Ratto on the NHL's emergency goalie rule and the NFL
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Ray Ratto
February 24, 2020 - 8:28 am
The NFL could learn a lesson from the wild, and entertaining story of David Ayres, the Zamboni driver turned emergency goalie.
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Ratto: You’re not parting way, you’re getting fired
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Ray Ratto
January 15, 2020 - 2:23 pm
This is the 15th day of January, and already 10 professional coaches and general managers have been fired. Not "let go." Not "parting ways." Not "moving on" or "pursuing other opportunities" or "spending more time with the family." Fired. It is that time, after all, but the four most recent firings...
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Ratto: When you can see the window closing
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Ray Ratto
December 12, 2019 - 8:38 am
Doug Wilson has traditionally been more of a gambler with his roster than his management team, so when he decided Wednesday that Peter DeBoer could pull this broken sled no longer, his choice to fire him and replace him with Bob Boughner was well out of his operational comfort zone. Secondly,...
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The Boston Bruins celebrate a goal during their Game 6 win in St. Louis during the Stanley Cup Final
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June 10, 2019 - 11:36 am
ST. LOUIS -- When future sports analysts try to quantify the difference experience makes, they'll be able to look at the run-up to Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. On Sunday we saw the difference between a team and a city that's been on the cusp of a championship before and one that was preparing...
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