Discussion in 'Tampa Bay Lightning' started by The Macho Man, May 31, 2018.
A new day! What was Lauer in charge of?
Probably not a good sign if few fans know what you did
Not necessarily. How many fans know more than two/three coaches on a team and GM/AGM, and *maybe* head amateur scout?
Lauer was still with us? I seriously didn't know. Wow.....
Either way let's get these hires right.
Slight correction. Bowness fired. Lauer was not renewed.
I don't really think firing Bowness will do anything, it's not really his fault one of the most stacked defenses didn't play up to par. Hedman not being able to make 2 foot passes, non-existent transition and losing battles in front of the net are player faults, can't really blame the coach who just sits there and chews gum. We should be holding the players more accountable.
Lauer was an offense (including faceoffs)/PP guy, right?
Why doesn't he fire Kucherov? He will want big bucks and he didn;t show up when he was asposed too!
Mike Kitchen: defense replacement
Paul MacLean: offense replacement (another Duck PP guy, I know, but they were ranked 1st and 17th in his two years there, and he's got a Jack Adams)
this also opens up a few possibilities for a new head coach, should the situation require. Kitchen is a fixture with Quenneville and Paul MacLean's son coaches with Sheldon Keefe.
Because we will trade him for Karlsson
Cooper is still here so really not much changes
This should hopefully change our PK and defensive zone structure. We need a tactition for our entries and breakout too.
Or one could say...rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.
Cooper has next year to get it done.
Our PK was garbage...we would slowly collapse into this tiny box. Awful. Trash. Good riddance. Cooper you are up next.
I think it’s exactly his fault if a stacked defense couldn’t pull it together.
Richards does the PP. Smith thinks he may be the new associate coach as well.
I really have no clue what Bauer did. He wasn't behind the bench as I recall.
I remember reading that he was the Ducks' PP guy when he was hired by the Bolts... Don't know what he did here though.
He may have done the PP before Richards came in. Richards has done a great job with the PP. Normally when it starts to stagnate, it's execution issues rather than system (admittedly having two one-time threats on each wing makes for a difficult PP to defend). Entries are a million times better than what they used to be.
Noice. Hopefully the PK and defense will be up to par next year.
Joe Smith wondered on twitter if Benoit Groulx might be a possibility as a replacement for Bowness. Thinks he's got the makings of an NHL head coach someday. Thoughts from those of you that follow Syracuse closely??
You think coaches are supposed to manage players and systems? Nah they just stand behind the bench and look pretty.
Lauer was responsble for all facets. Look, it’s not that bowness is responsible for this season, or that the players get a pass, but good riddance to systems that weren’t working. Very frustrating watching aggressive PKs give our players nanoseconds to make a puck decision, while our PK allowed point shots as a principle. relying on shotblocking is relying on luck, imho.
Damn. If that's the case, there's a whole lot of NHL coaching failures in this league, imho.
We're not sure if Bowness was in charge of the PK, but it's been kind of assumed. That's one place where the problem looked clearly structure-based.
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