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Frank Seravalli at TSN reporting this morning that the Flyers have fired Ron Hextall. The man who made the move to bring in Hak is officially gone, and things seem to be pointing in the same direction for our former head coach as well. Thoughts?

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39 minutes ago, SiouxSherm94 said:

Frank Seravalli at TSN reporting this morning that the Flyers have fired Ron Hextall. The man who made the move to bring in Hak is officially gone, and things seem to be pointing in the same direction for our former head coach as well. Thoughts?

 Ron Hextall was brought in to do MAJOR cleanup on a roster that had no depth or farm system and a crap ton of bloated contracts. He was in the midst of it but his one fault was he never went after a solid #1 goalie and that is what has affected them the most in the past 4 years. I am afraid that Hak will be gone in due time and it doesn't have anything to do with her performance. He was given a !@#!$ team and was expected to turn them into champions.

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21 minutes ago, siouxkid12 said:

 Ron Hextall was brought in to do MAJOR cleanup on a roster that had no depth or farm system and a crap ton of bloated contracts. He was in the midst of it but his one fault was he never went after a solid #1 goalie and that is what has affected them the most in the past 4 years. I am afraid that Hak will be gone in due time and it doesn't have anything to do with her performance. He was given a !@#!$ team and was expected to turn them into champions.

They have so many great young prospects, but in the NHL you don't have a lot of time to let them gel together, because people want you to win now, especially in Philadelphia.  You look at how close the standings are, and most teams that go on a 5-6 game winning streak or losing streak can find themselves in or out of playoff position. 

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Don't they have the 2nd coming in the AHL that could solve their goalie problems?  Or are they still waiting

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Couldn't get UND 'over the hump'....'couldn't do it in Philly either'......Wonder where he'll take his 'scowl' next...…...maybe UNLV ...or return home to Canada...ey!!!!

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1 hour ago, siouxkid12 said:

 Ron Hextall was brought in to do MAJOR cleanup on a roster that had no depth or farm system and a crap ton of bloated contracts. He was in the midst of it but his one fault was he never went after a solid #1 goalie and that is what has affected them the most in the past 4 years. I am afraid that Hak will be gone in due time and it doesn't have anything to do with her performance. He was given a !@#!$ team and was expected to turn them into champions.

Hak got them to the playoffs twice in 3 seasons and expectations were to continue on the upswing this season which they still could. Hextall's major thing to accomplish this year and next was to find a goaltending bridge until their young stud goalie is ready....5 goalies in 23 games indicates that he did not get this accomplished. A little unfair as he has done a great job of getting their farm system rebuilt and on the way to getting salary cap back under control.

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57 minutes ago, John W. said:

Couldn't get UND 'over the hump'....'couldn't do it in Philly either'......Wonder where he'll take his 'scowl' next...…...maybe UNLV ...or return home to Canada...ey!!!!

dynamite drop in...

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I saw in Schlossman's article that Hakstol is the 4th most tenured coach in the league currently.  Anyone else find that to be a shocking statistic?  Wow.  

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3 hours ago, Shawn-O said:

I saw in Schlossman's article that Hakstol is the 4th most tenured coach in the league currently.  Anyone else find that to be a shocking statistic?  Wow.  

Shorter stays than a premature ejaculator at a strip club on college night.

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5 hours ago, John W. said:

Couldn't get UND 'over the hump'....'couldn't do it in Philly either'......Wonder where he'll take his 'scowl' next...…...maybe UNLV ...or return home to Canada...ey!!!!

You have to be kidding, weak sauce? 

On your very last post you let us know that you were banned for a time?

Post is below.

John W. replied to The Sicatoka's topic in SiouxSports.com

As one who has been banned from posting for a time and accused if being a troll...I would like to find some consistency on the part of the mods.....it's apparently ok to make fun of, call out and name call teams, fans, coaches of opponents of UND .....OK I get...

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The NHL loves to recycle NHL coaches. They jump from team to team.

The question is will Hakstol land another NHL head coaching job after he's fired.

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9 hours ago, Shawn-O said:

I saw in Schlossman's article that Hakstol is the 4th most tenured coach in the league currently.  Anyone else find that to be a shocking statistic?  Wow.  

Technically yes but that stat also doesn't respect the overall coaches body of work for career either... technically Hak has longer tenure than Babcock.... 

Babcock has a bit more experience in the National league.

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Hak takes an Engelstad backed UNLV into D1????

Hak takes CC back to yearly contention?????

Hak takes the Blues/Flames back to the playoffs????

Hak wears socks and sandals on the benchbin Seattle?????

Hak takes BC to a natty?????

Hak takes over for Bubba and the football team actual makes a run in the jv playoffs?????

Hak will have a multitude of options for available to him to consider. Hockey people know how good he is and what he brings.... the inbred methheads of the philly sports fan subspecies sure dont.

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2 minutes ago, Frozen4sioux said:

Hak takes an Engelstad backed UNLV into D1????

Hak takes CC back to yearly contention?????

Hak takes the Blues/Flames back to the playoffs????

Hak wears socks and sandals on the benchbin Seattle?????

Hak takes BC to a natty?????

Hak takes over for Bubba and the football team actual makes a run in the jv playoffs?????

Hak will have a multitude of options for available to him to consider. Hockey people know how good he is and what he brings.... the inbred methheads of the philly sports fan subspecies sure dont.

I’d like to see him bring CC back to being a contender again.

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2 hours ago, nodak651 said:

Id like to see him come back home to UND.

As in what coaching role? You think Berry is just going to give up the throne? 

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2 hours ago, SiouxForever said:

As in what coaching role? You think Berry is just going to give up the throne? 

Keep missing tourneys and recruits and sadly it wont be his choice.

Still solidly in the Berry camp but i feel a great disturbance in the Tradition of Excellence.

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Love how the 'small minded' attack on a personal basis....and not merit based.....speaks volumes about their 'own self image'...…...They Love to attack other schools, fans, etc.....but can't accept the reality of UND's shortfalls....especially when it involves their 'tender babe'-ice hockey…..Hakstol has never won the 'big game' as a player or coach....that's reality.....

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4 minutes ago, John W. said:

Love how the 'small minded' attack on a personal basis....and not merit based.....speaks volumes about their 'own self image'...…...They Love to attack other schools, fans, etc.....but can't accept the reality of UND's shortfalls....especially when it involves their 'tender babe'-ice hockey…..Hakstol has never won the 'big game' as a player or coach....that's reality.....

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6 hours ago, SiouxForever said:

As in what coaching role? You think Berry is just going to give up the throne? 

No.  But that doesn't mean I can't still want Hack to come back.  Berry better hope he doesn't miss the playoffs again though.

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I am confused here.

We had fans that wanted Hakstol fired after taking UND to seven Frozen Fours, but came up short. The Hakstol Haters got their wish when he moved on. Many were cheering. Good riddance. 

Enter Brad Berry, he wins a National Championship during first season. Fans want statue of Berry erected in front of the Ralph. Then after a couple down years, now fans are already thinking Berry is gone this spring if UND doesn’t make the tourney. 

My head is spinning. 

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On 11/26/2018 at 1:49 PM, John W. said:

Couldn't get UND 'over the hump'....'couldn't do it in Philly either'......Wonder where he'll take his 'scowl' next...…...maybe UNLV ...or return home to Canada...ey!!!!

How is this troll still here? 

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Speculation is that if ownership thought Hak should go, he would be gone too. Assistant(s) will probably shuffle, but it seems likely that Hak will have some more time yet. But this shows they want to win now, and are done playing the slow game. If they get him some better pieces, and they still don't win a series, Hak will presumably be next.

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