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Ruff pleased with Stars' offseason moves

FRISCO, Texas - On Tuesday, Dallas Stars head coach Lindy Ruff was seen around the club's Frisco headquarters taking in the first day of the Stars' annual development camp. On Wednesday, Ruff, who just completed his first year behind the Dallas bench, a season where the Stars snapped a six-year playoff drought before losing in six games to the Anaheim Ducks in their Western...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Stars Get Ruff 600th Win in Edging Sabres

DALLAS -- In a way, it was almost poetic that Lindy Ruff got his 600th career win as an NHL head coach against his former team, the Buffalo Sabres. The Dallas Stars and Sabres went toe-to-toe on Monday night at American Airlines Center, but in the end a power-play goal by Dallas rookie winger Alex Chiasson, one that went in off his shin guard, was the difference in a 3-2 win. Ruff...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Stars' Ruff mum on possibly reaching 600 wins vs. Sabres

DALLAS -- Almost true to form, the calm, cool and collected Lindy Ruff was downplaying the possibility that if the Dallas Stars beat the Buffalo Sabres, the same club he coached for most of his NHL career, on Monday night at American Airlines Center, that Ruff would become the 12th coach in league history to reach 600 wins. But don't try to tell him how significant such a milestone...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Happy to be reunited with Stars coach Ruff

James Patrick admits the 2013 season, one where he began the campaign working alongside Lindy Ruff in Buffalo and ended it working with Ron Rolston, who was brought in to coach the Sabres after Ruff had been fired after some 16 seasons behind the bench, was a bit weird. However, Patrick, 50, who was recently hired by the Dallas Stars to again serve as an assistant for Ruff, who...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Ruff’s out in Buffalo, Regier next?

After the Sabres played listless hockey for every non-Bruins game in the last month, fans clamored for head coach Lindy Ruff’s termination. Not only was Ruff’s message to the team and the system he employed growing stale, but the very idea of having a coach for this long grew stale. It was a novelty for a long time in Buffalo to have a coach whose tenure was unmatched by all...
Via The Sports Blitz
February 26, 2013  |  1 Comment

Lindy Ruff will be back to work soon

Lindy Ruff might not be unemployed for long. Freshly fired after 15 years behind the Buffalo Sabres' bench (replaced by Ron Rolston of the AHL Rochester Americans), Ruff could be entrenched as head coach of another squad shortly -- if he's interested in taking on a new challenge right away. The general consensus amongst NHL coaches and general managers seems to be that the...
Via Hockey Fan Land
February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Ruff out as Head Coach in Buffalo: Pegula made right decision

Lindy Ruff, the longest tenured Head Coach in the NHL, has been officially fired by the Buffalo Sabres. This news comes in the wake of a three game home stand, where the Sabres finished 1-2, the latest loss coming at the hands of the Winnipeg Jets, 2-1 on Tuesday night. For any diehard Sabres fan, this firing has been long overdue. Fellow writer Cory Buck, has been calling for Ruff’s...
Via The Sports Blitz
February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Seriously, the Buffalo Sabres fired Lindy Ruff

It’s true. Lindy Ruff is no longer coaching the Buffalo Sabres. Ron Rolston moved up from Rochester of the AHL to fill the post on an interim basis.Hockey fans are struggling to comprehend a world where Ruff is not behind Buffalo bench, glaring at his troops. Here is how the Twitterverse reacted:Adam Proteau, The Hockey News: “When Lindy Ruff was hired, we still had Steve Jobs...
Via Fox - The Hockey Guy
February 20, 2013  |  1 Comment

Confessions Of A Former Ruff Apologist

Buffalo isn’t a city known for feeling a lot of heat in February, but don’t tell that to Lindy Ruff and his 27th place hockey team. I’ve spent much of my hockey time, over the past 16 years actually, defending Ruff as the right man to coach this team.  But with each passing season of failure, each half-hearted effort on the ice, the hope tank has slowly been leaking.  ...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Do the Buffalo Sabres need to fire Lindy Ruff?

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...
Via The Sports Blitz
February 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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