been here and back as many times as Billy Martin was with the Yankees?

Or Dave Barr, who played for NJ for 2 seasons and is widely credited with running the penalty kill, which ended up with the best results of all-time?

Or even Mike Haviland who was drafted by the Devils ages ago.

Lou's been in the business for 25 years. It's just more likely that he hires someone with ties to the organization for this job. And I don't see why it would be a bad thing.

See Maclean, John (head coach of course)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

×