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01-28-2012, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Not The One View Post
That's a damn LIE, that you and people like yourselves like you perpetuate to make yourselves feel better about your french-hating.

Let's look at our bilingual coaches for the last 25 years and compare to other teams:

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

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: ?

Gee, what an Achilles' heel.

In the 80's and early 90's, UFAs would have fallen over themselves to come play here. What's changed? Not our francophone coaches, that's for sure.
GREAT job. I'm not big on the language debate, because I think it is a futile one on ANY board, let alone this one here. Fact of the matter is the organisation WILL have a bilingual one. The players' opinions don't matter. The posters' opinions don't matter. Only does that of Geoff Molson and he's been pretty clear of the subject. We should then all move along to the next debate.

Montreal has had the audacity and the open mind to hire inexperience, yet VERY talented coaches over the last 50 years. Let's all remember that while he did good with St.Louis as a young coach, Scotty Bowman was still pretty young to coach a team that had traditionally relied on older characters to coach. And after that, in most of the cases, they developed some pretty solid coaches, HOF material coaches.

As for the circus thing, you might think that most players hate it. But the fact of the matter is: tons of them like to be superstars in a market. And there aren't many markets in the league where you can be as big as here. What gets to players and coaches and the organisation, is the numerous press scrums or press conferences all the time, even after a practice. But hey! Go to NYC and see what it's like for its football teams. It's the same.

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