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Satans Hockey    686

I don't care a damn about Oates. The only thing I'll miss about him is those awesome mob suits he wore every game.

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Neb00rs    183

I don't care a damn about Oates. The only thing I'll miss about him is those awesome mob suits he wore every game.

agreed. I think losing these assistants is pretty meaningless.

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Bibby89    9

I dont understand where all this Oates praise is, isnt this the same board that called for his job literally all year long? now he leaves and he was amazing? i like the guy but his leaving really doesnt change anything

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ghdi    65

agreed. I think losing these assistants is pretty meaningless.

I think Larry is a relatively tough loss, but Pete's still there and the coaches don't play on the ice. Not going to get too beat up about a coach.

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Daniel    374

Take it easy man, we are all in this together. Hard times come, hard times go.

A lot of Parish!t in there.

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I don't care a damn about Oates. The only thing I'll miss about him is those awesome mob suits he wore every game.

he reminded me of ray liotta haha :offtopic:

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DevsMan84    603

Maybe finally one of the army of "special assignment coaches" that the devils have will be promoted. Would love to see either Stevens, Barr, albelin or haviland in there.

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A lot of Parish!t in there.

A whole lot more of everyone else.

How about the incredible run from 2011 without Parise? This team is not going to be defined by one player.

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roomtemp    70

About 7 weeks ago after the ECF we were happy as pigs in crap. 1 boarding call and a few people leaving its all gone to hell.

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JohnnyP.    2

Not sure what the concern is. We signed Krys Barch.

Troy is right, Barch is a Devil now!

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Daniel    374

Are they all running from Vanderbeek's financial mess? I think so.

Yeah, I'm sure Adam Oates would otherwise turn down a head coaching job. And the Devils were really strung out cash-wise that they can't afford to pay Larry Robinson less than a league minimum goon. In fact, I heard that they aren't going to hire any assistant coaches.

Please come back when you have a clue what you're talking about.

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overtime98    5

I don't care a damn about Oates. The only thing I'll miss about him is those awesome mob suits he wore every game.

The next assistant that runs the PP and we do not score a goal EVERY damn time, Im sure you'll hate him as well.

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Exit56    7

I read somewhere that Larry wanted to spend more time with his Grandkids, at least one of whom is in california. I'm more ok with that than I am the whole Parise thing.

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Satans Hockey    686

The next assistant that runs the PP and we do not score a goal EVERY damn time, Im sure you'll hate him as well.

I didn't hate Oates, I'm indifferent about him, that's why I don't care :P

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Daniel    374

I didn't hate Oates, I'm indifferent about him, that's why I don't care :P

Yeah, I didn't think he did anything that was particularly innovative. He ran the standard umbrella powerplay with the aim of getting a Kovy bombs-away from the left circle. Who knows, maybe he'll turn out to be a good head coach. But I don't think he'll be missed all that much.

I'm more upset about Robinson. He's good with the young defensemen. Hopefully he had enough time with Larsson.

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SterioDesign    261

Maybe finally one of the army of "special assignment coaches" that the devils have will be promoted. Would love to see either Stevens, Barr, albelin or haviland in there.

Cmon now... we all know Lou better than that... we all know those guys you just named! lol of course we'll have to use google to figure out who our next assistants coaches will be

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cgb6397    23

Yeah, I'm sure Adam Oates would otherwise turn down a head coaching job. And the Devils were really strung out cash-wise that they can't afford to pay Larry Robinson less than a league minimum goon. In fact, I heard that they aren't going to hire any assistant coaches.

Please come back when you have a clue what you're talking about.

That was an awfully spicy response

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mort4345    4

You know, if Larry would have just retired to spend more time with his grandkids, I could deal with that. I still wouldn't be happy about it, but at least I'd understand. But to leave the Devils to go and coach with the Sharks, that hurts a little bit more - especially on the heels of the Parise deal. I'm not sure what to make of it, but man, Devils fans are really riding through a rough patch right now.

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Mayday    13

ill miss parises timely empty net goals, oates bipolar powerplay, and robinsons bunny hop.

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DJ Eco    201

ill miss parises timely empty net goals, oates bipolar powerplay, and robinsons bunny hop.

hahaha

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