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Well this sorta sucks. The special teams still look special from time to time but they've improved remarkably since he came back. He's still good enough to be a head coach though so wishing him all the best in the future. We will miss you Walrus. 

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MacLean MacLeavin'. Not too surprising considering the PP flop and Murray taking issue with it. If that was the reason, and not another opportunity for Paulrus elsewhere, then that's yet another asst coach let go for the PP being a letdown with largely the same core players. Murray needs to look at the players and what is actually missing from the roster before going through coaches IMO. We need some creativity and a better left handed shot option.

Whatever the reason was, best of luck to him, sad to see him go. I wonder who replaces him. Dave Farrish was let go by the Avs, he's more about the defensive side of things, but as long as we're trying to get the band back together...

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Wish MacLean the best of luck, but this makes me sad not at all. MacLean-coached teams have always been notoriously undisciplined, and as AD27 mentioned the PP was not exactly a bright spot when it needed to be down the stretch.

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51 minutes ago, dtsdlaw said:

Wish MacLean the best of luck, but this makes me sad not at all. MacLean-coached teams have always been notoriously undisciplined, and as AD27 mentioned the PP was not exactly a bright spot when it needed to be down the stretch.

Pretty much this.

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Sorry to see his face go but he just didn't get the job (PP) done. I think the players liked him but overall planning didn't seem to make the BEST USE of his VERY TALENTED players. We need someone with more imagination. IMHO

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Let's give credit where it's due. In his first year as an assistant, the PP% went from 28th in the league to 1st place. That same team also finished with the top penalty kill in the league. This year's team also had a superb penalty kill and although the PP was average (17th), the team's pathetic offence to start the season could be skewering the stats in that regard. It definitely picked up steam as the season went along. Outside of injuries (Perron/Rakell, Eaves/Rakell again) I have no idea why that success could never really translate over to the playoffs and I guess that's why they're parting ways here. He's still a solid pickup wherever he goes.

I think more than anything I'm just disappointed I'm never gonna get to see one of those bewildered bench interviews with Jill/Jar Jar whenever the team is crapping the bed again. 

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5 hours ago, dtsdlaw said:

Wish MacLean the best of luck, but this makes me sad not at all. MacLean-coached teams have always been notoriously undisciplined, and as AD27 mentioned the PP was not exactly a bright spot when it needed to be down the stretch.

So less Ritchie offensive zone penalties for the 2017-18 campaign? Pipe dream! :P

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17 hours ago, DucksFanInIE said:

Niedermayer behind the bench now?

I get the feeling he doesn't want to be away from home, which is why he is probably content in his current position.  It would certainly energize a dejected fanbase, and perhaps turn the special teams around, which is desperately needed.  Which is why I don't see it happening.

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Ha, didn't realize the Yotes cut Newell Brown loose as well, which means both Brown and Farrish are real possibilities right now (if Murray moved out Yawney as well). :ph34r:

Brown is also the uncle of Matt Duchene, just a fun fact that I forgot about. please trade for Duchene.

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Makes sense.  The job was there for him after Boudreau firing, didn't get it so why stay?  I'm sure he'll be a head coach again.

Wish him well, always liked what appeared to be a positive attitude behind the bench.  Always patting the guys on the back after a good play or shift.  Very noticeable IMO.

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2 hours ago, HockeyIzCool said:

I get the feeling he doesn't want to be away from home, which is why he is probably content in his current position.  It would certainly energize a dejected fanbase, and perhaps turn the special teams around, which is desperately needed.  Which is why I don't see it happening.

Ahhhh makes perfect sense. Fans love it, they don't do it 

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6 hours ago, niltes said:

the walrus was and is a damn good coach,  he really should be a head coach not an assistant IMHO.

Along those lines...

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lisa dillman‏ @reallisa  6h6 hours ago

 Saying that Paul MacL is looking to be head coach in another situation. RC called it a mutual decision...

 

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Joey Mullen was fired from the Flyers at season's end.  He knows a bit about the power play.

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20 hours ago, DucksFanInIE said:

Ahhhh makes perfect sense. Fans love it, they don't do it 

Well, it's unclear what happens behind the scenes.  Whether the Ducks have no desire to elevate Scottie to a more prominent coaching role, or if they do, but he's not interested, and has told them so, only they obviously know.

Personally it would seem like he'd be a guy you want to keep in your organization, and use at the highest level possible.  He only won 4 Stanley Cups, no big deal.  You don't get much more qualified than that, especially where it comes to running the Special Teams.  Seems to me, he should be the first guy the Ducks talk to regarding the opening on Carlyle's staff.  Randy did coach him, so I'm assuming they get along fine, and I doubt Randy's going to think he's unqualified.  IMHO, there's a difference between inexperienced & unqualified.  Sure, Scott is inexperienced being behind the bench, but every coach gets started somewhere, and he's certainly qualified for the position.

If his name does not come up, my guess is it's because he doesn't want to travel, and be away from home for long periods.  Which clearly would occur being on Randy's staff.

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On 6/3/2017 at 2:27 PM, HockeyIzCool said:

Well, it's unclear what happens behind the scenes.  Whether the Ducks have no desire to elevate Scottie to a more prominent coaching role, or if they do, but he's not interested, and has told them so, only they obviously know.

