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05-10-2012, 04:19 PM
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Tim Wallach
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Originally Posted by skipp18 View Post
Its not my intention to stir up a whole English vs French thing.
The French side will always insist the the coach MUST speak french.
The English side always says hire the best possible guy regardless of language.
As an English Montealer I think its just a fact of life that the coach needs to speak french, there is just no way around that.

From the look of the names being discussed on this board ( Therrien, Crawford, Hartley) were just talking about recycling guys just because they speak French. I don't want any of those guys near this team, I would even prefer Roy over those names.
Is Roy the only viable candidate out there that could provide some new blood/energy/vision. Are there no French speaking coaches in the Q? AHL?

I just hope that Bergevin is doing his due diligence for the coaching position and NOT just looking at what the fans/media are putting out there.
I agree. Everyone and their dog is reporting that experience will be the key factor. I sure hope it's not. In NHL terms, experience is often a pseudonym for "already failed."

Forgive me if it has been stated already, but does Gallant speak French? I hope guys like him are considered amongst a few other non-NHL options. Dineen did just fine this year. Dale Hunter is coming along just fine. There are countless examples of gems mined from unexperienced backgrounds.

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