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05-04-2009, 07:21 PM
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That team had some young players like Deadmarsh and Forsberg, but Sakic was 26 entering his prime and they had veteran players like Roy, Lemieux and Keane on that team as well for leadership and past cup champs as well.

Without Roy we would never mention the Avalanche of ever winning the Cup, or Crawford being a coach of a Cup winner.
Without Lidstrom, Babcock's never won a Cup.

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05-04-2009, 07:23 PM
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Without Lidstrom, Babcock's never won a Cup.
he came damn close though. Took the Ducks to game 7 in 2003.

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No, but I've been reading other people's posts consistently since the incident, haven't you?
Don't bother they won't like anyone who doesn't speak french !
In 1994–95, Crawford broke into the NHL with the Quebec Nordiques and achieved immediate success. As a result, he won the NHL's Jack Adams Award as coach of the year. Furthermore, he is currently the youngest NHL coach in history to be distinguished with the Jack Adams. Yet he sucks because he doesn't speak the language of Moliere.

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05-04-2009, 07:26 PM
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Uh, he turned Naslund and Bertuzzi into All-stars. Deadmarsh and Forsberg also flourished under him.

People who rip on Crawford have no idea what they're talking about. He's the best vet coach available.
of course they have no idea, they don't know anything about Craw...
but everybody here is a hockey expert...lol...
yeah i like what he did in Vancouver and the type of hockey the canucks played under him
Bert, Morrison, Nazzy, Ohlund, Jovo flourished under him

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05-04-2009, 07:28 PM
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he came damn close though. Took the Ducks to game 7 in 2003.
MacTavish took Edmonton to the Finals too.

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Well I'll be darned! An unemployed coach looking for work? No way! Well news worthy...

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No, no no no no no

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05-04-2009, 07:34 PM
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I think he'd be a good option. I prefer him to basically any other proven option.

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05-04-2009, 07:42 PM
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MacTavish took Edmonton to the Finals too.
well one has proven he wasn't a fluke, while the other is unemployed.

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Given the limited pool we have to select from (due to language issue), I have no problem with Marc Crawford. A Stanley Cup championship, a Jack Adams trophy, he was selected as Team Canada's coach in Nagano Olympics in 1998 (I know Canada lost in semi-finals but Hasek was amazing), and Crawford did a great job resurrecting the Saint John's Maple Leafs in the AHL before he became coach of the very young Quebec Nordiques.

Crow has a ton of experience and has always been liked by his players. Also, Crow usually employs an attacking offense. He also likely has a good relationship with Gainey....Gainey and Bobby Clark were GM's of Team Canada at Nagano. He's respected throughout hockey. He's a much better choice than Hartley or Therrien in my opinion.

And that my friends is the sad part

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I'd be down with Crawford before a lot of coaches, knowing us we will pick the best french speaking coach over the best coach, Crawford happens to speak some french sooooo hmmmmm maybe this would be alright

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05-04-2009, 08:16 PM
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you guys forget what might be an interesting point in the article:

"Gainey lui aurait demandé un peu de temps puisque plusieurs décisions restent en suspens....''

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Yes, I prefer Crawford to Robinson, although it would be more entertaining to have Robinson.

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Because the Habs have so many Jack Adams and Stanley Cup winning coaches to choose from

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05-04-2009, 09:04 PM
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Pierre McGuire talked to the Wild about becoming a GM... how about we lure him over here to be a coach?
I think he would be a much better GM then coach.Some may not like the guy but I always liked him and I think he knows his players and young talent.He would be a great GM IMO

As for Crawford is concerned,I would pass,I doubt he would be able to make us into a contender.He failed with LA and had pretty much a young team as well.No Thanks

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05-04-2009, 09:27 PM
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lol @ ppl ragging on him. Name me one coach out there that has better credentials and experience that also speaks some french. He's even coached in Quebec before too.

