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10-29-2011, 04:57 AM
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New voice or removal of an old voice?.

I think you are right about the new voice theory, and it finally puts the firing of Pearn in perspective.
Like any management team the style of play is a committee decision arrived at by the GM, coarch and the assistant coaches. With the departure of Muller, Pearn may have had the leeway to espouse the style the Canadians started the sezson with, and which failed so miserably. When the decision was made by the management committee to review and revamp the style of play, Pearn did not support the change and as a result was odd man out. Just the new assistants exercising a little more influence and a confirmation to Gautier that in the obvious divergence of opinion betwwen Muller and Pearn last year, Muller may have been in the right. The Canadiens started this year backing the wrong man and wrong game plan and appear to have taken steps to remedy both. Assistant coaches do not in themselves decide club policy, but rather have to work as part of a united team to decide and implement these policies. If you don't believe in the concensus policy and are unwilling to fully buy into and help implement these policies then it becomes time to make changes.

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