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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#301 Rammer
December 03 2008, 09:35PM
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Fire him!

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#302 Jonathan Willis
December 03 2008, 09:36PM
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Pouliot/Schremp played two years together - 1 in Wilkes-Barre, 1 in Springfield.

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#303 Jonathan Willis
December 03 2008, 09:36PM
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And that, kids, is why you keep your point shots low.

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#304 Rammer
December 03 2008, 09:37PM
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Turco's building a snowman... Dammit Ferraro! You stole my thunder.

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#305 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 09:38PM
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that would hurt...ouch....What the frack was Ribero doing chirping Souray? He must be a fan of Charles Bronson films as he must have a Death Wish...

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#306 Jonathan Willis
December 03 2008, 09:38PM
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Sheldon Souray's been great this year, but my favorite thing about him is how nasty he is.

Not since Smith have the Oilers had a defenseman who is such a grouch in front of the net.

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#307 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 09:39PM
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Were 78-and 88 on the same line though?

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#308 OilersNinja
December 03 2008, 09:40PM
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2 hits for schremp

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#309 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 09:40PM
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BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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#310 BUCK75
December 03 2008, 09:40PM
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BAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH

vintage grebs

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#311 jeanshorts
December 03 2008, 09:40PM
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wow. This Schremp kid is for real. I wonder why they never called him up earlier......

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#312 Jonathan Willis
December 03 2008, 09:41PM
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Nice shot Schremp!

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#313 BUCK75
December 03 2008, 09:41PM
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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHH

could you imagine if he scored?

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#314 jeanshorts
December 03 2008, 09:41PM
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Man if Captain America scored his first goal tonight, there would be a legitimate need for a new arena, because the walls of the Pharmacy would crumble to pieces from all the noise.

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#315 OilersNinja
December 03 2008, 09:41PM
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lame

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#316 baggedmilk
December 03 2008, 09:41PM
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I'm back! Someone killed the hampster that was running my modem.

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#317 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 09:42PM
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I am loving SCHREMP and ferraro is bang on with his assessment.

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#318 Sing A Song For SingSing
December 03 2008, 09:44PM
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I know it's only 1 of a very few games Robbie has played in the bigs, but what was the major knock on him... footspeed? Compete level? Defensive game? He's been very solid tonight, his footspeed doesn't seem to be an issue at all and he's playing the body as well.

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#319 BUCK75
December 03 2008, 09:44PM
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^ Head mostly I think

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#320 Jonathan Willis
December 03 2008, 09:45PM
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Not that I disagree with any particular point, but most guys look good in their first game.

Still, Schremp is definitely showing some good things.

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#321 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 09:46PM
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My 90's self really likes to see Modano fall down. :)

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#322 Travis Dakin
December 03 2008, 09:46PM
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Shut up Willis

kidding

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#323 Jonathan Willis
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Mike Modano's done more to crush my soul than global warming.

Jerk.

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#324 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 09:48PM
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Gagner looks like a Jr player out there tonight....kid is just not at the level he was at to even start the year last year....

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#325 BUCK75
December 03 2008, 09:49PM
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If Penner is skating around guys they must be gassed

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#326 baggedmilk
December 03 2008, 09:49PM
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Schremp is 4 points behind Gagner and 1 ahead of Stortini. Milk daddy like...

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#327 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 09:50PM
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"Mike Modano’s done more to crush my soul than global warming.

Jerk."

Willis, you know how people write LOL? You actually made me LOL!

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#328 Jonathan Willis
December 03 2008, 09:50PM
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When Nilsson gets back, I don't think it would hurt to give Gagner a game in the pressbox.

Particularly if he continues to look like an inferior player to Schremp.

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#329 Rammer
December 03 2008, 09:53PM
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DO NOT EFF THIS UP.

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#330 Rammer
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DO NOT EFF THIS UP.

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#331 Jonathan Willis
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My hatred for Mike Modano knows no bounds.

Also, Toby Petersen has as many points as Schremp tonight.

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#332 Rammer
December 03 2008, 09:54PM
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Thank you.

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#333 BUCK75
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Honestly - Garon will play again in 10 games.

Way to ice it Hemmer - you called Willis

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#334 jeanshorts
December 03 2008, 09:54PM
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PHEW.

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#335 baggedmilk
December 03 2008, 09:54PM
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Dear Horcoff,

Note how Hemsky put it into the open net and did not hit a Dallas player.

Hugs and kisses for your pink parts,

-baggedmilk a.k.a. milkdaddy

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#336 jeanshorts
December 03 2008, 09:55PM
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WEEEEEEEEOOOOOOOO.

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#337 BUCK75
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Cogs...

Solid win!

L8R

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#338 jeanshorts
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Gagner with his first point of the season!!!

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#339 Jonathan Willis
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BUCK75: Well, I also called it 3-1, but let's forget about that for a bit.

2 assists for Schremp! HAHAHA suckers, I have ESPN!

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#340 jeanshorts
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WE WON A GAME!!!

Everyone get your pre orders in for your playoff tickets!!

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#341 baggedmilk
December 03 2008, 09:57PM
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Tuck and roll off the Fire MacT Bandwagon everyone... I don't want you guys to get hurt.

Dibs on Schremp man crush!

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#342 Sing A Song For SingSing
December 03 2008, 09:57PM
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Cogs is a beauty.

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#343 jeanshorts
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Have Schremp. I'll take Cogs any day.

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#344 BUCK75
December 03 2008, 09:58PM
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Jonathan Willis Says: December 3rd, 2008 at 9:28 pm Fiveandagame: Nah, Hemsky’s going to score a goal just to spite me.

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#345 Fiveandagame
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You called it JW but you also called Hemsky scoring, so you were right. and SCHREMP IS IN THE NHL!!!!

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#346 The Towel Boy
December 03 2008, 10:01PM
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I heart Schremp....and MacT.

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#347 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 10:01PM
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You know what my Favorite part of this season is so far???? GAME DAY COMMENTS!

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#348 Jonathan Willis
December 03 2008, 10:03PM
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Anyone see Duthie's commentary over at TSN? Different Stars players on Avery:

"We hope it's the last time we ever see him."

"Our locker room is the happiest it has been all year right now."

"There isn't much he can say to change the way we feel right now. We have a lot of pride in this organization. He isn't welcome here anymore."

And Duthie: "The Stars could elect to send him down, and since Dallas does not have an AHL affiliate, they could try to assign him to.... anywhere.

One of the Stars suggested Finland or Russia would be good choices."

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#349 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 10:06PM
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AVERY is D - U - N.. Done...I cant see any team except NYI picking him up.

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#350 Jonathan Willis
December 03 2008, 10:07PM
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Fiveandagame: Tampa Bay?

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