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08-19-2012, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyShoe1721 View Post
What does Claude Ruel bring to the table? He won a cup, okay. What kind of coach was he? He had an absolutely stacked team to work with, but managed to win just four rounds in the playoffs over those years. What psychological backgrounds does Guy Boucher bring? Being intense? I hardly count being an assistant coach for a U18 WJC team for 3 years and an assistant for one U20 WJC relevant international experience.
Ruel managed to **** Henri Richard off big time. That takes some form of talent, right?

Ruel seems like a guy who was great with young players, bad with old vets.

Benched Henri Richard because he felt he was too old to play, Richard never forgave him, and this is partially what let to Ruel's dismissal. Richard would go on to contribute a lot to the 71 and 73 Cups after Ruel was fired.

Ruel then got his name on the Cup a bunch of times as Director of Player Development for the 70s dynasty

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