Discussion in 'Tampa Bay Lightning' started by AlphaCatalyst, Feb 16, 2019.
Scotty Bowman is even older than Don Cherry.
Do you think they would ever consider asking Espo? He certainly would fit the bill as opinionated, says what he wants, old guy, hall of famer, has a connection to the old time hockey days and the present, and was apart of one of the more celebrated hockey Canada moments with his role in the 72 series. I doubt he’d leave Tampa, but dare I say he’s almost perfect for cc.
Judging from his tan I’d say he’ll never leave Florida.
Yeah I know, I messed up my post. Bowman would only finish out the season as it would buy time to find a better replacement or this could just be the final season at all.
Re: Espo. He loves the Lightning too much. I don't think he'd leave even if they gave him a million dollars. And as for him replacing Don, I'd say the cherry doesn't fall far from the tree in the selection of Espo in that case.
I was just about to make this post.
Doug MacLean maybe could have been good for the job, if SN hadn't fired him in June. MacLean has made the transition into full-time broadcaster, where I don't know that about Burke.
Mike Keenan has the aura around him and doesn't get NHL coaching jobs, but I don't think that will translate to TV like we think it will.
Remember when Brett Hull tried to out-Cherry, Cherry? That's Mike Milbury's role now with NBC. Early on, Milbury was actually quite agreeable and made good points.
I will forever love Don for this....
Incoming small rant on Brett Hull
Hull might've been one of the GOAT's but the dude has the IQ of a turnip and seldom does he make any points that make much sense. Especially his take on expansion and the subsequent arrival of less talented players being a cause of the DPE. No dude... I went to lunch at Hooters on Fletcher Ave a few weeks back and they showed a replay of Game 7 of the 1996 ECF between the Panthers and Penguins on one of the TV's. It was the most boring game I have ever watched in my life. I am NOT someone who suffers boedem ever. It was literally 10 minutes at a time of the Penguins dumping the puck in, the Panthers trapping and converging and sending it back out and the Penguins not knowing what the hell to do. Yeah Brett.... that lack of talent REALLY did us in on the goal-scoring and quality of the game there bud. Nothing to do with goalies leaving their net to take the dump ins. Nothing to do with 2 line pass exacerbating neutral zone clogging. Nothing to do with gigantic goalie pads there bud. The Panthers exploited every advantage they could to shut down a hapless Lemieux and Jagr. It was a coaching clinic. I mean bravo to Doug MacLean....
How someone who actually played in that era (and for Ken Hitchcock of all coaches) could blame talent for the DPE shows that's a brain that doesn't fire on ANY cylinders.
That Hull and Cherry clip reminds me of Don Jr. and Eric on SNL.
They've been grooming Burke for years.
It'll be a different segment, and they might give it a little bit of time to cool down. But by this time next year, Bryan Burke's gonna be the guy saying offensive things between periods. They'll just be a PC kind of offensive.
Brian Burke doesn't really say things that I'd consider 'offensive', outside of things that may get hockey dorks mad.
He has strong convictions, which shows him to be stubborn, but the stuff that he's inflexible on seems to be a benevolent dictatorship. Volunteer in the community or be traded, etc.
Lowly broons give up four goal lead in the third and lose in the shootout lel
MTL, FLA and BOS all getting points tonight (BOS only got 1)
In context of the Cherry firing here's an interesting video by THG from last year's october on Cherry:
And here is his take from two days ago (after the firing was announced):
I want to talk about this. (spoiler because I might shatter your mind)
Everyone gets that the ice cream theft is a gag, right? Look at how hard the victim is smiling (a grown man in good shape with an ice cream cone, btw) as it's lifted out of its holder.
What the hell is this abomination?
I guess it's okay for its purpose. To be seen in a football stadium and be forgotten as a TV game.
Abomination. Abominable. Abominable Snowman.
Interesting. Coach's Challenge success rate isn't really great (except Babcock, Gallant and Hakstol who have around a 50% win/loss ratio).
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