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02-11-2009, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Asterix View Post
With those comments, Carbo is simply trying to diffuse the pressure away from his players. He's a master at manipulating the media and just like his decision to take them bowling yesterday, he's doing everything in his power to protect them from the media and fan pressure in order to try to get them out of that slump that they're in.

I know that some people like criticizing Carbonneau but I truly think that he's a very good coach who knows what it's like to be a player and what they need in order to succeed.
I know that decision (bowling) was criticized, not to say lauged at. But I liked it also. Not because it was bowling but because it was something to break the routine and get the guys talking in a loose atmosphere. Hopefully it pays off on the ice.

I think the Habs come out flying tonight personally. If they don't. I have serious doubts about the playoffs.

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