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    Philly's next...
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    Sooooo I just read on HockeyBuzz that Nolan is INTERIM head coach. I can't imagine that is right, although I am sure the clock is ticking on his tenure. Not sure why, but dude has a shorter shelf life than milk. Have heard the old he threw higher ups under the bus and burnt a lot of bridges rumors, but the guy is clearly too good of a coach to not get more chances. They are already a tougher team to play against.
    LaFontaine...look, he is in the John Davidson/Luc Robataille gig. Not the GM...sort of a bridge between as well as, like Luc, the public face who the fans all love. And Buffalo needs some of that. I would imagine they bring in someone after the season is over and it will not be someone with limited experience, they cannot get it wrong again.
    Yeah, time to clear the books. They should have some young prospects in the system and should be able to clear salary/restock if they aren't too greedy. Problem with the ballast they need to jettison are the contracts. Patience is necessary, they can get better deals when teams NEED. Yeah Birdman...if Quick is gonna be out for a while the Kings have what it will take(except for salary space) but then you face the issue of Quicks fragile ego if Miller is on the team. I cannot see that happening. Buffalo fans can have a moment of optimism, but this season is still gonna be a long slog. The right moves and this team is right back in it next season.

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    So does that mean we can expect a higher return for his son?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    Yeah Birdman...if Quick is gonna be out for a while the Kings have what it will take(except for salary space) but then you face the issue of Quicks fragile ego if Miller is on the team. I cannot see that happening.
    From all I've heard and read, Miller is the one with the ego. But at any rate, I think the "Kings need to go out and get a #1 " talk is ludicrous. Unless Quick's injury is catastrophic (which I highly doubt) you give Scrivens the reigns and wait for Quick to get back. If history has proven anything it's that Lombardi is not one for knee jerk moves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    Sooooo I just read on HockeyBuzz that Nolan is INTERIM head coach. I can't imagine that is right, although I am sure the clock is ticking on his tenure. Not sure why, but dude has a shorter shelf life than milk. Have heard the old he threw higher ups under the bus and burnt a lot of bridges rumors, but the guy is clearly too good of a coach to not get more chances. They are already a tougher team to play against.
    LaFontaine...look, he is in the John Davidson/Luc Robataille gig. Not the GM...sort of a bridge between as well as, like Luc, the public face who the fans all love. And Buffalo needs some of that. I would imagine they bring in someone after the season is over and it will not be someone with limited experience, they cannot get it wrong again.
    Yeah, time to clear the books. They should have some young prospects in the system and should be able to clear salary/restock if they aren't too greedy. Problem with the ballast they need to jettison are the contracts. Patience is necessary, they can get better deals when teams NEED. Yeah Birdman...if Quick is gonna be out for a while the Kings have what it will take(except for salary space) but then you face the issue of Quicks fragile ego if Miller is on the team. I cannot see that happening. Buffalo fans can have a moment of optimism, but this season is still gonna be a long slog. The right moves and this team is right back in it next season.
    If I remember right, when it happened, it was more Hasek pitching a fit and wanting Nolan gone. Of course at the time, Nolan was having problems with mgmt. but, Hasek was the golden boy at the time and was accusing Nolan of having an affair with his wife. It all ended with Nolan being black-balled from the NHL. I hope he makes it to perm. coach for start of next season. He's been doing an outstanding job coaching over in Latvia so, he's not coming in cold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gescom View Post
    Botterill played there, so that's interesting... good call.

    when LaFontaine and Nolan were on Long Island for about 5-minutes, wasn't Neil Smith also with them?


    they need to deal Miller, Moulson, Ott and Tallinder, and they can absorb a little salary coming back. those Leino and Ehrhoff deals are just hard to look at.
    Neil Smith, sure was. NHL Network is pumping Rick Dudley's tread-worn tires, but it looks like LaLaLafontaine has already made the call to Pittsburgh about Botterill.

    Jason Botterill will be granted permission to interview with the Buffalo Sabres for their vacant general manager position, sources told the Tribune-Review on Wednesday.
    Penguins notebook: Sabres shakeup could have impact | TribLIVE

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    Sleep over at Teds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kubrick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by gescom View Post
    Botterill played there, so that's interesting... good call.

    when LaFontaine and Nolan were on Long Island for about 5-minutes, wasn't Neil Smith also with them?


    they need to deal Miller, Moulson, Ott and Tallinder, and they can absorb a little salary coming back. those Leino and Ehrhoff deals are just hard to look at.
    Neil Smith, sure was. NHL Network is pumping Rick Dudley's tread-worn tires, but it looks like LaLaLafontaine has already made the call to Pittsburgh about Botterill.

    Jason Botterill will be granted permission to interview with the Buffalo Sabres for their vacant general manager position, sources told the Tribune-Review on Wednesday.
    Penguins notebook: Sabres shakeup could have impact | TribLIVE
    Yeah, both daily shows on NHLN were pimping Dudley as if he was the likely tap, and i thought to myself 'nah, way too old.' Management is becoming as much a young man's game as the product on the ice is.

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    and as much as i like Ladd and Byfuglien, he didn't really get the other team he played for's wheels turning.

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    McKenzie retweeted the 4 supposed candidates - in addition to Dudley and Botterill are Jim Benning and Claude Loiselle.

    but Bob also questions with mention of LaFontaine saying something to the effect that one of the candidates has won a Cup... I would imagine that would possibly include Smith or even Joe Nieuwendyk.

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