Blue Jackets hire Brad Larsen as their next head coach

Discussion in 'National Hockey League Talk' started by MMC, Jun 10, 2021.

  1. MMC Global Moderator

    Joined:
    May 11, 2014
    Messages:
    26,945
    Likes Received:
    12,648
    Trophy Points:
    186
    SB Cash:
    $ 100,000
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    none
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
  2. Big Daddy Cane Lion Reaves

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Messages:
    8,615
    Likes Received:
    16,068
    Trophy Points:
    176
    SB Cash:
    $ 100,000
    Location:
    Western PA
  3. Nucker101 Foundational Poster

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2013
    Messages:
    13,041
    Likes Received:
    4,944
    Trophy Points:
    156
    SB Cash:
    $ 100,000
    I was hoping Jarmo would hire Jalonen, would be cool to see him get a chance in the NHL, maybe as an assistant?
     
  4. The Nuge RIP Joey

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Messages:
    25,341
    Likes Received:
    3,119
    Trophy Points:
    186
    SB Cash:
    $ 10,000
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    British Columbia
    Possibly a bad sign for the expectations of the team next season (not that he’ll necessarily be bad, but it’s a gamble)
     
  5. Skinnyjimmy08 FORMER WorldTraveler

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2012
    Messages:
    18,797
    Likes Received:
    6,141
    Trophy Points:
    156
    SB Cash:
    $ 100,000
    Nice to see teams go with a different head coach... it gets boring seeing the same guys get recycled around the league
     
    JungleBeat, Biz20, HabsQC and 9 others like this.
  6. mrquincy27 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    1,708
    Likes Received:
    1,254
    Trophy Points:
    109
    SB Cash:
    $ 100,000
    I suppose its a rebuild then
     
    Pizza!Pizza! likes this.
  7. ClevelandJacketFan Awesome Mascots!

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2007
    Messages:
    3,756
    Likes Received:
    472
    Trophy Points:
    124
    SB Cash:
    $ 100,000
    Location:
    ...Really?
    There is basically none amongst the fans.

    It's fine. Hard to get really excited about it but to claim it's bad at this point is not right.
     
    Monk likes this.
  8. WarriorofTime Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2010
    Messages:
    16,575
    Likes Received:
    756
    Trophy Points:
    159
    SB Cash:
    $ 100,000
  9. RyCanadian Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2021
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    44
    Trophy Points:
    23
    SB Cash:
    $ 100,000
    Gender:
    Male
    I was just thinking this as well.
     
  10. bov Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2010
    Messages:
    5,664
    Likes Received:
    1,365
    Trophy Points:
    139
    SB Cash:
    $ 100,000
    7 years, he paid his dues. Good for him.
     
  11. CoachWithNoTeam Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2006
    Messages:
    1,226
    Likes Received:
    349
    Trophy Points:
    124
    SB Cash:
    $ 100,000
    Occupation:
    Bread Winner
    Location:
    San Diego
    This is not getting a very good immediate reaction from the jackets fanbase, if you’re on the outside wondering.
     
    HabsQC and Bostonzamboni like this.
  12. BB88 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2015
    Messages:
    33,206
    Likes Received:
    10,867
    Trophy Points:
    176
    SB Cash:
    $ 100,000
    Yeah this feels like going for a real rebuild instead or retool on fly
     
    HabsQC and Pizza!Pizza! like this.
  13. MetalheadPenguinsFan Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Messages:
    51,340
    Likes Received:
    6,765
    Trophy Points:
    235
    SB Cash:
    $ 10,000
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Canada
    Never heard of him.
     
    Morrison likes this.
  14. Jive Pawnbroker One day next week

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2009
    Messages:
    3,518
    Likes Received:
    1,084
    Trophy Points:
    139
    SB Cash:
    $ 100,000
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    on SCTV
    Brad Larsen - the Ann Veal of hockey coaches.

    (it's an Arrested Development thing)
     
  15. ACLEVERNAME Hey Beavis, "Registered User"

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    3,321
    Likes Received:
    485
    Trophy Points:
    124
    SB Cash:
    $ 100,000
    Gender:
    Male
    Seth Jones rethinking his future rn.
     
