Posted 19 January 2014 - 09:54 AM
Like you just said he lost a conference final where they were a favorite. He changed the team from a joke to a consistent playoff team thats expected to perform near the top of the league every year. He gives a team an identity and makes every team he goes to better within a few years. Hes won a cup. Hes a great coach and damn entertaining. Yeah "ohh he was with the rangers and I hate the rangers so that guy SUCKS". No, I would love for him to be our coach if PDB wasnt. But I love PDB and his style of play, the hate for him on this website is just plain silly.
I just pointed out that the team was in the playoffs consistently BEFORE he got there. Three straight seasons. How exactly does that make them a joke before he took over? I didn't say he sucked because he was with the Rangers, I said that they really didn't do that much better under him than they had previously. The team went 11-13 in the playoffs in the three seasons before he got there, and 19-25 while he was the coach. Maybe they were more theatrical and more interesting due to his antics, but they weren't appreciably better.
Yeah, he's had success, no arguing that, but the Tampa Bay team he had that Cup-winning year was pretty loaded too. He's probably a little more arrogant than he should be. But yeah, you could do a lot worse with a head coach than him.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 19 January 2014 - 09:59 AM.
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