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The Leafs coach pointed right to wins and losses when asked

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NEW YORK, N. Starling Marte Jersey .Y. - OK, it is done.Rex Ryan and John Idzik are out with the Jets. The Bears canned Marc Trestman and Phil Emery. Mike Smith was fired in Atlanta.It wasnt as bloody as some past Black Mondays, but the axe swung swiftly on them. Throw in the two coaching openings in the Bay Area, and theres plenty of searching ahead for team owners in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco and Oakland.What should they look for and who might fit the bill? Lets look.NEW YORK JETSA wise former football writer always stressed that the most important position in pro football is owner. A case in point, hed say, was this team, which has fallen short in competing with the local rival Giants, whose ownership is considered among the most stable, patient and insightful.Two years after hiring Idzik, owner Woody Johnson fired him, in great part because the talent level has fallen so precipitously in the GMs short regime. It was Idziks work in free agency and the draft — of course, Ryan had a hand in those moves, too — that doomed him when the Jets went 4-12 and missed the playoffs for a fourth consecutive year.New York needs to solve its quarterback woes first, particularly because there is some talent elsewhere on offence. It should seek a head coach or offensive co-ordinator who has a history of success grooming QBs.And it should get a GM with experience in the job who can deal with a flighty owner.ATLANTA FALCONSSmiths tenure hardly was a flop. His 66 wins in seven seasons are the most for any Falcons coach, including five straight winning seasons; the Falcons never had even two successive winning records before he arrived.But Arthur Blank, considered one of the better owners in the league, not only saw a 10-22 record in 2013-2014, but the no-show against Carolina on Sunday with the division title on the line.Living in a weak division gives the Falcons a quicker chance to turn it around, but they need a running game to complement the passing offence, and they need drastic improvement on defence, supposedly Smiths strength.Blank indicated there could be other changes, and GM Thomas Dimitroff could be in trouble. For now, look for Atlanta to grab someone a bit more fiery who can mend the defence.Did someone say Rex Ryan? Probably not.CHICAGO BEARSThis one is a total mess, in some ways similar to the Jets situation. The biggest issue is leadership, and that permeates the entire organization.Emery committing to quarterback Jay Cutler for seven years and putting the team on the hook for $54 million guaranteed ($36 million remaining) has become an albatross for the organization. The new GM must seek a trading partner — highly unlikely — interested in a volatile player with a huge cap number and a history of underachievement.Or that general manager, who likely will need to work some salary cap magic, might have to swallow hard and keep Cutler.So the new coach, same as the old coach, had better be a QB guru, and one who rules with more of an iron fist than did Trestman.OAKLAND RAIDERSDennis Allen was fired early in the season, and Tony Sparano managed to win three games with an undertalented team. So many of the free agency moves by GM Reggie McKenzie backfired; that same wise former football writer said McKenzies signing built a powerhouse for 2009, not for 2014.Raiders owner Mark Davis would like to make a big splash, and was enamoured of the idea of persuading Jim Harbaugh to cross the Bay. Barring that, and with the co-ordinator promotion route not working since Jon Gruden left, look for Davis to go after a well-known coach who also could get personnel control.Should he keep McKenzie, Davis might even turn to the fiery Ryan to inspire a dispassionate bunch.SAN FRANCISCO 49ERSThe jewel of the open jobs, although some might wonder why if a coach such as Harbaugh couldnt stick it out there with so much success during his tenure. Given the discord that helped ruin a talented teams season — as did injuries — GM Trent Baalke and CEO Jed York might be in the market for someone less independent.For continuity, the Niners could opt for promoting popular line coach Jim Tomsula, a loyal soldier.And, sorry to sound like a broken record, but whoever takes over must reverse the regression of the quarterback, Colin Kaepernick.___AP Sports Writer Dennis Waszak Jr. contributed to this story.___AP NFL website: and Jason Grilli Jersey .5 million. The 25-year-old Varlamov is thriving under first-year coach and Hall of Fame goaltender Patrick Roy, posting a 26-9-5 record with a 2. Joaquin Benoit Jersey . Rico dove horizontally to meet Andoni Iraolas precise long cross from the right to score his second league goal of the season in the 33rd minute. Two minutes later, Aritz Aduriz netted Bilbaos second when he raced forward and pounced on a poor clearance by Villarreal defender Mateo Musacchio, sending a low shot rolling past goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo. . The second-ranked Jayhawks will play the Miners of Texas-El Paso at Imperial Arena in the Bahamas. The game can be seen live on TSN2 starting at 7pm et/4pm pt.TORONTO – Its been more than a decade since the Leafs last held an elite home record. “That was one of the goals we wanted to create