I think Lindy Ruff with the Rangers would be a total mismatch of personalities (say, Rudy Tomjonavich to the Lakers). Lindy's spent most of his life playing and coaching one small-market team, I can't see him going to a big market with all the media in the world and being successful. I'm more worried about him going to Minnesota than NY really lol.
The media may be an issue, and it may not. But that team fits Ruff very well. We can always hope that Dolan has a say, and gives Torts some Isiah Thomas-like chances to bury himself.
He's taken one team to a Cup win and another to a Conference Final. He'll definitely get another job. Though he seems like a guy whose act wears thin, he's had fairly long tenures as a head coach.
I feel the same way. He's like a Mike Keenan. It works for a while, and then the players just learn to tune out the yelling and jumping and screaming. He's the kind of guy who might as well be fired if he wins the cup, because he won't be bringing a second. Obviously though, if you run a team and you think he could put you over to being a cup team, you take the risk.
I said in another thread and I'll say it here, I'm worried the Rangers would get Lindy Ruff. If you look at what he did with Buffalo in the late 90's and again in that 2006-2007 range, he had hard working teams with strong goaltending. I worry what he could do with a few tweaks to the Rags.
It actually doesn't, considering the segment of the fanbase that think Brodeur's still a capable starter.
I'd take M.A. Fleury if Pittsburgh picked up a bunch of his contract, which I don't think they would do.
I know contrarianism is where it's at, but come on. Pretty much everyone here knows Brodeur is done as a starter, and that Moose can't even be a reliable back up. Sure, there's a few that think he should still play 70 games, but they are definitely in the minority by this point. I'd say most of us are in agreement that Marty needs to end it after this contract. I was hoping he'd ride off into the sunset after the finals run. I felt it'd be a good time to go out, but oh well. I guess if someone offers you 9 million bucks for 2 years, you take it.
When I say people ride the goalies here, I'm referring to the people who call a goal on a rebound of a 3 on 0 a 'softy'.
He also could have walked out after the meeting to get lunch....
I think it's proven that his system is not working for this team that was ahem... "Built for the playoffs". Barely squeaking by Ottawa and Washington twice doesn't say much, especially with how the Devils and Boston used depth to really take it to them.