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11-18-2008, 09:18 PM
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What is he supposed to do, throw one of his players under the bus ? Have a nervous breakdown ? Carbo is doing what every good leader does in such times, he takes the responsability for the loss and defends his team.
? I can't remember many times (if ever) when Carbo has taken the responsibility for a loss. Showing confidence in your players is one thing, but I'm not sure that is what Carbonneau is doing, when he says things like "I think our team played a good game" (not word for word) it scares me. What if he actually thinks THAT?
Our team is full of mature, veteran, professionals, I think they can handle a bit of criticism. If Carbo had said "I think we can definitely play better" I doubt any player would have a problem.
Its not just that though, I'm upset with Carbo for other things. For instance, the way he manages his timeouts (he almost never uses them! How about using one right after a goal is scored against? stop the momentum!) , the way his team plays such passive hockey (what happened to our forecheck?), and the biggest one of all is his lack of communication with the players. I'll admit, I'm NOT in the locker room, I can't see what actually goes on... But I've read enough articles in the past few years to know what kind of a player-coach relationship Carbo has with his players, and its not good. I'm always hearing things like "Cabo lets us do our own thing, he never says a word" (again, not word for word) etc. etc. I've read it from many ex players (Grabovski, Samsonov) and current ones (Kostitsyn's)
Do I think he should be fired? No, didn't say that. But I'm getting sick of watching passionless hockey from the habs this whole season.
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