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Therrien is new Habs coach
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06-06-2012, 12:31 PM
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This reaction was going to happen no matter who was named Coach unless it was somebody like Lemaire. There weren't that many amazing candidates to choose from .. not like GM when Bergevin might have not been everybody's choice but everybody could get behind him being picked.
Therrien, Hartley, Crawford, Roy, Carbo .. all choices that bring some level of controversy and that would have generated disagreement and strong arguments IMO, specially from a large fan base like ours..
Some of the things that get said in here are pathetic tbh. This board is getting harder and harder to participate in.
A reaction of not liking the nomination 'cause we had other candidates in mind is totally fine with me. Geez, I'm doing it...I can't be against myself. Therrien was my 4th choice. I had Lemaire, Roy and Hartley ahead. Come to think of it, I would have had Groulx ahead as well. So Therrien was my 5th pick. So I don't agree with that nomination. But to STATE that the guy hasn't changed....how the heck can those people say this? And then they compare it to when people were frustrated about Gauthier and says it's the same thing while it's a total differenet ballgame. Gauthier had been associated with our team and with Gainey. Gauthier was in charge of pro scouting when we got Gomez. It was not too far fetched to think that both guys were getting along pretty well and had to agree most of the time, since one hire the other as his assistant-GM and vice versa. Sorry, but it's BS to think that you'd keep around a guy that thinks you're idiot by objecting to your trades every single time. Add that to his record prior to his Habs association and people had every right to question Gauthier's ability. And also ADD the fact that as far as I'm concern, a GM is more important than a coach, and hating the move and questioning Gauthier's ability to do so.
As far as Therrien is concerned, it makes NO sense to question Therrien's ability to coach based on his 1st year with us. Where with the same kind of teams, other top coaches have also failed in the past. Then comes the Pittsburgh era, where you can totally question the fact that once he's out, they win the Cup. Yet, he brought them to 2 games from a cup. A team that with Olczyk was at the bottom of the league. And I didn't checked that, but it seems that his actual agent, said that Therrien had to deal with a lot of key injuries the year that he got the boot while Bylsma was able to get all those guys back or something. Is that accurate? Don't know. Didn't check. Yet, reality is that there's just no argument to state that he hasn't changed. Yet, you can dislike him all you want. Somehow though, and I don,t want to put everything in the main boat, I have a feeling that "some" posters that were in love with the past management, were always going with the "we will see" or "let's trust the management who knows more than us" statements, yet seemed to have forgotten that now. While I totally disagreed with those statements, 'cause you don't make a board filled with "we will see" and "we know nothing", we ALL were ready to give Gainey a whole lot of time when he started. Didn't always agreed with him, but he had plenty of patience from this fanbase. Gauthier way less based on his previous jobs and actual job with the Habs, but he had a little....while Bergevin had 1 month. And now this decision is called amongst the worst that this organization has ever took.....Reaction is way too strong. Now, does it mean that it will not be bad.....obviously not. It can turn out to be average to say the least. And we will criticize the move then. But right now we have no idea how he really adapted to this league.
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