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Re: Pens hire Gary Agnew as new Asst. Coach

Postby MRandall25 on Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:54 pm

I will call him Spiro.
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Re: Pens hire Gary Agnew as new Asst. Coach

Postby GSdrums87 on Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:09 pm

MRandall25 wrote:I will call him Spiro.

Arooooooo!
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Re: Pens hire Gary Agnew as new Asst. Coach

Postby puckeye on Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:12 pm

good guy, my guess is that his contract was not renewed in STL to allow GM to bring in hand-picked assistant, Kirk Mueller, to take over when Hitch's act runs it's course

fwiw, Hitch inherited him when he took over in Columbus and was some question whether he would stay or not. worked well together so Hitch brought him to STL
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Re: Pens hire Gary Agnew as new Asst. Coach

Postby Dickie Dunn on Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:38 pm

murphydump55 wrote:
Dr Rosenrosen wrote:Disasterous? Fiasco? Did you two really want a first choice who felt intimidated by the role? There's your disaster.

“Not about the players, but part of what I learned was that this is an intimidating position to take — and I sensed that when I talked to some of these guys,” Rutherford said of the search that ended with the hiring of Johnston.


I'm not upset at all over the head coaching hire. I was just pertaining to how he alluded to the apparent 3rd choice head coach.


I was being sarcastic. Forgot to throw a :pop: at the end of the post. I like the coaching staff, hopefully they'll be able to find a way to overcome how bad our captains are, giving away James Neal for practically nothing, and everything Chirpin' Grinder complains about.

Spoiler:
That was also sarcasm.
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Re: Pens hire Gary Agnew as new Asst. Coach

Postby mikey287 on Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:47 pm

Didn't read the thread. Hitch and Agnew are rather tight. Agnew worked with the forwards and the power play in St. Louis for the most part.
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Re: Pens hire Gary Agnew as new Asst. Coach

Postby Dickie Dunn on Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:50 pm

mikey287 wrote:Didn't read the thread. Hitch and Agnew are rather tight. Agnew worked with the forwards and the power play in St. Louis for the most part.


Did he have the same responsibilities in Columbus? If Spiro has a long history of working with forwards, the hiring would seem a bit odd to me just because I imagined that would be Tocchet's responsibility, leaving the Pens without a defense/PK coach, unless Johnston decides to be the one to focus on that area.
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Re: Pens hire Gary Agnew as new Asst. Coach

Postby llipgh2 on Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:50 pm

I love the Futurama references in this thread.
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Re: Pens hire Gary Agnew as new Asst. Coach

Postby IanMoran on Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:42 pm

I wrote a little more about Agnew than what I've seen out there / discussed in here thus far if anyone's interested (first part of this)

http://www.pittsburghcoolertalk.com/blo ... ssoncrosby
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Re: Pens hire Gary Agnew as new Asst. Coach

Postby Crankshaft on Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:38 pm

IanMoran wrote:I wrote a little more about Agnew than what I've seen out there / discussed in here thus far if anyone's interested (first part of this)

http://www.pittsburghcoolertalk.com/blo ... ssoncrosby


I thought they were retaining Martin in a non-coaching capacity?
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Re: Pens hire Gary Agnew as new Asst. Coach

Postby IanMoran on Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:54 pm

Crankshaft wrote:
IanMoran wrote:I wrote a little more about Agnew than what I've seen out there / discussed in here thus far if anyone's interested (first part of this)

http://www.pittsburghcoolertalk.com/blo ... ssoncrosby


I thought they were retaining Martin in a non-coaching capacity?

Yea, I guess I should change my status on that... I just copy / pasted their titles from Pens' website when I thought of Martin.. they've been updating everyone else instantly..
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Re: Pens hire Gary Agnew as new Asst. Coach

Postby canaan on Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:30 pm

#fireagnew
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Re: Pens hire Gary Agnew as new Asst. Coach

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:32 pm

Coaching staff is starting agnew.
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Re: Pens hire Gary Agnew as new Asst. Coach

Postby DocEmrick on Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:49 am

Plan the parade
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Re: Pens hire Gary Agnew as new Asst. Coach

Postby penny lane on Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:19 am

“I’m really looking forward to development camp,” Johnston said. “We get to see some of the depth players and players that have been in the AHL. There will be interaction with the players and getting to know the players. We’ll be giving the players a brief overview of how we’re going to play.

“And we get to work as a staff.”

After development camp, Johnston — who said he has touched base with “90 percent” of the Penguins players — will tag along with strength and conditioning coach Mike Kadar on his annual trip to Moscow to work with center Evgeni Malkin. Johnston wants to meet Malkin in person and get to know him.


Coach Johnston going to Russia to meet Evgeni ; I like it! :thumb:

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/peng ... z37AYXovHd
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Re: Pens hire Gary Agnew as new Asst. Coach

Postby littlemoonboot on Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:31 am

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Re: Pens hire Gary Agnew as new Asst. Coach

Postby offsides on Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:31 am

penny lane wrote:
Coach Johnston going to Russia to meet Evgeni ; I like it! :thumb:

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/peng ... z37AYXovHd

Yeah, that gets a thumbs up from me also. :thumb:
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Re: Pens hire Gary Agnew as new Asst. Coach

Postby sil on Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:01 pm

llipgh2 wrote:I love the Futurama references in this thread.


Well then, good news!
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Re: Pens hire Gary Agnew as new Asst. Coach

Postby sil on Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:02 pm

offsides wrote:
penny lane wrote:
Coach Johnston going to Russia to meet Evgeni ; I like it! :thumb:

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/peng ... z37AYXovHd

Yeah, that gets a thumbs up from me also. :thumb:


Eh. Mike just wanted Pittsburgh to pay for his vacation.
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Re: Pens hire Gary Agnew as new Asst. Coach

Postby offsides on Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:17 pm

sil wrote:
offsides wrote:
penny lane wrote:
Coach Johnston going to Russia to meet Evgeni ; I like it! :thumb:

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/peng ... z37AYXovHd

Yeah, that gets a thumbs up from me also. :thumb:


Eh. Mike just wanted Pittsburgh to pay for his vacation.


Could be, but I could think of better places to vacation than Mother Russia. :)
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Re: Pens hire Gary Agnew as new Asst. Coach

Postby sil on Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:20 pm

Well, I'm being silly. Still, not a bad deal and one I'd take if I were Mike.
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Re: Pens hire Gary Agnew as new Asst. Coach

Postby Eismann on Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:36 pm

Meh. I'm agnewstic on this hire.
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