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Jon Cooper Will Be The Next Head Coach In Tampa

One of the many reports which are beginning to surface...


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HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

That was quick.

Who’s John Cooper?

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 03/25/13 at 05:57 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Here you go HTO.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/25/13 at 06:00 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

Thanks Paul, coached in Lansing, nice.  Sounds like a good pick, think maybe he’s going for a Bylsma type?  This guy seems to get a lot of out his younger guys, usually indicates a players coach.  Did Boucher have too much Tortorella going on in the locker room?

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 03/25/13 at 06:16 PM ET

w2j2's avatar

I do not think it is a good idea to jump from college, amateur hockey, to the NHL.

The perspective is totally different.

Yzerman should have moved this guy into an assistant coach position under Linde Ruff & let him acclimate to the NHL.

Posted by w2j2 on 03/25/13 at 06:47 PM ET

w2j2's avatar

I stand corrected.
The Crunch ARE a pro team.
I was thinking of Syracuse University.

Posted by w2j2 on 03/25/13 at 06:52 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

yeah and the Crunch have been a good AHL team the last little while at that, so have Norfolk.  This guy reminds me of Blashill.  I know Blashill got blamed for the horrid PP, but even with Renney, we were sputtering and it was sputtering well before Blashill.  He did however just down to the AHL with our young players and turn them right around.

I think Stevie’s looking for a MacLean/Bylsma type.. probably more MacLean than Bylsma.  But I have no idea which kind of coach this guy is.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 03/25/13 at 06:57 PM ET

DrewBehr's avatar

They signed the former Ohio State football coach? wink

Posted by DrewBehr from The Mitten on 03/25/13 at 08:11 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

hah, Tressel in Trampa.  Stammers & Co. will be sportin’ full sleeves.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 03/25/13 at 08:36 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

nm, just got the Cooper reference.  Lived quarter mile from Cooper stadium too.. fuch work.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 03/25/13 at 08:37 PM ET

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