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#181 Triumph

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 03:56 PM

baseball managers do nothing. i mean, basically all they do is hurt their teams with idiotic sacrifice bunts, poor bullpen management, so it's just a question of how much pain they inflict. but the effect of a manager is incredibly limited in baseball. i think nhl coaches have more of an impact than baseball managers and i don't think it's close.

the worry about jacques's age is that he will have a tough season, realize he has around 10 million stanley cups, and will go home. or that his thinking is inflexible and stuck in the mid-90s. none of those coaches cited allay those fears.

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 04:10 PM

baseball managers do nothing. i mean, basically all they do is hurt their teams with idiotic sacrifice bunts, poor bullpen management, so it's just a question of how much pain they inflict. but the effect of a manager is incredibly limited in baseball. i think nhl coaches have more of an impact than baseball managers and i don't think it's close.

the worry about jacques's age is that he will have a tough season, realize he has around 10 million stanley cups, and will go home. or that his thinking is inflexible and stuck in the mid-90s. none of those coaches cited allay those fears.


I agree that you run that risk (i.e. Larry Brown with the Knicks) but 63 is the new 55 baby! By the time I reach that age I probably won't be able to collect social security until 70 (if it exists at all) :ponzi scheme
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#183 DaneykoIsGod

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 04:11 PM

I think what everyone here is worried about that he is just starting his new stint as Devils coach at this age, that he won't last long from here.


Sutter was young and was supposed to be the brave leader who would bring us into our next era of Devils hockey. He lasted two years.

Unless your name is Barry Trotz or Lindy Ruff, you ain't lasting long with any one team as an NHL coach. At least with Lemaire we won't have any dilusions of him sticking around forever and we can actually put a plan in place for a long-term replacement (like letting Johnny Mac test his head coaching abilities in the AHL, for example).
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#184 Martyisth3b3st

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 05:11 PM

Odd random follow-up.. I was watching "Vintage Hockey" on NHL Network today and saw a 1970's game between the Canadiens and the Bruins... anyway, Mario Tremblay made a sick pass to Jaq Lameaire who put it home... the goal read "19:16, Lemaire, (Tremblay, Robinson)"... I thought that was pretty cool!!
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Posted 01 August 2009 - 11:40 AM

good,good move!
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