Personally it would seem like he'd be a guy you want to keep in your organization, and use at the highest level possible.  He only won 4 Stanley Cups, no big deal.  You don't get much more qualified than that, especially where it comes to running the Special Teams.  Seems to me, he should be the first guy the Ducks talk to regarding the opening on Carlyle's staff.  Randy did coach him, so I'm assuming they get along fine, and I doubt Randy's going to think he's unqualified.  IMHO, there's a difference between inexperienced & unqualified.  Sure, Scott is inexperienced being behind the bench, but every coach gets started somewhere, and he's certainly qualified for the position.

If his name does not come up, my guess is it's because he doesn't want to travel, and be away from home for long periods.  Which clearly would occur being on Randy's staff.

I believe it was reported when Scotty first took an 'Assistant Coach' job with the club that it was going to be a 'non-travelling' position as he wanted to spend more time at home after retiring. So in effect it wasn't really a typical assistant coach role, then he was moved out of that position to help the kids in San Diego instead.

It's been a while since he retired though, and I'm not sure how old his kids are now so maybe his situation has changed enough that he'd be ok with travelling again during the hockey season.

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One kid just left high school, I think he has a few years yet before they're all out of club hockey.

His initial position was a traveling one, then moved to non-traveling.  I'm hoping he's spending a lot of time with the Gulls, but it doesn't seem like that was the case for most of this season.  I may ask around, because while I don't think he's geared towards special teams coaching, he's perfect for young d-line coaching (at least on paper), and I think he'd be a good veteran d-line... shape up coach?  

The real thing is - neither he nor the Ducks have any incentive to state publicly that he's not actively coaching anything for the Ducks organization (so that he can focus on the family), so that's not going to be said, even if it's true.  I'm kinda hoping that they make a more formal arrangement now that the team has shown it's serious about the post season, and I think he gets along better with RC than BB.... but he may still want the time flexibility to be with the kids, and the team is probably too focused right now for that kind of part time thing.

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^^ Regarding the above post with insider information on such topics. What happened to BBQ guy? We haven't had any BBQ info for sometime. I wanna say Bobby was on the team last we heard. Something about his daughter dating a Bobby.

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1 hour ago, poum said:

^^ Regarding the above post with insider information on such topics. What happened to BBQ guy? We haven't had any BBQ info for sometime. I wanna say Bobby was on the team last we heard. Something about his daughter dating a Bobby.

This is definitely not what you were talking about but the search function on this new website isn't letting me go past 2014 season for whatever reason and this was too good of a post not to share:

"Hiller used to live right on the beach on Balboa Peninsula close to my friends house. We would invite him over for beer and bbq all the time. He was always astonished that we knew who he was! "We were the only people who would knew who he was". Absolutely flabergasted that someone recognized him!

According to Bobby Ryan, my friends and I were the first people who recognized him in the OC at a non hockey event...2nd full year of his career. 

I recognized Chris Pronger walking down the Balboa boardwalk and gave a shout out to the aging veteran who told me to F OFF, and that we were not real fans! Things got heated for a moment until he realized we were real fans. (me and my friends were also bigger than him and his friends). In the end, all parties involved downed a 30 pack and a small bottle of cheap rum. Pronger left saying he wished everyone in the OC was as dedicated as us. 

Good hockey players want recognization. That is a part of their dream. The OC does not cut the cake for them"

This website.

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1 hour ago, Mooseduck said:

Whoever Ducks Replace as Assistant Coach....Let's hope it's a PowerPlay Specialist. OURS is poor beyond repair it needs a Spark.

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The Power Play improved significantly with Eaves out there, because he stood in front of the net, a la Perry circa 2012.  It completely reverted to disaster form when he got injured at start of the Edmonton series.

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14 hours ago, PetrSykora said:

This is definitely not what you were talking about but the search function on this new website isn't letting me go past 2014 season for whatever reason and this was too good of a post not to share:

"Hiller used to live right on the beach on Balboa Peninsula close to my friends house. We would invite him over for beer and bbq all the time. He was always astonished that we knew who he was! "We were the only people who would knew who he was". Absolutely flabergasted that someone recognized him!

According to Bobby Ryan, my friends and I were the first people who recognized him in the OC at a non hockey event...2nd full year of his career. 

I recognized Chris Pronger walking down the Balboa boardwalk and gave a shout out to the aging veteran who told me to F OFF, and that we were not real fans! Things got heated for a moment until he realized we were real fans. (me and my friends were also bigger than him and his friends). In the end, all parties involved downed a 30 pack and a small bottle of cheap rum. Pronger left saying he wished everyone in the OC was as dedicated as us. 

Good hockey players want recognization. That is a part of their dream. The OC does not cut the cake for them"

This website.

How is that possible? Chris is basically a Sasquatch. How is there not one but a group of Zdeno Chara's that can out match a Pronger. Let alone a group that could intimidate Pronger. He's up the top 3 of last person I'd ever want to have any animosity with.

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4 hours ago, poum said:

How is that possible? Chris is basically a Sasquatch. How is there not one but a group of Zdeno Chara's that can out match a Pronger. Let alone a group that could intimidate Pronger. He's up the top 3 of last person I'd ever want to have any animosity with.

I'm trying to imagine just one situation where Chris Pronger can tell someone to F off and they somehow don't drop dead instanly from fear. Yeah, I can't do it.

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not as intimidated as i was when as 7 year old i asked wilt chamberlin for his autograph. 

he almost stepped on me while saying no.

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