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Sabresfan-365
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Lockport, NY
Joined: 12.09.2012

May 15 @ 10:48 AM ET
he was done coaching hockey, sabres convinced him to come back


this is the tricky part, once you checked out and decided to pursue life w/o coaching hockey, do you have it mentally to come back years later, short term let alone long term

- homiedclown


I don't think he'd lose the ability. players will do most of the work anyways.
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I don't care what he did with a bunch of kids in Sweden. He's a bum, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

May 15 @ 10:55 AM ET
oh my, might be second worse hockey firing

behind the panthers leaving their coach in carolina to get a cab

- homiedclown


The only thing worse would be "I didn't really get fired. They just kind of ghosted me and then I saw pictures of a new coach with my GM on Facebook"
Feds91Stammer
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Yzerplan time, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

May 15 @ 10:58 AM ET
The only thing worse would be "I didn't really get fired. They just kind of ghosted me and then I saw pictures of a new coach with my GM on Facebook"
- jcragcrumple

You show up to the facility at 6AM and your access badge has been deactivated.
Michael Pachla
Buffalo Sabres
Location: solid!!!
Joined: 09.05.2007

May 15 @ 11:00 AM ET
I like him. My point was more so it doesn't matter who the coach is if they don't have an NHL competent roster.
- Feds91Stammer


am of the opinion that coaching matters
SABRES 89
Season Ticket Holder
Buffalo Sabres
Location: 3 GM's, 5 Coaches and 3 Owners it's 2019 and still picking in top 6. Las Vegas Via BUFFALO NEW YORK
Joined: 02.17.2007

May 15 @ 11:01 AM ET
Andreas Athanasiou could become a popular source of trade rumors this off-season if Detroit decides to move a forward for some help on the back end.
"They really have a good group of forwards. A lot of talented young forwards," said NHL Network analyst E.J. Hradek. "But they need to fill out their defense. Defense is so important in this game now. Having those young puck-moving defensemen in a league that's such a speed league now, for me, that’s really job one to rebuild and remake that defense. We'll see where it goes." Athanasiou hit the 30-goal plateau in 2018-19, so his trade value may never be higher.
Sabresfan-365
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Lockport, NY
Joined: 12.09.2012

May 15 @ 11:02 AM ET
am of the opinion that coaching matters
- Michael Pachla



it does, just not nearly as much as most believe.
Feds91Stammer
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Yzerplan time, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

May 15 @ 11:04 AM ET
Andreas Athanasiou could become a popular source of trade rumors this off-season if Detroit decides to move a forward for some help on the back end.
"They really have a good group of forwards. A lot of talented young forwards," said NHL Network analyst E.J. Hradek. "But they need to fill out their defense. Defense is so important in this game now. Having those young puck-moving defensemen in a league that's such a speed league now, for me, that’s really job one to rebuild and remake that defense. We'll see where it goes." Athanasiou hit the 30-goal plateau in 2018-19, so his trade value may never be higher.

- SABRES 89

AA is a perfect sell high player. I am on board with this.
Feds91Stammer
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Yzerplan time, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

May 15 @ 11:05 AM ET
am of the opinion that coaching matters
- Michael Pachla

It does. Just not to the extent that a roster with AHL caliber players can be competitive enough to be a playoff team.
Michael Pachla
Buffalo Sabres
Location: solid!!!
Joined: 09.05.2007

May 15 @ 11:05 AM ET
it does, just not nearly as much as most believe.
- Sabresfan-365

hmmm...I think those in st. louis might think differently this season
Feds91Stammer
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Yzerplan time, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

May 15 @ 11:05 AM ET
it does, just not nearly as much as most believe.
- Sabresfan-365

x2

Especially in the regular season. Playoffs it matters a bit more.
Michael Pachla
Buffalo Sabres
Location: solid!!!
Joined: 09.05.2007

May 15 @ 11:06 AM ET
It does. Just not to the extent that a roster with AHL caliber players can be competitive enough to be a playoff team.
- Feds91Stammer

agreed...but a head coach that makes his team look like a bunch of ahl'ers is just as bad
Sabresfan-365
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Lockport, NY
Joined: 12.09.2012

