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Who will be our coach next year ?

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That's a long shot... But the "next one" better have some experience and know how to coach young player (and devasted veteran)

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Bob Hartley?

I mean why not?

I prefer to have a experienced coach than a coach with no NHL experience (MacLean)

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Would help to have a list of the upcoming free agent coaches and upcoming interesting free agent assistant-coaches.

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I want to see how the season plays out. See who wins the Calder cup, what assistants are available ect ect.

Bob Hartley is the best choice we can have..

Says who? I'm pretty sure interviews will determine who is the best for the opening.

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I was hoping the capitals would fire Bruce Boudreau during their epic losing streak so we could swoop in and hire him...sadly, no such luck.

Who was that ex-chicago coach that everyone was talking about over the summer? Havelid?

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I was hoping the capitals would fire Bruce Boudreau during their epic losing streak so we could swoop in and hire him...sadly, no such luck.

Who was that ex-chicago coach that everyone was talking about over the summer? Havelid?

Why would you want Systemless Bruce running the devils?

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Hartley coached Kovalchuk for a couple of seasons so at least he has some much needed experience in that department.

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I was hoping the capitals would fire Bruce Boudreau during their epic losing streak so we could swoop in and hire him...sadly, no such luck.

Who was that ex-chicago coach that everyone was talking about over the summer? Havelid?

Bruce fvcking Boudreau is the last fvcking thing this fvcking team fvcking needs right fvcking now.

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My guess is Hartley. There's been some rumors that Hartley is in line but for a variety of reasons won't take over til after the season (probably because Vanderbeek refused to put another coach on the payroll for this year, but also probably to spare him from the mess). I personally like Haviland and think he deserves a shot.

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Bruce fvcking Boudreau is the last fvcking thing this fvcking team fvcking needs right fvcking now.

:lol:

I dunno, I like the no bullsh!t attitude. I'm not a fan of these soft-spoken coaches we've had as of late. I guess I almost see him as an offensive-minded Pat Burns, forgive me if I have the completely wrong impression of the guy. I'm certainly no expert on the subject.

Nope, that's the bum we traded Salmela for. You're thinking of Mike Haviland - http://blackhawks.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=47144

Ah yeah that was him, thanks

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at least it won't be a re-tread...

would like to think havland, hartley are on the short list...

do like boudreau if he ever became available... he is full of piss and vinegar, and i like that!

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Bruce fvcking Boudreau is the last fvcking thing this fvcking team fvcking needs right fvcking now.

Couldn't agree more.

This guy was ridiculously out-coached last year in the playoff and it exposed him as one of the most over-rated coaches in this league.

How can you keep on the same game plan when the other team is blocking 50% of you shots and the other 50% is coming from absolute dead spots.

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Couldn't agree more.

This guy was ridiculously out-coached last year in the playoff and it exposed him as one of the most over-rated coaches in this league.

How can you keep on the same game plan when the other team is blocking 50% of you shots and the other 50% is coming from absolute dead spots.

That's what I wanted to ask John MacLean.

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Ken Hitchcock or Bob Hartley. Both SCC proven coaches that teach discipline and defense.

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Bob Hartley would definitely be a good fit. Also hearing Ken Hitchcock as well.

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That's what I wanted to ask John MacLean.

I wanted to ask him why was he starring at the score-board all the time instead of calling a timeout or breaking a couple of sticks and throwing a couple of jelly jars.

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haviland sounds like the next great coach (like TB's and CLB's this year) but i'm concerned you'd have another case of vets thinking they know more than the coach. although, hopefully the only vets left will be elias and white.

hartley, although a retread, seems like the safest choice.

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well, we know the coach will be experienced, no more fliers on an AHL-coach either

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Why is it that coaches with NHL experience are looked down upon as "retreads"? :noclue:

Not trying to make a case for anyone in particular but I don't see why experience should be treated like a bad thing.

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I still want Mike Haviland and not because he is a local guy but because the guy is a winner. As a head coach in the AHL and ECHL he never missed the playoffs in 7 consecutive years while coaching 4 different teams(AC, Trenton, Norfolk, Rockford). Also won 2 Kelly Cups, one with AC and one with Trenton. As an assistant with Chicago he also won the Stanley Cup. Winning seems to be a very consistent thing for him.

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