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Why is Lindy Rough so tenured in Buffalo?

Postby She'sTheFastest on Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:59 pm

With the constant turnover in NHL how come he is so entrenched. I always wonder why his situation is so different.
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Re: Why is Lindy Rupp so tenured in Buffalo?

Postby Mr. Colby on Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:13 pm

Who is lindy rupp?
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Re: Why is Lindy Rupp so tenured in Buffalo?

Postby Mr. Colby on Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:14 pm

But srsly good question... not sure why he has immunity
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Re: Why is Lindy Rupp so tenured in Buffalo?

Postby sluggermatt15 on Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:55 pm

The fans love him, he used to play for the team, and Ruff honestly has done a nice job with the talent the Sabres have (not a lot compared to other teams). Only year where they really choked was in 2005-2006 against Ottawa in the playoffs. Buffalo should have won the Cup that year.
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Re: Why is Lindy Rupp so tenured in Buffalo?

Postby Guinness on Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:59 pm

Mr. Colby wrote:Who is lindy rupp?
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Re: Why is Lindy Rupp so tenured in Buffalo?

Postby SolidSnake on Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:11 pm

The same could be asked for Larry Trotz
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Re: Why is Lindy Rupp so tenured in Buffalo?

Postby Staggy on Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:12 pm

Who is Larry Trotz?
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Re: Why is Lindy Rupp so tenured in Buffalo?

Postby MRandall25 on Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:13 pm

SolidSnake wrote:The same could be asked for Larry Trotz


:fist:
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Re: Why is Lindy Rupp so tenured in Buffalo?

Postby Nuge on Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:42 pm

sluggermatt15 wrote:The fans love him, he used to play for the team, and Ruff honestly has done a nice job with the talent the Sabres have (not a lot compared to other teams). Only year where they really choked was in 2005-2006 against Ottawa in the playoffs. Buffalo should have won the Cup that year.


They had no blue line left that year. At least three, maybe four of their defensemen were hurt.
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Re: Why is Lindy Rupp so tenured in Buffalo?

Postby PghSkins on Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:46 pm

Dan Frylsma will not be around nearly as long.
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Re: Why is Lindy Rupp so tenured in Buffalo?

Postby JS© on Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:04 pm

Mitch Babcock is probably a distant third behind Lindy Rupp and Larry Trotz.
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Re: Why is Lindy Rupp so tenured in Buffalo?

Postby Pitt87 on Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:09 pm

PghSkins wrote:Dan Frylsma will not be around nearly as long.


He is around as long as Sid permits, clearly.

Mark Babcock may be around a long time. Seems to have extended his team's prime, though they will be different without Nils Lindstroms...
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Re: Why is Lindy Rupp so tenured in Buffalo?

Postby She'sTheFastest on Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:48 pm

Which year did Claude Jullian join the Brewins?
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Re: Why is Lindy Rough so tenured in Buffalo?

Postby penmyst on Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:58 pm

Does anybody in Buffalo give a %#@* about hockey?

I'm serious. I don't know if they do or not. If they didn't, maybe that's why nobody cares that he's won nothing. If they DO care about hockey, then I have no answer.
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Re: Why is Lindy Rough so tenured in Buffalo?

Postby KG on Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:39 am

Wouldn't be surprised to see a change behind the bench sooner then later....They are struggling again, difference this year is that they spent a lot of coin with new ownership...
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Re: Why is Lindy Rough so tenured in Buffalo?

Postby Nuge on Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:22 pm

penmyst wrote:Does anybody in Buffalo give a %#@* about hockey?

I'm serious. I don't know if they do or not. If they didn't, maybe that's why nobody cares that he's won nothing. If they DO care about hockey, then I have no answer.


Yeah, I'm pretty sure Buffalo has the some of the highest NHL ratings of any city in the U.S.
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Re: Why is Lindy Rough so tenured in Buffalo?

Postby columbia on Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:24 pm

Orange Ruffy is a pretty decent fish.
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Re: Why is Lindsey Ruppingham so tenured in Buffalo?

Postby Mongoose87 on Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:01 pm

It's cheaper to pay on coach for fairly consistent results, than to hire and fire coaches and have a roller coaster.
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Re: Why is Lindsey Ruppingham so tenured in Buffalo?

Postby bhaw on Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:31 pm

Mongoose87 wrote:It's cheaper to pay on coach for fairly consistent results, than to hire and fire coaches and have a roller coaster.