is when teams come into this building theres no more of this two points, kiss your relatives and go home,” said Randy Carlyle following a fifth straight victory at the Air Canada Centre on Tuesday night. “Its enough of that.” The win, also the seventh in the past eight games at home, improved the Leafs record in Toronto to an impressive 8-2-0, right there amongst the very best in the Eastern Conference. Success of that kind has generally eluded the club in recent years. Since holding the top home mark in the conference in 2001-2002, the Leafs have become a mediocre bunch on home ice. Last season, Carlyles first full campaign behind the bench, they finished with the eighth best record in the conference, their best finish since the 05-06 season when they held the sixth best mark. Home ice has rarely resembled a place of refuge for the Leafs in the past decade or so. Season Home Record Conference Rank 2013-2014 8-2-0 3rd 2013 13-9-2 8th 2011-2012 18-16-7 13th 2010-2011 18-15-8 11th 2009-2010 18-12-8 14th 2008-2009 16-16-9 12th 2007-2008 18-17-6 13th 2006-2007 21-15-5 10th 2005-2006 26-12-3 6th 2003-2004 22-14-3-2 7th 2002-2003 24-13-4-0 5th 2001-2002 24-11-6-0 1st In winning eight of their first 10 at home, the Leafs have benefited from a potent offensive attack; outscoring opponents 35-23, including 18-7 during the most recent five-game win streak. Theyve generated more than a goal per game more at the ACC than on the road – 3.5 per game vs. 2.27 – helped considerably in that regard by the leagues no. 1 ranked home power-play (32.4%). The strongest foundation of the club so far, terrific goaltending from both James Reimer and Jonathan Bernier – combined .933 save percentage – has shown up both at hoome and on the road. Mark Melancon Jersey. Never a bad thing to start with the lead, the Leafs have also scored first in seven of those first 10 home games. “I dont think you can be a successful hockey club without having a strong home record,” said Carlyle, his team hosting the Predators on Thursday night. “That brings that respect back to your community and your fan base.” The Leafs dip on home ice post-lockout (03-04) was unquestionably tied to the clubs general struggles, the quality of those teams a major part of the equation. But as Carlyle wryly noted (Ron Wilson previously opined with a similar belief), there is a sense that opposing teams, stocked with talent from the GTA, visit Toronto with extra motivation, the influx of family and friends on hand for the occasion inflaming that drive. Unlikely to help matters either is the tepid intensity of the local crowd. Among the tamer environments league-wide – save for the playoffs last May – the ACC generally does not provide much in the way of fan-engineered enthusiasm – again, lacking team success certainly factors in once more. The playoffs last May were a rare exception. “Typically its a quiet building,” said Joffrey Lupul, who has five goals and nine points at home this season. “And then to hear it change like that in the playoffs was pretty cool for us. It gives you that added motivation to play well at home and hopefully we can try and get the building back somewhere like that.” Looking around at some of the more raucous environments around the league, sensing the energy they provide to their respective teams, Lupul cant help but desire something similar for Toronto. “Chicago, Philly, Pittsburgh, New York, Montreal, Calgary,” said the 30-year-old with a laugh, listing those buildings whose atmosphere hed like to replicate at the ACC, “pretty much anywhere, Ottawa.” “Saturday night, its usually a pretty good atmosphere in the building, fans are there, but for the most part we say a lot of times create your own energy in the building. Thats just the way it is. Its mostly a corporate crowd I believe.” Given the clubs early trend of lackluster starts, its been a process to create that energy. The Leafs have often stuttered out of the gate at home (and on the road) before finding a proper track to two points (13-7-1 overall). In one of their better victories of the year on Oct. 22, they mustered a season-low two shots in the opening 20 minutes against Jonas Hiller and the Ducks before emerging with some of their finest hockey over the final two periods in a 4-2 win. “You want to get the fans involved in the game and the way to do that is not to be stuck in your own end for 10 minutes in the first period,” Lupul said with a chuckle or two, “and then you get them in the game, but its because theyre booing.” “We want to start well at home and try and get the fans in the game because whether people believe it or not you feed off the energy of the crowd a lot at home. I think we did it a lot last season at the end and in the playoffs and again, hopefully we can get it back to that level.” Part of Carlyles mandate when he replaced Ron Wilson in March 2012 was to re-establish home ice as a haven for success. The Leafs coach pointed right to wins and losses when asked what aspect of the culture he wanted to change – “Well our record for sure”. “We have to have success in our building,” he said. “Its imperative. Simple as that. If youre going to be a hockey club that is going to qualify [for the playoffs] and give yourself a chance you have to have a home record that you can be proud of.” Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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