B Kat wrote:
ToddM wrote:Kirk Muller, if we can't get Julian.
Maybe the team needs a coach like Julien, but I don't really like him. And today's babies need a player's coach, and or a calming dog.
Muller might be OK, but I figure there has to be a connection with Nill. Not sure how closely their paths have crossed.
Julian's putting together an unbelievable season right now. His GM gave him a defense of Chara, Torey Krug (who can't play defense), and 4 AHLers. He also has some of the shittiest bottom-6 forwards in hockey (also courtesy his last two GMs).
So, faced with a huge dearth of talent, Julian decided to change up the way the Bruins play: they've gone away from the heavy forechecking half-court style they've played for almost a decade, to an extreme up-tempo aggressive puck-up-the-ice-with-possession style to mask his team's deficiencies. And it's worked (kinda)! They're the #1 team in possession (mark of a great coach), even if their shooting percentage is bottom-three (mark of a lack of talent and/or luck).
Compare that to Ruff: all the same problems that plagued this team in November are plaguing them now. That's the mark of a shitty coach, or maybe, a decent coach who just doesn't give a *poo poo*. Both coaches are on the hot seat, but only one is working his ass off trying to win games. The other one is starting Eakin and Jordie on the PK.