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06-04-2012, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by habsfanatics View Post
I don't agree with this. Hunter and Cunneyworth are the type of coaches to avoid. The only kind that can truly hurt you imo. Crawford/Therrien fall into the same as everyone else mold. nothing special, but shouldn't cost us games on their own.
Based on the data I've seen of their recent performances, both Therrien and Crawford are in the harmful-coach category, roughly on the Carbonneau level. Therrien is especially problematic in Therrien's case because -- notwithstanding his Finals run -- he managed to take a talented Penguins squad and make it Habs-level bad 5-on-5, something which stopped almost immediately when he was replaced by Blysma.

You probably will never be able to point at a game and say "the coach lost us this one", but their clubs were very weak in possession and chance exchange. Therrien could get away with it because he got good goaltending (with Fleury's injury in 2007-2008) and strong PP scoring... sound familiar?

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