GDB 24: Oh so you CAN fire a coach!

Wanye
December 03 2008 09:55AM

So let’s get this straight. Head Coach Peter Laviolette was fired in Carolina today. That’s right, apparently head coaches aren’t Dictators-for-life like we’ve been led to believe. And he WON the Cup in 2006, not like our guy who has recently taken to trying to scrap fans during away games.

Really, MacT? This is how you want to go out, is it. Not with class -- but trying to scrap out-of-work lumberyard worker in Dallas as your spectacularly underperforming team implodes in the last two minutes against one of the worst teams in the league? This is the guy Andrew Cogliano is supposed to look to for guidance and inspiration...

Compare and contrast with a team that is willing to hold people accountable for their actions. What’s the deal in Carolina? What would lead to such drastic action being taken? Let’s have a look shall we:

The Hurricanes broke through in the past couple of years with an unlikely Stanley Cup Victory in 2006. They followed up this Championship year by missing the playoffs in 2007–08 and have consistently underachieved since then. They have been mediocre at best so far in the 2008–09 season posting a 12-11-2 record through their first 25 games.

Remind you of anyone? Anyone around here? A Canadian team perhaps? Took their fans on a long Cup run a few years back and then got booted in the beans by some 6’4” donkey? Have played well below the expectations set by their own head coach? A local team? With a new owner looking to make his stamp on the organization?

Ah forget it.

Wonder which of the 15 goalies will be starting tonight...

-- Big ups to MSG again for his alerts. And a big thank you to Nation reader Dryden Roesch for sending over the featured cartoon. People with talent are foreign in these parts but this is a classic.

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#151 Jonathan Willis
December 03 2008, 08:06PM
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Bagged Milk: As bagged milk, don't you count as leftovers in your fridge?

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#152 The Towel Boy
December 03 2008, 08:07PM
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Alright...let's get Schremp out there.

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#153 OilersNinja
December 03 2008, 08:07PM
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great pass

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#154 BUCK75
December 03 2008, 08:07PM
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nice passs hemmer

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#155 Sing A Song For SingSing
December 03 2008, 08:07PM
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LoL @ Horcoff trying to enter the zone on the PP. Just has no idea.

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#156 The Towel Boy
December 03 2008, 08:07PM
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Gee...is Dallas wise to the cross seamer from Hemmer?

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#157 baggedmilk
December 03 2008, 08:07PM
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JW: Touche.

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#158 Rammer
December 03 2008, 08:07PM
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Oh no, the Stars have figured out the cross-seam pass that Hemsky uses... our PP is screwed.

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#159 jeanshorts
December 03 2008, 08:08PM
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HOW DO THESE TEAMS KEEP FIGURING OUT OUR PP LIKE THAT???

Bill Belichek is behind this!

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#160 The Towel Boy
December 03 2008, 08:08PM
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I take back the nice things I said of our PP earlier.

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#161 OilersNinja
December 03 2008, 08:08PM
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I cant see why we are the PP in the league

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#162 baggedmilk
December 03 2008, 08:09PM
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*looks down and still has nice things to say about his PP*

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#163 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 08:09PM
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BOB McKenzie USED to be really annoying back when he was doing jr. Hockey and he had this ridiculous mop of hair...but he's become less annoying and then moved into the NHL elite in terms of access inside information and insight.

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#164 The Towel Boy
December 03 2008, 08:09PM
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that's what she said...

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#165 Sing A Song For SingSing
December 03 2008, 08:11PM
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0 shots on two PP's versus one of the worst penalty killing teams in the league.

The old team I've become accustomed to over the past month and a half to is beginning to rear it's ugly ckuffing head.

Come out flying in the first 5 minutes and the rest of the period is just garbage. I just don't get it.

At all.

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#166 Hockey Gods
December 03 2008, 08:11PM
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I like my PP refered to as mean, or angry, or scary. Yet the old lady calls it cute.

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#167 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 08:11PM
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lets hope the next period isn't Sloppy seconds...

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#168 The Towel Boy
December 03 2008, 08:11PM
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LET'S DOOOOO THIS!!!

