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1 hour ago, PetrSykora said:

Nah it's been part of their culture as an organization since Trotz ran the show. Remember Ribeiro, Tootoo, Erat, and a bunch of other guys whose names are escaping me at the moment cause they were literally the most boring hockey team on the planet a decade ago? I bet it manages to get even worse now considering the players they call their leaders. 

Catfish and diving. 🙄 Flop city.

 

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2 hours ago, Fisix said:

isn't it crazy?  from Nash's view, i can see them getting impatient, but i think he was an excellent coach for them.  they've been dangerous season after season.  in my uneducated view, firing him is much worse than us firing BB.

from our view... lol.  it sucks that we might have been the catalyst, but while we aren't a consistently dangerous team, we can still do some serious damage along the way.  they showed skill we don't have as a team yet, we just grinded one out last night (and took advantage of their bad penalties).

so, what's the over-under of them hiring Babcock?  there's been a lot of grumping about how "mean" he is as a coach, but nash is a team heavy with veterans, so i'd think he might be a perfect fit for a team wanting to get over the hump while their talent still has their talent. 

i really don't have a good dipstick on how badly Babcock "appears" to the rest of the league.  i don't think he has the taint of whatever happened to Dallas' coach or what happened in Calgary, but i haven't dug on that at all.

while it's fun to think we were the catalyst...we weren't. It was something building up and really their loss to us wasn't horrible. They came back from being down 2 in the 3rd and got us into OT with a Gibson sprawling save to get us to the shootout. I think they still fire him, even if they won that game.

Which, I agree. Very premature. He seemed like a fantastic coach. I wouldn't mind having him.

And I also agree Babcock wouldn't be the worst hire for a team like them. He seems to have a better voice for veterans. I would have thought them, or San Jose, or Dallas would benefit from a Babcock hire. But it is a BIT expensive.

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14 hours ago, Jasoaks said:

while it's fun to think we were the catalyst...we weren't. It was something building up and really their loss to us wasn't horrible. They came back from being down 2 in the 3rd and got us into OT with a Gibson sprawling save to get us to the shootout. I think they still fire him, even if they won that game.

Which, I agree. Very premature. He seemed like a fantastic coach. I wouldn't mind having him.

And I also agree Babcock wouldn't be the worst hire for a team like them. He seems to have a better voice for veterans. I would have thought them, or San Jose, or Dallas would benefit from a Babcock hire. But it is a BIT expensive.

He might be for ongoing years... but he's still getting paid on his old contract, so he might take a discount for a few years.  i mean, he does need a little bit of rehabilitation of character and skill after Toronto.

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14 hours ago, hoxxey said:

I’m surprised that he got fired.

He seems to be a good coach who gets results and the Stanley cup...

That team is underperforming like crazy and he could never get them over the hump.  Honestly, I'm surprised it took this long.  Losing to the Ducks (and looking terrible doing it for most of the game) was the final straw.

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1 hour ago, gorbachav5 said:

That team is underperforming like crazy and he could never get them over the hump.  Honestly, I'm surprised it took this long.  Losing to the Ducks (and looking terrible doing it for most of the game) was the final straw.

I blame Sprong

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Detroit and Ottawa played the funniest 3 on 3 overtime period ever last night. It literally looked like those toddlers who come out to play hockey during the first intermission at some arenas. Belly flopping, whiffing on shots, everyone chasing the puck, missing wide open nets, it was wonderful. I know they won the game in a shootout but nobody is going to catch the Red Wings. 12 wins at this point of the season is a legitimate marvel.

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5 hours ago, PetrSykora said:

Detroit and Ottawa played the funniest 3 on 3 overtime period ever last night. It literally looked like those toddlers who come out to play hockey during the first intermission at some arenas. Belly flopping, whiffing on shots, everyone chasing the puck, missing wide open nets, it was wonderful. I know they won the game in a shootout but nobody is going to catch the Red Wings. 12 wins at this point of the season is a legitimate marvel.

Didn’t the Ducks blow a 2 goal lead against Detroit and lose at home?

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20 minutes ago, dtsdlaw said:

Didn’t the Ducks blow a 2 goal lead against Detroit and lose at home?

Ah good times. Gotta give credit to Detroit for riding the momentum from that comeback victory straight to a 12 game winless streak!

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20 minutes ago, Pazonator said:

Knights just fired their coach whhhhhasaat???

Absolutely baffled. They also hired Deboer?????? Jack Adams winner a year and a half a go. I don’t get it. Has to be something behind the scenes?

