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#1 HellOnICE

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:05 AM

Tell me who you want and why.

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:09 AM

Messier.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:09 AM

I think DM should be the next coach.. then we can all rule via committee.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:12 AM

MacLean
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:12 AM

I’m not too sure about MacLean. He did get Lowell into the playoffs for the first time in like 10 years, but they were also a first round-out too. Still not sure it’s his time yet. Perhaps Robinson steps up with Stevens as an official assistant? And what will come of Mario Trembley?
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:17 AM

No doubt: A very hardy Newark welcome to our new coach: Barry Melrose.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:19 AM

I don't see Robinson coaching again. Could be a number of candidates. MacLean, Haviland, Stevens, Renney, MacTavish, Keenan, so on... Also, if we're serious about getting Kovy back, don't be surprised to hear John Anderson's name floating around, too.

No doubt: A very hardy Newark welcome to our new coach: Barry Melrose.


NO! PLEASE GOD NO!!!!!!!!
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:21 AM

hahahah melrose would be a hilarious pick, and would somehow work in a bizarre way.

renney is useless, too, we need an intense coach that will yell a little, we had two quiet nice coaches that didn't elevate this heartless team in playoffs. we need a jellyjar coach.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:21 AM

If it isn't MacLean's time now, it never will be, and he should get the heck out of this organization. MacLean is ready. Years of NHL coaching experience and now head coaching experience.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:22 AM

I’m not too sure about MacLean. He did get Lowell into the playoffs for the first time in like 10 years, but they were also a first round-out too. Still not sure it’s his time yet. Perhaps Robinson steps up with Stevens as an official assistant? And what will come of Mario Trembley?


robinson being a coach of the devils is worse than lemaire.

tremblay will obviously be out as well, imo.

maclean seems to have done excellent work with the power play down in lowell, i can't find power play efficiency anywhere but he did real well - 73 power play goals this season, up from 57 a year ago. i don't want a retread coach, either.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:23 AM

haviland or maclean/stevens.

please no retreads ala hitchcock, renney, martin, etc.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:24 AM

Tom Renny
Craig MacTavish
Bob Hartley
Ken Hitchcock
Rick Tocchet
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:25 AM

That's probably what it will come down to, if you believe the Jimmy Leeds rumor Haviland was the second choice last year. But does Lou feel that Johnny Mac showed enough in the one year to make him the head coach now? As far as Stevens, sorry - being a quasi-assistant for one year and a consultant for a few doesn't mean you've paid the dues to be a head coach.

Edited by NJDevs26, 26 April 2010 - 11:26 AM.

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:25 AM

I don't like the idea of MacLean. I just don't think he's the right fit for this team's situation.

I like the idea of Haviland -- outside the organization completely and presumably brings in an offensive focus instead of an offensive offense.

Wouldn't be surprised to see a guy like Hitchcock get his shot here.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:25 AM

Tom Renny
Craig MacTavish
Bob Hartley
Ken Hitchcock
Rick Tocchet


This is the EXACT do not apply list.

i would hate everyone on this list.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:26 AM

I'd like the new coach to be either Mike Haviland or Guy Boucher. I expect it to be MacLean or a retread.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:27 AM

we need a jellyjar coach.


So...... Lou? haha

I think there's a number of decent options available. My top two would be MacLean or Haviland. I wouldn't even be upset if somehow Stevens got it, but I don't know if he's ready to be a head coach, yet. I'd love to see him as an assistant, though.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:27 AM

If it isn't MacLean's time now, it never will be, and he should get the heck out of this organization. MacLean is ready. Years of NHL coaching experience and now head coaching experience.

i hope so, have him leave the organization and go elsewhere, he's useless and a bait for you fan boys to go to every time we need a new coach.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:29 AM

By the way, things have truly come "full circle" in our coaching carousel:

Lemaire -> Ftorek -> Robinson -> Constantine -> Burns -> Robinson -> Lamoriello -> Julien -> Lamoriello -> Sutter -> Lemaire
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:29 AM

I don't see Robinson coaching again. Could be a number of candidates. MacLean, Haviland, Stevens, Renney, MacTavish, Keenan, so on... Also, if we're serious about getting Kovy back, don't be surprised to hear John Anderson's name floating around, too.


I agree, I don't think Larry comes back in a HC capacity. I am intrigued about Renney, who turned the AHL quality Rangers into a playoff team.

Would love Renney, with Stevens and Robinson as Assistants.

Kovy is gone, lets not waste time on him.

Edited by MantaRay, 26 April 2010 - 11:29 AM.

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