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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:36 pm 
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Kings let Sutter and Lombardi go and replaced with Robitaille and Blake. Heads are rolling quickly this off season


I'd take Sutter & Lombardi on the Isles in an instant.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:25 pm 
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Lombardi I could kinda see, but Sutter!? That's ridiculous.

The Kings IMO are very much an unconventionally-built team. I think Blake and Robitaille are in for a very rude awakening if they think they can turn this one around in a hurry.


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Retirement is for chumps: Hitch goes back to Dallas.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:46 am 
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Lombardi I could kinda see, but Sutter!? That's ridiculous.

The Kings IMO are very much an unconventionally-built team. I think Blake and Robitaille are in for a very rude awakening if they think they can turn this one around in a hurry.


The Kings had their run, won two Cups, but they kept the band together too long and now they're in for a slow decline while their big ticket contracts (Brown, Gabbo, Quick, arguably Kopitar if he's in decline) run out. I don't mind dropping Lombo and Sutter, but Blake/Robitaille seem like stay the course types and not the breath of fresh air they truly need.

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Supposedly Vegas will be announcing their coach tomorrow. Gotta be Sutter, no?

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Supposedly Vegas will be announcing their coach tomorrow. Gotta be Sutter, no?
I heard Gallant


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E.L. wrote:
Supposedly Vegas will be announcing their coach tomorrow. Gotta be Sutter, no?
I heard Gallant


Yes, Friedman just said it would be Gallant

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Gallant it is. McPhee/Gallant is a solid duo, if you ask me.

Compares favourably to Poile/Trotz and Risebrough/Lemaire. Way better than MacLean/King and Waddell/Fraser.

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Wow. At least if Gallant gets fired & left on the street again, he'll find plenty of potential companions for the night in Vegas.

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Bylsma and Murray fired in Buffalo. At the behest of Jack Eichel, one assumes.

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Bylsma and Murray fired in Buffalo. At the behest of Jack Eichel, one assumes.


That's some crazy shit.

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A curious move, but I had wondered if Murray was in a bit of trouble. His attempts to bypass the rebuilding process were rather strange at times. The O'Reilly pickup was IMO a masterful move, but others, like giving big contracts to Islanders castaways, didn't seem like the right way to go.

BTW, I posed this question in the Avs HF Forum: When's the last time you remember a sports franchise finishing last in its league by a VERY sizable margin, and no one, I mean...NO ONE...got fired? Seriously, I can't think of a single, solitary instance. So far we've seen a whole LOT of coaches and GMs fired, and yet all is quiet in Denver. I'm not advocating for Bednar to get the boot, nor do I think heads should roll just for the hell of it, but everyone has to admit this is really, really weird.


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John Stevens, who's been paid head coach money by LA for the last few years, officially named Sutter's replacement.

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