Candidates to replace CJ after this season

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    Candidates to replace CJ after this season

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    http://redwings.nhl.com/club/page.htm?bcid=win_coachbio_1554

    This is the next coach i'd like to hire for our team. Paul MacLean who has been a longtime assistant for Babcock and the Redwings. Also i love reading on his profile page that he is a power play specialist which we dearly need (not powerplay clueless in CJ). Lastly was a pretty good player back in his nhl days 

    I know the Dave Lewis experiment failed but i don't think this guy will be like him. Lewis is sort of like CJ who are quiet coaches that show very little emotions. We have had more luck with coaches like Milbury and Don Cherry

    2. Mike Milbury -  The guy doesn't look like he has aged since the last time he has coached the team. I like his comments when he broadcasts and i'm sure he still has it to coach in todays nhl. He went over his head with his gig being a coach and then GM with the Islanders. Could instill the type of passion he did when he was coaching a successful 90's Bruins team.

    Any others you'd like to see as the next coach? And why. 
     
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    I always thought Andy Murray was a good coach.  I'd be curious how he'd do coaching better built clubs than he had in the past.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Murray_%28ice_hockey%29

    If Joel Quenneville was available, I'd probably be looking there first.

    Darkhorse:

    Barry Melrose

    Side note:

    Apparently, Barry Trotz has photos on the Predators' owner.
     
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    I like Barry Melrose, Mike milbury and if anything NEELY
     
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    [QUOTE]1. http://redwings.nhl.com/club/page.htm?bcid=win_coachbio_1554 This is the next coach i'd like to hire for our team.  Paul MacLean who has been a longtime assistant for Babcock and the Redwings. Also i love reading on his profile page that he is a power play specialist which we dearly need (not powerplay clueless in CJ). Lastly was a pretty good player back in his nhl days  I know the Dave Lewis experiment failed but i don't think this guy will be like him. Lewis is sort of like CJ who are quiet coaches that show very little emotions. We have had more luck with coaches like Milbury and Don Cherry 2. Mike Milbury -  The guy doesn't look like he has aged since the last time he has coached the team. I like his comments when he broadcasts and i'm sure he still has it to coach in todays nhl. He went over his head with his gig being a coach and then GM with the Islanders. Could instill the type of passion he did when he was coaching a successful 90's Bruins team. Any others you'd like to see as the next coach? And why. 
    Posted by rocketdan9[/QUOTE]

    If ever they hire Mike Milbury as the B's GM..I swear after 40 years of being a Bruins fan ..I will quit the team as a fan ....Milbury destroyed the NYI ...worst trades ever were made under MB ....give me a break ...the ideal candidate for PC's job is myself ...been yelling it here ...already sent a CV to Jeremy Jacob ...probably the only one on earth that predicted a 30goals ++ to Blake Wheeler (next season with the Trashers he will get it and easily get 82pts in the season) ....

    Staley Cup to the BRUINS in 2011 (???) 2012 and 2013 (if I am the GM )
     
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    [QUOTE]Other than Andy Murray...all of the above so far make me shudder.
    Posted by hendy77[/QUOTE]

    One sane voice in a sea of utter ignorance !
     
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    Respectfully believe that this team has been on the lamb with laid back type coaches and they are truly in need of someone with fire in their eyes.. Neely has no experience in that role so that could be a seriously bad idea and one that can't wait for his on the job training to work out.. Milbury would be my candidate for replacing CJ .. Reasons:  he would only be the coach and would not have direct influence on the teams trades or anything like that. I like his passion and now that he has aged a little, should be able to use that experience to this teams advantage..
    Sure, he had some major fubars on the Island but he was also the Gen Mgr .. and I liked him here when he was head coach a number of years ago.. so yup.. that would be my #1 choice..  I am sure many of you will disagree but that is my opinion on who I would want in that role..
    Juliens time has come and gone.. This team has tuned him out...
    Just sayin...
     
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    Melrose..are we smoking our pucks..he was the analyst that felt Stamkos was overrated and not that great..

    Before Mad Mike..I would go with Terry O.....

    Pierre Maguire

    Brind Amour

    Andy Brickley

    Dave Poulin
     
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    I like Dave Poulin as well.  That makes sense.

    But, Maguire is a tool and clueless.  I have no idea how that guy has the role he has.

    Brickely has never coached before.  Not an ideal option.

