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04-21-2009, 07:57 PM
Coach Parker
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I think the growing issue in Montreal (with the internet, blogging, media outlets increasing, etc) is that every negative aspect of a players game is magnified and criticized to the point where they are chased prematurely out of town.

Before, (and with most other teams in the NHL) players were allowed to develop and grow as a player through years of playing for the Canadiens.

Now, we see many fans being very critical of Komisarek, Price, O'Byrne, Higgins, and the Kostitsyn's, with many fans wanting them waived, traded or not resigned! These are great young players who need to grow as a team together with support from their franchise. Protect your assets Montreal, and get a coaching, veterna leadership and management system in place that develops these players! Reverse the trend!

It seems they need a coach/GM and Captain who will stand up for the players against the media, and (god forbid) call out specific members of the media who are being overly critical of the players. Maybe then players will feel more confident in their play and the team that they represent.

As much as I am a fan of the development of American NHL teams,(and am a die-hard Bruins fan for over two long hard decades), the NHL needs the storied Canadian franchises to have a return to glory/success.


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