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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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?