Mid-Season Press Conference
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01-02-2012, 09:29 PM
Join Date: Jan 2003
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I'm from Atlantic Canada and i'm going up at the end of this month i'm pretty pissed with what's going on, I've been up before not sure about going in the future, but I know lots of people from here that go up every year. People are not pleased with this having to speak french garbage. I was reading an article in the Vancouver Sun about it, they talked to burrows and max lappy,
they both said they can understand that's it's more convenient for the media if you can speak french but both guys said if you win the fans in MTL don't care about speaking french or not.
Yet again, this is totally irrelevant. 'Cause before you win, you have to take decisions. And until you win, you will be blamed and bashed for taking the decisions you take. Unless your name is Carey Price and that on a personal performance alone you can shut up people, you will not be able to shut up a whole mass before you are a winning team. Add the fact that everybody recognizes that before we are a winning team à la Red Wings or today's Bruins, they're plenty of stuff to do. So what do you do before it happens? Much easier to buy time with a french coach. Would also be easier to do with 4, 5, or 6 francophone and useful players. And then you build a team to win. The distraction from now on will be way too much if you close your ears to the crowd and media and just hire anglos all over the place.
So, yes if you can tell me that with Cunneyworth, we'd win 82 games. I would say to take him.....but in what world is everybody living? You can't promise me that. We don't have the pedigree to do so. We went from a franchise who everybody was looking to, to just your regular average franchise. The language factor is there and will always be there. Deal with it or change teams. Strange that we keep reading in here that if people aren't happy with the composition of the team, they should wait for the Nords to come and change allegeance. Well same applies for the ones who do not agree with that coaching policy. I can tell you right now that the day we have some kind of great management, you will not mind that the coach speaks french.
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