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Oates new Caps coach

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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!

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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I wouldnt mind seeing Haviland but what did he coach in Chicago?

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

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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:

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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)

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