Senators fire head coach Clouston......Pats can use him!

Senators fire head coach Clouston......Pats can use him!

Joined: February 8th, 2005, 12:10 am

April 10th, 2011, 12:39 am #1

I strongly believe the wrong guy was let go, and Murray should have been shown the door. However, IF Clouston isn't offered another job in the NHL, perhaps it's finally time the Regina Pats can go after a proven coach!

Brent, get off the wallet and go after Cory....no excuses this time, Hunt needs to go.


http://sports.nationalpost.com/2011/04/ ... on-report/

Postmedia News Apr 9, 2011 – 7:45 PM ET | Last Updated: Apr 9, 2011 8:10 PM ET

BOSTON — When it comes to hiring coaches, Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray has a poor track record.

His first two choices — John Paddock and Craig Hartsburg — didn’t even last a full season, and now Cory Clouston is gone, fired after the team played its final game of the season on Saturday in Boston.

The Bruins defeated the Senators 3-1.

Immediately after the game, the announcement that Clouston would not be back was made. Clouston, who was in the final year of his contract, was dismissed along with assistant coaches Greg Carvel and Brad Lauer.

It is widely expected that one of the front-runners for the job will be Dave Cameron, the coach of owner Eugene Melnyk’s junior team, the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors of the Ontario Hockey League.

Clouston was hired in February of 2009 after the Senators fired Hartsburg.

He took Ottawa to one playoff series — losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games last spring in the opening round.

Murray was handed a vote of confidence by Melnyk on Friday. The 68-year-old was signed to a three-year contract extension.

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Joined: October 29th, 2006, 1:52 pm

April 10th, 2011, 12:50 am #2

you can have lang and hunchak!!!!!
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Joined: December 19th, 2009, 4:19 am

April 10th, 2011, 12:56 am #3

I strongly believe the wrong guy was let go, and Murray should have been shown the door. However, IF Clouston isn't offered another job in the NHL, perhaps it's finally time the Regina Pats can go after a proven coach!

Brent, get off the wallet and go after Cory....no excuses this time, Hunt needs to go.


http://sports.nationalpost.com/2011/04/ ... on-report/

Postmedia News Apr 9, 2011 – 7:45 PM ET | Last Updated: Apr 9, 2011 8:10 PM ET

BOSTON — When it comes to hiring coaches, Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray has a poor track record.

His first two choices — John Paddock and Craig Hartsburg — didn’t even last a full season, and now Cory Clouston is gone, fired after the team played its final game of the season on Saturday in Boston.

The Bruins defeated the Senators 3-1.

Immediately after the game, the announcement that Clouston would not be back was made. Clouston, who was in the final year of his contract, was dismissed along with assistant coaches Greg Carvel and Brad Lauer.

It is widely expected that one of the front-runners for the job will be Dave Cameron, the coach of owner Eugene Melnyk’s junior team, the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors of the Ontario Hockey League.

Clouston was hired in February of 2009 after the Senators fired Hartsburg.

He took Ottawa to one playoff series — losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games last spring in the opening round.

Murray was handed a vote of confidence by Melnyk on Friday. The 68-year-old was signed to a three-year contract extension.
You have a perfectly good coach already, and he'll get that team in order once he has some players - and DEPTH - to work with. Seriously, you can't take a team, gut it's prospect system completely to take a 'run', actually get WORSE and then refuse to trade an elite player or two to get some of those prospects/picks back and expect to contend again anytime soon.

Freaking Scotty Bowman couldn't have turned the last couple Regina teams into winners, they had NOTHING in the tank player-wise beyond their first line. No depth means no win at this level, and it shows. In fact, the Pats should be a case-study into what razing your team and relying on a single star player or two can do to the on-ice product of a WHL franchise. The answer isn't pretty.

The good thing is you have Lang now, and he'll make things work. There isn't a GM in the league less afraid to pull the trigger if he feels it'll help the team either immediately or in the future - and he's been in future mode for awhile now. So things will get better in the next couple years, you can bet on it, and if you give Curtis some depth to go with some flash, well, lets just say the Mayor's Cup will be very, very interesting,,,
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Joined: February 8th, 2005, 12:10 am

April 10th, 2011, 1:58 am #4

where's his success? Many, many talented player's have come and gone during the two stints in which Hunt has been at the Helm....and, what's to show for it?

Hunt on most nights is out-coached to the point it is extremely obvious to many with any basic sense of the game. Hunt does not have the foresight, vision or tools to develop young talent and build a successful program.

Hunt himself lacks confidence, it surprised no one he stepped down from the chance to be a head coach at the AHL level to return to his comfort zone under the watchful eye of his "BFF" Brent.

