Mid-Season Press Conference
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01-02-2012, 02:40 PM
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I cannot believe the things he said about Cunnyworth.
I realize there is drama in the media, and frankly, I'm of the opinion the coach should speak french if only to cut the circus this creates...
But he basically just fired Cunnyworth in that press conference. There is a complete lack of respect for the team, the coach and the, frankly, the season in his comments. You cannot throw your coach under the bus like this. He said that being bilingual is a key requirement of the next coach and that Cunnyworth is only temporary.
If that is the case, why the hell is he there? How is he supposed to command any respect from his players when it's clear that anything short of a random Cup run isn't going to keep him behind the bench (and I doubt that would be enough).
The comments may quell some media members for a week or two, but it was a horrible thing to say about an employee who is struggling to turn things around right now. We all kind of knew he was likely a lame duck coach, but I've never seen a team make it official like that. Absurd.
I'm not happy about cunneyworth's treatment either, unless PG made it clear before he got hired that he is only the interim guy, and they will find a more permanent replacement after. If cunneyworth was okay with that, then I dont have a huge problem with it.
Cunneyworth was probably just happy to get some sort of nhl experience, and get his name back on the radar around the league as a good head coach candidate. Unfortunately, the results haven't been there for him though.
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