Thread: Confirmed with Link: Jacques Martin Fired V2.0
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12-19-2011, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Schooner Guy View Post
Two points out of a playoff spot when Jocko was fired despite the injuries and no PP effectiveness. The Kaberle deal was the shakeup attempt to get the PP going and the PP was looking better in those first 3 games with Kaberle. Martin should have been given more opportunity. Whether you like Martin or not, he brought stability and structure and you don't fire a coach unless you have a better solution. What we're seeing now is a complete debacle. Cunneyworth is a good hockey man who is being fed to the wolves (the whole language fiasco). Gauthier should have known he was opening Pandora's Box.
Agree totally.

Firing JM was a classic knee-jerk reaction. Someone up there panicked. That excuse I read about the tendency of losing leads as an indication of the coach losing the bench was lame. It has more to do with the inexperienced defense than anything else. And you could argue that this defense was the result of the major gamble with Markov.

Now G.Molson wrote in the sky that Cunneyworth is only just a patchwork in the coaching position. Do you think players will actually give their all for the remainder of the season for a coach that won't be here next season? No (and that's only normal -- it's human nature).

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