The Dallas Stars announced former Buffalo Sabres coach Lindy Ruff has signed on as their new coach this Friday.
First off, this is historical irony.
BOOM, apologies..but it had to be done! Anyway continuing on…
I don’t think this signing needs to be analyzed too much, Lindy Ruff has proven himself as a coach. He has his doubters; which I have read online, that he hasn’t won the Stanley Cup, and was very hit and miss in Buffalo over the years.
My argument to these type of comments is this: The ownership and management structure in Buffalo over the years as been little to be desired. I respect the man for working with what he had, under the constraints he was under.
Ruff is a no nonsense old school coach.
Arguably the Stars need to improve their toughness, and almost definitely need a culture shake up in the locker room and system changes.
Dump and chase hockey is just not going to do it anymore. Many Games in Texas over the last 4 or 5 years have failed to draw fans and hopefully all these changes are going to bring hockey back to some kind of forefront.
All in all its a win for the Dallas Stars. They are a team that are willing to splash the cash and intent on being an elite competitive team. The future is seeming much brighter in Texas. Apart from….. in this writers opinion just awful new jerseys!
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