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Confirmed with Link: David Quinn - New Rangers Coach (Officially official on 5/23)

Discussion in 'New York Rangers' started by Gardner McKay, May 22, 2018.

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  1. The Crypto Guy

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    I’m ok with this, as long as Lindy knows that it’s Quinn’s show.
     
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    Is this a joke? I really hope so :laugh:
     
  3. Ola

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    Its supposedly very important that Quinn can get someone that he has worked with before and is comfortable with. Dave must be a very shy person. Someone must hold his hand. Who cares about anything else.
     
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    Most coaches hire assistants they’re familiar with and have worked with before.
     
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    Which is why his mother makes perfect sense ;)

    Can't beat 51 years of chemistry.
     
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    There is a difference if Babcock does it or a rookie college coach does it. Most coaches also has a lot bigger network than Quinn.

    Why is it so important to find someone that Quinn is familiar with? I wouldn’t care one bit about it if I was in that situation. Paid millions of USDs, be a pro and make it work with whomever is the best for job. Jesus.

    The next Apple CEO should request to get a CFO he has worked with before, send a list of his pals from college to the chairman so that they know who they might select...
     
  7. Mac n Gs

    Mac n Gs Gorton plz

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    I think you’re overreacting to that. He’s keeping Ruff around, and would it really be a bad thing if we brought in Sacco or Scott Gordon as the other assistant? You then have a mix of a new HC, prior NHL HC with either AHL experience or NHL AC experience, and then Ruff who has 19 years of NHL HC experience.

    None of that matters to me as long as they can help develop our prospects and get them playing a more cohesive, structured game.
     
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    It’s a very demanding job. Family situation. Energy. Know how. Character, you want the right mix behind the bench. Someone that can light the players up, someone to keep them in shack.

    You are tying up your GMs hands quite much if you like only can muster 3-4 candidates that you have worked with before. Slats/Gorts didn’t let AV select his own assistants.

    I also think it’s difference if you have a group of guys coming from the same background with the same ideas that you are intending to implement like with say Renney/Pelino.
     
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    Well I mean we have no clue who the other candidates are, so saying it’s limited to 3-4 guys isn’t true at this time. Also, sticking with Ruff goes against that narrative too, and it completes exactly what you mentioned at the end of your first paragraph.

    So where’s the beef here? There’s nothing to judge until we see the on-ice product, IMO.
     
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    I just got a little annoyed that Quinn asked to get one guy he was familiar with next to him behind the bench, no biggie, but...
     
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    I see no reason to be annoyed with that. If anything, I'd take this as Quinn understanding his limitations, and wants someone that he is personally (not professionally) familiar with so that he has an extra set of eyes that he can trust, and vice versa
     
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    The current Apple CEO was literally hand picked by the previous CEO who worked closely with him for years and was extremely familiar with him.

    It's not at all odd to want to have people you know and trust work with you, not in sports, not in business, not anywhere.
     
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    nyr2k2 Can't Beat Him

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    When you get into a leadership position, the truly smart, effective guys looks to bring in other guys that know more than they do/are smarter than them/have more experience. This is like remedial stuff for effective CEOs, Presidents, entrepreneurs, etc. You surround yourself with people that are smarter or more knowledgeable because they push you to be better, bring different perspectives, and give you opportunities to learn from them. You create a team of excellence which in turn cascades down the organization creating organizational excellence. You put your ego aside and say, "Help me me better so we can all reach our maximum potential."

    I hope Quinn hires the smartest ****ing guys he can find. It will only make him, and us, better off.
     
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    I'd just like to say that the coaching change is still what I'm most excited about. I like what I've seen of Quinn and like the choice for what this team needs. I don't know all his X's and O's yet, but as long as he simplifies the defensive scheme, as compared to last season, I feel like it's a fresh start for a lot of guys that have already established themselves.
     
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    I sometimes don't get jokes on the internet either but this one seemed pretty obvious, no?
     
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    Quinn was on Sportsnet 590 The Fan today.

    http://pmd.fan590.com/podcasts/hock...oach-David-Quinn-on-his-hockey-philosophy.mp3

    ~29:30 is the interview with Quinn.

    He has met a few players already over lunch/dinner, and apparently plans to go to Sweden to meet/talk with Lundqvist. He again talked about how he wants to play a fast, puck possession game that hounds the opposing team to get the puck back, and is smart defensively.
     
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    Richard Banger Keep Calm and Tank On!

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