Who replaces Cooper?

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  1. T REX

    T REX Registered User

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    He's the Tony Dungy of Tampa.

    He's not good enough. It's the cold hard truth. We are wasting years by keeping that loser around. I hope Yzerman sees that this roster is better than Cooper's results.

    The switch is broken.

    I won't take anything away from the Caps.

    Cooper has taken this team as far as he can. Make the change.
     
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    dbieon12 Vinik-Yzerman-Cooper

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    Vinny Lecavalier
     
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    Close it down Mods... nothing to see here. Someone needs to hand OP a bite rag
     
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    The more intelligent question is who replaces Bowness? The man is responsible for the two biggest weaknesses of the team.
     
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    It’s a valid thread but until someone comes up with a valid answer Coop is the guy.
     
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    Rick Bowness :sarcasm:
     
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    So you keep a guy that will never get us to the promised land? Why?
     
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    Not saying I do. Just need a valid replacement.

    Agree what we’ve seen in this series is simply unacceptable. And embarrassing.
     
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    Ok. That's half the equation. I trust Yzerman to find someone better. It is obvious Cooper isn't good enough. I don't know how you justify wasting any more years with Cooper at the helm.
     
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    Can you explain what he's doing wrong other than "we lost therefore it MUST be his fault!" ?
     
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    Are you joking? He has the '27 Yankees and he can't do ****.

    His message isn't getting through OR his coaching sucks. Either way it's on him.

    I can't believe anyone would support wasting anymore of this roster's best year's on that loser.
     
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    BTW, I am a LIGHTING fan not a Jon "Dungy" Cooper fan.
     
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    The analogy isn't as flattering as you're trying to make it sound. Sure we ended up winning with Gruden, but we blew up the long term of the team and Dungy went on to ultimately win a lot more with the Colts overall.
     
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    Dungy never touched the offense in Indy because he was too conservative. It was part of his deal to come there. Are you joking?
     
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    You're using football to support an argument about hockey, and the cultures are very different. Cooper's not getting fired. If he wasn't fired last year, he's not getting fired now. You can argue that he SHOULD be fired, but that's very different than whether or not he will be.
     
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    I tend to agree. Good times. Lol
     
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    Cool. Let's stick with a guy we know will never win us a Stanley.

    Sounds perfect.

    Vintage Cooper so far in the ECF. No answers. Deer in headlights look. Chew more gum. Sad.
     
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    You're confusing two different arguments. Whether or not we'd be better off with a different coach is a very different argument than whether or not Cooper is likely to be fired. I'm as critical of Cooper as anybody. But that doesn't change history. Yzerman would be the first GM since I don't even know when to fire a coach under these circumstances, and Yzerman's not exactly known for an itchy trigger finger.
     
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    He fired Guy after what...two seasons?

    I feel that we are confusing getting to the ECF with success when your expectations are the CUP.

    Yzerman assembled a massive roster of talent. It's Cooper's job to maximize it. Has he? Truly? He missed last year. He almost lost the division lead in the last few games.

    It was Cup or bust.

    Off with his head.
     
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    With Boucher, Yzerman fired him after he very clearly lost the room. And that's actually more evidence that Yzerman's likely to wait too long rather than pull the trigger too soon.
     
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    Screw it...let's wait until Stammer is 40..."next year, Cooper" is a bumper sticker.
     
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    Your problem might be more with Yzerman than Cooper.
     
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    Right. I guess it would be Yzerman's fault if he kept trotting out a loser like Cooper over and over and over. Yup...eventually that is on Yzerman. Let's see what happens. We weren't prepared these two games and that's on Coop. He sucks so bad.
     
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    We're emotional after a tough loss. The one guy who's not emotional right now is Yzerman. I think he treats emotions like ego and leaves them at the door.

    I really think we might see Bowness fired though and we bring in a guy to run the PK, much like we did with Richards for the PP.
     

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