Confirmed with Link: Boucher to return

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  1. Sens of Anarchy

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    I think the answer is obvious: he was saving it for his big pitch to Dorian in the offseason to razzle dazzle him into giving the entire staff another year.
     
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    It’s less than ideal. Assistant coaches usually handle special teams while head coaches focus on 5on5 play. Hard to fault them for not making the change earlier, the success they have had was dependent on 5on5 play.
     
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    I don't think it's very hard to fault them.
     
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    If Boucher knew how to fix the PP, it would have been fixed by now. If anyone actually believes that he kept mum on the solution to the PP for two years while the team fell to pieces, they are deluded. Boucher doesn’t have the answer.
     
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    No, it does not imply that. It simply means that Crawford will supervise the implementation of 5-on-5 in accordance with head coach Boucher’s direction.
     
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    Alfredsson was done. His time in Detroit proved that. The Karlsson situation is different but EM’s budget could be an issue and cause a trade. I hope not but given EM’s comments, it’s 50/50 in my mind that Karlsson May be traded.
     
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    Alfredsson and EK are tied to one another. Melnyks terrible relationship with Alfie sealed Karlssons fate. Bottom line is we need a new owner. It's going to get worse before it gets better. We're not at rock bottom yet but were close.
     
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    Dorion's willingness to give Boucher another year (or start another year, at least) indicates he needs to save money to re-sign Karlsson. The team can't afford to pay Boucher or his assistant(s) to not coach while we hire more expensive replacements, all while paying EK a huge bonus next July. Boucher's return is a sign that Dorion expects that Karlsson is staying.
     
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    If I see us go into trap mode in the first few mins of a game next season ,GRRRRRR
     
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    If only we were a regular team and could coerce Trotz to come up north, FA at end of year, speculation he is done in Wash but perhaps even with hockey?

    Alas with our current situation I can't see anyone reputable coming here and certainly not of his calibre, begins that we wouldn't pay them even close to competitively in comparison to the entire rest of the league, then add the owner going off and often times meddling, yep no high end coaches here for the foreseeable future.
     
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    If Karlsson is traded and the team gets draft picks and young prospects in return, then the next few seasons will mean no playoffs and we will get top draft picks. Might as well trade the expensive UFAs such as Duchene, Stone, Hoffman, etc. too in order to get more draft picks and prospects. Sell for the future. Forgetabout today.
     
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    do you make this stuff up as you go along?

    Ok. ...let's play....if they are tied together and Daniel lives in Ottawa then where will Erik choose to live if Erik has a choice?
     
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    Big question, do we have more or less too many men penalties next season?
     
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    Karlsson has already said he will continue to live in Ottawa even if his career takes him elsewhere. Having said that, he being very close friends with Alfredsson doesn't mean he has to live near the guy and would choose where he plays based on where Alfredsson's home is.

    Really not sure where you're going with this...
     
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    I dont make anything up just reiterate strait from the horses mouth. If it upsets you dont comment. I understand why you're skeptical its not what anyone wants to hear myself included.
     
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    it was in response to the two of them being tied together. ... it was just a nonsense post. so if they are indeed tied together wouldn't Erik wish to stay by his master's side?
     
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    you're on here making stuff up all the time and posting inappropriate crap. your bipolar comment was completely ridiculous and showed your character.
     
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    it'd be hard to top last year's performance
     
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    Is it all that far fetched that Alfredsson has a significant influence on Karlsson? He walked away from the organization for a reason. What do you think that reason would be exactly? He still lives in Ottawa.
    Bipolar and inappropriate crap? Yikes, sorry you dont agree with what I am saying, no need to sling insults around.
     
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    49 points in 68 games is not too shabby. At worst, he would have been on our second line that season if he stuck around.
     
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    I have faith in us.
     
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    I wouldn't say it's surprising.

    The narrative that we are coach killers is very real even if not necessarily based on much since no coach we have fired has gone on to do much of anything.

    You don't necessarily fire the coach after one bad year. Teams bounce back. Players bounce back. Why not coaches? Who are you going to replace him with? What about the cost?

    I think it is far too easy to say "fire all the coaches".
     

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