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05-12-2013, 12:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Kimota View Post
Some people will never like Therrien no matter what. Even if we win a cup and he buys them hookers.
To be honest, it's because Therrien looks like one of those old-school illiterate coaches who doesn't know much in the way of tactics or advanced stats - he's one of those player's coaches through and through.

I was bemused at his appointment and in disbelief as the season wore on and we still hadn't seen any adversity (were we that good?!?!) then the bad streak started and we didn't get out of it until our unceremonious ejection from the playoffs. Then came the excuses - injuries! refs! price! the PQ! - but in reality it was Therrien who couldn't right the ship, who couldn't adjust and whose team made the same critical mistakes night in, night out. The Habs were not prepared for any fight-back and did not adjust once.

Players like Ryder, Markov, Gorges, Diaz, Subban and yes, David Desharnais, woefully underperformed and looked like they a few gears from top speed - that's on the coach.

The Defensive breakdown and exposure of the goalie - that's on the coach.

The brutal special teams, the inept Diamond formation and the over-reliance on PK Subban - that's on the coach.

The thuggish bench brawls (that failed, and embarrassed us) - that's on the coach.

I'm not saying he's due to get fired but he's on a short leash for sure. If he bottles it next season and doesn't adjust his damn gameplan, he's gone by December.

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