I guess people want another inexperienced quebecer coach.

I'd love to have Crawford/Lever/Muller and Robinson as our staff.

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05-04-2009, 09:37 PM
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I can't stand his voice, but I guess he's alright coach-wise.

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05-04-2009, 10:13 PM
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lol @ ppl ragging on him. Name me one coach out there that has better credentials and experience that also speaks some french. He's even coached in Quebec before too.

I guess people want another inexperienced quebecer coach.

I'd love to have Crawford/Lever/Muller and Robinson as our staff.
That would be just great, and I don't really understand either the complaints... ok he had trouble with a VERY young team in LA, with nearly no quality support as for veterans...

Seems like an offensive coach for a change, who doesn't mind the rough stuff... exactly what we need IMO

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05-04-2009, 10:16 PM
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I don't think so I think the habs are gonna get lemaire and the oilers are gonna get crawford

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I don't think so I think the habs are gonna get lemaire and the oilers are gonna get crawford
Lemaire said there was no way in hell he was coming back in MTL behind the bench and that's A GOOD THING.

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The job interview would go like this, if I were Gainey:

Gainey: "Did you want Dan Cloutier to follow you from Vancouver to LA or was that the GMs idea?"

If he answers "GMs idea," I'd short list him.

If he answers "my idea," I'd buy him a return flight to wherever he came from and end it there.

=)

Poor guy, all those good Vancouver teams and no goalie.

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05-04-2009, 10:35 PM
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I think he would be a much better GM then coach.Some may not like the guy but I always liked him and I think he knows his players and young talent.He would be a great GM IMO

As for Crawford is concerned,I would pass,I doubt he would be able to make us into a contender.He failed with LA and had pretty much a young team as well.No Thanks
I think the opposite.

He'd be a good coach, perhaps. He seems to know his Xs and Os, but he also clearly develops love affairs for certain players and that kind of emotion doesn't always serve well as a GM.

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05-04-2009, 10:48 PM
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He is a good coach no doubt about that, but im not sure if it would be a good fit.... either he butts heads with the media and it goes awful (which if that were the case please no), or maybe he handles the media beautifully ***** slaps them into place and coachs us well.... in which case yes please

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05-04-2009, 11:30 PM
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Hopefully he asks Gainey to sign Dan Cloutier to be #2.

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Yeah you know what, the type of team Montreal has is not the same team as the Los Angeles Kings. Do you seriously think the Montreal Canadiens current roster is comparable to the Los Angeles Kings roster of two years ago? Really?

It's also not like the team the Cannucks had when he was coach. There are simmilarities - Crawford joined the Cannucks in the middle of their rebuilding phase. In my opinion, the Canadiens are nearing the end of a rebuild - many of the elements needed to bring this team to the upper echelon are in place, but just need to garner experience in the NHL. We're not a 30th place team in the NHL. We're not a first either. It has similarilies to the Cannucks.

When Crawford took over the Vancouver Cannucks, the starting goalie was Garth Snow, whos stats are worse then our Carey Price. The best player that year? Markus Naslund, at 25 years old, with 66 points in 80 games. The team was prety brutal. Within a season and a half they had reached the playoffs. Crawford was pretty important in building a winning team with Vancouver.

Los Angeles is a different story. The team sucked from top to bottom and even though he had a short tenure - there were obvious signs of improvement when he left there.

The thing that is interesting for me is his 96 season with the Colorado Avalanche. Our team doesn't really compare much to them, but it was his most successful season, and he had a franchise goaltender in Patrick Roy - something we potentially have in Carey Price. If we can get the final elements to our lineup added, I think Crawford could be a valuable addition to our team.

Only problem is the bad press... the Moore incident was messy and he allegedly played some kind of role in it. Just thinking back though, those Vancouver Cannucks teams... they were just awesome in the system Crawford had. Could that system be benificial to the Habs?

I for one, would be happy if Crawford was hired.

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