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10-17-2011, 08:03 PM
Ollie Williams
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Originally Posted by SouthernHab View Post
Look at the playoff records of Martin (.446) Bowman (.632) Babcock (.632) Demers (.561) and Burns (.508)

Do you see a trend? A great coach will not win a Stanley Cup the first time that they get there. They will not win a Cup every year either. But they do know how to win in the playoffs.

The coaches you mentioned had a history of winning in the playoffs. It was a matter of time before they won a Cup or Cups.

Martin does not have a history of winning in the playoffs.

Past performance is not absolute. It is, however, an indicator of future performance though. It does not look good for the Habs as long as Martin is in charge. And that pains me to say that.
Where in this category does Claude Julien fit? How far in the past do you consider "past records" when it comes to playoff coaching? The only thing I hate more than misinformation, is stats that are tailor picked to support the argument.

"Statistics are like a drunk with a lamppost: used more for support than illumination." -Winston Churchill

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