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NJDfan1711

Member Since 05 Mar 2014
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In Topic: Realistic Coaching Options thread

Yesterday, 09:23 PM

Are you hinting at Kowalsky? I don't see it, great guy for sure. He's a solid company guy that has gotten marginally talented at best rosters in Albany (some years not as bad as others) and hasn't had much success to speak about. Great company guy that just rolls with the punches, Shero has zero ties/loyalty to the guy and I would seriously question Shero's autonomy if it ended up being Rick. No way imo.

If not Rick who were you thinking about in the AHL?

Yeah, from an inside perspective he is one I think is a possibility, and I wouldn't necessarily be thrilled about it, but at the same time I'm willing to try it.

And if not for him, then I could see us trying to pick the pocket of another team and nab an AHL coach elsewhere that has had more success. No names off the top of my head, but I know there's guys who have had good tracker records. Cooper in Tampa I'd the best proven and most recent exampke I can think of.

This move also makes the most sense because a lot of current/ex NHL coaches and/or guys with NHL experience may not want to come here because it doesn't sound promising or exciting based on the current roster and circumstances, but an AHL coach on the other hand woukd likely be happy just to have the opportunity.

In Topic: Report: Sharks Name Pete DeBoer Head Coach

Yesterday, 03:45 PM

I agree, the blown leads were actually the worst thing in my eyes, however, the most maddening and frustrating thing, albeit a little more mundane, was the fact that he hardly ever showed any emotion.  I can't wait for Sharks fans to react to his incessant gum chewing and blank stare behind the bench every single game, night after night, win lose or draw.

In Topic: Realistic Coaching Options thread

Yesterday, 02:14 PM

Our options are dwindling.  I really think we go the AHL route.  With the exception of a few guys, traditionally this team has hired guys with some, and in most cases a LOT, of coaching and/or playing experience at the NHL level, so it would be quite different to go that route, but we also tend to hire within, and bringing in an AHL coach would be doing just that. It would be someone who "knows the organization" at least on some level, and a guy who is probably young enough that he will be the coach for years to come. 

In Topic: Rumor: Sergei Kalinin to devils.

26 May 2015 - 03:14 PM

No risk signing, have nothing against signings like this. Could be a useful 3rd Liner, and most importantly, HE'S UNDER 27 AND A RIGHT WING.

Pretty much this.

In Topic: After GM change, Martin Brodeur not expecting to return to Devils

20 May 2015 - 05:16 PM

Yeah, not nearly as upset about this as I thought I'd be. I wish him luck, and still wish he ends up here eventually because it just seems right, but I guess that'd mean he'd have to fail or else why would he wanna leave, and if he does, why would we necessarily want him then lol, so...it doesn't seem like he will ever come here in a management role now. Especially with Lou starting to have a diminished role.

Good luck Marty.