Three MHC's (Most Hated Coaches) All time
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12-29-2012, 03:44 PM
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I know that Jacques Lemaire, Yvan Cournoyer, and Mario Tremblay absolutely despised Bowman from the Dynasty Habs years. There was a lot of noise made about how Lemaire wanted to stick it to Bowman when the Devils beat the Red Wings in the finals.
Apparently Mario Lemieux in Pittsburgh and Sergei Fedorov in Detroit couldn't stand Bowman either.
You can't argue Bowman's results though: The man won championships.
Most players hated, but respected him. With a few exceptions.
Robinson once apparently inferred that if they had a players coach instead of an owners coach, the Habs would have won 6 straight instead of 4.
It seems like the Dynasty wings who won with him all loved him by the end though. Especially Yzerman, who started out disliking him for never letting him open up and run and gun and threatening to bench after the 94 year. That team ended up realizing he was right
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