Mid-Season Press Conference
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01-03-2012, 01:04 AM
Join Date: Jul 2007
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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.
I really agree with this.
The team is a mess anyway... why bother creating new controversy here? A coach isn't going to turn hamburger into fillet mignon so why not just go with a bilingual coach for now?
If we build a great team and it happens that you feel a specific coach who happens to be an anglo is the right guy, hire him then. There won't be near the same kind of backlash when this happens.
Also, they hired a no name Anglo to do this and then immediately threw him under the bus. It was bungled very, very badly and it really reminded me back to the days of Houle and Corey. Really stupid stuff.
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