Sportsnet Magazine: Inside The Long Pathetic Fall Of The Once Great Canadiens Empire
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01-17-2012, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by
I just want to pick up on something you said here, it is something I have heard repeately since Cunneyworth took over.
Cunneyworth was not HIRED to take Martin's job. He was already an employee. He was asked to take on new responsibilities on an interim basis.
The difference between that and going out, interviewing people and selecting someone for a job is pretty obvious.
No one who has a language agenda seems to acknowledge that point in any degree.
It doesn't really matter does it? I mean they came in and botched this thing so badly it was over before it started. The (entirely predictable) crapstorm came and PG threw him under the bus.
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You can think that all you want. The evidence speaks against you though. That era's only sin was not being as good as the 70's Canadiens (who could be?). Consistantly one of the best records in the league. Consistantly one of the best goal differential. Playing in one of the toughest divisions. The thing was they didn't get much attention probably because they were the premier defensive team of an offensive age.
The Habs were a pretty good team. Best in the league? For a couple of years in the late 80s it was them the Flames and the Oilers. We didn't have any franchise scorers but we did have a ( guy who turned out to be bi-polar) 50 goal scorer going for us.
We were kind of like the NJ Devils. Good defensively, supreme goaltending and scoring that was decent enough that we could win games.
I often wonder what would've happened if we had a franchise scorer to go along with that group. We would've been absolutely invincible. Too bad Doug Wickenheiser didn't pan out. Pollock set us up beautifully with another number one but it didn't work out. You put a franchise scorer on that roster and we win more cups than we did. Good thing we had a franchise goalie
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