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01-20-2012, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Not The One View Post
You can spin the same arguments over and over again but ultimately, the facts prove that the Habs' bilingual coaches >>> the VAST majority of other team's coaches during the last 30 years. I've posted this stuff before, but i'll post it again everybody gets it.

From 1984-2011, the habs have employed franco coaches. Let's compare with that other prestigious canadian team:

Canadiens coaches

Jacques Lemaire: SC winner, Adams winner
Jean Perron: SC winner
Pat Burns: SC winner, Adams winner
Jacques Demers: SC winner, Adams winner
Mario Tremblay: ?
Alain Vigneault: SC finalist, Adams winner
Michel Therrien: SC finalist
Claude Julien: SC winner, Adams winner
Guy Carbonneau: Adams finalist
Jacques Martin: Adams winner

Leafs coaches

Mike Nykoluk: ?
Dan Maloney: ?
John Brophy: ?
George Armstrong: ?
Doug Carpenter: ?
Tom Watt: ?
Pat Burns: SC winner, Adams winner
Mike Murphy: ?
Pat Quinn: SC finalist, Adams winner
Paul Maurice: SC finalist
Ron Wilson: SC finalist

Let's compare all first-time coaches brought up to the NHL in the same time frame by original six teams:

Introduced to the NHL by the Habs

Jacques Lemaire: SC winner, Adams winner
Jean Perron: SC winner
Pat Burns: SC winner, Adams winner
Mario Tremblay: ?
Alain Vigneault: SC finalist, Adams winner
Michel Therrien: SC finalist
Claude Julien: SC winner, Adams winner
Guy Carbonneau: Adams finalist

Introduced to the NHL by the Red Wings

Nick Polano: ?
Brad Park: ?
Dave Lewis: ?

Introduced to the NHL by the Bruins

Gerry Cheevers: ?
Butch Goring: ?
Terry Oreilly: SC finalist
Mike Milbury: SC finalist
Steve Kasper: ?
Mike Sullivan: ?

Introduced to the NHL by the Leafs

Mike Nykoluk: ?
George Armstrong: ?

Introduced to the NHL by the Blackhawks

Orval Tessier: Adams winner
Mike Murdoch: Adams winner
Darryl Sutter: SC finalist
Craig Hartsburg: ?
Dirk Graham: ?
Lorne Molleken: ?
Alpo Suhonen: ?
Trent Yawney: ?
Denis Savard: ?

Introduced to the NHL by the Rangers

Herb Brooks: ?
Ted Sator: ?
Ron Smith: ?
Colin Campbell: ?
Bryan Trottier: ?

Fact: The Canadiens' employment of franco/bilingual coaches has resulted in higher quality coaches than most other teams.

CQFD

Please try the same for other teams and see how the Habs compare...
You bring up a good point, but you can spin those a different way too. How many of those Habs coaches coached US to a SC. Why should we always be the training ground for a french coach to learn the trade, only to leave after inevitable shelf life only to be successful elsewhere.

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