Originally posted on The Sports Blitz  |  Last updated 2/9/13
I’ve long been a defender of Lindy Ruff. For years, he coached teams that ranked in the bottom of the league in payroll in a cap-free world. As the longest tenured head coach in the NHL, he has lead some squads that overachieved and for a while it was easy to blame outside forces for the team’s recent shortcomings.  After all, when the fields evened after the full-season lockout in 2005, it was Ruff  who had his team one game away from the Stanley Cup Finals.... Read more
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