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Therrien is new Habs coach
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06-09-2012, 02:38 PM
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If anything, all it shows is that the team had quit on Therrien.
No coach can turn a team around that much and that quickly.
Strangely, the great Shero, who we all think is a genius had given Therrien, during that preseason a contract extension. So he must have been doing something good even if he had reached the finals. Before you give an extension of that nature, you don't solely base yourself on the sole result, see how he's liked in the dressing room IF you don't happen to be a GM who doesn't know your dressing room.
Then, Therrien had to deal with tons of injuries, most of which returned around when Bylsma was appointed. Add the fact that even if some don't like it, yet, Therrien had to deal with Sabourin more than Bylsma had to do. Add a few interesting trades, add a 8-game home stand the most of any other time in that year, add the fact that Bylsma IS a great coach (you still can be a good even if you are replaced by a better one), and you might have the start of some of the reasons why it worked better.
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