May 15 @ 11:06 AM ET
hmmm...I think those in st. louis might think differently this season
- Michael Pachla



Fans know best
jochfr
Buffalo Sabres
Location: It's totally menstrual , TN
Joined: 07.11.2009

May 15 @ 11:06 AM ET
The only thing worse would be "I didn't really get fired. They just kind of ghosted me and then I saw pictures of a new coach with my GM on Facebook"
- jcragcrumple

Is it as bad as being fired by a tweet?
Sabresfan-365
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Lockport, NY
Joined: 12.09.2012

May 15 @ 11:07 AM ET
Is it as bad as being fired by a tweet?
- jochfr



"c u l8er #fired"
Michael Pachla
Buffalo Sabres
Location: solid!!!
Joined: 09.05.2007

May 15 @ 11:07 AM ET
Fans know best
- Sabresfan-365

even educated fans like yourself could agree that it was an impressive turnaround
Feds91Stammer
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Yzerplan time, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

May 15 @ 11:09 AM ET
even educated fans like yourself could agree that it was an impressive turnaround
- Michael Pachla

And everyone knew Mike Yeo was a bad coach.
SoCalPucks
Location: Ice-O-Plex, CA
Joined: 03.20.2012

May 15 @ 11:10 AM ET
If it doesn't work out, he can be the president of this team:



BRING THEM BACK

- jcragcrumple




Fixed
hehateme
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 04.11.2017

May 15 @ 11:10 AM ET
Happy days, we have a coach, Now fix the franking roster....
Sabresfan-365
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Lockport, NY
Joined: 12.09.2012

May 15 @ 11:11 AM ET
even educated fans like yourself could agree that it was an impressive turnaround
- Michael Pachla



it was, I just don't know how much of it you put on Berube. Is it possible the guy before him was so bad that any change was positive? certainly, a lot of coaches available in the NHL circle are mediocre at best and some downright awful. Jumping from awful to mediocre is quite the add.

It's also worth pointing out they made a goaltending switch and got vezina level play from binnington.
Michael Pachla
Buffalo Sabres
Location: solid!!!
Joined: 09.05.2007

May 15 @ 11:12 AM ET
And everyone knew Mike Yeo was a bad coach.
- Feds91Stammer

sometimes its not even about being bad or good, it's more about being a good fit
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I don't care what he did with a bunch of kids in Sweden. He's a bum, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

May 15 @ 11:12 AM ET
"He'll use our main asset which is young players with speed"

So using Sobotka too much really did get Housley fired
BINGO!
Carolina Hurricanes
Location: I'll always remember the last words my grandfather ever told me. He said, "A Truck!", SK
Joined: 09.21.2009

May 15 @ 11:14 AM ET
And everyone knew Mike Yeo was a bad coach.
- Feds91Stammer



So is Brind'amour, kind of.
Michael Pachla
Buffalo Sabres
Location: solid!!!
Joined: 09.05.2007

May 15 @ 11:14 AM ET
it was, I just don't know how much of it you put on Berube. Is it possible the guy before him was so bad that any change was positive? certainly, a lot of coaches available in the NHL circle are mediocre at best and some downright awful. Jumping from awful to mediocre is quite the add.

It's also worth pointing out they made a goaltending switch and got vezina level play from binnington.

- Sabresfan-365


agree to disagree...ain't wasting my time arguing over a team that is in the wcf after being in last place before, and during the early stages, of a coaching change
Sabresfan-365
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Lockport, NY
Joined: 12.09.2012

May 15 @ 11:14 AM ET
Botts doesn't believe Montour injury will be long term


Moves made will be long term, injuries won't force short term moves
Sabresfan-365
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Lockport, NY
Joined: 12.09.2012

May 15 @ 11:16 AM ET
agree to disagree...ain't wasting my time arguing over a team that is in the wcf after being in last place before, and during the early stages, of a coaching change
- Michael Pachla


he said passive aggressively
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