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Posted 29 May 2013 - 04:01 PM

I know.  How can this post season get any worse?

 

It'd be a lot worse if the Rangers were still PLAYING games as opposed to having palace intrigue.


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 04:23 PM

I don't think this is true.  There will always be a team willing to pay top dollar and that's the first year where the cap will expand again.  That said, I don't think he leaves, but he certainly could if he wanted to.

 

Can you imagine how much money the Flyers would throw at him if he ever became a UFA?


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 04:32 PM

Anyone think Messier is a candidate?


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 04:44 PM

Anyone think Messier is a candidate?

 

I hope so.  Too many former players flop when they coach, so it'd be great if they let him jump in with no real coaching experience.

 

Sadly, since he was passed over for the assistant GM slot and given a made up position, I'm thinking Sather isn't keen on giving Messier decision making power.


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 04:44 PM

Anyone think Messier is a candidate?

id love to see him cry on the bench as a coach when he doesn't get a call


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 05:09 PM

Messier's been mentioned as a candidate by Katie Strang and Darren Dreger.  I don't think they'll do it, though.


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 05:23 PM

Messier's been mentioned as a candidate by Katie Strang and Darren Dreger. I don't think they'll do it, though.


Sather or any Rangers GM would never do it. Messier can do no wrong in Ranger fans eyes. He could be MacLean bad, and you couldn't fire him.
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 05:39 PM

Replacement names that will be bandied about

 

Messier

 

Ruff

 

Ted Nolan

 

 

:)

On Sirius XM today Scott Laughlin and Phil Esposito suggested Ruff, Alain Vigneault and Guy Boucher.  Laughlin still discussing why Messier should be GM if Slats retires.


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 06:18 PM

the guy is a fvcking total jack ass to his players, reporters etc. .. made my day when the nhl Game Center alert popped up on my phone telling me he got sh!t canned
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 07:00 PM

Sather or any Rangers GM would never do it. Messier can do no wrong in Ranger fans eyes. He could be MacLean bad, and you couldn't fire him.

 

I'm sure they could.   But the better question is why would you hire someone like that, with zero coaching experience?   Unless you have a great bench coach with him, it's a disaster waiting to happen.


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 09:16 PM

Anyone think Messier is a candidate?

I didn't think of this, but it would actually make sense. It would play to all the moronic Rags fans that want to cling to anything and everything 1994, and Messier is already in the system. It'd be a simple promotion
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 09:29 PM

I thought Messier wanted to be heir apparent to Sather's job?  Hell at the rate things are going he'll hold out for both (GM/coach) like Patrick Wah in Colorado.


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 10:46 PM

I will miss the camera shots of his wincing face every time we score on the rags

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 09:10 AM

Would love to see them hire Messier.  They would have to stock boxes of Kleenex behind the bench along with the rolls of tape and smelling salts with all the crying he does.  Unfortunately, I doubt they go that route, and have a strong feeling Ruff will be their next coach. 


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Posted 30 May 2013 - 09:39 AM

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“Multiple players,” including some “top guys,” pushed for the firing of their demanding and combative 54-year-old coach, a source said, and they got their wish on Wednesday afternoon, just four days after the Blueshirts were bounced from the playoffs by the Boston Bruins.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 09:48 AM

Boomer and Carton were talking about how somehow Sather never seems to be held accountable.  Think about all of the bad contracts he's signed players to...the list is long.  He shows almost no creativity...all that clown does is hone in on the "big" names, and swoop in.  Never stops to think about how that player will fit into the team concept...Sather has been a joke for several years, even with the recent success (relative to the years that came before) that is more a result of Lundqvist's play than anything else.   

 

Just saw SD's post...if you want to throw your coach under the bus, fine, and I'm sure Torts' act does wear thin in time...but the players should only get to fire so many coaches.  If they don't challenge for a Cup next season (in what could be Lundqvist's last as a Ranger, though that seems unlikely), some of those players should be shown the door.  And Sather should be on thin ice, FINALLY. 


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Posted 30 May 2013 - 10:13 AM

Boomer and Carton were talking about how somehow Sather never seems to be held accountable.  Think about all of the bad contracts he's signed players to...the list is long.  He shows almost no creativity...all that clown does is hone in on the "big" names, and swoop in.  Never stops to think about how that player will fit into the team concept...Sather has been a joke for several years, even with the recent success (relative to the years that came before) that is more a result of Lundqvist's play than anything else.   

 

Just saw SD's post...if you want to throw your coach under the bus, fine, and I'm sure Torts' act does wear thin in time...but the players should only get to fire so many coaches.  If they don't challenge for a Cup next season (in what could be Lundqvist's last as a Ranger, though that seems unlikely), some of those players should be shown the door.  And Sather should be on thin ice, FINALLY. 

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 10:44 AM

I demand Messier be the coach because it will blow up in their face like us with Johnny Mac


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Posted 30 May 2013 - 12:32 PM

re: Sather being teflon; i've heard it mentioned (almost in passing, but by reputable sources) over the years that he has a lifetime contract from Dolan. That was the condition of his original hire. If you research, you'll see no reference or mention of the length of his contract.


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Posted 30 May 2013 - 12:37 PM

Oh man, hiring Messier as coach would be a DISASTER. And yet, every Rangers fan I know is talking about it. Knowing Sather, he's (seemingly) tuned into all the Rag message boards and might make the move based on how many fans are talking about it.


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