Yeah, my original reaction was the the Sabers are treated more like a business than most franchises. Seems like he has expectations for each year laid out in front of them and is hitting those expectations more often than not. He's also one of those guys who seems to float between player coach and disciplinarian as needed. Most coaches are one or the other, so when that message wears off, they need to go. As long as Ruff can manage between the two, he can keep the team with him.
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Re: Why is Lindsey Ruppingham so tenured in Buffalo?

Postby Mr. Colby on Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:17 pm

bhaw wrote:
Mongoose87 wrote:It's cheaper to pay on coach for fairly consistent results, than to hire and fire coaches and have a roller coaster.


Yeah, my original reaction was the the Sabers are treated more like a business than most franchises. Seems like he has expectations for each year laid out in front of them and is hitting those expectations more often than not. He's also one of those guys who seems to float between player coach and disciplinarian as needed. Most coaches are one or the other, so when that message wears off, they need to go. As long as Ruff can manage between the two, he can keep the team with him.


More teams should do that... a lot of coach firings are not really necessary. What did Columbus expect this year? At the beginning of the year they had injury problems and no goaltending, so they dug themselves into a hole that only snowballed from there. Not sure what a new coach is going to do for them.
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Re: Why is Lindy Rough so tenured in Buffalo?

Postby guiner on Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:31 pm

Its always been my impression that Larry Rupp has produced pretty good results with marginal talent because of low salary constraints.
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Re: Why is Lindsey Ruppingham so tenured in Buffalo?

Postby bhaw on Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:36 pm

Mr. Colby wrote:
bhaw wrote:
Mongoose87 wrote:It's cheaper to pay on coach for fairly consistent results, than to hire and fire coaches and have a roller coaster.


Yeah, my original reaction was the the Sabers are treated more like a business than most franchises. Seems like he has expectations for each year laid out in front of them and is hitting those expectations more often than not. He's also one of those guys who seems to float between player coach and disciplinarian as needed. Most coaches are one or the other, so when that message wears off, they need to go. As long as Ruff can manage between the two, he can keep the team with him.


More teams should do that... a lot of coach firings are not really necessary. What did Columbus expect this year? At the beginning of the year they had injury problems and no goaltending, so they dug themselves into a hole that only snowballed from there. Not sure what a new coach is going to do for them.


Well, part of the business is appeasing your customers (fans in this case). I think the firing was done just to show that they are "trying" to keep fans somewhat happy and keep the ones that ARE coming to the arena in the mindset that the team wants to get better. I think that's where that came from. You also have to consider whether they wanted a change long term anyways, so being 30 out of 30 teams provides the perfect reason to make that change now.
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Re: Why is Lindy Rough so tenured in Buffalo?

Postby pittsports87 on Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:42 pm

guiner wrote:Its always been my impression that Larry Rupp has produced pretty good results with marginal talent because of low salary constraints.

Larry Rupp?
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Re: Why is Lindsey Ruppingham so tenured in Buffalo?

Postby MRandall25 on Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:15 pm

Mr. Colby wrote:
bhaw wrote:
Mongoose87 wrote:It's cheaper to pay on coach for fairly consistent results, than to hire and fire coaches and have a roller coaster.


Yeah, my original reaction was the the Sabers are treated more like a business than most franchises. Seems like he has expectations for each year laid out in front of them and is hitting those expectations more often than not. He's also one of those guys who seems to float between player coach and disciplinarian as needed. Most coaches are one or the other, so when that message wears off, they need to go. As long as Ruff can manage between the two, he can keep the team with him.


More teams should do that... a lot of coach firings are not really necessary. What did Columbus expect this year? At the beginning of the year they had injury problems and no goaltending, so they dug themselves into a hole that only snowballed from there. Not sure what a new coach is going to do for them.


No, Columbus's problems stemmed from the coach as much as other factors.

You know your coach is ineffective when you blow 2 3-goal leads, then cancel practice the next day. Any real NHL coach would be pissed.
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Re: Why is Lindy Rough so tenured in Buffalo?

Postby newarenanow on Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:41 pm

penmyst wrote:Does anybody in Buffalo give a %#@* about hockey?

I'm serious. I don't know if they do or not. If they didn't, maybe that's why nobody cares that he's won nothing. If they DO care about hockey, then I have no answer.


Buffalo is a very good hockey town.
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