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#169 BUCK75
December 03 2008, 08:12PM
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3rd PP - let's get some sloppy seconds from hard work & grinding it out

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#170 jeanshorts
December 03 2008, 08:12PM
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WWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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#171 The Towel Boy
December 03 2008, 08:12PM
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YESS!

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#172 baggedmilk
December 03 2008, 08:13PM
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WOOOOOO

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#173 OilersNinja
December 03 2008, 08:13PM
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LUBOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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#174 Rammer
December 03 2008, 08:13PM
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That's 2 goals in the first period!

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#175 Jonathan Willis
December 03 2008, 08:13PM
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goal.

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#176 Hockey Gods
December 03 2008, 08:13PM
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Oh no sloppy seconds on that one

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#177 BUCK75
December 03 2008, 08:13PM
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VISH - that's more like it

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#178 jeanshorts
December 03 2008, 08:14PM
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Great. We wasted all our scoring and solid play on the first period. JUST EFFIN GREAT.

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#179 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 08:14PM
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Wow up by two goals??? geeze thats a good first period.

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#180 The Towel Boy
December 03 2008, 08:14PM
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Nice work with the kids Hemmer...you could at least look the little guys in the eye when you tap their gloves. jerk.

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#181 Hockey Gods
December 03 2008, 08:14PM
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Schremp better high five those little kids or he will find his ass on the next thing smokin to springfield

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#182 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 08:15PM
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"Jonathan Willis Says: December 3rd, 2008 at 8:13 pm goal."

Seriously JW try to contain yourself...

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#183 Travis Dakin
December 03 2008, 08:15PM
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How is Schremp playing?

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#184 BUCK75
December 03 2008, 08:16PM
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Avery will be wanted by like 10 other teams - I'm sure of it.

Don't worry Blob McKenzie

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#185 Hockey Gods
December 03 2008, 08:16PM
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He hasn't done much, but doesn't look out of place. Not too much ice time that I noticed

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#186 The Towel Boy
December 03 2008, 08:16PM
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They called him up TD. That's how it happened.

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#187 jeanshorts
December 03 2008, 08:16PM
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Schremp hasn't looked out of place at all. Which is a very good sign.

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#188 BUCK75
December 03 2008, 08:17PM
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I like the Kid in the flyers uni getting all of the junk gifts.

Good commercial

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#189 baggedmilk
December 03 2008, 08:17PM
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Now there's no facial hair for Souray. God, now I have to shave again. I can't keep up with this guy.

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#190 jeanshorts
December 03 2008, 08:18PM
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MARRY ME!

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#191 Jonathan Willis
December 03 2008, 08:18PM
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Sorry, Fiveandagame. I'll try to be more restrained from here on out.

I'm liking Schremp's game so far - he's forced a couple of turnovers & playing a fairly cautious game but still contributing.

He doesn't look out of place.

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#192 baggedmilk
December 03 2008, 08:18PM
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I will NOT. Stop asking.

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#193 jeanshorts
December 03 2008, 08:20PM
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Hey, I wasn't talking to you. Last time I checked you weren't a handsome half native. You can't even grow facial hair. Don't even look at me. I HATE YOU!

GET OUT OF MY ROOM!

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#194 Travis Dakin
December 03 2008, 08:21PM
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Thanks Towel Boy.... ha

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#195 Hockey Gods
December 03 2008, 08:21PM
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Are you two naked?

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#196 jeanshorts
December 03 2008, 08:22PM
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My choice of attire, or lack thereof, when I'm at home in my own refrigerator box is none of your business HG!

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#197 baggedmilk
December 03 2008, 08:22PM
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*shakes his head yes but answers with 'No'*

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#198 The Towel Boy
December 03 2008, 08:23PM
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*checks webcam*

No HG...they're not. Sadly enough.

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#199 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 08:23PM
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"I’m liking Schremp’s game so far - he’s forced a couple of turnovers & playing a fairly cautious game but still contributing."

Spot on JW. He's been skating and back checking hard, threw a couple of pucks at the net and made some crisp passes. nothing bad about that period for him. A solid period to get those jitters out and a tow goal lead to relax the team and let them have some fun. I think we could see a game from this team that we've been waiting for all year.

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#200 The Towel Boy
December 03 2008, 08:24PM
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Even though the oil are up two...you can cut the tension at the Pharmacy with a knife.

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