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11-19-2006, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by waffledave View Post
Pierre McGuire is one of the best hockey minds in the world. There's no debating that. He understands the game better than anyone around. He was taught by Scotty Bowman and has the respect of every player and manager in the league.

He has the smarts to be a top coach, but in my opinion lacks the people skills. He would make an incredible assistant coach (and has, in the past), but I would rather be in his position, getting to go all over North America and watch games, than be an assistant coach.

He takes alot of unwarrented flack from Habs fans because he's critical about the team. That's his job. He praises the team a whole bunch but nobody mentions that. While he did say "the book was out on Huet", he also mentioned that he has full confidence that Rollie Melanson (who's he's praised as the best goaltending coach in the league) will help Huet overcome the weaknesses in his game.

A few weeks ago when Huet was struggling, alot of people were on here saying that he goes down too quickly, he has poor lateral movement, etc...That's the exact same thing McGuire was saying too.

Some fans just can't take the truth.

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