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04-11-2009, 11:50 PM
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Lemaire as the new coach?

Lemaire will not return to Minnesota as head coach.
Would the quiet, introspective coach be interested in returning to media crazy Montreal?
After all, he would join a host of ex Montreal players, return to La Belle Province, and probably earn a good salary.
The media would be happy to have a francophone coach and the fans would love to have a proven winner.

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04-11-2009, 11:52 PM
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Lemaire will not return to Minnesota as head coach.
Would the quiet, introspective coach be interested in returning to media crazy Montreal?
After all, he would join a host of ex Montreal players, return to La Belle Province, and probably earn a good salary.
The media would be happy to have a francophone coach and the fans would love to have a proven winner.
12:50 am.....wow thought this would come up ALOT sooner

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We'll talk about that After the playoffs..

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If so, get ready for some boring hockey.

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Lemaire HATED coaching in Montreal because he had to answer to too much people. He didn't like that journalists and fans were questioning every plays he was making his teams do. So I don't see him coming here when he could not stand coaching in Minnesota anymore where the environment was relatively easy compared to MTL.

I think also think his time as coach is over. And he would be better served as GM or ass. GM. The guy is still a genius and could help any teams that way. He could help our next GM next year.

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Maybe we should consult with Lemaire before offering Gaborik a big contract?

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Wouldn't it be cool though if he would suddenly appear behind the Habs' bench during the playoffs as assistant to Bob?

"Habs Shocker!"

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If so, get ready for some boring hockey.
This.

No thanks on having J. Lemaire as coach. He's a good coach, but boring to tears. It's bad enough Carbo always tried to trap the other team in the 3rd when he had the lead, and we all know how that ended up often enough, Lemaire will have them playing the trap in the first 5 minutes of the game.

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No thanks on having J. Lemaire as coach. He's a good coach, but boring to tears. It's bad enough Carbo always tried to trap the other team in the 3rd when he had the lead, and we all know how that ended up often enough, Lemaire will have them playing the trap in the first 5 minutes of the game.
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Lemaire openely said he WILL NEVER coach for Montreal because of the media pressure, plus who wants to watch more Trap hockey ?

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This.

No thanks on having J. Lemaire as coach. He's a good coach, but boring to tears. It's bad enough Carbo always tried to trap the other team in the 3rd when he had the lead, and we all know how that ended up often enough, Lemaire will have them playing the trap in the first 5 minutes of the game.
at least we'd finally get a coach who actually knows what he's doing

boring hockey, trap etc etc etc...all I really care about is getting the wins.

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Lemaire HATED coaching in Montreal because he had to answer to too much people. He didn't like that journalists and fans were questioning every plays he was making his teams do. So I don't see him coming here when he could not stand coaching in Minnesota anymore where the environment was relatively easy compared to MTL.

I think also think his time as coach is over. And he would be better served as GM or ass. GM. The guy is still a genius and could help any teams that way. He could help our next GM next year.
Gainey behind the bench full time, Lemaire to the front office?

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Lemaire will not return to Minnesota as head coach.
Would the quiet, introspective coach be interested in returning to media crazy Montreal?
After all, he would join a host of ex Montreal players, return to La Belle Province, and probably earn a good salary.
The media would be happy to have a francophone coach and the fans would love to have a proven winner.
Only if he can bring "The Devils with him"

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz you could all be quiet and introspective with him as he plays the trap.

Time outs would be welcomed. Adverstising breaks. So people could see some action. The Zamboni driver would be signing autographs.

So Mr. Lemaire the shots were 8 to 5 in your favour with 2 scoring chances, is there anyway to eliminate all scoring chances.

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at least we'd finally get a coach who actually knows what he's doing

boring hockey, trap etc etc etc...all I really care about is getting the wins.
boring hockey, trap etc. all great as long as you win...except...except "Minnesota" never....are you ready....never won anything.

Yikes.....Minnesota and the great Leamaire (great causin he isn't in Montreal) missed the playoffs.......MISSED THE PLAYOFFS....Whoops!

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boring hockey, trap etc. all great as long as you win...except...except "Minnesota" never....are you ready....never won anything.

Yikes.....Minnesota and the great Leamaire (great causin he isn't in Montreal) missed the playoffs.......MISSED THE PLAYOFFS....Whoops!

yeah, but he could talk to the media in french.

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04-12-2009, 09:07 AM
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at least we'd finally get a coach who actually knows what he's doing

boring hockey, trap etc etc etc...all I really care about is getting the wins.
Mr. Lemaire would you consider coaching Montreal Canadiens.

Even though you have missed the playoff 5 times in 8 years

even though you lost in the first round twice...We'd sure love to have someone 'new" to kick around. Least the media would be so bored they would start hounding the "curling" rinks for quotes....hidden microphones when they scrum.....telephone cameras, reports from bars etc.

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Lemaire HATED coaching in Montreal because he had to answer to too much people. He didn't like that journalists and fans were questioning every plays he was making his teams do. So I don't see him coming here when he could not stand coaching in Minnesota anymore where the environment was relatively easy compared to MTL.

I think also think his time as coach is over. And he would be better served as GM or ass. GM. The guy is still a genius and could help any teams that way. He could help our next GM next year.
He said he would never coach again in Montreal...thank goodness...his skin would not be thick enough to handle the pressure any more...I would like to see him back with the organization though, and Pierre Gauthier could take a flying leap...

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You mean winning hockey! Disciplined, dedicated players playing a solid system, where everyone needs to perform?
LOL, yeah his record in Minny proves your point to a T.

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If so, get ready for some boring hockey.
You mean winning hockey! Disciplined, dedicated players playing a solid system, where everyone needs to perform?

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You mean winning hockey! Disciplined, dedicated players playing a solid system, where everyone needs to perform?
Didn't work out so well in Minny though, did it?

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I think its almost a given that we'll see Lemaire as the Habs new head coach next season.

No question.

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Didn't work out so well in Minny though, did it?
Got further in the playoffs than the Habs ever did in the past 15 years.


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Here is an article about Lemaire from today where he is asked about Montreal. Judge for yourself if he sounds like he doesn't want to coach here.

http://www.startribune.com/sports/wi...tml?page=1&c=y

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Got further in the playoffs than the Habs ever did in the past 15 years.
LOL ok there bud, he got to the playoffs 3 times out of 8. Great record. NO WE DON'T WANT THE TRAP MASTER thanks.

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Mr. Lemaire would you consider coaching Montreal Canadiens.

Even though you have missed the playoff 5 times in 8 years

even though you lost in the first round twice...We'd sure love to have someone 'new" to kick around. Least the media would be so bored they would start hounding the "curling" rinks for quotes....hidden microphones when they scrum.....telephone cameras, reports from bars etc.
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LOL ok there bud, he got to the playoffs 3 times out of 8. Great record. NO WE DON'T WANT THE TRAP MASTER thanks.
Are you serious ? 3 out of 8 with a new concession team is bad ? You have to compare his stats with the ones of the Blue Jackets or Atlanta . And you also have to considere all the games their star Gaborik missed .You also have to count the 4 playoffs out of 5 seasons he got with NJ .

Lemaire is a very good coach . One of the best . He just didn't have the teams to go farther ( Wilds editions )

Look at the team he had , when they went in the conference finals , only at the 3 th season of the Wilds ;

http://www.hockey-reference.com/teams/MIN/2003.html

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