Minor League Sports News on OurSports Central
October 24, 2014
83
Minor League Games Today
Follow OSC on
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter



    OurSports Central Independent and Minor League Sports Forums
As the home for independent and minor league sports, OurSports Central's message boards are the perfect place to discuss your favorite teams and leagues with other fans, players and team and league administrators. Our boards cover all the leagues represented on OSC including independent and minor league baseball, indoor and Arena football, outdoor and indoor lacrosse, mens and womens basketball, junior and minor league hockey, outdoor and indoor soccer and more. Before posting for the first time, please consult our FAQ. Contact us with any questions.
   
  #1   IP: 66.66.124.155
Old 10-19-2010, 11:39 AM
AHL'er AHL'er is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1
Default Ben Groulx is a joke

As a coach in the AHL he was WAY over his head. No way could he relate to the veteran players in that league. Rochester had more talent than half the teams in the AHL last year and was a Caldar Cup contender on paper. They underachieved as a team both seasons under Groulx. He was run out of town as their head coach after two dismal seasons. Florida (Rochester's parent NHL team) and Rochester both bounced him a year short of his contract to avoid further embarrassment. Rumor had it that he didn't even run the practices, leaving that to his assistant coach. At league and team functions or during interviews he mummled and stumbled like a zombie when questioned sounding like he didn't have a clue what he was doing or being asked. Fans in Rochester would hang him if he ever came back to town. LOL

In a game seven against Abbotsford which Rochester lost after having a 3-1 series lead, he benched star forward Graham Mink, because he was over the "Vet" limit and didn't know how to alter his lines. It was a resounding general consensus that he was throughly out-coached in the series and his young players didn't know how to play through adversity. After the first week, Mink is now the leading scorer in the AHL and at least three other players refused to sign with Rochester following the season fearing he'd return as their head coach and signed with other teams. Every other coach and team in the league knew he was lost and beat Rochester with lesser talent all season. He's better off coaching 12 to 16 year olds who play "kick and chase" hockey. He's more a baby-sitter than a hockey coach. Trying to coach in the pros, he's lost! Rochester now has a coach who knows how to make line combinations and is winning with half the talent "GrooL" had there last year. Keep being a big fish in a small pond Groulx. The Rochester Americans and the American Hockey League say good riddance!!

Last edited by AHL'er; 10-19-2010 at 11:55 AM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright OurSports Central