Congrats to @yave1964 for properly predicting this exciting news.
Ruff was stuck with garbage goaltending but I still think he is an overrated coach IMO. The only reason he lasted so long in Buffalo is because they gladly accept mediocrity in WNY.
Maybe he lands in Vegas?
As far as that run to the Finals in 1999... There was this guy named Dominik Hasek that dragged that team kicking and screaming to the Finals. They were that bad, and he was that incredible. I give him WAY more credit for that trip than Ruff.
Dallas Stars coach Lindy Ruff will be fired if the team does not make the playoffs, a high ranking official within the organization said.
“He’s got to win,” the official said. “You can’t fire the other 23 guys.” The above quote was from a couple of weeks ago when the Stars still had a chance, they are good and buried and the night of the long knives will likely be coming soon. I love Jim Nill the Stars GM, as a former Wings assistant who under the radar was responsible for some of our bette
I thought he was a strange signing, a rookie GM bringing in a veteran coach but Nill in Detroit always thought outside of the box. I expect the next signee in Dallas to be someone out of the blue not a retread.
Oh and I hope that if/when Blashill is put out of his misery in Detroit that Ruff is not the pick.
Shady Acres Retirement Home for Lousy Coaches.
He was simply not good in Dallas. And honestly, with the team you had in Buffalo, if you'd had a better coach you'd probably have been to a parade.
Probably one of the more overrated coaches out there.