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08-20-2008, 08:41 PM
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Benoit Groulx head coach of Amerks

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Great choice, IMO.

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Don't know anything about him, but I'll trust if you think it's a good choice Sabrefan. I'm looking forward to following them a bit closer this season.

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That's absolutely huge for Rochester and huge for this organization. Our prospects will be being coached by probably the best coach in the Q for the past few years. I thought what he did, guiding Gatineau to the Memorial Cup this year, was pretty amazing. They weren't even the favorites to win their own conference in the Q. Watch, he's going to get a gold medal at the WJC as well.

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I would have been a fan of this if he didn't ditch the Canadian team. Should have done this before holding summer camp and wasting everyone's time.

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I would have been a fan of this if he didn't ditch the Canadian team. Should have done this before holding summer camp and wasting everyone's time.
Oh, I wasn't aware he isn't coaching the U20 team anymore. I guess it would pose a problem.

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Another quality hiring by Martin, good news for Rochester.

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I would have been a fan of this if he didn't ditch the Canadian team. Should have done this before holding summer camp and wasting everyone's time.
Don't you think he'll share his information with the new coach? I doubt it'll be a complete waste of time.

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Sweet! GJ with the signing JM!

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Don't you think he'll share his information with the new coach? I doubt it'll be a complete waste of time.
I'm sure he will, but I'd rather have the actual coach there at camp (and to pick the camp). Hopefully one of the assistants gets the job over Pat Quinn so the team can atleast have someone running the show who was at summer camp.

From the Panthers side this is probably a good move.

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Great signing! I had the opportunity to see this guy totally outcoach my Sags (Q team) a couple of years ago when he had a way weaker team. This guy is for real and will definitely make it to the NHL someday.

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Hopefully one of the assistants gets the job over Pat Quinn so the team can atleast have someone running the show who was at summer camp.
Sorry, this strikes me as just an uninformed thing to say.

Option 1: Pick an assistant because they watched these players in Summer Camp.

Option 2: Pick Pat Quinn, who has ALREADY COACHED a number of the Summer Camp kids - Hodgson, Cuma, Teubert, Eberle, Allen, Myers, Ennis, Hamonic, Trivino, O'Dell, Deschamps, Nemisz - at the U18 Championships, in which they won a gold medal.

My family billets a player who was at the U18 Championships and these kids have a huge amount of respect for Pat Quinn. Anyway, Groulx is a great pickup for the Amerks. He'll do a fine job, I'd say.

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Best coach in the Q by a large margin

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This is a very good hiring. Florida has one of the better coaches from the OHL in DeBoer on the NHL club, and now they have another very good coach in the AHL in Groulx.

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Groulx is a good signing for a team that is looking to develop players and am glad someone is giving him a shot. He is well known in the Q for getting the most out of his players and because of that it seems like Gatineau has always iced a competitive team year after year which is very hard to do in junior. Groulx is known to be very demanding of his players and runs his teams very, very hard in practice to the point of them vomiting, it will be interesting to see how the pro players react to those kinds of practices.

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