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02-09-2009, 11:47 PM
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Originally Posted by BadHabit View Post
Hey, it happens. But it is definitely not the norm... and if you want to stand there and argue that you'd rather have a rookie coach over an experienced one when you're trying to compete for the Cup... well, you're beyond talking to.
Okay, fine. Last time we made it to the finals but lost, rookie Pat Burns was behind the bench.

Recent Cup-winning coaches John Tortorella and Peter Laviolette were both in their first NHL job. I don't understand how getting fired by some other NHL team has to be a pre-requisite for getting hired by Montreal.

If you're mad that Carbo doesn't have any coaching experience, that's also wrong, he was an assistant for a few years in Montreal and has held various gigs in Dallas after 20 years of playing in the league. He is also a Jack Adams Trophy finalist and lead a team to first place in the Eastern Conference last year, and has now coached over 200 games in the NHL.

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