Friday, July 13, 2007
It's Sutter (Updated)
1. No-nonsense personality
2. History of winning. Winning as a player with the Islanders in 1982 and 1983, winning as a coach with Red Deer winning the WHL and Memorial Cup, and internationally winning with two World Junior Championship titles (as a coach, I assume).
3. He's a Sutter - which means grit and skill will be favored.
4. He's learned from legendary coach Al Arbour, whom Sutter played for during his time on Long Island.
5. No fear - how this is different from #3 is beyond me, but whatever.
No idea how well covered the press conference will be; but hopefully it'll just be to announce Sutter as the new head coach. I don't want any surprises or anything like that.
Labels: 2007 Offseason
Great hire by Lou
Thankfully, it also show's the respect hockey people have for Lou. When horrible and foolish media types specualted that no one would want to come to the Devils because of Lou, he sign's the best coaching candidate in the entire hockey world. That slaps the critics their collective faces does it not? Also, when Lou steps down in a few years, don't be surprised if he (sutter) is the new leader.
I'd love to take a poll on who you think the mystery Devil is?
Anonymous, good find on the Brooks article. I heard rumors that Scott Gomez in particular hated Julien. Pandolfo and Madden weren't fans either. I'm not sure it was any of them, in fact I get the impression the team in general didn't like Julien after a while; but it wouldn't surprise me.