Friedman's thoughts on the Habs
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03-21-2012, 10:56 AM
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Disagree, yes he was given a chance to coach the team but within a couple of weeks he was turned into a lame duck and basically given no chance of coming back thanks to gauthier's and molson's comments. So yes the team showed little class in the way they treated him and worries more about appeasing certain french media and french sectors of Quebec.
I didn't like the way Molson handled the language thing. There had to be a way he could tell the media(in a nice way) that winning is more important than language.
That being said Cunneyworth did get a great opportunity. There are thousands and thousands of hockey coaches and maybe 80-100 of those will get an NHL head coaching job in their lifetime, in that sense he is VERY lucky. He had things go against him, but I personally have not been super impressed with him from a technical standpoint. I like some things he has done(looking for a bigger, meaner lineup) but dressing 7 d-men and a poor PP worked against him.
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