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05-01-2011, 02:46 PM
Bill McNeal
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If his name was Richard Thompson, nobody would really care.

This is not to take anything away from his work here, but most of us hockey fans have little insight into the actual work put into the team by a head coach, let alone his assistants. Most of the praise Kirk Muller receives is because he's Kirk Muller. Former Hab, bled the team colours and all-around likeable guy. We're comfortable with him because we know him.

Same phenomenon with Carbo. He was an assistant coach, we had no idea what his responsibilities entailed but a large portion of us (myself included) were dying to have him as a head coach. I mean, it's Guy Carbonneau! And we all saw how that worked out.

That doesn't mean Muller won't be a great coach in Dallas if he ends up there. Just that there really is no reason for any fan to choose him over Jacques Martin right now other than the blind hatred Martin receives from this fan base.

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