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(Fired) Lindy Ruff done in Buffalo


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#1 jeebz

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:25 PM

Just got a text from the score saying he's been fired.

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The Buffalo Sabres have relieved Lindy Ruff of his coaching duties, the team announced Wednesday afternoon.
A 2-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets at the First Niagra Center on Tuesday night left the Sabres with a 6-10-1 record this season. Buffalo's 13 points are the fewest in the Northeast Division and tied for the third-fewest in the Eastern Conference.
Ruff, who played most of his NHL career for the Sabres, began coaching the team in 1997-98 and was the longest-tenured coach in the League. He led the Sabres to the 1999 Stanley Cup Final and had a career regular-season record of 562-452-84 along with 78 ties.
Ruff was also the second-longest tenured coach in North American pro sports next to Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs.
There is no immediate word on Ruff's replacement
More to follow.

Edited by jeebz, 20 February 2013 - 01:50 PM.


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:38 PM

I like how you rushed on to CDC to post this just to be first. Why not leave it to someone who actually will make a decent thread?

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:38 PM

Not really a surprise - it was eventual, as long as a team does bad, any coach can get fired.

Nashville NEEDS to do better than the 2nd round or else Barry Trotz could get the yank too.

Ruff is a pretty good coach - he'll find work right away.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:39 PM

I like how you rushed on to CDC to post this just to be first. Why not leave it to someone who actually will make a decent thread?


I see that your contribution to this thread is glaring. It's so informative.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:41 PM

Wow. 1 losing season in 16 years is pretty good.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:43 PM

Not really a surprise - it was eventual, as long as a team does bad, any coach can get fired.

Nashville NEEDS to do better than the 2nd round or else Barry Trotz could get the yank too.

Ruff is a pretty good coach - he'll find work right away.

Trotz is on the hot seat? Unless Nashville tanks a season or 3, i dont see him going anywhere. He keeps that team competitive year after year even with all the BS he has to endure from their financial predicament.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:44 PM

wow i would have never thought...

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:47 PM

Trotz is on the hot seat? Unless Nashville tanks a season or 3, i dont see him going anywhere. He keeps that team competitive year after year even with all the BS he has to endure from their financial predicament.


He does and he's a great coach, but Nashville is probably looking to get over the hump.

Basically, if Nashville loses in the first round, I think Trotz will be out.

But hey, I think Trotz is a good coach and should be employed really fast. In fact, it would be nice if we could get him, should Vigneault get the chopper.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:47 PM

I like how you rushed on to CDC to post this just to be first. Why not leave it to someone who actually will make a decent thread?

Sorry Mr. Sedin, when I got the text I came on here, did two searches to make sure nobody else posted it the made this thread. I had an article copied and ready to post, but being this is the first time posting something on my phone I had some trouble. Next time I have something to put on here ill keep you in mind so I don't look like an idiot to you, and you won't have to look like one being a dick on my thread.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:48 PM

13 years for Lindy Ruff and he was doing fine.

Then Cody Hodgson got traded to Buffalo.

Cody Hodgson a coaches worst nightmare.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:50 PM

I like how you rushed on to CDC to post this just to be first. Why not leave it to someone who actually will make a decent thread?


Well, he's first. Also, how do you need if he "rushed" to be first? Is this what you do most of the time; that's why you know so well? :rolleyes:
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:52 PM

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