    Morrison likes this.
  16. Del Preston Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2013
    Messages:
    57,037
    Likes Received:
    55,685
    Trophy Points:
    192
    SB Cash:
    $ 10,000
    I have no idea who he is, so no opinion here. Who else did they interview?
     
  17. CBJx614 Registered User

    Joined:
    May 25, 2012
    Messages:
    11,255
    Likes Received:
    2,042
    Trophy Points:
    162
    SB Cash:
    $ 100,000
    Location:
    C-137
    I personally like the hiring. Dude has paid his dues and getting a chance to show what he's capable of.

    Most CBJ fans don't like it because he ran our joke of a powerplay. As if that's all that goes into being a coach.

    The relationships that coaches build between players/staff is absolutely one of the most important parts of being a coach. Being able to inspire and make guys believe anything is possible is what makes a good coach. And by all accounts he's loved by players and other staff members.
     
    generalshepherd141 likes this.
  18. domi28 Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2017
    Messages:
    133
    Likes Received:
    67
    Trophy Points:
    26
    SB Cash:
    $ 100,000
    Gender:
    Male
    We have a department manager at work that is loved by his employees because he pretty much let's them do whatever they want. That doesn't make him a good manager.

    I hope I'm wrong but I can't see this hiring working out. I was already planning on cutting back from seeing 20 games at Nationwide to 10 or so this upcoming season but that might end up being 5 or less if this team ends up being the clown show on ice that this upcoming season is looking like.
     
    Rcknrollkillnmachine likes this.
  19. ChuckLefley Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2016
    Messages:
    1,284
    Likes Received:
    734
    Trophy Points:
    109
    SB Cash:
    $ 100,000
    I believe he is the first ex-Thrasher to become a head coach in the NHL.
     
  20. CBJWerenski8 Formerly CBJWennberg10

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    Messages:
    32,998
    Likes Received:
    10,923
    Trophy Points:
    206
    SB Cash:
    $ 100,000
    Gender:
    Male
    Gallant, Larsen, Tocchet, Quinn confirmed

    Hartley, Jalonen, Valucci unconfirmed

    Based of reporting today, Gallant was potentially the #1 choice, but appears to be off to NYR. And Larsen was the next one up.
     
  21. CBJx614 Registered User

    Joined:
    May 25, 2012
    Messages:
    11,255
    Likes Received:
    2,042
    Trophy Points:
    162
    SB Cash:
    $ 100,000
    Location:
    C-137
    He wouldn't be where he's at today if he wasn't capable in all facets of coaching.
     
  22. Dr Quincy Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    26,232
    Likes Received:
    6,512
    Trophy Points:
    232
    SB Cash:
    $ 100,000
    By this logic Dallas Eakins is a good coach.
     
  23. jetsforever Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2013
    Messages:
    20,581
    Likes Received:
    13,168
    Trophy Points:
    176
    SB Cash:
    $ 100,000
    Forgot Torts was moving on
    Good for Larsen to get a shot
     
  24. LetsGOJackets!! Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2004
    Messages:
    4,297
    Likes Received:
    745
    Trophy Points:
    184
    SB Cash:
    $ 100,000
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Columbus Ohio
    +1 for him wanting the job after watching Torts shadow dance through the past season. Hopeful that we get some possession offense and stability in our lines so that chemistry actually has a chance to develop. & last I checked PLD still sucks
     
  25. Bulis hit Registered User

    Joined:
    May 5, 2007
    Messages:
    1,597
    Likes Received:
    515
    Trophy Points:
    139
    SB Cash:
    $ 100,000
    Good luck to the guy. I don't know him, but I always prefer seeing a new coach than teams recycling old farts.

    Good that it also comes from within the organisation. I think they have to trust the youth anyway, so it's unlikely that they will contend right away. They can take their time to see who is best in that role. Maybe he is just there to develop the kids..
     
    generalshepherd141 likes this.
  26. McSpecial DraiBlend Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2010
    Messages:
    3,956
    Likes Received:
    2,422
    Trophy Points:
    156
    SB Cash:
    $ 100,000
    Location:
    Kelowna, Canada
    Cool to see him get a shot. Played against him when we were kids
     
    Mr Nogatco likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"