    I don't think Melrose said Stamkos was overrated, he did what many coaches do with young, talented players and that is try to challenge them.
     
    Many credit Mike Keenan with challenging Thornton here.

    Also, do you know what a "darkhorse" choice actually means?  It's not mean to be a top choice.


     
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    Failed miserably? The guy was fired for essentially no reason other than thinking Stamkos needed to start in the minors in October. 

    Clearly, there was some sort of heated exchange and Melrose lost that battle.

    Melrose is good motivator and a solid Xos and Os guy. 
     
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    Melrose is a motivator but a terrible X's and O's guy.  Everyone loves loud, annoying, stupid coaches for some reason.  The only decent coach on this list is Andy Murray.  BBReigns, you like Dave Poulin?  I thought you felt that the Bruins are always failing by not paying for proven talent.  Poulin hasn't coached in the NHL yet.  Anyway, I think this is a better topic for the off season, since I don't see any reason for a coaching change at this point.  If the coaching fails them in the playoffs, sure, but it hasn't yet.
     
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     Why look at scrapheaps of former coaches?
     Many teams are giving long tenured minor league coaches a chance. If Julien has lost the room - and it appears they're a disinterested bunch - why not give a Rob Murray or up and comer a chance? Guys like Melrose, Hitchcock, Therrien et al are short term solutions at best. They don't all work (see MacLean, John), but there does need to be an injection...plus at time like this, you need to see who your leaders are in the room. Not seeing that right now.
     
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    [QUOTE] Why look at scrapheaps of former coaches?  Many teams are giving long tenured minor league coaches a chance. If Julien has lost the room - and it appears they're a disinterested bunch - why not give a Rob Murray or up and comer a chance? Guys like Melrose, Hitchcock, Therrien et al are short term solutions at best. They don't all work (see MacLean, John), but there does need to be an injection...plus at time like this, you need to see who your leaders are in the room. Not seeing that right now.
    Posted by janesie22[/QUOTE]

    If you honestly want Rob Murray to coach the Bruins, you're out of your mind.  The guy can't do jack with the talent given to him in Providence, what makes you think he'd be even a half-decent coach?
     
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    Milbury was such a bad coach on the Island he had to fire himself.  He's a media hack now.  Maguire's a media hack now.  You don't hire media hacks - see: Melrose, Barry.

    It's pretty easy to have all the answers sitting in a studio.

    As for Mad Mike's previous experience in Boston?  Take the following salt lick into account:

         He inherited a team that had been the finals two years earlier.
         He only coached 160 games (two seasons)
         His second season, the team blew a 2-0 series lead in the Conference Finals because he couldn't adjust and slow down Lemieux.

         Every coaching gig he's had, his teams have gotten worse as he's gone on.  First year in Maine - the second round of the playoffs; second year, out of the playoffs.  Bruins - first year, Finals; second year, third round.  Islanders, he took over a team that was out twice, and was twice replaced because the team wasn't getting better.

    Milbury, like about half the other guys on this list, has profile because he's on TV every second night.  We know more about what he thinks about the Bruins than what any Bruin official thinks because he's always talking and they're doing their jobs.  Don't believe the hype.

    Dave Poulin's an interesting choice, and in the abstract I'd say yes, but he's already working as a VP of Hockey Operations in Toronto, so I don't see him stepping back behind the bench.

    Andy Murray wears out his welcome fast, but he does give his teams a boost when he arrives.  He might be the right fit for a last minute replacement?

     
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    Oh my God, are you kidding me?

    Melrose
    Milbury
    Brickley
    Neely

    None of the above. The only reason I say that on Neely is that he is my favorite Bruin of all time...and the last thing I want to see is to throw him behind the bench.
     
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    The other Murray in LA yah I'd like to have him in Boston this September. He might just be available if the Kings don't go far. Same for Tortorella  he might be  available if the Rangers are one n done he would be welcome by me behind the Bruins bench.

    Will Jacobs pay the remaining two years of Julien's contract ? That would indeed put Chiarelli on the hot seat next fall because that is two coaching buyouts in his tenor.
     
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    A guy I think would be excellent in charge of the Bruins is 2 hours north on 95:  Kevin Dineen.

    Excellent pedigree, a motivator and leader as a player, excellent motivator as a coach, very good Xs and Os guy and has experience working with kids and prospects.