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3 minutes ago, Sexlaf15 said:

Absolutely baffled. They also hired Deboer?????? Jack Adams winner a year and a half a go. I don’t get it. Has to be something behind the scenes?

This is more surprising than the Shero firing. Vegas is doing fine and is only 3 points back of the division lead also. Nothing in the team’s statement indicates that it’s for anything other than hockey reasons either. I don’t get it  either.

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I think I would much rather have Gallant behind the bench over Eakins but that's not going to happen. His name sounds French so watch Montréal fire Julien for him.

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22 minutes ago, Sexlaf15 said:

Absolutely baffled. They also hired Deboer?????? Jack Adams winner a year and a half a go. I don’t get it. Has to be something behind the scenes?

saaaaaaaammmmee! what!? when Laviolette is available?!

although when he was fired from Florida...while not a similar situation....they were still over .500 too....so....strange...

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There must be some behind the scene issues going on. The teams current situation does not warrant this sort of change. And like Jasoaks questioned, why Deboer when Laviolette is available.

Very werd.

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29 minutes ago, Shadowduck said:

There must be some behind the scene issues going on. The teams current situation does not warrant this sort of change. And like Jasoaks questioned, why Deboer when Laviolette is available.

Very werd.

From everything I’m reading on Twitter there’s no real whispers of anything other than the Knights being 4-6 in their last 10 and their standings. If Gallant wants to be an assistant, for the love of god throw all the money at the guy. Give him our special teams and have him give Eakins advice. 

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1 hour ago, Sexlaf15 said:

If Gallant wants to be an assistant, for the love of god throw all the money at the guy. Give him our special teams and have him give Eakins advice. 

YES PLEASE!!!!!!!!

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WELL...

I mean, these coaches are going to be picked up by one or more Canadian teams, right?  The ones operating with AHL coaches or assistants stepping up?

 

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1 hour ago, Fisix said:

WELL...

I mean, these coaches are going to be picked up by one or more Canadian teams, right?  The ones operating with AHL coaches or assistants stepping up?

 

Canadian fans are googling whether or not Gallant speaks French.

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7 minutes ago, gorbachav5 said:

Hire Gallant right now.  Thanks, Eakins, you tried hard, but you're not cutting it.  Get Gallant in here.

we've been talking about bold moves.... that would certainly be one.

but... i think we all know that it doesn't really fit in with BM's or the ownership's general MO.  it would be completely out of character of either of them, let alone both together, to do that.

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Man, how did St. Louis get to be so good?  They are amazing to watch.  They were so far ahead and in a different universe than the ducks the other day...

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And then there is the Montreal power play.  I thought the ducks were bad but the habs are pretty awful at it...

chicago nearly scored a couple of times in the first minute of the PP...  Ouch.

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41 minutes ago, hoxxey said:

Man, how did St. Louis get to be so good?  They are amazing to watch.  They were so far ahead and in a different universe than the ducks the other day...

part of that is a stanley cup run/championship...the experience you get playing so many "must win" games in a row and winning them and seeing what it takes to win them...that changes your team. I felt the same watching Boston play. just...another universe like you said.

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10 hours ago, gorbachav5 said:

Hire Gallant right now.  Thanks, Eakins, you tried hard, but you're not cutting it.  Get Gallant in here.

When I first heard about the canning, all of five minutes ago. I immediately texted my friend (Kings fan), "I call dibs on Gallant!"

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On 1/15/2020 at 1:49 PM, gorbachav5 said:

Hire Gallant right now.  Thanks, Eakins, you tried hard, but you're not cutting it.  Get Gallant in here.

Even Gallant couldn’t fix this mess.  Time and experience is what’s required.

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8 hours ago, Fowl said:

 

Even Gallant couldn’t fix this mess.  Time and experience is what’s required.

Sure, but it wouldn't HURT to have an a good coach in there to develop the youth.  I haven't seen much evidence that Eakins is developing anything.

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I was listening to NHL radio on Sirius over the weekend (as well as last week) and I noticed that their coverage never mentioned the ducks.  They covered Vancouver and San Jose but no mention at all about the ducks.  They never even mentioned the upcoming game tonight against San Jose - they said there were two games tonight - St. Louis vs Vancouver and Dallas vs Tampa - couple this along with the zero presence of Ducks at the all star game - talk about being "shunned"...  No wonder the owners don't care much about the team - I'm seeing why.

Makes me want the ducks to win more and more.

Go Ducks!

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