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burd
05-19-2015, 07:42 PM
It pizzes me off that the Flyers organization is just trying to gain some hockey cred the easy way by buying this connection with the UND program. If the Gophers try something like this, I'll REALLY be pizzed.

Happy
05-19-2015, 07:51 PM
It pizzes me off that the Flyers organization is just trying to gain some hockey cred the easy way by buying this connection with the UND program. If the Gophers try something like this, I'll REALLY be pizzed.

The gophers don't typically hire Canadian coaches.

SJHovey
05-19-2015, 08:42 PM
I want him to succeed. I like it when the NHL notices the NCAA hockey world, after all, it used to be incredibly rare for a college player to go on to the NHL, and now it's common. I don't like the fact that players leave early, but I like the fact that they have enough talent to succeed at the next level.
I agree with this.

If Hakstol succeeds, I don't think we'll suddenly see a big switch to college head coaches as the spot to look for your next NHL head coach. But I've always thought professional sports organizations are sheeple, as much as movie producers. Someone has some success with using Bill James' stats to build a baseball team, now everyone has to look at that method. Someone wins a Super Bowl with a coach who was formerly a coordinator, everyone has to hire a current coordinator.

The reason it was shocking a college coach was picked was because teams have always either named a retread from the NHL, or picked someone out of the AHL or maybe the junior leagues in Canada. If Hakstol has success, someone in the college ranks is going to get a shot, whether it's a Dave Quinn or a Mel Pearson or Jim Montgomery. But someone will get the shot, and as they get a chance, and as they succeed, the old ingrained school of thought that anything good in hockey has to come out of the junior leagues up there will continue to erode.

icehawk
05-19-2015, 09:40 PM
I agree with this.

If Hakstol succeeds, I don't think we'll suddenly see a big switch to college head coaches as the spot to look for your next NHL head coach. But I've always thought professional sports organizations are sheeple, as much as movie producers. Someone has some success with using Bill James' stats to build a baseball team, now everyone has to look at that method. Someone wins a Super Bowl with a coach who was formerly a coordinator, everyone has to hire a current coordinator.

The reason it was shocking a college coach was picked was because teams have always either named a retread from the NHL, or picked someone out of the AHL or maybe the junior leagues in Canada. If Hakstol has success, someone in the college ranks is going to get a shot, whether it's a Dave Quinn or a Mel Pearson or Jim Montgomery. But someone will get the shot, and as they get a chance, and as they succeed, the old ingrained school of thought that anything good in hockey has to come out of the junior leagues up there will continue to erode.
Great post but you forgot to mention Lucia as a possible NHL coach in the future. 😉

LTsatch
05-19-2015, 10:13 PM
Not that I would want to see it happen, but they would have been better off with Yale's Allain who has the pro asst. coaching cred with the Caps. I know the money and prestige are a draw for Hakstol, but why go from being fawned over by UND fans to the that hellhole of a sports town that Philly is. The Flyers message boards are already in full rage about the hire.

goldy_331
05-20-2015, 08:41 AM
Omg :eek::eek::eek::eek:

This thread has caused Happy and SJ to agree! What's next, Happy and Dirty hugging?:eek:

SJHovey
05-20-2015, 09:43 AM
Omg :eek::eek::eek::eek:

This thread has caused Happy and SJ to agree! What's next, Happy and Dirty hugging?:eek:I'll be honest with you. I actually did have to go back and see if it really was Happy I was quoting. :)

ScoobyDoo
05-20-2015, 09:48 AM
I hate the Flyers. I don't like Hakstol. I will not be rooting for any success.

willythekid
05-20-2015, 10:13 AM
I hate the Flyers. I don't like Hakstol. I will not be rooting for any success.

I promise you nobody cares what a sourpuss like you thinks about the situation... There are plenty of goofer fans that wish you wouldn't root for their team.

ScoobyDoo
05-20-2015, 10:19 AM
I promise you nobody cares what a sourpuss like you thinks about the situation... There are plenty of goofer fans that wish you wouldn't root for their team.

They want to kick me out of the club, ay? Fine by me. I don't need anyone's validation on a message board like you do.

willythekid
05-20-2015, 10:30 AM
They want to kick me out of the club, ay? Fine by me. I don't need anyone's validation on a message board like you do.


Thanks for being a goofer fan...
Sincereley, all other fanbases

huskyfan
05-20-2015, 10:52 AM
there are a lot of pro teams that could do worse than Don "the hair" Lucia

Jimjamesak
05-20-2015, 12:06 PM
I hate the Flyers. I don't like Hakstol. I will not be rooting for any success.
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HarleyMC
05-20-2015, 02:10 PM
I hate the Flyers. I don't like Hakstol. I will not be rooting for any success.

You forgot to mention Ron Hextall is a psychopath (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df2LrRgQZcM).

burd
05-20-2015, 06:06 PM
You forgot to mention Ron Hextall is a psychopath (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df2LrRgQZcM).

Wow. Not the temperament you usually associate with managers.

The reports are that Hakstol turned him down twice. Maybe he decided he would be safer if he accepted.

dxmnkd316
05-20-2015, 11:26 PM
I promise you nobody cares what a sourpuss like you thinks about the situation... There are plenty of goofer fans that wish you wouldn't root for their team.

Dude, who pizzed in your cheerios?

The Rube
05-20-2015, 11:28 PM
I hate the Flyers. I don't like Hakstol. I will not be rooting for any success.

This.

Shirtless Guy
05-21-2015, 12:12 AM
Dude, who pizzed in your cheerios?

Apparently tech fans, keep up!

HarleyMC
05-21-2015, 12:29 AM
I promise you nobody cares what a sourpuss like you thinks about the situation... There are plenty of goofer fans that wish you wouldn't root for their team.

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The Rube
05-21-2015, 12:33 AM
I promise you nobody cares what a sourpuss like you thinks about the situation... There are plenty of goofer fans that wish you wouldn't root for their team.

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