     
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    My first choice would be Neely.

    How much experience would he bring to the job? None whatsoever.

    Does that really matter given how futile the revolving coach's door has been in Boston? I'd say not at all. For a franchise that seems terrified of its own shadow and taking chances, why not put a guy behind the bench that can still beat the living cr*p out of more than half the guys who sit there? Put the fear of #8 into 'em, I say.

    Oh, and along those lines...if Neely won;t do it: BRING BACK GRAPES!!!!
     
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    This sure seems like s troll folk festival
     
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    Fellas, Fellas...I got one... Kirk Muller.  He would be perfect.  His contract is up too.  

    Poulin would be good.  
    I wouldn't let Milbury into the building let alone coach the team. 

     
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    Dineen is the only choice that has any validity so far. 

    Either scrapheap retreads or former Bruins.  Great choices.  Maybe Scotty Bowman is available?

    I'd rather grab an absolute no name young guy with a bit of a track record but no NHL name recognition, I know not as sexy.  Someone with an uptempo offensive scheme.  No more clogging the neutral zone BS.  Let me seeee......
     
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    [QUOTE]The other Murray in LA yah I'd like to have him in Boston this September. He might just be available if the Kings don't go far. Same for Tortorella  he might be  available if the Rangers are one n done he would be welcome by me behind the Bruins bench. Will Jacobs pay the remaining two years of Julien's contract ? That would indeed put Chiarelli on the hot seat next fall because that is two coaching buyouts in his tenor.
    Posted by SanDogBrewin[/QUOTE]


    Thinking out loud here, but do coach's get long term contracts for personal reasons?  If a coach was offered a contract worth a million a year for four years as opposed to 4 million in two years, the four year contract would be better as taxes would be less ie. write offs etc.  So I am not so sure JJ would mind a change of the guard if the Bs do not perform up to standards(?) this playoff season.  I'll stand corrected on the contract theory.  
     
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    Oh, c'mon BBR - Melrose was a joke, an utter and complete buffoon in Tampa Bay.  HE was the one who implied it was because of his position on Stamkos (I play some guys too little), but he did it in the course of an interview where he sounded like a high school kid whose girlfriend dumped him.  The other side of that story is Len Barrie saying "talk to the players" about how quickly he alienated his entire team and got himself tuned out.  Great motivator....  And Billy Ray Cyrus is a great dad.  (See what I did there - compartive mulletology.)

    As for the definition of "darkhorse" - it still means "could win" even if it doesn't mean "most likely to win".
     
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    Funny.  Dineen and John MacLean were linked in my head when they played, and now I fear they'd be linked by their coaching performances too.  I mean, he's been on every short list since Gordie Howe was a rookie it seems, but so far....

    The Neely, Milbury, Grapes et al suggestions seem silly but really, if everyone seems to want a go-go team, why not go with guys with maximum credibility in the room rather than a developed strategic system?  This isn't basketball or football.  There's no "run and shoot" option as a system you could describe other than to take more risks.  Yeah, you can release guys earlier for stretch passes (put your wingers higher up the wall, designate a guy who doesn't come back on a dump in so he's waiting for a home run), pinch more often, forecheck with two and three guys, but is that a system?  Is there a coach right now who you'd say is a guy with an offensive system that he coaches and has success?   

    In any case, this is the biggest problem with going with a Guy Boucher, a Cory Clouston. The good coaches are disciplined on D.  If you want guys to fly, the coach probably has to be a retread or a former star.

     
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    Milbury was a good coach for us when he did coach. He knows the city, media and fans. He failed coaching and really failed being a GM with the islanders. But when he inherited them, they were a brutal team to begin with , not even scotty bowman could of done anything. Right now we have a team with solid talent but a bozo driving the bus in CJ. A lineup change here, a tweak in formation there , a timeout at the right moment (laviolette last year playoffs down 3 nothing) and the right speeches can make big differences.

    I also like Maclean and Dineen , both who i feel would do great if given a chance

    I'd forget about Andy Murray since he has the same sort of problem as CJ in thta he can't get past the 2nd round of the playoffs. I'd hire Torterella , but its risky since on one hand he has a stanley cup ring as a coach but the other is known to get into fight with his players.



     
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    McGuire is the Bible of hockey i would take him before a lot of coachs in this league!!  Melrose or Milbury would completely destroy this team... it is a big no no for me!!
     

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