3.12.08

Carolina Hurricanes fire Laviolette...is any coach safe in the NHL?

Checking up on the Blogosphere, I learned that Peter Laviolette was fired today and replaced with Paul Maurice, the ex-coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs. I was quite surprised considering the Hurricanes won the Cup under him in '06, and even with the fact they missed the playoffs two years in a row, Carolina was still a strong team in a pretty weak division.

That being said, it appears that no matter what your track record is with a team, no coach is safe anymore. That brings us to Lindy's future - now I'm not saying the man should be or will be fired because I love Lindy Ruff. I can't see a Sabres team not being under him, honestly. Since I was seven I've been watching the Sabres under him. I can hardly remember the years before that. But you have to wonder, if the Sabres keep pulling this crap will Lindy stay at the helm? Many other blogs and members of WGR were saying that Lindy basically can't say anything else that he hasn't said already. He's trying to drill into these guys' brains that there needs to be more consistancy, more driving to the net during games, and they have to get ugly goals. It's a grind, as Lindy would like to say.

The last thing I want to see happen to this team is read a report that Lindy Ruff was fired and replaced with some guy I never heard of before, or another guy that was fired previously. Like I said, this more than likely WILL NOT happen for Lindy has a good relationship with the players and the ownership. It's just something that I don't wish to see in the near future.

6 comments:

Cari said...

The last thing I want to see happen to this team is read a report that Lindy Ruff was fired and replaced with some guy I never heard of before, or another guy that was fired previously

Darcy wouldn't let it happen.

Katie said...

I will admit that there are times that the idea of Lindy not being our coach anymore keeps me up at night worrying. :(

He's everything that's good about Buffalo sports, and I think I may be the biggest Lindy cheerleader on the planet. haha

But I know I shouldn't worry because Darcy is his BFFE and would never take him away from us.

Jael said...

I would be devastated if Lindy ever left. Not gonna lie.... Sometimes I go all rational on myself (OK, I do that a lot) and convince myself that ANY change would be good for this sorry excuse of a team, to the point that firing Ruff would be a positive... And then i think, "NOOOOOO!!!!"

I really couldn't imagine it.

Shelby Rose said...

Darcy wouldn't let it happen.
Darcy and Lindy are too much of BFFs to let anything happen to one another. That makes me feel better.

Shelby Rose said...

I will admit that there are times that the idea of Lindy not being our coach anymore keeps me up at night worrying. :(

Let out those feelings, Katie. I'm the same way. I always say to my parents how devastated I would be if suddenly Lindy wasn't out coach anymore.

Shelby Rose said...

to the point that firing Ruff would be a positive...

AHHH, TOO MUCH RATIONAL THINKING!