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Flo The Action


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So apparently Boucher will be back next year. (Melnyk opened up hos penny wallet and decided he couldnít afford another coach)

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There is a silver lining. KK is gone in belvo

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I like the idea that they are not saying it was all the coach's fault. The players have largely escaped with no consequences for a very long time (back when they *were* spending to the cap more than lately). And I am not shocked Boucher is back because that's what all the media have been saying (to the point that I now think this was Dorion testing the waters). But I am surprised the entire coaching team survived.

I get it that firing the assistants doesn't solve anything, but in this case we had two *associate* coaches. I thought the reason for having the two was exactly this situation - fire the coach but keep some continuity.

Oh well, guess we'll see.

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Well with Boucher taking over the PP I guess heís putting the noose around his neck. If it fails to click then itís a quick pull of the chair from dorion. If we wind up in the top half of the league then he might secure a one or two year extension.

The one thing I remember about Boucher coaching minor is how great a teacher he was. Look at any quotes from his past players. If he can change his philosophy to a development coach again then he might do quite well in Ottawa. Even have success again.†
I guess weíll see.

Glad to hear speed is gonna be a central theme again. With all the youth thatís likely gonna be on the team itís a good identity to have and reinforce.

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We will see if speed is a theme when we see what they do with Karlsson. Iím confident he stays until at least the trade deadline. Speed and an agressive onslaught of a forecheck would be a good start.

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Pesky Sens needs to be their identity again.


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I'm glad the Sens are finally sticking with a coaching staff, but I'm just not sure if this is the right staff. Oh well, there's going to be lots of player turnover, so we'll see how it all shakes out.

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tim1_2 wrote:I'm glad the Sens are finally sticking with a coaching staff, but I'm just not sure if this is the right staff. †Oh well, there's going to be lots of player turnover, so we'll see how it all shakes out. †
†Ou her has his flaws but if any of the past coaches since BM is smart enough to adjust, itís him.
Heís still the most capable coach weíve had in 10 years.

tim1_2

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Flo The Action wrote:
tim1_2 wrote:I'm glad the Sens are finally sticking with a coaching staff, but I'm just not sure if this is the right staff. †Oh well, there's going to be lots of player turnover, so we'll see how it all shakes out. †
†Ou her has his flaws but if any of the past coaches since BM is smart enough to adjust, itís him.
Heís still the most capable coach weíve had in 10 years.

I agree that Boucher might be the most skilled coach we've had in a long time, but if the team has tuned him out, that's not something that can be corrected, no matter how much Boucher changes (and I doubt he's going to change much).

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tim1_2 wrote:
Flo The Action wrote:
tim1_2 wrote:I'm glad the Sens are finally sticking with a coaching staff, but I'm just not sure if this is the right staff. †Oh well, there's going to be lots of player turnover, so we'll see how it all shakes out. †
†Ou her has his flaws but if any of the past coaches since BM is smart enough to adjust, itís him.
Heís still the most capable coach weíve had in 10 years.

I agree that Boucher might be the most skilled coach we've had in a long time, but if the team has tuned him out, that's not something that can be corrected, no matter how much Boucher changes (and I doubt he's going to change much).

Maybe itís time for the team to learn to tune him back in.

I think thatís the whole problem in Ottawa.

Besides, I donít think that was the whole point. Exit interviews didnít suggest the players had anything against Boucher.
If anything itís the lack of quality players inserted in the off season that messed us up.

Boucher tried his best. Maybe he was told by management that burrows and oduya had to be played.
I mean, especially with burrows. Benching a guy that Dorion hand picked to be on the team...

tim1_2

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Flo The Action wrote:
Besides, I donít think that was the whole point. Exit interviews didnít suggest the players had anything against Boucher.

Do you really think that the info would come out publicly if the players said bad things about Boucher in exit interviews?

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tim1_2 wrote:
Flo The Action wrote:
Besides, I donít think that was the whole point. Exit interviews didnít suggest the players had anything against Boucher.

Do you really think that the info would come out publicly if the players said bad things about Boucher in exit interviews?

Not completely directly but there were th8bgs said in other years that let you feel they were dissatisfied. This year many players have come out and said it was on them. I dunno. Feels different.

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Colin White centering Team USAís top line with Gaudreau and Patty Kane. Good thing Boucher or KK isnt their coach. What a dogfuck our coaches were.

Iíd like him to center our L2 as of right now. Boucher better be able to change.

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Lagoon wrote:Colin White centering Team USAís top line with Gaudreau and Patty Kane. Good thing Boucher or KK isnt their coach. What a dogfuck our coaches were.

Iíd like him to center our L2 as of right now. Boucher better be able to change.

That's quite something.

At least Dorion acknowledged publicly that one of the thing's Boucher would have to change is his usage of the young guys. Now, it could be out of necessity if they continue gutting the team, but we should see guys like White in more prominent roles come October.

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No points for White or Chabot. White had the more prominent role even though he switched lines sometime late in the second period it seemed. White looked good. Chabot was out with McDavid and RNH in OT and it was beautiful.

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Pokka to the KHL. Big loss for Belleville in my opinion. Lost Dido for nothing.

tim1_2

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Lagoon wrote:Pokka to the KHL. Big loss for Belleville in my opinion. Lost Dido for nothing.

Since he's a RFA, I guess we retain his NHL rights or something like that?

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Yeah, Dido is a UFA if I remember correctly, but it was still a surprisingly low return on Dido. We do indeed retain Pokkaís rights however. Shocking to me that he never once got to see NHL action in his 4 years since being drafted. He is what he is and thatís an offensive Dman and PP quarterback that has but up 30+ points in all 4 pro seasons heís had. Iíd like to see what they do in Belleville next season and how players are used. There were a lot of questionable decisions down there and with callups here. Iím not suggesting a one game callup could have kept him in NA, but if he was in their plans for 2019, I couldnít have hurt. I mean itís not like our right side didnít need help at the end of the year when Karlsson was out and we had callups to burn. Watch him have an excellent World Championships now. Heís the lone Dman on PP1 and ahead of Honka who is on PP2.

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