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Leafs hire Boucher and Van Ryn as assistant coaches

Started by herman, July 20, 2023, 09:12:32 AM

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herman

https://twitter.com/MapleLeafs/status/1682030125356036101
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New roles:
Head coach: Sheldon Keefe
PK: Dean Chynoweth
Eye-in-the-Sky: Manny Malhotra
Defence: Mike Van Ryn
PP/Fwds: Guy Boucher

Video: Jordan Bean, Sam Kim
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CarltonTheBear

Boucher I seem to remember liking way back when the Leafs initially looked at him for the head coaching job that eventually went to Babcock. Mike Van Ryn also generally seems to have gotten good reviews for his work in St. Louis.

herman

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My only memory of Guy Boucher, other than looking like a legit Bond villain, is the trap he played against Philly to a standstill.

https://twitter.com/YaBoyCoots/status/1511782346709778436

There are enough coaches on the bench to play 1-3-1
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Zee

Guy Boucher resurfaces.  He was slated to be Leafs coach in 2015 until Babcock became available.

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Quote from: herman on July 20, 2023, 09:35:25 AMMy only memory of Guy Boucher, other than looking like a legit Bond villain, is the trap he played against Philly to a standstill.

https://twitter.com/YaBoyCoots/status/1511782346709778436

There are enough coaches on the bench to play 1-3-1

He totally looks like a Bond villain. 

Guy Boucher in "You only score 60 once" 
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Nik


Van Ryn was apparently specifically hired to work with Rielly on his use of vowels.
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Quote from: Nik on July 20, 2023, 10:09:00 AMVan Ryn was apparently specifically hired to work with Rielly on his use of vowels.

I can see that.   As much as people like to look at Rielly's defensive metrics, it really his xVowAboveRepl the needs to be improved, although his VowProRate looks fine.
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herman

So far, not really seeing much to suggest there will be improved team offense, aside from Matthews being healthy (please, hockey deities). Also which ones of these guys is breathing down Keefe's neck?
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RedLeaf

Quote from: herman on July 20, 2023, 11:51:00 AMSo far, not really seeing much to suggest there will be improved team offense, aside from Matthews being healthy (please, hockey deities). Also which ones of these guys is breathing down Keefe's neck?

I'll go with Le Chiffre from Casino Royale.
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herman

https://twitter.com/leafsnews/status/1682114548973617154
He said the same thing about forward depth after the deadline and still went back to Matthews-Marner to solve ALL the problems.
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Quote from: herman on July 20, 2023, 02:49:19 PMhttps://twitter.com/leafsnews/status/1682114548973617154
He said the same thing about forward depth after the deadline and still went back to Matthews-Marner to solve ALL the problems.

Yeah, I think I had a similar feeling last year.  He always just says that this iteration is the best that he has ever had.   I don't think he is necessary lying, just that the evolution of the team or team staff doesn't necessarily mean all that much.
"We can't change what's done, we can only move on." - Arthur Morgan