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Joined: October 8th, 2006, 2:36 am

April 10th, 2011, 2:35 am #5

I strongly believe the wrong guy was let go, and Murray should have been shown the door. However, IF Clouston isn't offered another job in the NHL, perhaps it's finally time the Regina Pats can go after a proven coach!

Brent, get off the wallet and go after Cory....no excuses this time, Hunt needs to go.


http://sports.nationalpost.com/2011/04/ ... on-report/

Postmedia News Apr 9, 2011 – 7:45 PM ET | Last Updated: Apr 9, 2011 8:10 PM ET

BOSTON — When it comes to hiring coaches, Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray has a poor track record.

His first two choices — John Paddock and Craig Hartsburg — didn’t even last a full season, and now Cory Clouston is gone, fired after the team played its final game of the season on Saturday in Boston.

The Bruins defeated the Senators 3-1.

Immediately after the game, the announcement that Clouston would not be back was made. Clouston, who was in the final year of his contract, was dismissed along with assistant coaches Greg Carvel and Brad Lauer.

It is widely expected that one of the front-runners for the job will be Dave Cameron, the coach of owner Eugene Melnyk’s junior team, the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors of the Ontario Hockey League.

Clouston was hired in February of 2009 after the Senators fired Hartsburg.

He took Ottawa to one playoff series — losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games last spring in the opening round.

Murray was handed a vote of confidence by Melnyk on Friday. The 68-year-old was signed to a three-year contract extension.
as usual, theyll fish through the bargain bin and see who they can get for cheap. Even if Lang is the GM, its yet to be seen whether he actually has any say here.

I would be completely floored if the pats got a guy like Clouston. Though im not sure whether we keep hunt or not.

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Joined: August 20th, 2009, 12:14 pm

April 10th, 2011, 2:41 am #6

Both of us are going to bet that Clouston ends up in Seattle.
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Joined: October 8th, 2006, 2:36 am

April 10th, 2011, 3:03 am #7

I think Seattle might be in the same boat as regina as far as preferenecs in hiring coaches...but who knows? Farwell still has alot of clout in the hockey world.

I bet he keeps a pro job somewhere. He is still a young guy any nhl organization could benefit from having.

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Joined: January 14th, 2006, 8:34 am

April 10th, 2011, 3:17 am #8

I strongly believe the wrong guy was let go, and Murray should have been shown the door. However, IF Clouston isn't offered another job in the NHL, perhaps it's finally time the Regina Pats can go after a proven coach!

Brent, get off the wallet and go after Cory....no excuses this time, Hunt needs to go.


http://sports.nationalpost.com/2011/04/ ... on-report/

Postmedia News Apr 9, 2011 – 7:45 PM ET | Last Updated: Apr 9, 2011 8:10 PM ET

BOSTON — When it comes to hiring coaches, Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray has a poor track record.

His first two choices — John Paddock and Craig Hartsburg — didn’t even last a full season, and now Cory Clouston is gone, fired after the team played its final game of the season on Saturday in Boston.

The Bruins defeated the Senators 3-1.

Immediately after the game, the announcement that Clouston would not be back was made. Clouston, who was in the final year of his contract, was dismissed along with assistant coaches Greg Carvel and Brad Lauer.

It is widely expected that one of the front-runners for the job will be Dave Cameron, the coach of owner Eugene Melnyk’s junior team, the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors of the Ontario Hockey League.

Clouston was hired in February of 2009 after the Senators fired Hartsburg.

He took Ottawa to one playoff series — losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games last spring in the opening round.

Murray was handed a vote of confidence by Melnyk on Friday. The 68-year-old was signed to a three-year contract extension.
Not a chance in Hell will Clouston ever go to those markets. He will either end up in Seattle, Vancouver (if Hay moves on) or he will take an AHL HC job or become an assistant in the NHL.

Bryan Murray will resign from his GM position this summer, but stay on with Ottawa in a consultant role.
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Joined: August 20th, 2009, 12:14 pm

April 10th, 2011, 3:20 am #9

Didn't Brian Murray just re-sign for another 3 years ago just a couple of days ago?

We're looking for the comment in the archives, but didn't Cory Clouston say he'd return to the 'Dub only if he was going to go to a big market? (Seattle, Vancouver, Calgary, etc)
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Joined: October 8th, 2006, 2:36 am

April 10th, 2011, 3:21 am #10

Not a chance in Hell will Clouston ever go to those markets. He will either end up in Seattle, Vancouver (if Hay moves on) or he will take an AHL HC job or become an assistant in the NHL.

Bryan Murray will resign from his GM position this summer, but stay on with Ottawa in a consultant role.
so i doubt he resigns this summer.

and the pats are a pretty big name in this league. oldest franchise in the chl. Honestly, with any other owners running this franchise, id almost expect to see columnists speculating about him and asking the GM about him at the very least...

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