The Management thread 3.0 (All GM/Coaching discussion here)
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12-22-2011, 11:29 AM
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It's an interim position. Everybody knows that, so I do not see what is the big deal with Molson coming out to say the next coach will be bilingual. They are going with the assistant coach most likely for the remainder of the year so that the new one will have a clean plate next season.
Considering it is solely a temporary position, one that was confirmed temporary by the owner, I dont think it deserved the attention it is getting.
Blame management for the on ice product, blame them for firing a coach that was better suited than the interim, but I am not going to blame management for this ridiculous reaction by the media, fans and certain groups.
It is a freaking interim position.
Yes, it's an interim position but it's still bad management to fire the coach and replace him with someone that you have no intention of keeping on as the coach.
"Here's the job, win win win, and by the way - you have no chance of keeping this job even if you do win and we'll publically say so in two days".
You really think that they couldn't figure out the Quebec extermists' reaction to the hiring of Cunneyworth? My first reaction to hearing the hiring was - ouch! This will get ugly!
They should have had a plan. The Ducks fired Carlyle and already had a coach hired. They were critisized but at least they had a plan. Fire Martin? Fine. Have a plan. Have a bilingual coach ready to put his stamp on this team and make changes. And if you do hire a unilingual coach, he better be a proven winner that won't just continue the Jacques Martin system.
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